Even if you don’t do ghosts and goblins, here are some local hotel adventures that will stimulate your inner-trick even you can’t splurge on treats.
Hollywood Never Dies: A Halloween Tribute
So, you watch Celebrity Ghost Stories (shamefully). And you have a thing for James Dean, James Brown and Marilyn Monroe. Well, you never know who you’ll see in the Delano’s Florida Room this Saturday. DJ Aliyo sets the tone while The Big Bounce hits the microphone. Maybe, John Lennon will buy you a cocktail, so dress to resurrect.
Where: Delano Hotel, 1685 Collins. Ave., South Beach,305-672-2000.
When: Saturday, October 31st, 10:30 p.m. -4 a.m.
The Look: Dead Sexy.
Eyes Wide Shut Halloween Masquerade
This sounds interesting: burlesque shows, catwalk mischief, live music and Whiskey Blue’s signature Witch’s Brew (cash bar). Admission is $35 at the door (Let me know if you see Nicole or Tom).
Where: Whiskey Blue @ W Hotel, 401 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd. Ft. Lauderdale, 954-414-8308.
When: Saturday, October 31st, 10 p.m. -3 a.m.
The Look: Masquerade.
True Beach Blood
If you dress up like a vampire, you drink free all night at The Catalina. Plus, you get to gossip about reality celebs—Ariel Stein and Erin Newberg. And if you’re deemed the sexiest vampire, you get a free vacation package.
Where: The Catalina Hotel & Beach Club, 1732 Collins Ave., 305-674-1160.
When: Thursday, October 29th, 9 p.m. -midnight.
The Look: Sexy Vampire motif.
Model Coffins and Liquid Metal at The Setai
DJs Paul Sevigny, Crystal and Johnny The Boy spin in a guise of vampires, models who will be in coffins, a Liquid Metal fashion show and “half dead dancers.” (That’s what it said in the press release). There’s also an open bar from 8 p.m. -9:30pm.
Where: The Setai Hotel, 2001 Collins Ave., 305- 520-6500. Note: RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org prior before Thursday.
When: Thursday, October 29th, 8 p.m. -2a.m. (show at 10 p.m.)
The Look: “Scary chic.”
First Annual Halloween-themed Full Moon Costume Party at DiLido Beach Club
Enjoy tricked-out $7 Luna cocktails, fire thrower performances, telescope-moon stalking, $5 valet parking, and Mediterranean appetizers prepared by Celebrity Top Chef contestant Jeff McInnis. All this in a guise of world music spun by DJ Edwin Adams.
Where: The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach, 1 Lincoln Rd., 786-276-4000.
When: Saturday, Oct. 31, 7 p.m. -11 p.m.
The Look: Costumes preferred, but not required.
"The Beach Chronicles" Halloween Event
BRPR, BeScene Magazine, Select Vodka and Myfirstsingle.com present the Marvel Comic-y Beach Chronicles "Cherry is Coming" Halloween gala, and it's FREE. I hear there’s going to be complimentary TBC cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, celebrities and an opportunity to be “immortalized” in the next chronicle "Miami Circle in a Box."
Where: The Victor Hotel, 1144 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach, 305-428-1234.
When: Friday, Oct. 30, 9 p.m. -1 a.m.
The Look: Less gore, more couture.
Trick O'Treatment at Willow Stream Spa
Try brewed-up facial TREATments the month of October, but on Oct. 31st, Willow Stream is offering complimentary personalized beauty BOOsting serums (a $45- 49 value) and 25% off any bewitching masque when booking a 60 or 90-minute facial experience.
Where: The Fairmont Turnberry Isle Resort & Club, 19999 West Country Club Dr., Aventura, 305-933-6930.
Note: Valet parking is complimentary with food and beverage or spa purchase.
When: Saturday, Oct. 31, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
The Look: Naked, but not required.
Spooktacular Halloween Dinner
Enjoy a three-course Halloween-themed dinner at Cascata Grille - arugula and watermelon salad with pumpkin seed dressing, boil and bubble cauldron calabaza soup, mahi-mahi served with black risotto and swamp cabbage or braised beef short ribs with a harvest vegetable-filled mini pumpkin and blood orange crème brûlée for dessert. It’s $32 per person, but a la carte menu will also be available.
Where: Cascata Grille in The Fairmont Turnberry Isle Resort & Club, 19999 West Country Club Dr., Aventura, 786-279-6800.
When: Saturday, Oct. 31, 6 p.m. -10 p.m.
The Look: Costumes welcome, but not required.
Second Annual Halloween Witching Hour
While the movie Frankenstein sets the eerie tone, The Lobby Lounge-turned haunted house will feature a menu that includes beguiling desserts and cocktails like Witches’ Brew, Dracula’s Indulgence and Boo!-tini ($12- $14).
Where: The Fairmont Turnberry Isle Resort & Club, 19999 West Country Club Dr., Aventura, 305- 932-6200.
When: Saturday, Oct. 31, 5 p.m. -11 p.m.
The Look: Costumes welcome, but not required.