18 Oct

Written by Shem on October 18, 2016

halloween

Halloween is one of my most favourite times of year. Ever since I was a kid I loved everything about it from the pumpkin carving to the fancy costumes.

Now I’m a mum I’ve passed on my love of Halloween to my three-year-old Joshua and far from him being scared he gets so excited looking around the shops at all the different decorations.

With my love of Halloween it gets difficult not to overspend but here’s a few ideas to still have a great time without spending a fortune:

1. Get crafty – making decorations, baking cookies and carving pumpkins are all things you can do as a family and cheaply. One of the best places to find ideas is Pinterest, its bursting full of crafting tutorials and how to’s.

2. Hit the sales – as with every holiday the best time to pick up items and get the best savings is just after. This is something I did last year and I managed to find so many good deals that I’ve stored until this year.

3. Scout for deals- if you’re now getting your first Halloween bits, then there are still great bargains to be found in the run to the 31st October. This year has been brilliant for budget buys. Places like Poundland and B&M bargains have a huge range of items at low prices. I think by far this year though the best place to buy items is Poundland. I can’t believe the number of beautiful things I’ve found in there for Halloween. I know that sounds strange to describe a Halloween item as beautiful but trust me, go and take a look. Out has gone the gimmicky, cheesy items and in has come vintage potion bottles and signs. B&M have a brilliant range of large candles. I picked up a pumpkin pecan waffle one and it smells amazing and at only £2.99 I thought it was a great buy.

4. Charity Shops – I know I talk a lot about charity shops but they really are an Aladdin’s cave of treasure. A local one just put out a whole load of Halloween themed treasures at rock bottom prices. I got both my boys a costume plus a few other items all for less than £5. The outfit I got for Jaxon is still selling in Matalan for £9 and I paid just £1.49 for his. I featured some of the items in my latest video over on my YouTube channel. Take a look Coupons Galore UK.

I’m all set and ready for a fun filled Halloween, so get bargain hunting and see what you can find.

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