Planning A Halloween Party On A Budget

Planning A Halloween Party On A Budget

Posted in The World of Smiffys Fancy Dress by Smiffys Liverpool on October 08th 2018
Halloween fancy dress parties are lots of fun, but they don’t have to be expensive. Here’s a quick list of 5 tips to give you a helping hand.

A Halloween Party That Doesn’t Give Your Wallet A Fright

  1. Budget

    Before you start organising any aspect of your Halloween party, you need to decide your budget. This can help to prevent you from overspending.

    Additionally, it can also be helpful to set separate budgets for each area of the party, for example, a budget for fancy dress and a budget for food. You could also set yourself some extra cash aside in case of emergencies, just in case the party gets a few last moment extra guests and you need to buy some more food.

  2. Make Your Own Decorations

    Planning a party on a budget doesn’t mean that you cannot have amazing decorations for your Halloween party. A budget party can be a fantastic opportunity for to make some DIY Halloween decorations.

    If you have children, creating decorations yourself can be a great way to include the children in the Halloween party. It could also be a great learning opportunity, for example you could carve out pumpkins into jack o’ lanterns together and you could teach them the history of the jack o’ lantern and how the original ones were turnips from Ireland.

    If you need some inspiration, Reader’s Digest has a list of inexpensive DIY decorations that would look great at your Halloween party, including ghost lanterns, vampire napkins, and spider web coasters.

  3. Share The Load With Party Food

    If you have a large number of guests attending a party, organising party food can quickly become very expensive. With snacks, drinks, cocktails, and more – there’s a lot to organise. So one way you could mitigate the costs of organising party food and drinks is to ask party guests to bring a dish, some snacks, or some beverages with them.

    This can be a great way to not only reduce the cost of organising the party, but also involve all the party guests in organising the Halloween party. However, if you are asking guests to contribute food and drink to the party, make sure that you ask all guests to inform you about any allergies they have and share this with all guests who are bringing food.

  4. Keep Party Games Simple

    Whilst it might be tempting to choose some complex and deluxe party games, it’s important to remember that often simple games can be just as much fun. You could play classic and well loved Halloween party games such as Apple Bobbing which has roots in the Ancient Roman celebrations during a festival called Pomona.

    Some other fun ideas could be, Halloween jinx, charades, trivia games, or perhaps you could watch a few scary movies together.

  5. Costume Choice?

    If you’re looking for affordable fancy dress options, there are lots of fun costumes to choose from on the Smiffys-Liverpool online store. For example, you could keep things simple by choosing to wear a fancy dress mask, such as a Day of The Dead Mask, a horror movie mask, or comedic mask just as an emoji mask.

    However, if you’re looking for a budget costume, we have lots of instant kits such as a Creepy Clown Kit, or an economy costume such as the Ladies Economy Devil Costume.

Find More Halloween Party Inspiration On The Smiffys-Liverpool Blog

If you would like to read more about Halloween parties, please visit our blog. It’s filled with tips about choosing your costume but also includes information about safety tips for trick o’ treating, and also includes information about the origins of Halloween. Did you know that some traditions originated from Irish Celts in a festival called Samhain?

Visit Our Team In Store

If you need help finding a Halloween fancy dress costume, visit our team in store; the Smiffys-Liverpool team will be happy to help.

We have been trading for over ten years and we have an unrivalled 30 years of industry experience; so if you need help finding a costume, there’s a good chance we can source it for you.

Get In Touch With The Smiffys-Liverpool Team Today

If you have any questions regarding any of the products that are available for purchase on our online store or if you would like some advice choosing your Halloween costume, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with a member of our team or visit us at our Liverpool fancy dress shop on Bold Street.

If you would like to speak to a member of staff, please contact us using the information below.

  • You can contact us by telephone by calling, 0151 709 9449.
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  • You could fill out our enquiry form and we will reply as soon as possible.
  • You could visit us in store, our address is, 56 Bold Street, L1 4EA, our opening times are 9.30 - 5.30 Monday to Saturday and 11.00 - 4.30 on Sundays.

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