Halloween 2014 – Everything You Need to Know for Fright Night

Halloween has become more than just trick-or-treat. It is a nationwide festival of fun, from little kids all the way to adults, costumes and treats for all. To keep track of it and prepare you for what this year is a big weekend of activity, Splash Magazines Worldwide has put together some tips, treats and events that are sure to keep in the mood for a scare this Halloween.

1 OAK LA is the place to be seen on any normal night in Los Angeles, but when it is Halloween, 1 OAK is an absolute must. This year 1 OAK has turned the holiday into a two night extravaganza. Thursday night it is Paris Hilton's Sexy Haunted Mansion and then on Halloween the following night there is the 1 OAK Haunted Mansion with a DJ set by Nick Cannon. 1 OAK LA will transform into an abandoned Southern manor that will evoke a one-of-a-kind nightlife experience of haunted lost luxury.  Grand candelabras will enclose the bar and DJ booth while a dense tulle fog drifts over the floors.  This early 19th Century New Orleans mansion fallen into decay and disrepair will have a feeling of Voodoo and black magic in the air. For more information 1 OAK LA.

If you are looking for a unique costume, but don’t want to break the bank this Halloween, Savers thrift stores are a great option, with numerous costume possibilities. Savers also passed along some great information they obtained from their fifth annual Halloween Survey.

 •         30% of adults look to traditional themes like vampires or witches for costume inspiration, while 31% get ideas from pop culture, like movies, TV shows and celebrities.

•         Holiday creep is on: 82% of those who usually dress up plan well in advance – on average, preparing for the big day two and a half months ahead of time!

•         With the “selfie” bigger than ever, more than 60% of social media users who dress up report their social networks will impact their costume choices.

•         Prince George is costume royalty this year with respondents picking him as “Best Celebrity Child Costume,” beating out Queen Bey’s Blue Ivy Carter.

•         Americans believe Lady Gaga will take home the award for best Halloween costume this year, followed by Ellen DeGeneres.

•         Survey respondents think Disney’s “Frozen” will glide out in front of “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” and “X-Men: Days of the Future Past” for the top movie costume inspiration.

•         88% of parents report their children dress up for Halloween, and more than 50% let their kids have free reign over their costume choice.

Because each store is filled with more than 100,000 new and gently-used items during Halloween, each store location has specially trained, knowledgeable “Costume Consultants” to help people create their perfect costume by combining items in ways they never thought possible. Follow @Savers_thrift on Instagram and @SaversVVillage on Pinterest for unique and fun Halloween costume ideas, DIY tips, spooky décor, and more.

If you are looking for a healthy alternative to hand out to all of those costumed trick-or-treaters, Pirate’s BOOty has released their Special Halloween-themed 12-packs of .5 ounce Pirate’s Booty Aged White Cheddar. Not only will kids love Pirate’s BOOty, but their parents will thank you as it has less fat and fewer calories than traditional Halloween candy, it has no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives, it is gluten-, peanut-, and tree-nut-free and has 0g trans fat. Make sure to buy some extra as your own kids will be fighting for these tasty snacks this Halloween. For more information visit Pirate’s Booty.

Pirate's Booty

If you are a little too old for trick-or-treating, but want something sweet to get you in the spirit of Halloween, Yogen Früz offers a sweet treat for adults as well as kids and it is a great way to satisfy your sweet tooth with minimal calories. This Halloween Yogen Früz allows you to indulge in flavors such as a Halloween signature Pumpkin in addition to the always popular Strawberry Cheesecake and Chocolate Almond! Yogen Früz provides the body with essential vitamins to help maintain a healthy lifestyle, plus one billion viable probiotic cultures are added to each serving providing you a great alternative to candy this Halloween.

Yogen Fruz

If you are looking for one of the most beautiful locations in Southern California to enjoy your Halloween, head over to Shade Hotel in Manhattan Beach for their Halloween Circus Bash. Shade Hotel will get this Halloween party started on October 31st beginning at 7 p.m. The event is open to the public with no cover charge for admission.  

In addition to the Halloween carnival-inspired decorations, Shade Hotel will also offer specially crafted cocktails, a cotton candy machine, and an array of entertainment including a magician, tarot card reader, DJ and more. A selection of small bites from [email protected]’s regular tapas menu will also be available and will feature the Lobster Brie Corndogs, Buffalo Chicken Lollipops, Mini Truffle Kobe Beef Sliders, in addition to Chef Chris Garasic’s signature Grilled Cheese Sandwiches. 

Guests, ghouls and goblins are encouraged to dress for the occasion showcasing their best Halloween costumes. For more information about Shade Hotel’s Halloween Circus bash Shade Hotel. Shade Hotel is located at 1221 N. Valley Drive in Manhattan Beach.

Shade Hotel

LUCHA VaVOOM--one of Los Angeles’ most celebrated variety show featuring mind-blowing Mexican masked wrestling, burlesque and comedy--returns to Los Angeles’ Mayan Theater on Wednesday, October 29 and Thursday, October 30 for their annual two-night Halloween extravaganza. This year’s Halloween celebration--billed as “Night Of The Vampire”--will feature Special guest Bobcat Goldthwait, superstar wrestlers flown in from Mexico and award-winning burlesque dancers.

If you want to enjoy Halloween but don’t want to pay for it the day next day, make sure to add Never Hungover to your evening lineup. This year, plan in advance and mix in hangover-preventing Never Hungover to your spooky cocktails! The tasty dietary supplement can be consumed between drinks or used as a mixer in all alcoholic beverages as it helps neutralize and process the toxins caused by alcohol in your liver and kidneys so you can party hard on Halloween and wake up feeling great! Never Hungover is also comprised of a natural vitamin blend, antioxidants, amino acids, nutrients, and minerals, allowing you to skip the after-effects of alcohol consumption. Here are two great recipes to enjoy Halloween and will also let you enjoy the day after! For more information visit Never Hungover.


1.5 oz chilled tequila

2 oz Never Hungover

Method: Pour & serve in a rocks glass over ice

 Witch’s Brew

1.5 oz Dark or Spiced Rum

1.5 oz Pineapple Juice

.75 oz Red Cranberry Juice

2 oz Never Hungover

Shake all ingredients over ice and strain.

Never Hungover

Finally if you are going to be out enjoying a party or will be taking the little ones trick-or-treating and want to feel safe and those no little demons will be doing damage to your house, pick up the Izon View. This home monitor is provides a great small, non-intrusive wi-fi video camera that gives you access to a live video feed via your smart phone. So easy to use, it takes less than ten minutes to setup and you can mount it anywhere in your home. You will also get notifications if there is noise or movement, perfect for your home anytime of the year! For more information visit Izon.

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