All of the university or college workloads can lead to a burn out if you do not take a break. On 31st October, relieve the stress by throwing a Halloween party! And fear not, a Halloween party does not have to run your wallets dry; it is possible to throw one on a budget.
We have compiled the ultimate guide on how to throw a great Halloween party when you are on a budget.
As a child, you probably gave out paper invitations when you threw a party. And while they are still common when it comes to things like engagement parties and weddings, now you can just send a group Facebook or Whats-app message invitation and see who is planning to come. It is much cheaper and easier.
Halloween parties are all about creating an eerie vibe. Decorations can help you with that. Most supermarkets start stocking a wide selection of decorations for Halloween as soon as October begins. You can also find a great selection in discount stores.
However, if you are looking for a cheaper alternative; you can always DIY it! There are a lot of Halloween-themed decorations you can make with things you might already have. Here are some creative ideas:
- Flying bats: Cut out bats from a black card-stock and place them/hang them throughout the space.
- Cereal boxes: Paint cereal boxes to turn them into tombstones.
- Window silhouettes: Cut different silhouettes such as witches, ghosts, cats or spiders and place them on any windows.
- Bloody hand-prints: Use red food coloring and glue to make leave bloody hand-prints on any smooth surface.
- Luminaries: Instead of jack-o-lanterns, you can make beautiful luminaries using jars. Cut out a silhouette and put in on the jar then place a candle inside.
What is a Halloween party without a spooky atmosphere? It is possible to do that without having to spend a fortune. If you are not able to get a fog machine, set up some classic Halloween movies on a television. This is a quick, no-effort and low-cost way to create a spooky and eerie atmosphere. Moreover, it is also going to serve as entertainment for the guests.
If you are on a budget, it can be hard to arrange food for the Halloween party. A cost-effective idea is asking every guest to bring a food item with them. Allocate food items to people to ensure people do not end up bringing the same thing
You can create as eerie of an atmosphere as you like, but it would all go to waste if your guests do not dress it up. After all, scary costumes are a key aspect of Halloween. You can either come up with a specific theme for your Halloween party or allow the guests to wear any fancy costume.
You can also choose to offer a prize to the best-dressed person. This will ensure your guests put an effort into their costumes. It does not have to be anything expensive, even something as simple as a box of chocolates will do.
Following these guidelines can help you throw an unforgettable Halloween party on a student budget! Make sure to have a great time and stop worrying about any homework. You can always get an online essay at the last minute. Happy Halloween!