Fall is in full swing, which means it’s time to figure out your Halloween plans. Whether you are looking for fun for the whole family or a girls night out with your best girlfriends, we’ve got you covered with this guide to the best parties and events from around Metro Detroit.
by Cassie Kunze
1. The Skeletons Are Alive!
5-9 p.m. Oct. 6
215 W. Main St., Northville
Watch skeletons come to life in downtown Northville. This annual Spooktacular celebration is a fun-filled night with live music, food and performances. Admission is free. Get more information here.
2. Halloween Painting Party PMBM hosted by Paintings Made By Me
1:30-4 p.m. Oct. 20
27505 Schoolcraft Road, Suite 27505C, Bldg #3, Livonia
Kids ages 10 and younger are invited for a fun afternoon of a Halloween-themed painting party at the Livonia Commerce Center. Tickets are $20 and the first 10 children to arrive are free. Book here.
3. Halloween Hootnanny
6-8:30 p.m. Oct. 26
607 S. Main St., Second Floor, Plymouth
A drop-off style party hosted by Imagine That! Children’s Art Studio for children aged 5-11. Perfect for a parents’ night out while your kids have blast celebrating Halloween with their friends. Tickets can be purchased here.
4. Monster Mash 2018
6-9 p.m. Oct. 26
6445 Orchard Lake Road, West Bloomfield
Take the whole family to Orchard Mall for a not-so-scary Halloween celebration that is fun for all ages. Activities include costume contests, ghost hunting, a Halloween maze and more. Tickets start at $5 and can be purchased here.
5. Halloween Family Fun Day
1-5 p.m. Oct. 27
Beacon Park in downtown Detroit
Have a fright-fully fun time with your kids at Beacon Park. The day includes a costume parade, face-painting stations, trick or treating and more. Admission is free and food is available for purchase. Get more information here.
6. Franklin Athletic Club Spooktacular
1-3 p.m. Oct. 27
29350 Northwestern Hwy., Southfield
Bring your family and friends for dancing, face painting, live animals and plenty of Halloween fun. Admission is free for members and $2 for the public. Reserve your spot here.
7. A Halloween “Belle” Tea Party
12-1:30 p.m. Oct. 28
100 Townsend St., Birmingham
Treat your little princess to an afternoon tea with Belle from Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast.” This interactive Halloween tea party makes for the perfect girls’ day. Tickets are $45 and can be purchased here.
8. Halloween Bounce Bash – Angels Night
4-8 p.m. Oct. 30
39080 Van Dyke Ave., Sterling Heights
Have a ball at the Bounce House this Halloween with your kids. Each ticket includes free food, refreshments, candy and more. Tickets start at $15 can be purchased here.
1. The Happening – A Haunted Museum Experience
6-11:59 p.m. Oct. 20
1 Towne Square St., Wayne
Have an exciting adventure with your date at the one-night-only haunted experience at the Wayne Historical Museum. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased here.
2. The 12thAnnual Yelloween Halloween Party at Mon Jin Lau Restaurant
9 p.m.-2 a.m. Oct. 24
1515 E. Maple Road, Troy
Make a dinner reservation for two at Mon Jin Lau restaurant and stay to enjoy their annual Halloween party hosted by Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Champagne. Tickets start at $10 and can be purchased here.
3. Spooky Costume Paint Party
7-10 p.m. Oct. 26
15641 E. Warren Ave., Detroit
Treat your date to a night out at the Craft Café. Tickets are $35 and include food, drinks, music and a painting. Book here.
4. Ghost Hunting at the Wayne Museum
8 p.m. Oct. 27
1 Towne Square St., Wayne
The Motor City Ghost Hunters will take teams of 15 with special hunting equipment to make contact with spirits from the beyond at the Wayne Historical Museum. Book your haunted hunting adventure here.
5. Annual Halloween Paranormal Event
Times vary. Oct. 28, 30-31
4421 Woodward Ave., Detroit
Feast on a five-course meal followed by a paranormal estate tour of The Whitney, Detroit’s most famous mansion. Tickets are $150 and can be purchased here.
FRIENDS NIGHT OUT
1. Michigan Curves 3rdAnnual Halloween Party
8 p.m.-2 a.m. Oct. 13
12850 Sibley Road, Riverview
Round up your friends for night out of dancing, costume contests and a great time at Rocky’s Pub for its third annual celebration. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased here.
2. Witches’ Night Out October 2018
5-9 p.m. Oct. 19
It’s the perfect girls night out in downtown Northville. Enjoy a night of special offers, giveaways and discounts at several of the downtown’s retail stores. Get more information here.
3. Ghoul’s Night Out Halloween Beauty Bash
3-8 p.m. Oct. 27
1936 Lawrence St., 2E, Detroit
Held at Hidden Gem Luxury, the event features specialty drinks, premium raffles, a murder mystery and special offers on several cosmetic services including a complimentary brow wax and tint. Tickets can be purchased here.
4. Makeup and Mimosas Masquerade Mixer
7 p.m.-12 a.m. Oct. 27
4760 Saint Aubin St., Detroit
Join the first Motor City Makeup and Mimosas Masquerade Mixer hosted by Lipstick Legacy. Gather your girlfriends to enjoy makeup, mimosas and a sexy costume party. Book your tickets here.
5. Official Halloween Bar Crawl Detroit hosted by Elite Bar Crawls
12-9 p.m. Oct. 27
The party begins at Big City, 1020 Washington Blvd., Detroit.
Get a large group together to participate in the official bar crawl in downtown Detroit. Compete to win a cash prize for best costume and enjoy up to 40 percent off drink specials. Tickets are required and can be purchased here.
6. Another F*cking Halloween Party hosted by Sailor Mouth Yoga
7:30-9 p.m. Oct. 28
1401 Vermont St., Detroit
The night includes a session of “swearing yoga” followed by a silent auction and party games. Proceeds from the party, which will be held at Ponyride Detroit, will benefit Suck It! Suicide/Six Feet Over, a Michigan nonprofit who works to strengthen awareness and provide education on mental illness. Tickets can be purchased here.