Planning a Halloween Party When You Are Broke

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Cheap Halloween Party Ideas For Kids



It happens all the time. Kids decide they really truly want NEED something just when we are really truly pretty broke.


Like a Halloween party. What happens if this is the year they decide they desperately want a Halloween party and you simply do not have the extra money to throw a party? But you still can't disappoint your kid, so you try to figure out a way.


You need some really truly cheap Halloween Party Ideas. Now.



To start, serve simple treats and snacks. Kids are happy with grab and go snacks that are fun to eat.


Make your own Halloween party decorations using things around the house. If you do need to buy party supplies or decorations, your nearest Dollar Tree is the place to shop.


And check out these 20 Non-Candy Halloween Treats For Kids ( no sugar, just fun.)



DIY Halloween Games For Kids



Pin The Boo! Game




DIY Halloween Pin the Boo Game For Kids




A Halloween twist for Pin The Tail game. Paper, tape and you are pretty much ready to play! Thanks to Simple Play Ideas for this idea!



Halloween Pumpkin Golf




Easy Pumpkin Golf Game




For this game, all you need is a large pumpkin and a plastic toy golf set (Dollar Tree?). Kimbo from A Girl and A Glue Gun found a carveable pumpkin that works really well, plus you won't have to deal with any stringy mess! 
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If you are on a strict party budget, a real pumpkin will be cheaper and will work jut fine. If you don't want to buy a plastic golf set, how about using a broom and small plastic ball? Get the directions.
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Pumpkin Ring Toss With Glow in The Dark Necklaces





Games to play at Halloween Kids Party




Set up a game of good old fashioned ring toss using a pumpkin. Definitely, a budget-friendly Halloween idea courtesy of Melissa at Kid-Friendly Things To Do.




Classic 'Guess How Many' Halloween Party Game





Halloween Games For Kids




A simple guessing game using candy corn that will be a big hit at parties.  Pour some Halloween candy in a bowl, and let kids guess how many pieces are in there. And you can use that bowlful of candy as a prize.


(Picture courtesy of Better Homes and Gardens.)



More game ideas for kids Halloween parties


Musical Chairs - play scary Halloween music and let the fun begin!

Egg and Spoon Race:

Have the kids color their own eggs using Halloween stickers, crayons, etc. Then set up a good old fashioned egg and spoon race with teams.




Cheap DIY Halloween Decorations


Spooky Flying Egg Carton Bats




DIY Halloween Flying Bat Decorations



Use egg cartons to make these hanging bats. Then hang them everywhere and anywhere you like!
 Easy instructions at Happy Clippings.


You can make adjustments depending on your party budget. If you can't buy (or have on hand) Googly Eyes, for example, cut some out using construction paper. No black paint handy? Use a black marker to color the bats!



Ghostly Treat Table





Halloween Party DIY Ghost Table Decoration


If you have an extra white sheet, use it to make a Ghost Table. Use it for party snacks, party favors, etc.



Spooky Googly Eyeballs Halloween Decoration





spooky Halloween Eyeballs decoration




Kids will love these spooky eyeballs out of ping pong balls  for your Halloween party

Get the directions at number-2-pencil.com.




DIY Halloween Front Door Mummy Decoration





DIY Halloween Front Door Mummy




This 5 minute DIY Halloween Front Door Mummy idea from Honey and Fitz definitely falls under cheap decorating. All you need is a roll of white paper streamers and black and white construction paper for the eyes. Photo Credit: Honey and Fitz.com.





Cheap Spooky Halloween Party Food Ideas



Halloween Witches Brooms





Cheap Halloween Treats Witches Broom




An easy Halloween treat for kids that is chocolaty and salty and did I mention, fun to eat?
Thanks to The Kitchen Magpie for this recipe and photo.




Halloween Theme Chex Mix Party Snacks




cheap Halloween party snacks
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Okay, so maybe this colorful Chex mix is the easiest party snack ever. Thanks to One Little Project for this easy Halloween treat idea!




Individual Mac and Cheese Party Cups





Halloween Party Ideas Mac and Cheese Cups
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These macaroni and cheese cups make an awesome and cheap party food idea for little kids.

Head to the Dollar Tree or Party City for some cheap plastic cups. Then grab a marker and draw pumpkin faces on each cup. Easy Peasy!




Yummy Mummy Candy Holders





Halloween Mummy Candy Holders




These too-cute Halloween mummy candy holders  make perfect party favors. You can have kids make these as a craft project at the party, or simply have them ready for guests as they arrive.



DIY Coffee Filter Ghost Halloween Lolli-Pops





coffee filter ghost pops




Use coffee filters to wrap lollipops instead of tissue paper! Just a twist on this popular easy kids' party treat. Either works great, but I think the wrapping part is easier using a coffee filter. Thanks to Happiness Is Homemade for this idea!





Mini Doughnut Spiders




mini doughnut spider Halloween treats




Let the party guests make these easy Halloween treats themselves, or have them ready ahead of time and put them on that Ghost Table you set up! Thanks to It's Always Autumn for this idea!



(Two more easy healthy Halloween food ideas for kids you might like.)