10 Cheap Ideas For Your Halloween Party
While we might not be as committed to the Halloween aesthetic as our friendly neighbourhood Americans, there’s no reason you can’t have an amazing party on a budget. Our cheap Halloween party ideas will help you create those spooky vibes with stuff you (mostly) already have.
- Light the house using only fairy lights and fake candles
- Use a non-linear sounds playlist
- Make use of your sheets
- Stick faces to the outside of your windows
- Dress up as your (least) favourite political leader
- Stage your own Halloween horror fashion show
- Play ‘guess what’s in the mystery box’
- Have a ‘guess the ancestor’ competition
- Hide old photographs around the house with instructions on them
- Classic cheap Halloween games: spotlight and murder in the dark
Cheap decoration ideas for Halloween
1. Light the house using only fairy lights and fake candles
Fairy lights are all the rage these days, so you shouldn’t have any problem getting some from your local Kmart, Big W, or Daiso for a couple of bucks. It’s a super cheap decoration idea for your Halloween party and much more atmospheric than just using your ceiling lights or a lamp.
You could also use real candles, but who needs the added fire hazard?
2. Use a non-linear sounds playlist
Away from the hubbub of the party, maybe near the bathroom, you can set up some speakers playing low, non-linear sounds to give your guests that extra sense of unease. Sounds, like animal growls or calls, also add to that sense of unease.
3. Make use of your sheets
Draping your sheets around the house, combined with the low lighting, will create spooky silhouettes of people as they move around. An easy and cheap way to create atmosphere and mystery – bonus points if you can craft them into a haunted house.
4. Stick faces to the outside of your windows
Put some lighting outside to backlight them and you’ll create a spooky silhouette looking in on your guests
Cheap Halloween costume ideas
5. Dress up as your (least) favourite political leader
What’s scarier than a politician? Or easier to copy, just pull out a shirt or pantsuit and you’ll have the bulk of the outfit done. Then print a big photo of their head, cut out some eye, nose, and mouth openings, and you’ll be ready to terrify.
6. Stage your own Halloween horror fashion show
Taking a page out of the viral trends book, have your friends craft an iconic Halloween fashion look using only what they have in the house. You can stage your very own home fashion show and see just how crafty your friends can be.
Free games to play at a Halloween party
7. Play ‘guess what’s in the mystery box’
We’ve all seen the celebrity videos, hilarious and terrifying for the person sticking their hand in the box. Just have an assortment of household objects at the ready and prepare to hear the screams of confusion as your guests try to guess what they’re touching.
8. Have a ‘guess the ancestor’ competition
A Halloween twist on the old ‘guess the baby photo’ game. Get your guests to bring a photo of a dearly departed ancestor and try to guess who is who. Okay, this one is a bit morbid, but it definitely has the spooky vibes.
9. Hide old photographs around the house with instructions on them
If a guest finds the card they have to do what’s instructed on the back, like hide under the table, turn off the lights, or talk in their best Transylvanian accent for a minute.
10. Classic cheap Halloween games: spotlight and murder in the dark
These games were already freaky enough as a kid, and if the nostalgia isn’t scary enough, then the dark combined with your spooky music and lighting surely will be.
For the uninitiated, Spotlight requires one person with a torch to find the other people hiding around your property. If you get spotted with the light you are out – the first one spotted is ‘it’ for the next round.
Murder in the dark requires a murderer, a detective, and some suspects/victims. The detective leaves the room, the lights go out, and the murderer chooses their first victim. When the victim screams, the detective reenters the room they have to interrogate the remainders to decide who they think the murderer is. Often a limit is set on how many chances the detective gets before they fail and the murderer gets away with it.
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