Thursday, October 7, 2010

Spooky Social Outings

I can't believe Halloween is right around the corner. I feel like it was just last year that I was a flapper, or the year before when I was an American Gladiator.

(You know you are jealous of that idea. I used my GT degree to come up with that PVC pipe and towel jousting stick, too. The mullet made the outfit, I think.)

This year, though? We are going all. out. Think: old school meets ... old school, I guess.

Here's a hint:

Stumped? How about this?

I know, best idea ever, right? Plus, I don't have to wear heels for once, yay.

You can't just get all dressed up in such awesome outfits without hitting the town, though. But what's a (cheap) gal to do when Halloween ranks right up there with New Year's and St. Patrick's Day as Biggest Rip-Off Nights Ever to Go Out?

Thanks to my friend Matt (he rocks), I want to share with you some of the options around town for those of us looking to have a fun and spooky time on a dime. House parties rock and are obviously the cheapest option, but sometimes you just have to hit the town, so here's the run-down:

If you are hoping to party it up on Friday night ...

Scary Party Pub Crawl
$8 now, $15 at the Door
Deadwood Saloon / Midtown
Details: Gets you into multiple bars on Friday night as long as you are in costume. Costume contests, drink specials, cash bar.

Halloween @ Andrew's Upstairs
Price TBD
East Andrew's Upstairs
Details: TBD. I am only including this because I know some of you are die-hard EA fans and will probably end up here. PS. I did this two years ago and it was a cluster, just sayin...

The biggest night looks like it will be Saturday ...

Most Legendary Halloween Party Ever (Katherine's #1 Pick!)
$15 now, going up as the date approaches
Center Stage Music Park
Details: Free drinks from 8-10PM. Bands, cash bars, easy access to MARTA and other Midtown locations.

Atlanta Halloween Ball
$135 per Person
The Fox
Details: This is for you high-rollers looking for a potential tax deduction for your party night. Think tuxes and gowns, masks, unlimited cocktails and food. Benefits Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

Horror Hotel
$20 per Person
W Midtown
Details: 5 distinct clubs/rooms to party in with the normal cash bars open in W Midtown.

Halloween Boo-nanza 
$10 per person
Buckhead Theater
Details: Culture Sol cover band, cash bar of some sort, costume contest. Right in the thick of it all with Buckhead bars right around the corner for the after-party.

If you insist on going out on the night-of, here's one for Sunday ...

Halloween at Tap
No Cover
Tap Midtown
Details: Drink specials and such. You can't beat TAP for a good throwdown that also has a down-home feel!

Check out this website for other options. Any others that you are thinking of attending? And who is staying in and handing out candy to the kiddos?