Halloween Themed Party

My 13 year old daughter wants to have a Halloween party, but she wants it to have 20 of her friends, and have really scary decorations. I said I am OK with it, but it costs way too much money.


How can I make my house look scary for her, but still not spend so much money? She says she wants this party so much, and her birthday is the 13th of October. She said she will do anything for this party. Even not get any presents for her birthday, and do her sister's chores and hers. How can I make her happy without losing all my money?

By stephanie conlin from Orlando, FL

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September 14, 20090 found this helpful
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Here are some great website I found. also
Start looking at 2nd hand stores now for costumes. You could have a theme. For example a monster mash, vampires will be popular this year because of young adult book series that are out.


Use white or cream sheets to cover furniture to make it look like a spooky mansion. Use votive candles and low lighting to make it look spooky. The craft and dollar stores have Halloween items now.
Use webbing on mirrors and the corner of door frames. Don't dust for a couple weeks before the party to add to the spooky mansion look.

Take plastic bugs (dollar store) and put them on the floor by the base boards. These are just some ideas I got from going online and am using at our party. I hope this helps. Frugal Parent in MI

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Hi! I just saw in a magazine a tip for buying some cheesecloth-like fabric (can usually be found for $1 per yard at Walmart), then tear it and stretch it a bit and tea-stain it and lay it over all normal furniture. Looks all scary and cobbwebby.


Also, if you check out some local construction areas, you can come up with some scraps of plywood, cut them into "grave stones" and paint them accordingly to decorate your yard. Acrylic paint and spray paint are cheap--and if you don't already have one and can't borrow one--a jigsaw is only $20 or less. Good luck and happy haunting!

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September 17, 20090 found this helpful
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Black garbage bag stuffed to make head and remaining bag cut into 8 legs for giant spider, black foam vegetable cartons cut into bat shapes (glow in the dark eyes work great with these. Also small ones can have pin attached to make jewelry), use string or yarn to make a loose type spider web around the room and have one end for each child to follow (it is fun trying to go over and under each other) for a small goody bag at the end.

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Take a black trash bag, cut it open along one side seam and the top so it is double in length. Start at the bottom and using scissors cut up almost to the top then tack up across the doorway, you an also cut it from a short side so it will be longer.


Also check Martha Stewarts website for ideas.

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