Parties can be extremely expensive to throw, so when we decided to host a Halloween Party, I knew that we we needed to start collecting decorations early to get good deals and stay on a budget. To my surprise, we were able to buy the majority of our decorations from the Dollar Store, saving us a lot of money. Yesterday I put everything up so that I would know what else we needed to buy before the party. I am happy with how things turned out and I think we spent about $60-$70 on everything, which could have been roughly 3times that amount if it weren't for most everything being $1!Now Adam gets to live in a scary house until October 23rd! So, here are the mostly completed pictures and projects from my halloween party decorating on a budget:
Fake Blood Recipe collection and decided to go with the realistic option. When I went to make it I found that I had no food coloring, so I subbed red sugar sprinkles and it actually turned out very well! I used a fork to splatter it onto these white hand towels that I got at the dollar store.
Fake Blood Recipe
2/3 c. Corn Syrup
1/3 c. Warm Water
5 Tbsp Corn Starch
4 tsp red food coloring - I used 3 tbsp red sugar sprinkles instead
1 Tbsp Powdered Cocoa
2 drops of green or yellow food coloring - I didn't use
Mix the corn starch with the water in a large mixing bowl. Stir in the corn syrup. Add the food coloring slowly, checking for color
We also have lots of bugs and rats and fingers to put in/by the food and beverages, so I think that for under $100 we did a great job creating a haunted atmosphere! Can't wait to see it all in action.