It’s convenient that National Apple Month is in the same month as Halloween. It turns out apples lend themselves to a wide range of creepy but delicious Halloween-themed desserts. And they’re one of the least expensive fruits!
Prep for your next Halloween party with some deliciously spooky homemade apple recipes that won’t cost much to make.
Apple Recipes to Die For
1) Basic Caramel Apple Recipe
No list of Fall-themed apple recipes is complete without caramel apples. Lady by the Bay has a caramel apple recipe that’s delicious and will save you tons of money versus buying pre-made caramel apples.
Halloween Party Pro Tip: Make your caramel apples more Halloween friendly by decorating them jack-o-lantern style with some icing or adding a few candy corns to them before the caramel dries.
Do-it-yourself (DIY) Halloween costumes are always more fun than something bought from the store. They give you the chance to be crafty and creative, but more importantly, they’re cheap!
The internet in general, and Pinterest in particular, are full of DIY Halloween costume ideas from the extremely simple concoctions for the laziest amongst us – like this toga to more complicated and impressive suggestions like Miss Argentina from Beetlejuice.
Here are ten of the cleverest frugal options out there.
Everyone talks about the importance of supporting local businesses. Banking local is a pretty popular subject around these parts and who doesn’t love a trip to the local farmer’s market now and then? But if you’re like most people, those trips aren’t convenient to manage every single week, and you end up going for whatever produce is cheapest in the grocery store most the time.
What if you could get that local food from the farmer’s market to come straight to you though? Local food delivery is a growing trend that helps local farms bring in a steady income and consumers enjoy a steady stream of fresh, local produce.
Everyday Educators from around the nation are participating in our Kasasa U Sweepstakes and sharing smart money lessons and activities to prepare future generations for financial success.
Below are a handful of the lessons we’ve received so far. Have your own to share? Post it in our sweepstakes before 5pm Central on 10/21 for a chance to win a tablet, plus money to load it up with awesome financial education apps! 5 randomly drawn winners will win. Rules and information here.
Halloween costumes can provoke mixed emotions. On the one hand, they’re lots of fun and provide a great opportunity for creativity. On the other, figuring out and finding the right one can be difficult, especially if cost is an issue.
In recent years, some green-minded folks have started pushing a new idea to help people enjoy Halloween without spending too much on costumes: National Costume Swap Day. On the second Saturday of October, people and organizations in many communities around the country will host costume switch parties.
You can bring your families and your costumes from the past few years and see what others have to offer.