Halloween is almost upon us, and if you’re still looking for an inexpensive last minute costume, you have to check this out: http://www.filthwizardry.com/2010/10/milk-jug-storm-trooper-helmet.html. This site also has numerous other creative ideas for children. By the way, the filth in the name refers to messy projects for kids, so it’s nothing to worry about.
If you have a lot of trick or treaters, candy can be expensive, but there are usually coupons available at this time of year. This site is a good place to start: http://print.coupons.com/couponweb/Offers.aspx?pid=14602&zid=yf73&nid=10&bid=alk102512104750c3b0c4b16011.
Another option is to go to your dollar store, or buy candy in bulk at the grocery store.