Halloween is a thrilling time for people of all ages but the budget can wear thin on certain holidays and while you are still enthusiastic about having a great time with loved ones, practical considerations do beckon. The ideal solution is to plan a thrilling Halloween party on a budget (a sensible budget) using elements that are cost-effective but full of impact and beauty…or well, horror.
A Single Theme
Choose a theme like ghosts or vampires or werewolf etc and just buy elements relating to that theme. You’ll find if you stick to a singular theme you are able to buy larger packets of relevant décor at a lower price. A whole pack of vampire’s teeth costs less than for example buying a few items each of different supernatural concepts. Not to mention you can refashion what you have at home! Look for materials like velvet, leftover crepe and chart paper, and even fairy lights or Christmas décor items (although you’ll need to give them a turn for the darker and more terrible!)
Smoke Bombs & Sparklers
Smoke bombs are a great treat to use at your Halloween party. Especially when the evening is getting started or at night if you have great lighting arranged. They let loose smoke in different colors add a hint of beauty, mysticism, and even gloomy, foggy horror if you think about it.
And Halloween sparklers are a real festive touch as they can be bought rather inexpensively and in different sizes which determines how long they will stay alight. You can also hide them in your décor to light them later when the moment’s right.
Ideas For Throwing A 2021 Halloween Party On A Budget
Photos Make Or Break A Party
One of the best ways to make a small budget stretch far is to create activities that will keep guests and especially children endlessly occupied such a constructing a photo booth. All you need is an interesting background (that can be inexpensively printed as well), maybe a table and a banner. Props such as signs to hold or masquerade masks can be made easily DIY style using some colored cardboard and wooden sticks or even straws. Glitter glue and markers are your best friends to add a sparkling touch to the photographs.
In terms of backdrops, you can choose anything from a police photo background to a dark stormy gothic novel-type night. Think of how you can use items lying around the house or perhaps in the attic to fit in with the idea you have chosen. A little elbow grease and creativity can go a long way in sprucing up any space.
When planning a Halloween party for a large group of people including children that are definitely going to get hungry you want to opt for snacks that can be prepared in relative abundance at less cost but are still filling and delicious. Create grazing platters that are incredibly fashionable nowadays and they can be decorated Halloween style with cobwebs and spiders.
Grazing platters have a variety of small finger food that can easily be munched on even without a plate. It is quite ideal for large gatherings. You can also put out snacks like homemade toffee squares, caramel apples, brownies, hot dogs, and small finger sandwiches.
Halloween parties in 2021 will be an amazing time to celebrate with your friends and family. And with COVID-19 still looming around, it’s important to be safe. Offer some social distancing items like masks, and try to format your seating and food so that the gatherings aren’t too close. But remember it’s all about having fun, plan your Halloween Party On A Budget and celebrate!