Let’s just be honest, Halloween is usually all about the kids: How much candy did they get? What costumes will they wear? Who’s throwing the best haunted house party? But why should kids have all the fun? We like candy, costumes and parties too. And we are firm believers that Halloween is a night for all. So, we’re sharing our personally-tested tips and ideas that will let you party like an adult this Halloween season.
You have to have a great costume. Everyone loves fun couple’s costumes, but if your significant other isn’t into it, don’t worry. There are amazing best friend costume ideas out there as well. For example, this year we’re dressing as “Cake and Ice Cream.” If you aren’t a fan of traditional costumes, think about word play costumes. With Pinterest around there is no excuse to say you had nothing to wear.
Party guests will arrive ready to impress with their costumes, so make sure your house matches their enthusiasm.
DANGEROUSLY DELICIOUS REFRESHMENTS
Remember that when costumes are involved, many guests will have elaborate makeup and/or props. Make sure snacks are easy to hold and relatively low mess.
HALLOWEEN EVENTS AROUND TOWN
Don’t worry if none of your friends are throwing a party; there is plenty to do around town. These are a few events and/or places we are eager to visit this year.
Boo La La Halloween Ball
This annual fundraiser for our amazing park system is a great way to have fun and give back. This year’s theme, Stranger Things Have Been Known to Happen! (October 28, www.olmstedparks.org/boolala)
This celebration is back for its second year and it’s going to be awesome! The day welcomes tiny trick-or-treaters, but the night is adults only with drink specials and a passport party throughout the neighborhood. (October 28, www.nulu.org)
Louisville Ghost Tours
Learn the dark and scary secrets of our city on this 1.5-hour tour. (Nightly, www.louisvilleghosttours.com)
Waverly HILLS Sanatorium
One of the scariest places in the country! Find out why. (Every Friday and Saturday night between September 20 - October 28th, www.therealwaverlyhills.com)