How to Throw a Halloween Party on a Budget

How to Throw a Halloween Party on a Budget

Want to throw a Halloween party that won’t spook your wallet? Read our top tips for organising a Halloween party on a budget!

From cheap Halloween decorating ideas to free printables and easy party games, we’ve got everything you need for a cheap Halloween party.

Keep it simple

First things first, keep things simple. You don’t have to spend a fortune on decorations to throw an impressive Halloween party – just stick to a simple colour scheme with bright, bold colours.

We chose classic Halloween colours – black, white and orange. But to give our Halloween party on a budget a funky, modern look, we mixed plain orange party essentials with black dots and chevrons plates and napkins.

Orange and Black Halloween Party Supplies

Try not to go too overboard buying party supplies. If you’re on a budget, stick to the basic essentials but style them well. For this party, we’d recommend multipacks of:

As for decorating on a budget, a simple trick or treat banner like this will be low-cost and look great amongst your other party supplies. And instead of putting treats out in ordinary bowls, re-use mini cauldrons like these from trick-or-treat for a spooky way to serve your party food.

Witch's Cauldron with Toys

Plan a Halloween scavenger hunt

Once all your party decorations are set up, it’s time to have some fun! One of our favourite ways to keep your little monsters occupied is with a Halloween scavenger hunt.

This requires a little forward planning. Before the party, hide our free printable scavenger hunt clues with some small toys and sweets around the house (make sure the hiding places correspond to the right clues). Then give the kids the first clue and let the hunt begin!

Halloween Scavenger Hunt Clues

Hold a costume competition

Fancy dress is a given at any Halloween party – so why not hold a costume competition?

Our DIY rosettes are cheap prizes to give to the winners and we have one for best DIY costume, best group costume, best couple’s costume and worst costume. Download the free printables here and read our easy step-by-step tutorial to find out how to put them together.

Halloween Costume Competition Badges

Make your own spooky pumpkin party bags

Finally, give your guests something spooky to take home! All you need is a pack of orange paper bags and our free printable pumpkin faces to make these spooky pumpkin party bags. Make as many as you need to give each guest a little treat to take home!


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