The cost of Halloween 2022 and how to keep it low this year

The cost of Halloween 2022 and how to keep it low this year

It's that time of the year when kids prepare to take to the streets dressed up in search of the finest candies.

Halloween 2022 is expected to reach pre-pandemic levels with record spending, exceeding $10.6 billion.

Americans spent $3.3 billion on Halloween costumes in 2021. This year, spending on costumes is expected to increase to $3.6 billion.

Americans are also expected to spend $3.1 billion on candy with an average of $29.51 per household.

Here are a few tips to celebrate Halloween without breaking the bank.

Skip the store-bought costume and look through your closet for something you can turn into a last-minute Halloween costume.

Haunted hayrides, ghost tours and trips to amusement parks can cost you a fortune. Entertain the kids with free Halloween events instead.

Swap the sweets out for Halloween candy alternatives like stickers, spider rings or glow-in-the-dark bracelets. They’re cheaper and long lasting.

There’s so much more you can do with that orange gourd than propping it as a decor piece.

Add pumpkin puree to a pasta dish, roast pumpkin seeds, make a planter or whip up a pumpkin face mask.