note:This review was made possible by iConnect and Luvs. I was provided compensation to facilitate this post, but all opinions stated are 100% mine.
Halloween can be an expensive time of the year. Especially if it’s your child’s first real Halloween that they will remember the night from picking out a costume to going door to door. So finding little ways to save is important. And Luvs Diapers is trying to help with that.
With so many kids, we have made a ton of Halloween memories. And I will admit that I absolutely love Halloween. I love the dressing up. I love decorating for Halloween. I love the play on foods that come with Halloween parties. I mean when is eating bones and fingers acceptable any other time of year?!
On the flip side though, I hate how much I have to spend for Halloween costumes. It’s my own fault though. I’m just not crafty and can’t construct a costume out of paper bags and tissue paper. So I rely on those plastic bagged pre-made store bought costumes. Which means I am spending anywhere from $20 to $30 a pop for a costume. And if you have kids like mine, then you start hearing about Halloween costume ideas months in advance!
Ways we save on our kids costumes:
- Keep costumes from previous years and pass them down. We have this amazing big headed ghost dude that seriously looks like Achmed the Dead Terrorist (that’s a Jeff Dunham puppet if you didn’t know, and he’s hilarious. Go look him up on YouTube) that was worn by Bret for 2 years, Sebastian has worn it for 2 years, and this year he is begging to wear it again.
- Check Goodwill and other thrift stores for costumes. Bret was a hobo last year. So we just went to Goodwill and pieced together a pretty gnarly costume. This year Braden wants to be a girl. So it’ll be back to Goodwill to piece together his costume with him.
- Check online sale groups. We find costumes in great condition for half the price. My ballerina costume was an online find. It’s an actual real ballerina dress! I paid $5 for it!
- Use coupon savings to go towards your costumes! Like the $2 off a package of Luvs Diapers you’ll find in this Sunday’s newspaper.
Don’t be afraid to let your kids know that you are on a tight budget and to be realistic with their ideas for costumes. In all honesty, they are going to remember the candy, the excitement of trick or treating, and the fun. The costume is just an added bonus. And if you have teens who are allowed to go out, well then you won’t be seeing them anyways because they will be attending Halloween parties of their own.
This Sunday be sure to grab your $2 off coupon from your local Sunday paper.