Parties! Parades! Festivals! It’s that time of year. The biggest parade is the one in Greenwich Village, New York City, where crowds reach two million. The “most adult” is the one in Las Vegas where erotic performances will be added to the music, dancing, and lurking monsters. Long Beach, California, boasts creepy walks and haunted halls on one of the most famous ocean liners in history, the Queen Mary. Louisville, Kentucky, turns the Louisville Zoo into a world of ghosts, superheroes, and talking pumpkins. Atlanta celebrated last Saturday from noon to midnight at the Little Five Points Halloween Festival & Parade, one of the top ten celebrations in the country, where the best costume wins the Witch’s Cup.
Locally, people seem uncertain whether the trick or treaters will make their rounds Saturday or Monday. I’m betting on Saturday when most of the festivals at schools and churches will be held. My celebration will be smaller and quieter. The highlight will be seeing the grands in all their costumed glory. At last report, this year we’ll have a gypsy, a rock star, a werewolf, a pirate, a ninja, an UGA, and a princess. We have a goodly supply of Hershey bars for the masses, and I’m baking cupcakes for the grands. No costume for me. No cupcakes or Hershey bars either, alas! But sticky kisses and grand giggles will keep me from feeling deprived. The six-year-old has already previewed his costume to great applause.
My treat for you is a list of links to help you celebrate whether you’re planning an evening at home or donning a costume to dance the night away.
So, what are you doing Halloween?