Holidays

Cute & Inexpensive Halloween Party Game Prizes

Happy Wednesday! Just a few more days and Halloween will be here. A few days ago I shared some great Halloween party game ideas that I’ve used at our parties and now I have a few prize ideas to go along with them. I can recall the excitement and joy winning prizes at the Halloween carnivals I would go to as a child. Last year at our party, one of my son’s friends won a game of bingo and he was so excited. His prize was a ceramic Darth Vader vase full of Halloween salt water taffy I found at Target. (Yes, I love Target lol) Anyway, He said, “I never win anything.” Then after picking his prize he said, “Man, this is my favorite candy, thank you.” He was happy the whole night and it brought me back to when I was a kid.

All of these items are from Target but I do provide another option at the end you can put together yourself using items of your choice. I try to find cute gifts that aren’t expensive. After all, I like to have a lot of games so I keep that in mind when I’m shopping. If you wait to buy the week of the party, you can usually find everything on sale.

So the first thing I found are these boxed Halloween caramels. I just love the cute packaging! They come in these 2 colors and have a little ribbon handle at the top. They’re on sale for $2.49 right now.

 

 

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Gallerie Halloween Twist Wrapped Caramels 4.5oz -$2.49

 

 

 

The next thing I want to share are these cute cookie pops. I mean, look at that Frankenstein…so cute! At $1.79ea., these are a fun option.

 

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Candyville Halloween Cookie Pops 1.3oz -$1.79

 

I love this next idea! It’s a great alternative for the younger ones and a great family activity. This kit comes with pre-baked cookies and all the goodies to decorate them. All you have to do is open it up and let the kids get creative!

At my last party, my nephew (who was 5 yrs. old at the time) won a games so I gave him a Zombie Brain Rice Krispy Treat kit I had found at Target for around the same price point. He was able to help his parents make/decorate them and loved it. If you will have any children who are younger, a great idea is to have a pack of bubbles on hand to give out. This way they can participate as well.

 

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Create a Treat Halloween Chocolate Skeleton Family Cookie Kit 13.4oz -$4.49

 

 

Another fun prize option are these gourmet chocolate chip cookie tins. These are single cookies about the size of your palm and come in a cute keepsake tin.

 

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Original Gourmet Double Chocolate Chip Cookie 1.5oz -$1.00

 

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I also found these Halloween wrapped chocolate bars you could use as a prize. There’s 4 different package styles and who doesn’t love chocolate right?

 

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Bloomsberry Halloween Booing Chocolate Bars -$1.79

 

 

The next idea is a great option because the favors come in packs of 4-8 for $1.00. You can get multiple prizes for under $10.00! All of the items are from Target. The gift bags are on sale for .50 right now. Just put one of each favor in the bag, close it with a fun Halloween sticker and you have prize bags ready to hand out.

I also included a crazy skeleton tumbler. Instead of bags, you can put a few favors in the tumbler, put the lid back on, and you have a cute inexpensive prize ready. These tumblers and favors can be found at Dollar Tree and Dollar General as well.

 

 

 

I hope this gives you a few fabulous ideas if you’re planning on having any Halloween party games!

Find me on Instagram at dimestoregypsygal. I’d love to see what you come up with. Leave me a msg. or pics.

Thanks for reading,

~The Dimestore Gypsy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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DIY

$13 Halloween Wreath Makeover!

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This is by far my favorite time of the year. I love when the time changes and the nights get longer, the weather gets cooler, and you can find pumpkin flavor in just about everything!

So, I have to share this story with you guys. I’m starting to decorate my home for Halloween and I’m not too impressed with my wreath for my front door. It was something I just threw together when I was younger and I’ve had it for years. I never got around to updating it.

 

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It’s not too bad but I had my heart set on a wreath I came across last year on Pinterest.

After seeing my little plain one, I thought,  “I’m just going to buy the one I really want and be done with it”.

 

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So here it is and OMG!! I about had a heart attack! While it is gorgeous, I can’t even imagine spending that much on a wreath. I was kind of bummed because I just fell in love with this one. I’m all about  creating something fab, so I set out on a mission to find supplies to make my own and as low-cost as possible.

I was at Dollar Tree a few days ago looking at their Halloween decor and was super excited to find these plastic skulls and glow in the dark skeleton arms! I got 2 arms and a skull to use for the skeleton.

 

Next, I found these feathered boas in the kids costume aisle. I bought 3 black, and 2 orange/black to alternate around the wreath like the feathered one.

 

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They happened to have some Halloween wired ribbon so I got 1 of the orange sheer fall prints, 1 sheer orange/black dot, and I roll of the orange/metallic deco mesh to use as the collar around the skull.

 

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They also had some cute decorative wooden signs so I picked one that had orange, black, and yellow to match the rest of the wreath for the skeleton to “hold”.

 

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I was so excited and came straight home and got started. It was a labor of love and so rewarding to see the finished product. I only spent $13 dollars on supplies to makeover the one I already had. If you wanted to make one and you don’t have a wreath, you can get one at any craft store. I used the 18″ grapevine wreath from Hobby Lobby (5.99) and used my 40% off coupon. With the wreath and supplies It will put you right under $20.00. Not a bad deal at all!

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I’m really happy with my new wreath and will enjoy it for years to come.  I hope this inspires you to get out and see what you can do. You don’t have to spend a lot to make something fabulous!

Here’s a link to a cute, inexpensive Halloween wreath project from Dollar Tree using their products. Click on the Halloween look book and it will have the supply list and instructions.

 

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Dollar Tree Deco Mesh Wreath DIY

 

 

 

I’d love to see your fabulous projects! Leave a message or comment and I’ll get back to ya. You can find me on Instagram at dimestoregypsygal.

Thanks for reading,

~The Dimestore Gypsy

 

 

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