Halloween is huge -- $8 billion huge, that is. Seven out of ten Americans will be celebrating this year -- that's 170 million people. And let's be honest, this is a time of year when normal folks tend to go a bit crazy.
Bath salt zombies will be running down the streets. Obamas and Romneys will be pressing the flesh. Sesame Street characters will be popping up left, right, and center. Honey Boo Boo will be walking down the stage. And of course don't forget those token sexy nurses, firefighters, cops, or whatever scantily-clad characters women choose to conjure up.
If you're looking to get in on some of the Halloween action, this is the page for you. We have five awesome Halloween parties for you to attend.
5. Zombie Apocalypse Halloween Party
Between Walking Dead and Bath Salt zombies, zombies are kind of a big deal this year. Dada in Delray is jumping on the Zombie bandwagon with its Zombie Apocalypse Halloween Party. The party, which starts at 10 p.m. is offering a free drink for anyone who comes as zombie or any other form of undead. Beach Day and the Butchers will be performing.
Of course Polynesian restaurants and Halloween go hand in hand. Friday night starting at 5 p.m., the Mai Kai is hosting the fourth annual Hulaween. From 5 to 7 p.m., Atomic Grog will host the Atomic Retro Happy Hour Pre-Party with half-priced drinks and appetizers, as well as a special "lost cocktail" from the fifties.The official event kicks off at 7 p.m., with three sets from Slip and the Spinouts. The costume contest starts at 10 p.m.
3. Halloween Bash Party
Haven't had the chance to check out the recreated retro Copacabana yet? Throw on your Madmen costume Saturday night and get over there. Doors open at 5 p.m. for dinner, but the band and party really start around 9 p.m. Music will include Kevin Ceballo performing live, special guest New York DJ Rob-Lo, and Resident DJ George Ferraro. The place is offering cash prizes for best costumes.
2. Halloween Horror Nights 3
Didn't get a chance to check out Universal's Halloween Horror Nights this year? No worries. Whiskey Tango is hosting an event with the same name. The party starts at 9 p.m. on Saturday night at the Hollywood bar. There will be multiple costume contests -- including sexiest and best overall -- drink specials, and live music performed by Lazy Bonez.
1. Halloween Monster Bash
True fans of the Halloween holiday make sure to head out on the real Ol' Hallows Eve. This year on Halloween night (Wednesday), the Funky Biscuit in Boca, is hosting a Monster Bash with the Heavy Pets and special guests the Sol Driven Train. The event is featuring drink specials, a costume contest, cash prizes, and concert tickets.
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