Oct 09, 2023

Question of the Day: What is the #1 way consumers plan to celebrate Halloween?

Tricks or treats? How do consumers plan to celebrate Halloween, hopefully without spending a scary amount of money?


  1. Handing out candy
  2. Decorating
  3. Dressing up


A bar graph showing "handing out candy" as the top way consumers plan to celebrate Halloween.



  • Imagine you have a budget set up for most of your spending. How would you treat the purchase of Halloween candy within your budget?
  • What are some cost-effective ways of decorating or dressing up for Halloween that could help avoid overspending?
  • Do you think buying a pumpkin for carving or decoration is a wise purchase? Explain why or why not.


Click here for the ready-to-go slides for this Question of the Day that you can use in your classroom.


Behind the Numbers (National Retail Federation):

"Total Halloween spending is expected to reach a record $12.2 billion, exceeding last year’s record of $10.6 billion, according to the National Retail Federation’s annual survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics. A record number of people (73%) will participate in Halloween-related activities this year, up from 69% in 2022."


Looking for more spooky statistics? Check out our past Halloween-themed blog posts.


NGPF's Budgeting unit will get your students thinking about how purchasing decisions impact their budgets

About the Author

Ryan Wood

Ryan grew up with and maintains a love for learning. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay with a degree in Business Administration and worked in sports marketing for a number of years. After living in Texas, Colorado, Tennessee, and Minnesota, the call of education eventually brought Ryan back to his home state of Wisconsin where he was a Business and Marketing teacher for three years. In his free time he likes to spend time with his wife and daughter, play basketball, read, and go fishing. Now with NGPF, Ryan is excited to help teachers lead the most important course their students will ever take.

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