The scariest time of the year is fast approaching. But look no further, your Halloween party is going to be an absolute stunner. We have your fashion and culture fix sorted. Our friends at DesignMyNight have the low-down on the best Halloween events across the UK. From scary film screenings at the top of The Shard to a champagne murder mystery dinner, it’s about time you started to plan that killer outfit, and where you’re gonna go. . .
Psycho Halloween Screening At The Shard – London
If you’re after the setting of all settings to watch one of the scariest films of all time, nothing quite beats The View From The Shard. On October 31st you’ll be able to watch Psycho (with an expertly made cocktail in hand) at a pulse-racing 69 floors above London, amid a backdrop of stunning skyline views. To add a little extra decadence to your evening, you’ll be able to get a macaroon and Grey Goose espresso martini pairing during the interval.
Halloween party at the roof gardens – London
One of London’s most glamorous rooftops, The Roof Gardens, will be undergoing a ghoulish makeover this Halloween. Expect silver cobwebs, eerie graves and other ghastly things in the (once beautiful) gardens. As you drink, dance and dine to celebrate the scariest holiday of the year. You can sink your fangs into bites from a BBQ on the night. Try to turn up early, as you’ll get a complimentary ‘twisted apple’ cocktail before 10pm. Make sure you dig out your best costume for London’s creepiest garden party. If you opt for less ghoul and more fashionista we suggest the pretty Elise, new in at Little Black Dress, perfect for sipping those toe-curling cocktails. . .
Caption: perfect Halloween party killer outfit. Elise from the new Little Black Dress Collection.
Murder In Mayfair – London
Recently crowned as London’s Best Bar, Hush Mayfair will be luring in guests for a theatrical murder mystery dining experience this Halloween party season. Although you might think you’re there for a family auction of Lord and Lady Thornley-Cruttock’s most prized family heirlooms, all is not as it seems. You’ll get a Crystal Head Vodka cocktail on arrival, before making your way into the private dining room of the haunted townhouse for a beautiful three-course meal, where you’ll discover what really happens in this ultra glamorous area of London.
Murder for one of our dresses? Opt for our new Little Black Dress Collection AW17 feathered dresses for the ultimate glamorous take on Halloween.
Halloween Dining Experience – London
Fancy heading to a supernatural dinner party this Halloween? Bread Street Kitchen will be donning a significantly darker look to host a gruesome banquet, and you’re all invited. Your dining area will be draped with blackened pumpkins, flickering candles and hanging skeletons. And, the quirky menu will include the likes of pig’s head croquettes and veal shin with smashed pumpkin. Wow! Yummy! Cocktail-wise, there will be a host of specially themed drinks, each one being just as potent as the last.
Carnival Of Carnage – London
The King’s Head is a private members’ club in Hackney known for its Instagram-worthy decor (think taxidermy leopards, statement wallpaper and pink plush seats), and they’re hosting an extravagant Halloween bash this year called the Carnival of Carnage. Prepare to be transported into a four-storey maze of haunting storytelling, peculiar seances and a seriously spooky cinema. Fancy dress wise, think dandy devils, tail coated terrors and clowns in cravats.
Fabulous feathers, try our Jackie Dress. It makes for a dramatic, and rather elegant outfit choice for masked balls or a themed dinner party.
Halloween In The Sky – London
If you’re after a Halloween event with a difference, there’s no place better than Sky Garden. Located a nerve-wracking 35 floors above London’s bustling streets, your decadent night will begin with themed-cocktails and a helping hand from talented makeup artists to help you complete your look. Once suitably spooked up, you can kill your hunger with sharing plates before tearing up the dancefloor to live bands and DJs. Best dressed will bag themselves a bottle of Champagne on the night too, giving you yet another excuse to splash out on a new outfit.
Voodoo Ball – Liverpool
The Voodoo Ball is one of Liverpool’s most popular Halloween shindigs, and that’s largely due to its spectacular theme. The line-up of entertainment will feature drum troupes, martial arts, blazing fire performers and some seriously creepy theatrical clowns.
Martlets Halloween Ball – Brighton
If you were looking for an excuse to go to town on a new outfit, you’re in luck. The Grand Hotel in Brighton is throwing a massive ball for Halloween, and it’s a black tie affair. You’ll be welcomed with a glass of champagne, before feasting on a decadent three-course meal. Don’t get too relaxed though, there’s going to be some spooky twists thrown in, as well as a scary photo booth and live music. Perfect Black Tie elegance comes in the form of our new in Zara dress.
Halloween joy with this Jywal embellished dress.
This Halloween party outfit is scarily gorgeous. Try the longer-lasting eyeliner from Daniel Sandler and slip on the sexy boots from Truffle. Be ladylike with an Aftershock clutch and experiment with glamour ear cuffs from Johnny Loves Rosie.
Festival Of The Dead – Manchester
There’s a Festival of The Dead Halloween party happening in Manchester this year and you’d be dead foolish to miss it. Inspired by the famous Mexican Día de los Muertos festival, there will be professional artists doing sugar skull face painting alongside nail-biting circus acts, killer DJs and a colourful mix of carnival performances.
Madame Clicquot Murder Mystery – Edinburgh
Think you’ve got what it takes to solve a murder mystery? The murder in question is of Madame Clicquot (AKA the grand dame of champagne). So, expect a luxurious yet spine-tingling affair when you head to Lulus. Starting with a champagne cocktail, you’ll get to enjoy a four-course meal accompanied by glasses of Veuve Clicquot; but you’ll have to find the clues and eavesdrop on suspicious conversations to help you solve the murder. The dress code is elegant and chic. So you can take this as a sign to buy that slinky dress you’ve had your eye on. We love the Nadine Merabi black Arabella. Or what about the D.Anna dress, pictured below?
Killer outfit: perfect for dinner date glamour or for ghoulishly good fun. Try D.Anna for red metallic slip dress vibes; Red Carpet Manicure for black nail varnish. Or opt for a make-up swirl some Daniel Sandler Goddess lipstick.An Aftershock clutch and simple court shoes from Truffle complete the show-stopping ensemble.
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