This Halloween, give your friends a mighty scare. The Guide has packed in a handy bunch of ideas and gags to pull off this spooky weekend
Where to go
Dress up to win Halloween goodies
Bring out your inner demons and go trick or treating at Crossword. You can dress up as the whackiest characters and indulge in loads of games and activities. The best part: there are spooky Halloween goodies to be won. It is for kids aged 3 to 14 years.
On October 30, 5 pm to 7 pm
At Crossword, Kemps Corner.
Third year Halloween anniversary
Dress up in different costumes as monsters, ghosts, skeletons, witches, and devils and show up at Marimba. There will be an opening House music set by DJ Vishal, a main Hip-Hop set by DJ Sa and a closing R 'n' B set by DJ Rebstar among other acts. The visuals are by Eye Deology and there will be prizes for the best dressed ones. Enjoy!
On Today, from 9 pm onwards
At Ubuntu Fine Dine Restaurant, off New link road, Andheri (W).
Call 9930084232 / 26733333
Groove to The Death Paratha
It's that time of the year when you can legitimately walk around town dressed like a banshee. Bonobo is calling all lovers of spook to hop on your broom and come dressed as a blood-sucking vampire, a sexy nurse or a Somalian pirate. Beware, there will be ghouls, goblins, bat girls and witches running around to frighten you. Enjoy cocktails and bloody shots and get your photos clicked at the photo studio. On Halloween night, you can groove to Mr Dim and The Death Paratha who will play tropical house, teen Rock and angry Electro.
On Today, from 8 pm onwards
At Bonobo, Kenilworth Mall, off Linking Road, Bandra (West).
Where to shop
Put your spooky foot forward
So your friend's throwing a Halloween bash and you don't know what to wear? Head to Party Hunterz for costume shopping. They offer hundreds of options such as vampire dresses, angel and devil mix costumes (if you can't decide what to wear), witch costumes, cutesy pumpkin costumes for kids, wobbly plastic eyeballs and other props. You can also head to Sparkle, which is located nearby, to shop for innovative props for your own party such as these creepy
At Party Hunterz / Sparkle, Ambedkar Road, Bandra (W).
cAll Party Hunterz on 65250747; Sparkle on 26491968
Fancy a bulb and lamp neck pendant?
Ayesha Accessories is offering a range of filigree earrings and trinket butterfly hairclips. Check out their Bulb-and-Lamp neck pendants that actually light up or splurge on some metallic laptop sleeves to add some glitter to your power dressing. Also on offer are multi-hued beads, black as well as multi-coloured bracelets, wrist bands, bangles,
suspenders in pink, silver, blue and more. To complete the goth look, check out the black scarves and black hats which are available at a 20% festive discount.
Till October 31
At Ayesha outlets at Malad, Vashi; at the domestic airport.
Your guide to Halloween
Halloween is observed annually on October 31 and includes activities such as trick-or-treating, costume parties, carving of pumpkins into jack-o'-lanterns and telling scary stories.
Here are some terms you should know about Halloween:
> Trick or treat: Children sport costumes and go from house to house seeking treats such as candy asking Trick or Treat or the threat of a trick performed if there is no treat offered.
> Jack-o'-lantern: A carved pumpkin is known as a Jack-o'-lantern. The top of the pumpkin is cut off, the inside flesh is scooped out and a spooky face is carved onto the pumpkin with a light placed inside to illuminate it.