Best 2014 Halloween Parties For Adults In Metro Detroit

October 2, 2014 8:00 AM

Halloween is soon approaching, and you’ve just realized you don’t have any plans. You decide to leave the kids with a friend or family member and go out on the town. What parties are the best to attend? Read this list to find out.
Theatre Bizarre
Masonic Temple
500 Temple St.
Detroit, MI 48201
theatrebizarre.com

Preview Gala: Oct. 17, 2014
The Illusionists Ball (main event): Oct. 18, 2014

Theater Bizarre is a one-of-a-kind night out at the Masonic Temple theater in Detroit. Tickets sell out fast so make sure to reserve yours ASAP; they’re $65-$75 for the actual event or $200 for the Preview Gala, which is a more intimate gathering. Theater Bizarre calls itself the “greatest masquerade on earth,” and it’s a combination of what could be considered sideshow events with “adult” dancing, cinema and more. Costumes are mandatory, and the Preview Gala has more stringent rules, too; make sure to read the Dress Code Policy before buying tickets.

Ghosts & Goblins Gala
Royal Oak Farmers Market
316 E. 11 Mile Road
Royal Oak, MI 48067
ghostsandgoblinsgala.com

Date: Oct. 24, 2014

If you’re looking for a good time in downtown Royal Oak this October, check out the Ghosts & Goblins Gala, held the weekend before Halloween at the Farmers Market. Craft beers, wines and vodkas, as well as foods, will be served from local area restaurants. The Aaron Vaughn Band will be in attendance, and there will be a photo booth, silent auction and raffles for prize drawings. Tickets are $50 for alcoholic beverages and food samples or $25 for designated drivers (no alcoholic beverages). The gala is also a charity event for Kenya Relief.

Related: Best Halloween Parties in Downtown Detroit

Halloween Monster Bash (Motor City Nightmares)
Sheraton Hotel
21111 Haggerty Road
Novi, MI 48375
(734) 674-1030
motorcitynightmares.com

Date: Oct. 25, 2014

The Halloween Monster Bash, presented by Motor City Nightmares, is held annually at the Novi Sheraton. Last year, there was live music, a zombie pin-up girl pageant, a costume contest, prizes and a movie double-feature. Costumes are required, and tickets can be bought early online for $25 (general admission) or $50 (premium admission).

The Twilight Zone 4D
The Garden Theater
3929 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, MI 48201
twilightzone4d.com

Date: Oct. 25, 2014

The Twilight Zone 4D is back again for 2014, this time at The Garden Theater in Detroit. It’s billed as “Michigan’s largest interactive Halloween experience,” and lets its guests “see, hear, touch, and smell the images projected onto the building’s decor.” The theater will be divided into three themed rooms, and there will be six DJs in total spread throughout. Woodward Entertainment Group brings you this party, and will be using the latest technology to enhance its displays. Sets include horror films, special effects and a “Fifty Shades of Grey”-inspired room.

Nightmare on Woodward
Bleu Detroit
1540 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 974-7799
bleudetroit.com

Date: Oct. 31, 2014

Bleu Detroit brings back its Nightmare on Woodward party this year, presented by the club and Local City Scene. Tickets range from $10-$25 (depending how late into the party you buy them) and can be bought at wantickets.com; buying tickets ahead of time is highly recommended. The party will feature Detroit’s top DJs, and is the party to go to if you want to go out on the actual date of Halloween.

Related: Best Halloween Costumes of 2013

Liz Parker is a freelance writer and a University of Michigan graduate with a degree in Creative Writing and Literature. Her work can be found at Examiner.com and yesnofilms.com.