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Frightfully Fun Halloween Fetes

3 creepy celebrations to inspire your Halloween

Nothing says spooky season like a good Halloween party, and we at Special Events have seen some delightfully creepy events over the years. Between dramatic lighting and décor, unearthly food and beverages, and enchanting costumed servers, there is inspiration at every corner. Let’s take a look at some of the best we’ve seen. 

A Spooktacular Night (Elias Events) 
A 2022 Gala Award-winning event, this Halloween housewarming used purple lighting, impressive florals, and a creative “mad scientist laboratory” where guests could find alcoholic “shots of courage” or bags for a “blood infusion.” 

Sinners and Saints: Wilkinson Rhodes Makes Halloween Happen at the St. Anthony Hotel (Wilkinson Rhodes) 
A 2016 Gala Award-nominated event, costumed attendees made their way through the circles of hell as they traversed the St. Anthony Hotel, finding their reward at the rooftop bar. 

Ghoul School: AOO Events Creates a Monster Halloween Party (AOO Events) 
This haunted hang greeted guests with a mad organist, a coffin, dry-ice fog, and an Absinthe bar. 

Bonus: Décor Ideas
Horror Story: Halloween Decor for Special Events 
Take a peek at some seriously spooky decorations and props from some of the best morbid prop shops.


If you have photos of a ghoulish event you've planned, send photos and details to [email protected] for a chance to be published in Special Events.

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