Cheap Halloween ideas for families and adults

Halloween is just around the corner, and do you know what that means? Fun and spooky Halloween activities! If you're looking for some Halloween ideas that are easy on your pockets, then look no further. Whether you want to decorate your home or spend a night watching scary films, we've got some cheap Halloween ideas for all!

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Family Halloween ideas on a budget

Paint some pumpkins

Family painting some pumpkins

It's just not Halloween without some pumpkins! For those with young children who want to get involved in the Halloween celebrations, pumpkin painting is a fun, family-friendly activity to try.

Pumpkin painting is a safe alternative to pumpkin carving and it's just as fun. You can paint a standard jack-o-lantern or get creative with some spooky designs like Frankenstein, a ghost or other scary monsters.

All you need is a couple of paintbrushes, some paints and some pumpkins! For those looking for cheap Halloween ideas, this is by far one of the best options for little hands!

What are you waiting for? Grab some paints and brushes and get to work on your pumpkin!

Celebrate with some spooky DIY decor

You don't need to spend hundreds on fancy Halloween decorations to get into the Halloween spirit. You can make plenty of DIY decorations at home with your family that are just as spooky!

Have some spare bin bags to hand? Grab some scissors and make a spooky spiderweb to hang on your walls, doors or windows! All it takes is some specific folding and a few snips of your scissors. Try it now!

Want some Halloween decorations to light up the room? Wrap some mason jars with some bandages (you'll probably have some in a first aid kit) and draw on some creepy faces. Add some artificial candles or glow sticks and you have the perfect light-up ghost lanterns!

Try some scary-good baking

halloween shaped biscuits on a baking tray for family halloween ideas

Keep your little ones entertained with some Halloween baking. Search through your cupboards to gather together some ingredients and get ready to make some Halloween biscuits!

You can choose from gingerbread or plain biscuits; whatever you choose, we're going to make them spooky! Make sure you have a person-shaped cutter and some icing on hand, as this is how you turn your average biscuit into a Halloween-inspired treat.

From skeletons and ghosts to mummies and monsters, there are plenty of icing designs you can use on your biscuits! You can cover your biscuit in white icing and add some eyes for a ghost or pipe the white icing in lines or zigzags to make a mummy.

If you want to try something more complex, pipe a skull and some bones onto your biscuit to make some skeletons! For those that don't like too much icing, keep it minimal with some cross stitches on the arms or legs for a Frankenstein-esque feel.

As far as family Halloween ideas go, this one is a terribly tasty choice!

Have a family-friendly watch party

Looking for some cheap family Halloween ideas to bring the family and friends together? Nothing beats a good night in with some fun films! Invite your friends and family for a child-friendly watch party and add a bit more Halloween fun by making it a fancy dress party and dressing up as something spooky!

Stock up on some Halloween films, stream some films on your favourite streaming platform or ask each guest to bring their favourite family-friendly Halloween movie so you have a good variety of films to watch.

You can find all the best Halloween films at amazingly affordable prices on the musicMagpie store. Plus, we've got some spooktacular offers to make those Halloween films even cheaper!

All that's left to do is grab the popcorn and get ready to have a ghoulishly good time!

Cheap Halloween ideas for adults

Carve some pumpkins

Woman carving a pumpkin for cheap halloween ideas

Looking for some cheap Halloween ideas to do with your other half? Pumpkin carving is a great way to show off your artistic skills while keeping it spooky!

You can pick up some pumpkins and a carving set for a couple of pounds at the supermarket, so it's a pretty cheap activity. If you don't fancy purchasing a carving set, there's nothing wrong with using a regular kitchen knife.

Let your creative juices flow as you carve out some spooky jack-o-lanterns or get inspiration online and use a stencil of your favourite scary character. Make sure you keep the pumpkin pulp and seeds you scooped out before carving, as you can make a scrumptious soup from them!

Prepare some witch's brew

Ready to brew up a potion this Halloween? Satisfy your tastebuds with some witch's brew! There are plenty of delicious alcoholic and non-alcoholic options to choose from, so whatever the company or occasion, witch's brew will be loved by all!

For a super simple non-alcoholic Halloween drink, add some orange soda, orange sherbert and some pineapple juice into a bowl to create a pumpkin-orange concoction ready to drink.

For those who aren't fans of orange, swap the orange soda and sherbert for lime to get a green witch's brew instead. And, of course, if you want to make your brew a little more adult-friendly, just pour in some of your favourite spirits and you've got yourself a tantalising tipple!

Have a horror movie marathon

two women watching a scary movie with popcorn, hiding behind blankets

It's Halloween tradition to sit down and watch some scary films, and it's a great budget-friendly option compared to going out. Whether you want to cuddle up with your partner or sit in with your friends, pop on some hair-raising horror films this Halloween!

Grab some popcorn, a pillow to hide behind and a few of your favourite horror films and get the movie marathon started! Here at musicMagpie, we have plenty of horror films to choose from at amazing prices, so you don't have to make do with what you've got at home.

From Jason and Michael to Ghostface and Leather face, we've got your cheap Halloween screams covered. Shop our horror collection for a Halloween horror night to remember!

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