This eerie night originated 2,000 years ago when the Celts celebrated their new year on November 1. This marked the end of summer and harvest and the beginning of winter, a season associated with coldness, darkness, and death. It is believed that the boundary between the living and the dead become blurred on this night. During Halloween, the Celts would wear costumes and burn crops in a big bonfire as an offering to the spirits.
In the late 1800s, Americans fashioned Halloween into more about neighborly get-togethers, thus starting the tradition of trick-or-treating and Halloween parties.
Halloween parties are NOT just for kids.
Halloween is a great time for kids to dress up, go out with friends and let loose around the neighborhood. Who says that has to stop when you’re an adult?
In recent years, people have been very creative in choosing themes for different celebrations. Popular Halloween party themes are based on movies, like Harry Potter or Hocus Pocus. Some are based on horror books, like It, Carrie and Goosebumps. Having motifs adds a challenge in dressing up and also plays with nostalgia because these are things we enjoyed when we were growing up.
Travel to a SPOOKtacular era.
The Cottonwood Club is bringing the decadent, glamorous parties of the 1920s together with creepy, hair-raising elements of Halloween that we love. Imagine the scandalous and alluring ambiance of speakeasies during the Prohibition Era combined with blood, witchcraft, ghouls, and monsters. You’re in for a wicked good time.
The fun starts with dressing up.
Take your flapper dresses, pearl necklaces, fedora hats, and suspenders, but don’t stop there. This won’t be your regular roaring 20s party, because we’re all going to be DEAD. Yes, turn up the spookmeter because The Cottonwood Club is giving you an awesome excuse to get your creative and creepy juices flowing! Don’t go easy on the tricks because prizes will be given to the best costume!
It’s Halloween Spookeasy. Don’t be afraid to let loose and get spooky because whatever happens at the Cottonwood Club… never happened.