Tips for a frugal Halloween have become more and more necessary. Why? Because Halloween consumer spending is expected to reach $8 billion this year (2012). That’s $79.82 spent on costumes, decorations and candy – per person! More than 70% of Americans plan to celebrate Halloween this year.
All of these numbers are up from previous years, despite the still-sluggish economy.
I have some guesses as to why that is:
1) Americans love to dress up and party
2) It gives everyone something ELSE to think about besides the upcoming election!!! (Well, unless you’re a candidate or are dressing up like one.)
However, you can certainly have a great Halloween without going broke.