How to do Halloween on the cheap – including face paint, homemade decorations and re-usable pumpkins

HALLOWEEN is just around the corner, and there’s nothing scarier than what it can do to our bank accounts, so we've rounded-up some spooky items that won't bust your budget.

From cheap sweets for trick or treaters to budget face paint for tots, we’ve come up with a few top tips on how to how to creep it real this spooky season.

And with Halloween coming up next week on October 31, here's what you can get your hands on now.

Just bear in mind that offers can always change, so use MySupermarket to compare prices at the major supermarkets before you buy.

And remember to factor in online delivery costs if you're ordering online.

Re-usable pumpkins from £1

A large carving pumpkin can cost up to £3 in some supermarkets. But do your research and you can find one for just a quid.

We found Tesco and Morrisons are selling standard sized pumpkins for £1, while the latter also has carving kits for just £1.

You can also get a pumpkin worth £2 for free using cashback. Find out how here.

But a good way to squash the cost is to buy a re-usable pumpkin which you can dig out from the cupboard again next year.

Poundland has an array of gourd-inspired decorations, which can be bought in its 500 branches across the UK. Find your nearest one using its website.

For just a quid, you can snap up pumpkin ceramic "tlight" holders and mini pumpkin fairy lights, which you can resurrect next year.

DIY decorations from £1

If you’re strapped for cash and time, you can snap up some scarily good deals on Halloween decorations in the supermarkets.

Tesco is selling pack of eight Happy Halloween balloons for just £1, while Wilko is rolling out six-packs of hanging bat garlands for just £2.

But if you’re serious about cutting costs, why buy when you can DIY?

Making your own decorations can ensure your home is the scariest on the street, while giving your wallet a well-deserved break.

Popping to the arts and crafts section of Wilko, you can pick up ten sheets of black craft paper for just £1.25 to get you started

Cut the paper into bat garlands to haunt your party guests for almost half the price of buying its ready made version.

Face paint from £1

It’s frightening how pricey Halloween costumes can be to buy. Get spooky and save money by making your own!

And if your sewing skills aren’t up to scratch, a simple all-black outfit can be brought back from the dead with some thrifty, but effective face paint.

Asda is rolling out Smiffys glow in the dark face cosmetic kits for £3, while Tesco has mini makeup kits for just £1 – savings to scream about.

Supermarket deals

Trick or treat yourself to some of the massive deals the high street has this Halloween.

Tesco has some of the best deals on sweets and treats, with 750g tubs of Swizzel’s Sweet Shop Favourites going for £3.50, and 278g Cadbury Heroes family packs of chocolate on offer for just £2.

These offers are valid until October 31, meaning you still have time to dash to Tesco if your trick or treat supplies are running low.

You can also get a 700g Haribo Share the Fun tub, which contain 28 mini bag from a selection of Starmix, Tangfastics and Supermix, for £4.

Or buy two of those tubs for £5.

Take a look at Lidl’s Halloween range packed with essentials for the spooky season.

And here's where you can find ideas for keeping the kids busy during the Halloween half-term.

Plus, we've rounded-up everything you need to know about the spooky festival of Halloween.

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