Halloween tips; Your family can enjoy Halloween without busting your budget

This story originally appeared in the Sunday, October 23, 2005 edition of The Kansas City Star www.stretcher.com/stories/961021a.cfm

The costume suggestions on this site are from a mother whose family is living on one income. Here you can get good tips for making inexpensive costumes that can be assembled quickly and easily.


This site has great tips from Better Homes and Gardens magazine for creative and inexpensive Halloween party decorating, as well as party menu suggestions and recipes.


For those who still take their youngsters trick-or-treating, this site provides basic safety tips. Thinking about safety in advance can make all the difference once the big day arrives. This is a short but sensible list worth checking.


This site provides more-detailed safety tips, including the suggestion that you refresh your CPR skills. There also are good suggestions for what you should have on hand in your first aid kit that might help with potential Halloween accidents, as well as ways to safely decorate.