How to Save Money on Halloween Decor, Food, and More

first_img You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate TAGSDonna’s DealsHalloween Previous articleHelpful tips for Hurricane cleanup now and in the futureNext articleKelly Park Road to be closed during the day this week Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your comment! Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 The Anatomy of Fear Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply From Donna’s DealsMore than 171 million Americans plan to celebrate Halloween this year, spending an average $82.93, up from last year’s $74.34. Total spending is expected to reach $8.4 billion, an all-time high in the history of NRF’s annual survey conducted by Prosper Insights. The survey finds that 7 in 10 consumers plan to hand out candy, and nearly half will decorate their home or dress in costume, according to the National Retail Federation.In light of those statistics, we put together this list with the help of Moneycrashers on how to save money this Halloween on decor, food, and of course costumes.DecorBuy Cheap Pumpkins. If I skipped carving a pumpkin altogether, my kids would stage a revolt. However, while we still carve pumpkins, I buy them at the grocery store for better pricing. And everyone gets their own pumpkin.Make a Bat Cave. If you have a pair of scissors and some black construction paper, turn a room in your house into a “bat cave.” Start by printing out a few bat shapes from your computer, then cut them out to use as templates. Trace the shapes onto black construction paper and cut those out, too. You can then tape a whole bevy of bats to the walls in your home.CostumesUse Items You Already Own. You’d be surprised what you can find in your closet that will make a great costume.  But if you need any inspiration check out our post about easy DIY costumes. Swap with a Friend. When my kids were younger, my friends and I were always passing along costumes that didn’t fit from the year before to friends.  A couple of years, we had choices of costumes – one for parties and one for trick-or-treating.FoodDonut Eating Contest- If you decided to host a party or just have the neighborhood kids over, have a donut eating contest. Grab a dozen donuts at your grocery store bakery,  attach each to a long dowel with a piece of string. Instruct the kids to try and eat the hanging donut without hands while two adults hold the dowel horizontally. It’s a fun game to fill little bellies and pass the time until trick-or-treating.Float “Eyeballs.” Frozen fruit is a great alternative to ice cubes in punch: It keeps drinks cold and won’t dilute the flavor. The night before your party, throw a bag of green grapes into your freezer. Then, whip up a bowl of your favorite red punch. Just before guests arrive, pour in the frozen grapes, which look like creepy floating eyeballs. The best part? No need to buy and replenish ice. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please enter your name herelast_img read more

Rory Gallagher Festival named one of Ireland’s best

first_img Rory Gallagher Festival named one of Ireland’s best Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Twitter Newsx Adverts WhatsApp Twitter Ballyshannon’s Rory Gallagher Festival has been named among the Best Festivals in Ireland.The tribute event picked up the award for best National Medium Festival for attendances between 10,000 and 30,000The festival claimed the award holding off competition from the Cork’s Live at the Marquee, Galway Arts Festival and Kilkenny Arts Festival.The Electric Picnic Festival won the National Large Festival Award for attendances above 30,000, while the Fleadh Ceoil, which is coming to Derry next year, won the Best Traditional Festival.Cllr Barry O Neill, who is part of the Rory Gallagher Festival Committee, says they are delighted with the award…..[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/one10.mp3[/podcast] By News Highland – February 3, 2012 Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Previous articleStrabane Courthouse facing closure despite £120,000 faceliftNext articleHarkin says EU money may be used for septic tank works News Highland center_img Facebook HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Google+ Facebook 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Pinterest WhatsApp PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry last_img read more