Halloween for Foodies: Eight Parties

Here's a look at some parties in the area on or around Halloween night:

Howling Upscale parties at Wild

Olives in Boca Raton (Thursday, October 28) and Lola's,

in Delray Beach (Friday, October 29). Costume contest, light appetizers,

and drinks -- both for charity. Cost is $15 in advance, $20 at door --

noncostumed guests, dress in black dress and black tie. Go to

for more info, or call 561-637-4441 for tickets.

The Mai-Kai

hosts its Hulaween party 

Friday, October 29. First drink is free;

apps are half-price 7 to 8 p.m. Costume prizes and live band. Call 954-563-3272

and receive a free raffle ticket to win a mystery drink; go to the website for

more info:


McGee's in Delray Beach hosts a "Fright Night " bash à la Irish

bar on Saturday, October 30. Live entertainment, costume prizes, and more at the

pub; no entry charge. Drink specials and giveaways, including a cruise. Call



the Hookah in Fort Lauderdale is throwing a "Heroes vs. Villains"

costume party Saturday, October 30, from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m., with free candy, plus

drink specials all night. Costume prizes total $5,000. DJs spin music. VIP tables

available; call 954-761-8686, or visit


Sushi Bar is throwing a "Boo Bash" -- half-price Boo Bites (select

sushi and appetizers) and Potent Potions (beer, wine, sake, and

cocktails including the Blushing Geisha) from 8 p.m. to midnight on Sunday,

October 31; call 561-340-2112, or visit

Moonfest 2010
, one of the biggest street parties in the

area, howls on Halloween night from 7 p.m. till 1 a.m. on Clematis Street in

West Palm Beach. The party goes on till 4 a.m. at Respectables,

the Lounge, and O'Shea's Irish Pub. A VIP ticket is $30 ($40 at

the gate) for  free drinks and food served all night. Costume prizes total

$1,000. For more information and tickets, call 561-667-1030.

Boos and

Brews is Halloween night at Whole Foods Palm Beach Gardens. In the

store, sample more than 100 beers and wines for a $20 donation (benefiting

Autism Speaks) from 6 to 10 p.m. In the courtyard, for the whole family,

there's live music, a costume contest, a crafts fest, and more. Visit

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