Halloween is less than a week away, and while folks will be celebrating differently this year, they aren’t giving up on the celebration altogether.
A new CIT Bank survey finds that of the adults who plan to celebrate this year:
- 39% are more likely to stay in and watch scary movies than they were last year.
- 30% are more likely to decorate their homes/yards.
- 54% arelesslikely to host/attend an in-person party.
- 51% arelesslikely to go trick or treating.
- But candy is still in the cards for some with 42% saying they are just as likely to hand out candy this year as they were last year.
When it comes to Halloween spending:
- 39% plan to spend less than last year.
- 66% will make some concessions to save money, including:
- Buying candy in bulk (47%)
- Making or reusing costumes/ swapping with friends (34%)
- Making homemade decorations (25%).
- Overall, folks plan to spend the most this year on yard/home decor ($39), followed by:
- Costumes for the family ($32) (down from $60 last year).
- Candy ($31) (about the same as last year ($33).