I recently got to sit down and do a podcast for “Below the Surface” and an interview for my local Fox station (Fox 11 LA for “Good Day LA”). Here are links to both. Please enjoy and hope you all had a great Halloween!
With most events canceled this year, it has been difficult, but not impossible, to find events to attend this year for Halloween.
A lot of haunts have revised plans to make their once walk-thru haunts, drive-thru instead. Because of this, most of them have revised them to be family-friendly. One such event is Haunt0ween in Woodland Hills, CA.
A link to their site is here, so see if you can score some last-minute tickets. It is worth the price!
The experience is about 20 minutes or so, with some Halloween vignettes and a “neighborhood” with spooky (but not too spooky) characters and trick or treating. The candy is handed out by baskets and socially distant.
I had to take a picture of that cow, because he looks like the meanest cow in existence, and we could not stop giggling about it! We had an amazing time and hope you can take in an event or two this Halloween!
Then we took in an outside dinner, which was a nice change from being at home all the time. Beret from Kreepsville 666 and pentagram dress from Wish. My mask is from Spirit Halloween. Click on links to buy.
Recently, I had the rare adventure out with my boyfriend, Bill, to Knotts’ Berry Farm for their Taste of Falloween Event.
Taste of Falloween is a food festival held at Knotts outdoors. All of the rides were closed, as were most of the shows. The main stage, however, had some bands and magicians. The event was set up with countless tables and chairs, so you could sample the food and socially distance. When you were walking around, masks were required. A temperature check was also done on entry to the park. So, long story short, we felt very safe to attend.
Unlike Knotts’ Scary Farm, which was canceled due to COVID, this event is all ages. Like Knotts’ Scary Farm, this event was costumes encouraged, with some of the usual restrictions.
The food was amazing, and we had a great time! It was so nice to get out and enjoy a Halloween event!
The Ghost Town Alive characters of Calico were about, but on balconies or appeared in upstairs windows to maintain social distancing. Camp Snoopy is open for trick or treating only, no rides were operating, but their were some Peanuts characters in their Halloween best to entertain us as well.
Both sites run very, VERY small. So, please check the sizing with your body measurements and not what size you usually wear. Example is that both of these dresses I got in a 5xl. I usually wear a 2xl or 3xl, depending on the brand.
Recently, we went to a couple of horror-themed shows and conventions in the LA area.
The first was Son of Monsterpalooza in Burbank. This was a first for both of us. The kiddo and I have never been to a horror-themed convention before. I enjoyed this show a lot. I was impressed with the celebrity meet and greets offered by the show. Furthermore, the celebrities are at their tables and you just walk up and chat, get autographs and photos. No lines, no lotteries, no fuss.
I made a couple of nice purchases on the floor. This purse from Rock Rebel and this cat dress by Kreepsville 666. Click on links to peruse their sites.
The second show was Spookshow at Halloween Club in Orange County. This show was an outside horror-themed flea market in their parking lot and the huge Halloween Store had almost everything marked down.
This show had free admission, which was nice, but there were far fewer vendors and the store was pretty junky and crowded.
Here are some photos from the show floor and the lot at Spookshow.
I did get these sunnies at the show, but the vendor doesn’t have a website for you to check out, unfortunately.
But, most importantly, me and the kiddo had a lovely day out, which is why we do what we do!
The google eye figures, cauldron and witch hat light are from Target. The glitter pumpkins and velvet pumpkin are both from Michael’s.
Not all items are available anymore, so our shopping links are to each store’s Halloween Store pages so you can go from there. If I find specific links, I will put them in the picture descriptions above for you.