Halloween is right around the corner! That means that kids are giddy with excitement, and you probably are too. And how could you not? Halloween is when some of the coolest events of the year happen, and it’s just plain fun to dress up in costumes, go to parties, and eat candy as if you were 12 years old again. The thing is that if you want to take advantage of all of these perks, you have to be an early bird!
There are many advantages to prepare early for Halloween, ranging from simply saving money to actually getting the most enjoyment out of the season. We’ll go over the most important ones to show you that it’s better to be prepared at all times and how advantageous it will be for you, your kids, and your guests as well.
Candy is much, much cheaper
It’s no secret that companies and stores raise their prices by a big margin with seasonal products. Halloween candy is one such seasonal product, and you’ll be paying dearly if you choose to buy yours close to the 31st of the month. Yes, the ghost-shaped chocolates and jack-o’-lantern gummies all look adorable but trust us: Kids will love any candy they get on Halloween, so don’t fret too much about saving money by buying the regular stuff a few weeks earlier than everybody.
More time to make your costume
Well-made, jaw-dropping Halloween costumes don’t grow on trees. They take time, effort, and a little bit of trial and error, not to mention hunting down the right materials to make them. Preparing for Halloween early means that you will have more than enough time to prepare a magnificent costume for your child, or for you to wear to that Halloween party with friends or co-workers. It also means you have more time to actually think what you want to be so that there’s no one with the same costume as you at the party!
If you’re buying, your costume will be in stock
Not everyone wants to make a more advanced Halloween costume. It’s perfectly acceptable to buy yours, but the closer the date gets, the harder it is to find a good one in your size (or cheap!). From the most popular superhero to the ever-popular classic monsters, the good costumes tend to fly off the shelves, and what’s left behind is usually discount bin material. If you’re an early bird, you’ll be able to secure the coolest costumes for your kids or for yourself, and we don’t have to tell you how much kids love to be unique. Either way, you’ll be the talk of the party.
Your party will be the greatest
Planning a Halloween bash is not easy, but doing so with only a couple of weeks until the very night is even less so. It doesn’t matter if it is a party for kids or adults, there are so many things to think about! You have to plan the decorations, food, activities, music, moving the furniture, and so much more. Getting ready for Halloween early will give you ample time to make it the best while being ready for the worst as well. And, of course, you can send out your invitations earlier than everybody, meaning that more people will RSVP to your party. As for cleaning afterward, you don’t even have to worry.
You can make your house spookier (for cheap)
Seasonal decorations often leave a bittersweet taste in people’s mouths as they tend to be costly, and their actual use is good for a couple of weeks, at the most. However, if you take the expenses of buying Halloween decorations and spread them over a couple of months, then the price will definitely not be as steep as if you bought them all in a single trip. Take your time to peruse party supplies stores here and there through the year to create the spookiest haunted house during October!
It’s way more enjoyable!
Without a doubt, the fun you have with Halloween depends entirely on how much you get into the spirit of the season. If you only do Halloween-themed activities on October 31st, you’re wasting all the best parts. Use the whole month to watch horror movies, take the kids on haunted hayrides, make jack-o’-lanterns together, create a haunted maze or house for your neighbors to enjoy, go wild! It only comes around once a year, so make the most of it.