Happy Halloween everyone! Enjoy your day!
I have work of course, since I am an adult :), and then I’m going to the boy’s family Halloween party. It will be fun! Lots of good food and wonderful people.
To make this post a little about the financial things of Halloween, tell me how much you spent on Halloween candy, costumes or anything else Halloween related this Halloween. I’m always interested to see what others spend on certain holidays.
Also, I am arranging to have a group giveaway for an iPad Mini and some other prizes. The giveaway would be posted on everyone’s blogs who participate so that everyone can gain extra followers from many different reader groups. If you have any questions (such as what the minimum donation amount would be) or would like to take part in this, please send me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org! Thanks so much. Paypal cash (to go towards the iPad Mini), e-books and gift cards would all definitely be appreciated.
Omg I have not bought any candy yet. Crap. Thanks for the reminder.
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Happy Halloween to you! Have a great day! We'll hit you up about the giveaway:)
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John S @ Frugal Rules says
We didn't spend a dime on outfits! The grandparents sent us outfits for all of them, which worked out great. The giveaway sounds awesome, I'll reach out to you about it.
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DC@Young Adult Money says
Nice giveaways are always fun! I will try to shoot you an email tonight.
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Back at ya!!! I can't wait to take my lilttle ones trick-or-treating tonight!
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I always make my own costumes, so I ended up spending about $40 this year. It's pretty cheap compared to the $80 they want for a slutty nurse costume- ha!
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Sounds like one heck of a giveaway! Hope you have fun at the Halloween party 🙂 I prob only spent about 50 bucks this year. We had a party though so some of that was for food and drinks. The rest was makeup for our costumes [the rest was handmade] and candy for the trick or treaters.
We've only spent a little over $29 so far.." we'll be putting together some easy costumes today. I procrastinated a bit… 😉 lol!
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Lance @ Money Life and More says
Happy Halloween to you to. I have already received some candy this morning. Could be dangerous.
I spent less than ten dollars for candy to hand out tonight and that is it. We don’t get a ton of kids in my neighborhood.
No costume for me this year since we had a birthday party the same day all the Halloween parties were happening. And we need to get candy still, but we don’t get a lot of trick-or-treaters, so we usually only spend $5 or so.
We don't get any trick or treaters at our place, but we did do trunk or treat….spent about $10 on candy, but there were soooo many kids there we ran out! Felt so bad! Then $6.50 on costumes.
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We spent $5 on candy since we will get like 5 Trick or Treaters (we will just leave it on the porch in a bowl) and $12 on our little guy's costume and he looks sickeningly cute in it!
Budget & the Beach says
Happy Halloween! I spent less than $20 for candy to pass out, $0 for a costume, and around $20 for food/drink for a tiny gathering I'm having at my house tonight to pass out candy.
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Happy Halloween! We spent about $10 on candy. My daughter is going to be a bumblebee! 🙂
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I spent $0 on costumes and candy this Halloween. We never get trick or treaters although I think we might get the neighbors kids (the only kids on our road) tonight but we have a bunch of candy ready just incase.
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Crystal @ PET says
I spent $37.00 total this year on Halloween stuff. $24.50 on new window decorations for our party last Saturday (used last year's decorations too), $0 for costumes (went as the king and queen chess pieces from last year), and $12.50 on candy. We just moved and I didn't know how many kids may come tonight…
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Frugalista Married says
My husband spent $27 bucks on 5 bags of candy!! He and his co workers ate one that day and we have 4 left to give out to trick or treaters. Candy is expensive!! We also spent $30 bucks for the both of us to go to a Haunted House. Happy Halloween!!!
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I'm not doing anything special this year. Probably only going to spend $10 on lunch or something, but that's not even related to Halloween lol. Have fun at the party tonight.
We recycled a Tinkerbelle outfit from a Birthday gift. So I only spent $12 for daughter's dance class party favors, and $15 on pumpkins and carving tools
I spent $0 on Halloween! I hate Halloween! And since I don't have kids I don't feel obligated to be hoe for Trick-or-Treat (if i am home I buy candy, but this year I had plans that day). I also don't decorate for Halloween. Why don't I like this holiday? Because I hate gross things and so many costumes are gross and scary. 🙂 I am always thrilled when November starts and I can focus on Thanksgiving and Christmas, instead.
Inside-Out Design says
I spent about $20 for my 3 kids' costumes, and instead of buying candy to pass out this year, we bought Halloween fruit snacks. that way if there are leftovers it's something that we buy our kids anyway (they love fruit snacks) so we won't have wasted money on a bunch of candy that none of us need. Happy Halloween to you!
I don't know whether to be proud or embarrassed.. but I spent absolutely nothing! Had to spend the evening with the lights off so that people wouldn't turn up trick or treating!! Ooops. We forgot.. honestly
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We were very cheapskate this year. We spent about $15 on candies and $10 for a used Power Ranger costume for the older kid. The younger kid is wearing his brother's old monkey costume 🙂
Hmmm – about 12 bucks on candy I think and 25 bucks on costumes and make up for hubby and I. Not too bad overall..
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Wayne @ Young Family Finance says
We spent $2.50 on candy and nothing on costumes. My daughter went as Princess Pea from “The Tale of Despereaux” and used a fancy dress we were given, a crown made of gold pipe cleaners, and a stuffed mouse toy from IKEA with a darning needle for Despereaux.
Enjoy the rest of the Halloween everyone! it's a long night of get together party with some family and friends tonight!
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Lisa @ Cents To Save says
We spent zero on candy. Due to our location ( in the sticks) we don't get trick or treaters!
$3!!! I spent $ on face paint and that was IT! Everything else came from around the house! Seriously proud myself. 🙂
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Sam's club: $12! We barely passed out half of it too – stupid weather!
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Hawaii Planner says
Let's see – $15 for candy + $40 for two Halloween costumes, so $55 total.
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Drop that Debt says
Happy Halloween to you too!! I spent NOTHING on any Halloween stuff, for the first time since I can remember. Just worked. It was honestly like Halloween never happened!!
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Isn't it crazy to think about just HOW much people actually spend on festivities and decorations for a holiday that's over in just 24 hours? ha. … And an ipad mini!? What a great giveaway! I'm excited. xo
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