Hit Up These Halloween Parties, Starting With A Trip To The 90s!

By: Michael Fossbakk | October 20, 2017

It’s Halloween party season, everyone’s favorite excuse for dressing up as whatever the heck they want. Some people go for the classics: ghouls, ghosts, vampires, zombies, etc. Others like to channel their favorite movies, video games, comic books and more. Whatever the costume may be, dressing up for Halloween is an opportunity that only comes once a year, so don’t waste your costume talents on just any Halloween party.

Joebar/frame in Hazel Park is throwing a 90s-themed Halloween costume party that is gonna be off the chain. That’s right. This throwback is more than just a hashtag on Instagram (though, I totally suspect plenty of photos to be posted during and after the party).

This is your excuse to dust off your jean jacket with patches from your favorite punk and grunge bands. Pull out the matching family-set of windbreakers. Grab your favorite scrunchie and put your hair in a side ponytail. Maybe you were one of those people that wanted all of Madonna’s super unique outfits and held onto them for “sentimental value.” Or maybe you’ve just been looking for any excuse to bring “The Rachel” haircut back (because, honestly, why hasn’t it been brought back already?).

Expect drinks from Grey Ghost’s Will Lee and Rudy Leon, as well as Paul Fradeneck from Mabel Gray and former Standby mixologist Dorothy Elizabeth. Food from celebrated chefs John Vermiglio from Grey Ghost and James Rigato from Mabel Gray will be served. 90s music will boom through the boxes in the walls and ceiling courtesy of DJ CASH4GOLD.

“Joebar and frame were built for one main reason — as a space to collaborate,” Joebar & frame co-owner Cari Vaughn said. “Bringing the city together in terms of chefs, mixologists and music.”

For many, the 90s were “The Glory Years.” Others favor the hair metal days of the 80s or the peace & love of the 70s. Heck. There are actually people that were born in the 21st century. Crazy, I know. For all of those people, a 90s Halloween party may not tickle their spooktacular fancy.

The Haunting at Market Center Park takes place on Friday, October 27 from 7 p.m. till midnight. Tickets are $10 online or $15 the day of and grant you one drink ticket and unlimited appetizers all night. Additional drinks can be purchased, as well as food. Most importantly, there will be a costume contest with five categories (sexiest, duo/group, most original, scariest and funniest). Those competing will have a chance to win cash and prizes. DJ TJ Monte will be spinning music all night and there’ll even be ongoing games of cornhole outside!

Monster’s Ball at The Fillmore in Detroit has a reputation of its own as one of Detroit’s biggest Halloween parties. In addition to great music that you’ll hear and some of the best costumes you’ll see, Monster’s Ball is your chance to see circus performers like, stilt walkers, aerialists, acrobats, illusionists, fire & freak show performers and more. Did we mention the midnight pizza buffet?

For all dog-loving costumers out there, Growl-O-Ween Costume Contest at Three Dog Bakery is where you need to take your four-legged friend to show off just how cute scary your pup can be. There will be four categories for the costume contest: spookiest, most unique, dog/owner duo and fan favorite. The winner of each category will receive a gift bag of goodies and given Three Dog Bakery’s specialty is baked goods for pets, those “goodies” will be sure to make your hound howl for more.