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Halloween Party Hacks

Are you tired of experiencing the same Halloween parties year after year—and spending too much money on them?


Your searches to find budget-friendly Halloween ideas haven’t come up with much. You probably have a whole list of items that you keep putting off to “next” year because they are too expensive. It’s time to take your spooky dreams off the back burner!


Honestly, the answer is as simple as putting your hands to work for a couple DIY projects. Let’s give your home the Halloween look you’ve craved for years—but we won’t break your budget.

Halloween Party Ideas On a Budget

It’s not a holiday season without at least one Halloween party! Trick or treating is a week or so away, so you still have time to put your brilliant ideas for decorations and activities into action.


If you’re looking to get creative this year, but don’t have the time or money to hire fancy caterers or set up elaborate decorations, these quick and easy tricks will get you the best results on a budget.

DIY Halloween Decorations

DIY projects are inexpensive, easy to make, and customized, unlike store-bought decorations that look the same every year. You’ll also strengthen your family and friend bonds as you work together to create your decorations. Give the ideas below a try.


● Halloween Scarecrow

● Spider Web Decorations

● Paper Ghost Lanterns

● Wooden Planks

● Twirly Ghost

Make a Halloween-Themed Bento Box

If you’re planning a party for a group of kids, it’s a good idea to have Halloween-themed bento boxes. Kids love seeing their favorite foods packaged in new ways. The kids will really enjoy opening the boxes as they dive into the delicious treats. 

In case you don’t want the bento box, there are other food ideas that you can try. You can check the list below for some fantastic food recipes that you can use.

Halloween Photobooth Props

These days, taking pictures seems like it’s part of any good experience. Double the fun by making props for a Halloween photo booth? You’ll be surprised by who will participate! Throw in some props for kids and adults alike to use in their photo sessions. Take a moment to check out some suggestions below.


● Ghost Face Photo Booth Props 

● Witch-Themed Photo Booth Props

● Pumpkin Photo Booth Props

Haunt Your Kitchen with Spooky Foods

Looking for a budget-friendly way to make your food spookier? Luckily for you, we’ve got suggestions that are already in your kitchen! Instead of spending hours on time-consuming, creepy creations, consider adding homemade Halloween décor to your food table. You can instantly spruce up your feast.


It’s not necessary to go to a specialty store to get Halloween-themed props or decorations for a lot of money. Sometimes a simple yet detailed idea is enough to add a thrill to the party. Use the above tips to make your own Halloween party decorations and snacks —without breaking the bank!

Save Money by Squashing Your Payment!

Here’s our last Halloween solution for you: save even more money this spooky season by squashing your payment at Maple Federal Credit Union. We’ve got the tools to take your auto payment from a trick to a treat when you refinance your auto from another financial institution with us to get a lower payment. We’ll also help you squash your credit cards into one low monthly payment. Apply for the opportunity here today!

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