When my nieces mentioned that they wanted to have a Halloween party, I was excited. I love a party! With it being the end of the month, I had stay within a very small budget. Unfortunately, I have to be all about the “cheap” these days.
While perusing Pinterest for Halloween goodies, a picture of a popcorn bar popped up. My hot chocolate bar is a hit during the holidays, so I knew a popcorn bar would be perfect for the occasion.
While at the dollar store, I picked up a few dollar bags of different candy, peanuts, and Goldfish. I placed each of them in a glass with a spoon. I popped a ginormous bowl of popcorn.
That’s all! It was just that easy.
We filled our bags with popcorn, added our toppings, and munched away as we watched our movie.
After the movie, we took pictures with our Halloween photo props. I purchased the props on Amazon. I included a few items from past Halloweens, such a witch hat, devil horns, and feather boas to the mix (everyone loves a boa, right?!) To make the backdrop, I purchased a 72″ black curtain panel for less than ten dollars and a skinny curtain rod from Walmart. I hung it at the end of the balcony using Command hooks that wouldn’t damage the paint on my wall. Walmart also had the pumpkin garland. I tied the garland to the ends of the rod.
Once we’d had our fill of pictures, we played “Pin the Tail on Smokey.” A couple of years ago, I made a giant Smokey backdrop and tails. I had them laminated so they’d last a while. Painter’s tape held them securely to the wall. To make the game more challenging since the girls are older, we started at the bottom and climbed the stairs blindfolded. I can breathe now that no one fell down the stairs! We took videos of each other and watched them afterwards using the apple tv. Smokey even enjoyed the activities.
A party doesn’t have to be anything elaborate or time consuming. With a little creativity and planning, a fun time can be had on a very small budget. We shared lots of laughs, spent quality time together, and took lots of pictures. I’m sure, in years to come, we will have a ball looking back at the videos. Life is what you make it. Make it fantastic!