How to Affordably Prepare for Halloween

October 10, 2019

With fall and cooler temperatures here, it is the time of year for pumpkin carving, amusing costumes, trick-or-treating and an often strong sweet tooth. Whether planning a large gathering or a favorite treat destination, Dollar General has a few tips and ideas on how to prepare for the Halloween holiday on a fright-free budget.

Easy Costumes and Accessories
Plan a creative costume for less by shopping costumes or accessories at Dollar General. Create a DIY costume by pairing what you may already have at home and discovering simple, yet striking accessories like headbands or masks. Go all out with your costume with makeup kits, temporary tattoos, wigs and all the accessories needed to construct the ultimate Halloween costume!  

Sweet Savings
Make Halloween extra sweet with additional savings on your favorite candy! Discover your favorite candy brands like BRACH’S® and Nestle® at your local Dollar General. Find great deals on bulk candy options like this 140 count variety pack from Hershey’s®. Be sure to check out Dollar General Digital Coupons for extra savings on everyday low prices.

Don’t forget a candy bowl! Find assorted serving bowl styles like this witch’s cauldron or this animated bowl option at Dollar General.

For candy-free giveaways, consider creating organized treat bags. Fill treat bags with party favors and sticker boxes then use a twist tie or ribbon to secure.

Wickedly Affordable Decorations
Transform your home into a spooky Halloween lair with affordable home décor. From ghostly entry ways to ghoulish center pieces, discover decorations for any part of your home. With pumpkin leaf bags or inflatable witch legs, your front yard will be sure to stand out to trick-or-treaters. Bring charming decorations closer to home with a Hanging Light Up Ghost that can be the perfect addition to any patio or entryway.

Swap out everyday essentials like kitchen towels and tablecloths for more bewitching options like this pumpkin tablecloth or towel set. Add simple additions for less with assorted tabletop décor beginning at $2. For additional Halloween home decorating ideas, be sure to check out Spooktacular Ways to Transform Your Home.

Ghoulishly Great Craft Ideas
Consider a creative take on Halloween decorations with crafts! D.I.Y. @ DG features a wide variety of fun craft ideas that can help to add festive touches around the home. Check out the Dollar General craft aisle for budget-friendly crafting tools and supplies. Get the family in the Halloween spirit with a spooky craft time featuring Jack-O-Lantern Jars or Emoji Pumpkins

Coupons and Discounts
Don’t forget to stay up to date on all the Halloween savings this season with Dollar General’s weekly ads or Digital Coupon Program. Consider signing up for Dollar General's Digital Coupons Program, which can provide customers with an easy-to-use platform and digital coupons. Sign-up today by clicking here, visiting or accessing coupons on the Dollar General mobile app. Customers can load coupons to the account and redeem them at checkout during their next visit!

For additional Halloween supplies, stop by a local Dollar General store or shop online at Have a safe and Happy Halloween!

About Dollar General Corporation 

Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) is proud to serve as America’s neighborhood general store. Founded in 1939, Dollar General lives its mission of Serving Others every day by providing access to affordable products and services for its customers, career opportunities for its employees, and literacy and education support for its hometown communities. As of August 4, 2023, the company’s 19,488 Dollar General, DG Market, DGX and pOpshelf stores across the United States and Mi Súper Dollar General stores in Mexico provide everyday essentials including food, health and wellness products, cleaning and laundry supplies, self-care and beauty items, and seasonal décor from our high-quality private brands alongside many of the world’s most trusted brands such as Coca Cola, PepsiCo/Frito-Lay, General Mills, Hershey, J.M. Smucker, Kraft, Mars, Nestlé, Procter & Gamble and Unilever.  Learn more at

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