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How to Have a SPOOK-tacular Halloween Party – CHEAP!

Written by Michelle Bryan

Don’t let the idea of having a Halloween party SCARE you. There are plenty of ways you can throw an inexpensive ghoulish bash on the cheap.

Don’t let the idea of having a Halloween party SCARE you. There are plenty of ways you can throw an inexpensive ghoulish bash that will have your friends and family shrieking for more. We came up with a list of low-cost products from our friends at Amazon and some impressive DIY tricks and treats from our favorite Halloween bloggers and websites. Chose a few of these low-cost products to add fun and fright to your party!

Finger Food…and we mean literally.

Food is an absolute MUST when it comes to throwing a party, but you don’t have to spend a lot of money to be super creative. Instead of making a substantial meal, opt for finger foods…literally.  Check out these Witch Finger Pretzel Rods from the blog The Spruce. This recipe is super easy and cheap with only four ingredients.

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Witch Fingers Pretzel Rods

Life-sized witches and guides to build-your-own goblins!

No spooky Halloween party is complete without witches and ghouls like this life-size talking witch from Amazon.

Want to REALLY save cash? How about making your own? Check out this post which features a ring of witches you can make from garbage bags and other goblins from the blog HomeDesignInspired.

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71” Life Size Hanging Animated Talking Witch

Make it a dark and foggy night…

When setting the mood for a Halloween party, nothing works better than spooky lighting. Check out this great deal on Battery Operated LED “Bat” Lights and this YeeSite Black Light Bar also on Amazon.

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Battery Operated LED “Bat” Party Lights

Purchase some dry ice from your local grocery store which only costs between $1-$3.00 per pound to create a foggy room or purchase an inexpensive fog machine like this one from Amazon.

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Halloween Fog Machine with Wired Remote Control

Blood-curdling entertainment and tunes

For a classic thriller consider putting together an Ouija Board station. This classic method of conjuring dead spirits is a great way to send chills down the spines of your guests.

Make sure to have the best soundtrack of Halloween tunes by subscribing to music unlimited for $7.99 on Amazon Prime or better yet, be like a ghost and get your first 30 days free!

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Classic Ouija Board Game

Double, double, toil and trouble…

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Apple-Jack-Punch from GoodCook

Yes, you can even make creepy cocktails on a budget. Look for recipes on Pinterest like Smoking Apple Jack Pumpkin Punch from GoodCook which only contains 4 ingredients or Black Magic Sangria from Homemade Hooplah.

Serve your punch in these Happy Halloween Plastic Party Cups from Amazon.

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Halloween Orange Happy Halloween Plastic Party Cups

Halloween candy is an absolute MUST! Get a 4-pound bulk box of assorted candy that will not only thrill your Trick-or-treaters but will also satisfy your party guests. Do you have extra money in your Halloween budget for party favors? Check out these Halloween Party Gift Favor Candy Boxes that you can fill with your extra candy.

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Assorted Candy Party Mix

When shopping for Halloween supplies make sure to always shop with a list and stick to a budget. If you need help building a budget or for more money tips visit’s Solution Center.

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Michelle Bryan