Halloween may seem like it’s meant for kids, but by far the people who get the most out of it are adults. It’s the one night they get to dress up, let loose, and feel young again.
Costume parties are great. Call it nostalgia if you want, grown ups jump at the chance of throwing on costumes and acting like their 10. Whether you’re the type to throw something together last minute, haphazardly assembling whatever’s left on the shelves at Spirit Halloween, or if you’re someone who goes to painstaking lengths to plan out the best costume months in advance, there’s no shortage of costume parties here in the Valley.
If you’re looking to throw on something fun and have a good time this October, here are 5 of the top can’t miss costume parties:
Scottsdale Halloween Pub Crawl
For just $25 you can get one all-access pass to over 10 bars and nightclubs throughout Old Town Scottsdale. Pub crawlers can enjoy drink discount vouchers and tickets for a free ‘welcome shot’ at select venues. Join hundreds of other costumed partiers and rage through the streets of Old Town.
When: Friday October 25th at 6 pm
Where: Old Town Scottsdale
Tickets: Tickets available online for $25 plus a $3.42 fee
This one is a can’t miss (for those 21+). With arealists, costumed dancers, and an outdoor ultra lounge, Wicked Ball is the Valley’s hottest halloween party. This year’s ball features live music from EDM superstars; Showtek, Sam Feldt, and Brooks . Come in your best costume and get the chance to win a portion of a $10,000 cash price. This year’s theme is Carn-Evil.
When: Saturday October 26th at 9 pm
Where: The Grand Ballroom and Talking Stick Resort
9800 Talking Stick Way, Scottsdale, AZ
Tickets: General admission prices are $50 and VIP prices are $90 (includes 5 drinks)
The day off prices are $60 and $100. Tickets are available online now.
2nd Annual BooFest
This year is the second installment of the now annual BooFest. Hosted by Da Secret Society, BooFest is an all costume party with cash prizes including $100 for the best male and female costume. Featuring a cash bar and food with lots of BOOze, this new Halloween party on the scene is sure to make a splash.
When: Saturday October 26th at 8 pm
Where: Bizzle’s on Central
3602 South Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ
Halloween Spooktacular Block Party
With tons of activities from pumpkin carving and face painting to an interactive slime station, Spooktacular Block Party is fun for the whole family. The event takes place between Modern Market and Blaze Pizza.
When: Friday October 25th from 5 – 8 pm
Where: The Promenade
16243 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, AZ
Tickets: The event is free and open to all
Thriller Halloween Costume Party
Hosted by Team Hustler, Thriller Halloween Costume Party will feature music from DJ Pest. Doors open at 10 pm with a $10 cover fee. Come with your best costume and you could win a $300 cash prize.
When: Friday October 18th at 9 pm
Where: The Bench Bar
1807 E Baseline Rd, Tempe, AZ