Don your best costume (c’mon, we want to see something innovative) and head to one of these Boston-area parties for creepy cocktails, best dressed competitions, and Halloween-inspired menus.
RISE of the Jack O’Lanterns
Attend RISE of the Jack O’Lanterns and feast your eyes on thousands of beautifully carved pumpkins. The event is made for all ages, and will allow guests to walk along a path lined with 5,000 spooky pumpkins. Use what you see as inspiration, as the event also offers a carving station where guests can watch talented artists create the magical pumpkins for the show. RSVP here. October 27-30. 200 Seaport Blvd
Dead Sexy Burlesque at The Beehive
Explore a different side of Halloween by attending The Beehive’s Dead Sexy Burlesque Cabaret. Guests will be transported to the Evil Laboratory, and will meet Mad Scientist Dr. Johanny Porkenpie and his three peek-a-boo darlings. Guests will enjoy a Halloween-themed dinner specials and cocktails by Executive Chef Gregory Torrech and the evening’s sponsor, Beam Suntory. October 27. 5 p.m.-12 a.m. 541 Tremont St., 617-423-0069
Murder Mystery at Brass Union
Find your inner detective and partake in the classic game of “Who Done It?” at Brass Union. On Halloween night, guests will help to decipher a mystery and compete in a costume contest and dance the night away with spooky sounds. October 31. 8 p.m. 70 Union Square, Somerville, 617-623-9211
Walk The Plank: Fashion Show Party
Take your love for costume fashion to the next level by attending this fashion show hosted by FOMO Prescription. Guests can expect a Project Runway-like competition as local designers battle it out for the best costume design. Special guests include Style-wire.com blogger, Elissa Garza, and DJ Hizzy. October 29-30. Tickets are $30-$44.99. 26 Chandler St.
11th Annual Pumpkin Carving Contest at The Independent
Compete in pumpkin carving during this annual event as you are pitted against teams to create the ultimate pumpkin art. Judged by The Indo staff, the winning team will receive a $40 gift certificate. Guests can expect Wachusett Brewing Company “Pumpkan Ale” on hand poured into pumpkins. 7- 10 p.m. 75 Union Square, Somerville, 617-440-6022
Skip the sugar high this Halloween and join Executive Chef Paul Turano at Cook for his take on your childhood favorites. Featured menu items include candy corn caramel popcorn infused with candied bacon and rice crispy s’mores for dessert. October 31. 825 Washington St, Newton. Call 617-964-2665 to RSVP.
“Halloween On The Harbor” at The Seaport Hotel
Join TAMO Bistro and Bar at the Seaport Hotel as they host the 7th annual “Halloween on the Harbor.” Guests can expect to ride on Duck Boats from TAMO to 14 other local venues as they enjoy creepy cocktails and appetizers. Tickets purchased in advance will donate $10 to the Friends of For Point Channel. October 28. 7-10 p.m. 1 Seaport Lane, 617-385-4304
Ship Wrecked Aboard the Provincetown II
Board the Provincetown II for a cruise-inspired night filled with dancing, classy cocktails, and costumes. Guests will have access to a three-hour cash bar, as well as beautiful scenic views of Boston throughout the night. October 31. Boarding time is 6:45 p.m. Departure time is 7:30 p.m.Tickets are $30-$99. RSVP here. 200 Seaport Blvd.