Parties & Entertaining
Bankrate set out to gauge the price of fright by tracking the cost of a basket of holiday items. The items include decorations, candy, pumpkins and kids' costumes. The index was assembled by pricing each item across six retailers. The prices from six vendors were averaged to find the typical cost.Trick and Treat 'Em: Halloween Decorations
You can host a horribly good Halloween party with tips from Bankrate's ghoulishly great experts. And here's a treat: You can do it on a skeleton budget!Great Halloween Treats
Thsi year, why not make Halloween fun with a few creative ideas to get everyone in the mood? Here are a few great party ideas to keep the spirit of Halloween alive.Tricks that Treat your Wallet Right
When ghastly ghosts and paper pumpkins fill the aisles, leave your wallet at home. You can scare up a skeleton or transform your home into a horrifying haunted house for mere pennies on the dollar. All you need are these tricks from a veteran dollar stretcher.Halloween on a Dime
The average American family spends over $100 per year on Halloween goodies. It can be much less expensive and a lot more fun to devise your own chilling creations. Here are a few tips that you can use to stave off the greenback gremlins and exercise your creative muscle. It won't hurt a bit!Halloween Fun and Games
Play these friendly Halloween games during classroom celebrations, parties or family get-togethers. Involve both the kids and the adults for a howling good time!Halloween Potions
Both you and the kids and you can really have fun with these Halloween recipes and potions!A Halloween Maze
A great printable for your younger ghouls and goblins to do for Halloween.Halloween Ideas for Teens
Most teens are too old for Trick or Treating. Here are some great suggestions that will allow them to still partake in the Halloween fun.Halloween Special: Childrens' Party Ideas
A basic trade-off in life is time or money. Elect to spend time on your kid's Halloween parties but have the kids help! Don't make everything ahead. Instead, have materials and space ready and let the kids decorate, make refreshments and something to take home and create their own party. Here are some ideas.
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