When you think of the holidays that hit your wallet the hardest, you probably think of Christmas & Valentine’s Day. But, did you know that Halloween is one of the most expensive holidays for American families?? USA Today shares that we will spend nearly 8.4 billion dollars on Halloween in 2016 for costumes, yes, including pet costumes, candy, crafts, decorations, cards and more. Looking for some ways to have lots of treats, without the tricks this Halloween? We’ve got some free & nearly free Halloween fun for you & your family; you can celebrate without breaking the bank.
Head over to IHOP on the 31st and kids 12 & under can get a free “scary face” pancake! However, the activities are going on all month long. Be sure to check the website for kooky Halloween crafts too!
Check out your local libraries for story time, writing contests, pumpkin painting and more.
Cost Effective (#cheap) Costumes
If you’re looking perfect costume, but dreading spending big bucks on something you wear just one night? The folks at Women’s Day magazine have some great creative costume ideas- made from stuff you may already have laying around the house!
Or visit a local thrift store, such as the Salvation Army. US News shares some great thrift store and costume swap ideas. Not only will you save a bundle versus going to the party supply store, you’ll also be putting money back into our community & upcycling!
Visit a Spooky Spot
There are lots of places around town rumored to be haunted! Whether you believe in ghosts or not, why not visit one of Rochester’s spooky spots? The Rochester Public Library, or Durand Eastman Park are free places to go on a ghost hunt! Hauntedplaces.org has a list of locations around town you could visit, along with the spooky story that goes along with the spot! There are also many other spots to visit that only have nominal fees. You can check them out here!
Yes, it’s true, there is much free fun to be had this Halloween! And, for those of you that will actually be hitting the pavement to trick or treat with your favorite ghost or goblin, here’s some great tips on how to keep safe! If you’re looking for some great tips on where to live, I can take care of that too! Contact me today. Is your credit a little scary? Contact our trust loan professional, Mike Monile!Read More