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Halloween party ideas that won’t break the bank

27th October 2017 | Published by Evolution Money

Halloween season is upon us once more, and what better way to celebrate than throwing a little shindig (preferably fancy dress) with your nearest and dearest.

One thing’s for certain: you certainly won’t be alone in the celebrations. A survey from consumer experts Mintel last year found that British people spend a whopping £33 million per year on Halloween goodies, costumes and party props. And while this total spending may pale in comparison to our American cousins across the pond, it’s still enough to send shivers down the spine of your wallet.

With this in mind, we’re here to pull together a few useful Halloween party ideas and details that could really flip the switch on any Halloween party. In fact, we’d say you don’t need to spend a whole lot of money at all, so long as you’re thinking creatively about how to give folks a frightful evening they won’t soon forget.

Let’s dive straight in, shall we?

The budget costume

While any old Tom, Dick or Harry can nip down to their local fancy dress shop and pick out a pre-packaged Zorro outfit complete with hat, sword, eye mask and all the trimmings… we’d say that’s taking the easy way out.

Perhaps a more challenging (and fun!) approach is to put the kettle on and write a shortlist of memorable people, icons or characters that you can recreate with items you already have. This could even help establish a particular theme for the party. For instance, if you like glam-rock and happen to have some blue eye-shadow hanging around then you’re already well on your way to an awesome Ziggy Stardust costume.

Just remember, the devil really is in the detail.

The food and drink selection

Ah yes, what fine Halloween bash would be complete without a comfortable provision of cool things to nibble and cold things to sip? For those looking to inspire a little spookiness among their guests, here’s another perfect opportunity to get creative.

If it’s a classier affair, a pumpkin cheesecake or ‘spider web’ cake always go down a treat – and they’re not too difficult to make. Or, if you wanted to go a little bit more gross with it, you could even get yourself a cheap mould and make a few helpings of ‘brain jelly’, perhaps even stirring in a few glugs of your preferred liqueur. The choice is yours.

Decorations

Of course, you might also be looking for ways to transform your house into a den of evil; for one night, at least. One of our favourite tricks to paint an old egg carton black and give each one a pair of stick on eyes. When hung upside-down from a lamp shade, you’ve got yourself a makeshift bat colony.

Lighting is also important here, and you can create an unusual ambience in a few ways. A well-cut jack-o’-lantern is an obvious purchase for most parties, though you can take this to the next level by dotting a few more around the rooms in which you are entertaining. Perhaps each one with a different facial expression. Or, if you have a neon theme going, replace your standard light bulb with a UV version for a chillingly strange effect.

Anyway, if you’re thinking about throwing a Halloween party of your own then we hope this list has inspired you to think a little bit more outside the coffin. Good luck and happy spooking.

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