Act 300

Make your own halloween costumes

Scary savings! Use old halloween costumes, duct tape, cardboard, fabric, whatever you can get your hands on to fashion something unique, homemade and cheap. But don’t wait till the eve of halloween to do it. Maybe start like today, a mere three eves away.

Check online and especially on pinterest for costume ideas. There are some simple and creative ones that are far more memorable than the ones you can buy in any store.

What you can’t sort at home, pick up at a dollar store or a thrift shop. I simply can no longer imagine walking into a big box store and buying a $30 costume off the rack as I once did. It scares me now to just think of it.

And price out your candy. I believe in giving good quality candy. We’ve always given away full size chocolate bars and depending on how many treats you give, it is sometimes worth it to just buy the full size bars at wholesale prices and give those away instead. Plus, the kids will never forget it. As a bonus, we think of it as a mini-insurance policy. The kids know our house as the “big” chocolate bar place – and they keep an eye out for us year round.

Happy Halloween Week!