I love Autumn and Halloween for its changing leaves, cool weather, porches ladened with carved pumkins, the smell of pumkin pie or apple spice, kids trick-or-treating, the full moons behind the clouds, laughter, candy, carmel apples, scarecrows, watching B-rated 1970’s Horror films on AMC, popcorn balls, decorating the mantle with autumn leaves, my mom’s awesome Halloween costume parties… the list goes on. I love Halloween with a vintage home charm.
Unfortunately, vintage home charm is not how most kids think of Halloween. No longer is it the happy housewife having time to make it a special Holiday for the family. No longer is it the kids knowing the true meaning of Halloween (do you know the true meaning of Halloween? Here is a great link to explore by the History Channel). It’s more the favorite fads in manufactured costumes, having scores of the top candy, and spending money on cheap decorations. *sigh*
Bring a little magic back into the spirit of Halloween with these great frugal Halloween links.
Better Homes and Gardens has a great link: Frightfully Frugal
Families.com Handmade Halloween
Domestikgoddess.com Tips for Frugal Halloween Decorations
TheDollar$tretcher.com has several links to great ideas for a frugal Halloween
Suite101.com has some great ideas for Fall Decorating Ideas – Halloween
The Bargain Queen has great ideas for last minute halloween costume ideas
FrugalFamily.com offers great tips/recipes for homemade Halloween concoctions like fake blood, face paint, fake wounds, toxic juice and games.
Squawkfox offers recipes: Gross, Easy, and Fun Halloween Food
Hershey’s Halloween Crafts & Activities has great printouts, activites for kids, wallpaper and screen savers.
Cubpack81.com: My favorite interactive Pumpkin Carving Site for little fun.
Need a Couple’s Costume ideas (like me – in a frantic state trying to make a last minute costume)? Check out this link for an extensive list with instructions.
And for the finale, Halloween is Here has a great, comprehensive, and printable list about fabulous, frugal Halloween costumes, make-up, and More!
Do you have a great link or tip to share? Or a favorite Halloween memory?
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So many cool ideas! I do miss making Halloween decorations like I did in elementary school. Maybe I should try my hand at it this year. 😀
I miss making the cats with the swirly tail and glittery eyes. Or the tissue ghosts. I do have a 1/2 sewn Halloween flag banner waiting to be done. lol. Maybe I will finish it this weekend.
My DH & I just got invited to a Halloween party. Know of any good couple costumes?
Just wanted to stop by and say Hi! and thank you for the lovely and amazing post on my blog recently. It made my day, what a creative reply and it made me look at and think about things in a whole new way. So thanks for that, I do appreciate it.
Now that I’ve landed here on your blog, I’m rather intrigued. I too am on a debt reduction venture although I’ve done some rather lackluster planning and thus lackluster results. Looking forward to reading more about your journey and grabbing bits of inspiration along the way 🙂
$2.9 Mill is still a ton of money!
Once, I was looking to buy a small B&B in Lake Tahoe. I ran into the same multi million dollar problem – lol. Start small. What can you do today that will bring you one step closer to your goal?
Some ideas might be to save more money and/or pay a debt quicker to bring you credit score to a Fantastic level, take a wine & cheese class to learn more, virtually pick your linens and think about how you would decorate it.
I am glad to have found your blog 🙂