Halloween

Halloween butterfly costume

By Carmen Kinniburgh

With three kids under the age of 10 at our house, there is a lot of anticipation for Halloween every year, and let’s face it, a little dread about the potential cost of costumes.

Thankfully, there are ways we get the kids on board the DIY costume bandwagon, saving a little money and having fun.

Here are three tried, tested and true techniques for having a budget-friendly and Spook-tacular Halloween:


 

Halloween

If you’re a parent, you know firsthand just how pricey Halloween can get. From the pumpkins and the decorations to the state-of-the-art costumes and candy for the neighbourhood trick-or-treaters, it all adds up. And - according to YAHOO! Finance - spending is expected to be even higher than usual this year.

We scoured the web this week to find articles that offer simple tips to help you keep your Halloween spending in check. Here are our favourites: