Thursday, October 28, 2010

Atlanta Halloween Fun

Halloween has always been one of my favorite holidays. When I was a kid I'd take a pillowcase out and hit as many houses as I could in one night, and later I'd gorge on kit kats, special darks, and sweet tarts with nary a thought of their impact on my waistline. In later years I'd don my sexpot Dorothy costume and hit parties in Beverly Hills.
(photo by: José Picayo)

Sigh...Yes indeed, those were the days, but this year I suspect my Halloween will be a wee bit quieter and will involve substantially more clothing. That doesn't mean I have to miss out on the fun, though. I for one will be hitting fright fest at Six Flags and later having little sis and her hubby over for some Halloween Peanut Butter and Toffee Candy Bar and the premier of The Walking Dead (the new series set in a post-zombipocalypse Atlanta - is it just me, or does that sound awesome?)

Since Halloween is Sunday, expect ghoulish fun all weekend! Here are just a few of your options:

Midtown Scary Bar Crawl - 8 pm - 3 am starting at Deadwood Saloon. Get a wrist band and enjoy drink and food specials at 9 bars and a costume contest at Cosmo Lava. Or party it up at Ghouls Gone Wild 4 at Tongue & Groove. Just $15, and ladies enjoy free cocktails from 9-11.

On Saturday, you can recycle last night's costume and head to the always enormous Spiralween. Many a year ago, I actually hit up this party. It didn't quite compare to the the Beverly Hills mansion parties that soon followed, but hell, what does? Or go swanky and head to the Midtown W for the Horror Hotel Party, Saturday starting at 9. You know the drill, it'll have drink specials, costume contests and tunes.

Still hungry for more? Hit up Ra Sushi on Sunday night for food and drink specials, a complimentary tarot card reader and a costume contest as well as a rock cover band...all with no charge to attend. Or hit up Varasano's wearing your costume for a free brownie.

More Halloween fun:

Check out GQ's Candy's never to give out for Halloween  - Mike and Ike's or twizzlers were the pits in my book. Serious Eats took on the subject, too (raisins, seriously? That's just rude).

Rent a copy of my fave Halloween Canadian cult classic, The Worst Witch. Tim Curry was never more magnificently creepy/sexy.

I always love seeing what celebs dress up as, what with all their unlimited funds and costume designers. I LOVE Ellen's hilarious pouf costume. And please oh please let me see a baby Gaga out trick or treating!

Happy Halloween!



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