Make sure Halloween fun isn't scarily expensive with our cash-saving tips

HALLOWEEN may be a ghost of its normal self this year.

Parties are destined to be indoors and limited to just family.

But that need not stop you having fun — and it need not be scarily expensive.

Here are some ideas . . . 

ARTS ’N’ CRAFTS: Get kids making decorations with simple materials. For a paper plate bat, follow these steps:

1) Paint some paper black.

2) While waiting for it to dry, cut two wings from black paper — find a template online if you’re struggling.

3) Paint white fangs and eyes on to the plate.

4) Stick two wings to the edge. Pick up a pack of 50 white paper plates for £1.25 at Tesco, instead of £1.50 for eight at Hobbycraft.

SAVE: 25p

TREASURE HUNT: Trick-or-treat may be a no-no in many parts of the country this year — but kids can still have their candy. Make a treasure hunt around the home or in the garden, maybe spooked up a bit. A 600g tub of Haribo Share The Fun Sweets at Asda is £4 — or get two for £7.

SAVE: £1

DEAD GOOD FUN: The whole family will love mummy racing. All you need is toilet paper — and the fastest person to get wrapped up as a mummy wins. If you don’t have piles of loo roll in the cupboard, buy a 12-pack of Andrex Classic Clean at Asda for £5, down from £6.95. Or another great — but gross — game encourages kids to put their senses to the test with a feel-box. Take an old tissue or shoe box and cut a hole in it big enough to fit a hand. Inside, hide something gross to the touch — such as cooked noodles or jelly. It’s then up to the kids to feel and guess what it is.

SAVE: £1.95

HORROR MOVIE: If you have no Netflix account, why not sign up today? There are three plans to select from, ranging from £5.99 a month to £11.99. Plus, they’re currently offering your second month free — so depending on your chosen plan, you could save up to £11.99 by not having to pay for your second month.

SAVE: up to £11.99

Deal of the day

KICK your brain into gear with the Bee Immune health shot from – usually £100 per month, now £75.

SAVE: £25

Cheap treat

FESTIVE Fruit Shoots are back! Pick up an eight pack of apple and berry drinks for £2 at Sainsbury’s.

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Don't miss this…

MEMBERS of The Perfume Shop rewards club can buy a 200ml bottle of Davidoff Cool Water EDT for £29.99, down from £75, in store and online at– just make sure you sign up at the website.

Top swap

THIS 125ml bottle of Nivea Eye Makeup Remover is £3.89 at Boots, but I tried Boots’ own version for £1.50 and it worked just as well . . . plus you get 25ml more for your money.

SAVE: £2.39

Giselle's little helper

BRITISH Gas has launched Solved on Screen Live, a free digital advice service on its YouTube channel that will see the firm’s engineers on hand to help solve the public’s questions about common home maintenance problems.

Great if you need a quick answer to a problem you’ve got in your home.

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