Halloween can be a costly holiday, but DealNews has some tips to cut down on costs.
One way to slash your candy budget is to focus on non-chocolate treats. They tend to cost 40 percent less than more expensive chocolate candies.
Also, hand out the candy yourself, rather than letting greedy kids ransack your bowl with their own hands.
You could even cut out candy altogether, instead opting for bulk orders of glow sticks.
If you plan ahead for next year, you could buy cheap costumes and decorations in November, when retailers try to get rid of excess inventory.