Halloween is a favorite holiday in my house. I love all that comes with it: costumes, decorations, pumpkins, trick or treating, and of course, candy. Apparently, I’m not the only one.
This year, 170 million Americans are expected to shell out about $8 billion on Halloween happenings, that’s one billion more dollars than last year. And, 85% of those consumers say they would spend even more if they weren’t just a little spooked by the economy.
Halloween spending has steadily risen over the years, except for 2009 when spending dipped by about a billion. Tricks and treats will cost an average of $80 per family this year, which may even include something for the four-legged family member. Spending on pet costumes will be about $370 million, up from $300 million last year. (I had to: here’s a link to some pet costumes).
So, what’s it going to be for Halloween? I haven’t quite decided on my costume yet, but at least one of my three dogs is ready to roll:)
Peace Love Profits & Pumpkins