When you think of the holidays that hit your wallet the hardest, you probably think of Christmas & Valentines Day. But did you know that Halloween is one of the most expensive holidays for American families?? The Atlantic shares that we will spend nearly 7 billion dollars on Halloween in 2014. That’s about 2 billion in candy, and believe it or not, 300 million on pet costumes!
Looking for some ways to have lots of treats, without the tricks this Halloween? We’ve got some free & nearly free Halloween ideas for you & your family; you can celebrate without breaking the bank:
Bill Gray’s is hosting Family Fun Nights, with pumpkin decorating and FREE kid’s custards! Lots of spooky activities for the whole family-
Tuesday, 10/28 in Greece 2050 Latta Road
Wednesday 10/29 in Chili 3240 Chili Avenue
Thursday 10/30 in Webster 941 Hard Road
Or head over to IHOP on the 31st and kids 12 & under can get a free “scary face” pancake! You can even snap a picture of your kiddo enjoying their pancake on Instagram, and be eligible to win a gift certificate!
Still looking for that perfect costume, but dreading spending big bucks on something you wear just one night? The folks at Real Simple have some great last-minute costume ideas– made from stuff you may already have laying around the house!
Or visit a local thrift store, such as the Salvation Army. USA Today shares some great thrift store costume 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!
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, we can take care of that too! Contact us today.