Are you excitedly planning your Halloween outfit, inspired by your favourite Instagram stars or films that you’ve seen this year? Or, are you secretly dreading the expense, those constant knocks on the door and how to keep your party guests entertained on the night? One thing’s for sure, Halloween is here to stay as one of the biggest events of the year and we’re here to offer a few budget-friendly ideas for the celebrations.
We’ve had a trawl through the web for ideas and the costs of all the things we need to remember to buy. Firstly there’s the fancy dress outfit for us and the kids. We’re happy to report that some of the well-known budget supermarket and high street stores have some fun outfits for as little as £1.80 for babies, £3.99 for kids and £8 for adults. You might be getting all crafty and deciding to make your own outfit, if so, a popular one seems to be that spooky ‘It’ clown from the film Pennywise or, believe it or not, a pregnant Kardashian Halloween outfit is trending right now!
Trick or treat sweets and treats packets are available from around a £1 and you can ration them, for your pocket and the kiddies’ teeth too! We’ve seen some hilarious food ideas online from witches hair and worms made from coloured spaghetti and mini sausages, cheesy bleeding fingers with pastry, tomato sauce and cheese to pizza skulls, Day of the Dead style, candy eyeballs in ‘blood’ and meringue ghost cakes. If you’ve got the time, the possibilities are endless and much better value if you do it yourself, if not, the supermarket shelves will be full of ready-made spooky treats.
Now, how to keep those Halloween Party guests of all ages entertained whilst on a tight budget? How about these fun music systems, all for under £40 +P&P and that you can use again for those Christmas, New Year and Birthday Parties too!
Our lightweight Denver TCK-50 multi coloured kid’s karaoke sing along CD player at £26.99 +P&P is really easy to use in any room, with the mains power or the battery power option. All the party-goers will love to sing along together with twin microphones and separate microphone volumes, for little and big kids alike. The fun multi-coloured design makes the little ones feel that it really is their toy and party entertainer, if they’re separate from the adult’s party at times. It’s great entertainment for all the family.
Impress your party friends with the beautiful Nordic styling of the Denver BTS-63 portable Bluetooth speaker in pink, blue or black, at £17.99 +P&P. With tactile fabric speakers, soft rubber edging and soft PU leather carry strap, it feels as good as it looks and sounds. You can play your party music from your smartphone, MP3 player or PC either wirelessly via Bluetooth 4.1 or through a USB or aux-in connection. You can even charge your phone at the same time. The 2 x 3W RMS speakers give you great sound and, with a Bluetooth operating range of 8-10 metres, your tunes will continue to play even from the other side of the room. With 3 hours of playing time when the built-in battery is fully charged, you can keep the party going whether inside or outside.
Will you be dressed up as Michael Jackson in Thriller, or Lady Gaga in the meat dress and playing their tracks to match? Whatever your character or soundtrack, our Denver VPL-120 retro record player in light blue, red, black or brown, at £39.99 +P&P, is a great little turntable, easy to use, with a cool vintage look. It comes in a retro-style suitcase and has built-in twin speakers, which make it really easy to carry around and play your family’s vinyl collection, wherever the party takes you. The triple speed option allows you to play those favourite 33.3 rpm albums, the classic 45rpm singles and even the really vintage 78rpm records that the great grandparents may still have. The headphone jack, PC connection and recording to MP3 and WAV files functions make it a flexible piece of kit, whatever the occasion.
Have a Spooky, Silly Halloween, without breaking the bank,
From the team at 3wisemonkeys