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5 Ways to Decorate Your Yard for Halloween Without Killing Your Electric Bill

indexIt’s that time of year again, when the ghosts and goblins come out to roam the neighborhoods for candy.  Whether you decorate for the trick-or-treaters or you just like to have a fancy yard made for Halloween, here are some tips to help you get the most out of your decorations without killing your electric bill.

1.  Jack-O-Lanterns

Probably one of the most tried and true decoration for Halloween is the jack-o-lantern.  Get several pumpkins and have fun carving various face designs into your pumpkins.  Once finished light them up with candles.  Placing these throughout your yard will provide lots of light without using any electricity whatsoever, plus they make for a great Halloween feel.

2.  Glow Sticks

Go to any party store and rack up on glow sticks.  Glow sticks can be very inexpensive and also provide light to your decorations and yard.  Try accentuating things like spider webs and paper cut outs to light up the night!

3. Battery Powered Lights

Now you can find a variety of lights that are battery powered.  There are versions of stringed lights that come in such a format.  Many are powered by AA batteries and can last as long as 15 days straight.  Get a collection of these stringed lights and not only will you be able to use them for Halloween but they could double as Christmas lights or everyday party lights.

4. LED

If you do want to tap into your electric, then try LED lights.  LED lights use about 75% less energy vs the older incandescent lights.  They cost a little more but over the life span they will save you a lot of cheddar.

5. Flashlights

Another lighting source are flashlights.  These also run on batteries and can give your outdoor decorations a much needed glow at just the right spot.  Pocket flashlights sold at the cash register of stores are fairly inexpensive and can double as a key chain favor when finished.

There you have it, five ways to light up your Halloween decor without making your electric bill explode.  However you decide to decorate for Halloween, be sure to be safe and watch out for all the little trick-or-treaters running around the neighborhood.

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