Ghouls and goblins can be scary but your Halloween financials don’t have to be. 

When we think about expensive holidays, Halloween may not come to mind immediately. But from decor to candy, the costs can add up quickly.

To keep your Halloween finances less trick and more treat, here are 4 ways you can save money during spooky season.

1. Buy in bulk

There are very few occasions where it’s generally acceptable to come home with hundreds of candy bars and bags of chips. Halloween is the exception – so take advantage of that!

Instead of buying individual candy bars or small packs of candy, head to stores that allow you to purchase treats in bulk. It’s often much more economical to buy candy in large quantities from bulk food stores or wholesalers like Costco. If you’re buying a ton of candy, this can actually save you a lot of money. But don’t go crazy, make sure you’re only buying the amount you need! 

As well, make sure you’re buying bulk treats that are still individually wrapped. Unwrapped candy often gets thrown out due to safety concerns and you don’t want your carefully selected treats to go to waste!

2. Get creative with DIY decor

With Christmas just around the corner, there are a lot more expenses in your future. So it’s important to save where you can. But that doesn’t mean you need to skimp on the Halloween spirit!

A great way to stick to your decor budget is by getting creative with some do-it-yourself projects. Are there items around your house that you can give a spooky upgrade?

Social media platforms like Pinterest and TikTok are great places to find affordable DIYs to get the Halloween decor you’re looking for.

3. Make your own costumes

Both kids’ and adult costumes can come with a hefty price tag. Making your own is a great way to save around Halloween.

To raise the stakes, try hosting a DIY costume contest for friends and family. Set rules like “only items you already own” or “no items over $5” and watch the competitive creativity shine!

4. Shop for Halloween a year in advance

This one might sound strange, but trust us! The best deals often appear after Halloween. So if you have your eyes set on a decor piece or a costume, consider buying it after Halloween and save it for next year. You’ll likely score some scary deep discounts by waiting until November to buy.

This strategy works best for items that are timeless and that you can use year after year. We don’t quite recommend stocking up on candy a year in advance. 

As a bonus, you can also do this for other holidays like Christmas!

Helping make finances less scary all year round

Managing your finances can feel tricky, but it doesn’t have to be! The key is having the right financial advisor who can help build a financial plan that fits your unique situation.

Treat yourself to better finances this Halloween. Book your free consultation with Steven today.