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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