This is one of my favorite kinds of post because we get lots of emails asking us for tips and tricks on hosting parties for next t nothing. Especially kid’s birthday parties where parents simply can’t afford to spend money.
This post is going to about Halloween parties not birthday parties, but if your child is having a birthday in October do consider having it Halloween themed because buying seasonal products is such a money saver.
Tip number one, decor, these Halloween decorations above is under $30 and contains 130 pcs. So that is ALL the decorations you need. The best way to decorate on budget is to allocate a small area that can be themed well. For example, 130 pcs might be lost in your backyard, but pop them in the garage or up against the side of the house and you have a full-looking theme.
Need more decorations? Black bing bags can be cut into strips to make spooky doorways, hang them from the ceilings. Fill them with empty boxes and place them around the room, like trash in an alley. Add some red paint for blood, like bodies wrapped up. VERY inexpensive. Old newspaper can be cut into cobwebs (like snowflakes) and draped on the walls. When everything is together the newspaper will look amazing.
Food? You can’t have a party without food right?
Sandwiches, bread is cheap! Jam is cheap, red jam/jelly looks like blood. So Blood sandwiches for dinner! Add some bowls of rice bubbles for snacks, (bowls of teeth) or make piles and piles of popcorn, cheap and yum! Drinks? Cordial, red, green, orange.
Kids don’t pay much attention to food and how it looks, just how it tastes, so sugar is always a winner. Want more food? Make pancakes, inexpensively with flour, sugar, and water. Serve cupcakes covered in red syrup or orange food dye for a sweet treat, these can also be given to take home.