It's that time of year again! Time to sweep in for the after Halloween deals like some kind of scavenger bargain shark! You might remember my previous after Halloween Target posts from 2011 and 2010. Looking back, I have to say those were some pretty great bargains. This year's shopping experience was no exception. Last time I was at Target, the Halloween stuff was marked down by 70% (not including candy) but it's probably marked down even more by now. The dollar section was 50% off.
Target had some really fun Halloween hand towels this year. I had been eyeing this Silver skull towel throughout October and planned to swoop in for it after Halloween. Nicely, there was just one left for me on a shelf between a lot of other things.
There were a few heavy plastic bowls and dishes left. It's hard to see the scale here, but the bowls are about cereal bowl sized. The dishes are pretty small, probably five inches in diameter.
There were a few Halloween craft items left. The "Beware" picks look like little pirate flags that should be good for sticking in cupcakes. I tried a little of the glitter and it's great. I'm not sure what project is in store for these metallic circles.
There were a few led candles left in the $1.00/$2.50 section near the front of the store. I think these ended up being $1.25. I hope they glow as much as those Walmart ones we had for the party!
Just some stripey witch socks...
This frame was $1.50 as I recall. The little green gourd was 50 cents in that half price dollar section. That's looking good with some Thanksgiving decorations now.
Here's a close up view of the frame, so you can see how sparkly it is. I'm not really sure why this was in with the Halloween stuff, but I think it will be a good fit for Christmas. It has that sparkly snow look to it.
These Halloween themed napkins were part of the haul. I know they aren't the most exciting find, but I'm sharing them because I like the spider on the packaging.
This coffin was probably the most exciting part of the haul, aside from the skull towel! It was labeled as a centerpiece, although I'm not sure how that would work. This is made of heavy cardboard and was $2.50.
There's that little skull that was on the towel.
Right now, I'm trying to decide which vampire should reside in it. There's Draculaura:
... and the more standard Muppet-like vampire:
I'm sure I'll have fun playing with that little coffin, no matter how it's used!
Michael's craft store had their Halloween merchandise marked down 80%! As you can see, there was an array of floral accessories and decorations left. It's hard not to just grab everything that's 80% off.
This little silver pumpkin was 50 cents. It's now a part of the Thanksgiving decorations.
These little black cats are part of floral picks, although I'm sure they'll be used for something else.
Some purple pumpkin floral picks.
Some curly picks:
Those are just a few of my favorites, but there were lots to choose from. This is a medium sized pumpkin - it's maybe 7 to 10 inches wide. The color is sort of a greenish grey, which is not really my thing. It might need to get sprayed a new color. It was only $2.50 which is great for a good looking fake pumpkin.
More floral picks that fit nicely with the Thanksgiving decor. You can see a few little foam skulls in the background.
Here's a closer view of the skulls. I think the "natural" ones were only 20 or 30 cents and the glittery orange one was 50 cents.
The orange skull has a glittery spider on its head and sits on a stick. I was planning to put the natural ones on sticks as sort of wands, but we'll see.
After Halloween shopping is fun, because it takes a little of the sadness away from Halloween being over. You get to drag out the holiday excitement just a little bit longer. Did any of you find any great after Halloween bargains? Any tips on places I should check out for some deals?