Halloween is for those who enjoy being haunted and helpless. I personally am not one of those people at all but I thought you’d appreciate a list of the top five ways to spend this spooky holiday. After you choose a plan from this list, all you need is a costume and maybe a bag for treats.
1. Halloween Parade
New York City’s 41st annual Village Halloween Parade takes place on October 31, 2014 from 7:00pm to 11:00pm. The parade marches from Spring Street to 16th street on 6th avenue. This parade is the livest event in NYC. Everyone is welcome to participate in the parade but you must arrive between 7pm and 9pm and you MUST be wearing a costume. Everyone else is more than welcome to watch.
For more information visit halloween-nyc.com
2. Haunted Houses
There’s nothing like being haunted and helpless at a haunted house on Halloween. If being frightened is your kind of thing then a haunted house is your place to be. Three haunted houses that will absolutely scare you to death are Blackout, Nightmare and Blood Manor . Ticket prices are between $30 and $60. Visit each site for further details.
(Photo via examiner.com)
3. Halloween Themed Restaurants
How about a dinner out at a halloween themed restaurant? It’s the best of both worlds, food and fun. The famous Jekyll & Hyde Restaurant provides live entertainment and food. The Witches Brew provides a creepy yet cool environment for you Halloweeners with great desserts and nice scenery.
4. Fright Fest at Six Flags
Since Halloween lands on a Friday you have more than enough time to visit Fright Fest at Six Flags over the weekend. Grab a group of friends, take a mini road trip and have some fun. Tickets are still on sale and hey, be a big kid and live a little.
5. Halloween Parties
What better way to celebrate Halloween than a costume themed Halloween party? The best parties always have a winner for best costume. A few parties that I’m sure will leave you haunted and helpless are pictured below:
Adult Halloween Costume Party
Friday October 31st.
On The East Coasts Largest and Most Luxurious Yacht
The Hornblower Infinity!
(353 West St Pier 40)
Pure Adult Fun! Scary Halloween Decoration Throughout The Entire Yacht! Scare Tactics In Full Effect! Hot Dinner Buffet Included. Costumes Required!
$250 Cash & Free Bottle of Moet Rose for Best Costume!!
Boarding Passes $50
Music By Power 105.1
Advance Birthday & Table Packages Include
Choice of 2 Bottles & 4 Boarding Passes $750
Choice of 4 Bottles & 6 Boarding Passes $1400
Choice of 8 Bottles & 8 Boarding Passes $2500
Each Additional Bottle $275
For More Info and Ticket Delivery
call 646.578.9136 or Loopstarevents@gmail.com
Visit websterhall.com for information
Brooklyn homes some of the best restaurants and food in New York City. A lot of Brooklyn’s restaurants are great places that you would pass by if you didn’t know what was inside. To my surprise Brooklyn has decided to create a Brooklyn based restaurant week experience called “Dine In Brooklyn.” From October 20-23rd and October 27-30th over 150 restaurants are providing a pre-fixe dinner menu for $25 and a 2 for $15 lunch menu. If you have any restaurants in mind that you have been meaning to try, this is your time to check the list and make some time to participate in this celebration. Some of my favorite restaurants that are included in this list are Footprints, Sugarcane, Milk River and Peaches. Do you have and Brooklyn based restaurants that you think I should try? Comment below and let me know where I should go!
No dining experience is complete without a sweet indulgence at the end. Dessert is always a happy ending to a great meal. Today we are celebrating that happy ending. It’s National Dessert Day! If you constantly have a sweet tooth like I do, this list is for you. I’m sharing five of my favorite desserts and where they are located. I suggest you grab your happy ending partner and indulge in something sweet. :-)
1. Apple Pie
The apple pie from Witches Brew is amazing! The crust is flaky, the pie is warm and paired with ice cream and whipped cream the experience is delightful. Fall is here and apple pie is always a fall favorite, trust me this pie is worth it.
2. Red Velvet Cupcake
Have you been to Georgetown Cupcake? If you haven’t, you need to go to one immediately! Georgetown’s cupcakes are freshly baked and they are delicious. My favorite cupcake is their red velvet cupcake. It is soft, has a great red velvet taste and is topped with a cream cheese frosting with a fondant heart. My second favorite cupcake is the chocolate sundae. (Unfortunately this cupcake is seasonal.) Both are delicious and great to order for celebrations or to pick up for an after dinner dessert.
3. Warm Chocolate Molten Cake
Nothing warms my heart more than chocolate cake. I am absolutely a chocoholic and chocolate cake is my biggest addiction. So for me, nothing is better than a warm chocolate molten cake paired with vanilla ice cream and whipped cream. One of my favorite molten cakes is from Martha’s Country Bakery. The cake is a nice sized, it’s delicious and my heart is always warmed with happiness at the end of my experience.
4. Mandarin Cheesecake
Now I know this choice is a bit far fetched because this cheesecake is from a restaurant called The Rock Grill on the Bahamas Celebration ship but I had to include it on my list. The Mandarin Cheesecake was so perfect that I ordered two. It was light and refreshing, sweet and satisfying. It was the perfect ending to dinner and honestly I want to eat it again!
5. Mini Indulgences
At the end of every meal at Seasons 52 the waiter brings out a tray of 7 mini indulgences. Your eyes will light up when this tray arrives and you will want every single one displayed, even if you don’t normally eat it. I have tried a few of the indulgences but I can’t suggest a favorite because they change every season. I do know that after you a great meal, these desserts are the perfect happy ending.