Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Halloween for Grown-ups

It is almost October, and I am thinking about what to do on Halloween (other than handing out candy to 200 kids who know our neighborhood is a good one to trick-or-treat in - that's just an estimate since we turned the light out last year after one hour and 100 kids). *

There's no way I'll get all tarty and dress up as a "sexy" whatever (kitten/nurse/devil/bumblebee etc.). But we love Halloween and want to celebrate it with adults, as well as the trick-or-treaters. Last year we dropped in on a party at the coolest apartment on Main Street in Bethlehem.

I just heard about a WDIY fundraiser at Allentown Brew Works called "One Ale of a Night" on Halloween, and it sounds fun: Guests are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite forest deity or nature spirit (though costumes are optional). $70/person.

I also saw an ad in Lehigh Valley Style for Black Out III, a party that benefits the MAC AIDS Fund and AIDS Activities Office of Lehigh Valley Hospital, on October 15 (close, but not 10/31; however, the ad features a woman seemingly wearing a mask made out of a lacy bra, and black attire is recommended). The festivities begin at 8 p.m. at Melt's Level 3 and tickets are $30 each.

The American Lung Association is hosting a party called Thriller at Masquerade at the Holiday Inn Conference Center in Fogelsville on November 13. Since the costume stores will slash prices after October 31, they might be on to something. Tickets are $125 and there's only one hour of open bar (cash bar after), so go early.

I was wondering, does anyone know of other options for a fun, grown-up Halloween in the Lehigh Valley?

* If you are thinking about taking your kids trick-or-treating in a neighborhood other than your own, prepare to get funny looks.

1 comment:

  1. I don't have any great ideas, but the last time I went for a costume I went as "Peggy Bundy" and most of the people at the party (it was a friend's party and his roommates were all Lehigh undergrads) didn't even know who Peggy Bundy was! Talk about feeling like you've outgrown halloween.