Tips and Tricks: Budget-Friendly Halloween Decor

October 10, 2018

‘Tis the season for pumpkin carving, apple bobbing, creative costumes and trick-or-treating. It can be a spook-tacular time to decorate your home in celebration of the ghoulishly fun holiday. Whether you're planning a monster bash or just enjoy surprising trick-or-treaters with fun décor, Dollar General is here to share a few tips on how to transform your home into the most spirited spot on the block without spending a scary amount.

Create a Spooky Lair

Make the right first impression by adding carved pumpkins to your patio or walkway. Consider glow-in-the-dark pumpkin fangs or a bling pumpkin decoration kit to save time. Add some spook to your front door with a glitter wooden hanging Halloween sign or a Halloween outdoor mat. Decorate tables and doorways with a creepy cloth decoration to transform your home into a haunted house. String candy corn lights or purple spider web lights outside to add a festive touch. Round out your outdoor decorations with solar pumpkin lawn stakes that can provide a well-lit pathway for trick-or-treaters. 

Bringing the Fright Inside

Bring the Halloween spirit indoors by hanging eerie ghouls in smaller spaces. Fill a bowl with glitter pumpkins to decorate a living room or kitchen table. Coordinating towel sets can help to add the perfect touch of Halloween spirit to your kitchen. Find assorted wooden signs at your local Dollar General with spooky signs that can be hung indoors on the front door.

Tricks and Treats

If hosting friends and family on Fright Night, serve your favorite potions in a skull goblet for a wickedly festive drink. DG Easy Meals offers frightfully delicious sweet and savory snacks to make your Halloween gathering a monster hit. Be sure to stock up on Halloween-themed party supplies that
includes matching paper plates and napkins. 

Dollar General also offers an assortment of America’s favorite candy brands like Hershey’s® and Snickers® to get the kids excited. Fill a decorative spider web basket with all your favorite brands to make handing out a candy a creepy-crawly good time. Don’t forget a costume! Find a wide range of simple to adventurous costumes at your local Dollar General to have the ultimate outfit.

Stay up-to-date on Halloween savings through our Digital Deals program. Check out to learn more ways to save during the month of October with new special deals each day throughout the month. 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! 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 March 3, 2023, the company’s 19,147 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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