My Halloween in Huntsville
“Double, double toil and trouble; fire burn and cauldron bubble.”
William Shakespeare- Macbeth.
Break out your costumes, your favorite candy, and scary movies, move over Huntsville it’s Halloween 2020! As it’s Quarantine Halloween this year, Huntsville will host some of our beloved treats of the season that are both family-friendly and adult-friendly.
To ring in the fall, thank goodness, many will be celebrating inside this year cooking, house decorating, trick or treating, and watching their favorite Halloween classics, something anyone can do safely. Whether it be perfectly gruesome faire, dripping with raspberry blood jelly, there are many creative ways to enjoy Halloween without going out if that be your desire.
With 31 Days of Halloween on Free Form and the Classic Thrillers on the Turner Classic Channel, some will be enjoying their time binge watching and gorging on cavity laden sweets while watching their favorite thrillers. Thrillers such as The Rocky Horror Picture Show, The Bride of Chucky, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Hocus Pocus, Gremlins, and Bed Knobs and Broomsticks are just a few that I have already started to enjoy in the comfort of my own home. Both channels are full of your nostalgic favorites.
If Binge watching movies, Halloween Pumpkin Carving shows, and Bake offs cannot satisfy your thirst, below is a list of potential events that can tickle your fancy this year in Huntsville.
As I have already made my first pot of chili, broken out my favorite Farm Apple Pumpkin candle, I also couldn’t help but include a little Halloween cuisine to help make things frightfully festive this year.
It’s also a fun time to break out a few literary favorites such as Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, any Stephen King horror, Washington Irving’s The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, and absolutely any Edgar Allan Poe if keeping your kids awake and trembling, while hopped up on a sugar rush be your wish.
As we are fortunate to enjoy the events around town this year, please be safe and sound on your spooky journey this month, no need for extra surprises this year. Practice appropriate precautions with the poison of your choice with no drinking and driving, in cars or on your new model broomstick. Keep your kids safe, your masks on, and enjoy the much-needed cooler weather. Happy Quarantine Halloween Everyone!
Eat, drink, and be scary while having a Fang-tastic time!
Here are a few Huntsville Halloween events and my favorite ways to celebrate with!
Monster Movies at the Mill
Lowe Mill Arts and Entertainment
10/24 Trick R Treat
10/30 It Follows
10/31 Little Shop of Horrors
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Halloween Block Party
Green Pea Press – Lowe Mill Arts and Entertainment
Saturday, October 24, 2020 at 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
2720 Governors Drive
Huntsville Only Drag Brunch Halloween Spooktacular
Straight to Ale
October 25, 2020 at 2:30 pm
October 27 at 11:00 am
2610 Clinton Avenue
Halloween with the Go-Go Killers and Friends
Sidetracks Music Hall
Saturday October 31, 2020, 8:00 pm to November 1, 2020 at 1:00 am
415 Church Street
Top 50 Halloween Recipes, How To Halloween At Home Celebration Guide www.foodnetwork.com My favorites include: Witch Finger Cookies, No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Brain, Pumpkin Cheese Ball, Berry Eyeball Punch, Skeleton Meat Platter, and Halloween Deviled Tea Eggs, Scary Meatballs.
Halloween Pumpkin Carving Ideas
45 Easy Pumpkin Carving Ideas That Anyone Can Pull Off In Time For Halloween www.goodhousekeeping.com Pineapple Carving for Halloween www.youtube.com You can also use red apples and orange peppers to make mini jack-o-lanterns, perfect for stuffing.
Helen’s Wicked Bloody Mary
Best Made in a Pitcher!
1.5 oz of any favorite vodka
A pour of pickle juice or pepperoncini juice, salt, pepper, Old Bay, Lawry’s Seasoned Salt, more than a couple of dashes of Worcestershire Sauce, healthy squeeze of lemon and lime, Mr. and Mrs. T’s Bloody Mary Mix, Zing Zang Bloody Mary Mix, and Clamato Juice- You can you use 1 or two, or all three of these mixed together! Tabasco- My favorite, an absolute must, no substitutes! Its supposed to be spicy, its Halloween!
Directions: Mix all together in pitcher, stir, serve over ice in your favorite spooky pint glass, salt the rim if you dare, and put your favorite garnishes on the outer rim of the glass. Garnishes include celery, blue cheese stuffed olives, lemon and lime wedges, pepperoncini peppers, a habanero pepper, pickled garlic, pickled jalapeno, a pickle stalk, or anything that seems appetizing. Drink up responsibly and enjoy! Pairs well with cheese ball, brunch, fried chicken, eggs, or just by it itself. Bon Appetit!
All welcome black cats, nice ghouls, goblins, witches, mummies, zombies, Gremlins, and Casper!
Laurie Heard is the founder of Our Valley Events. When she isn’t glued to a computer screen, she enjoys reading finance books, cheering on the Mississippi State Bulldogs, and traveling. She currently lives in downtown Huntsville with her husband and two young daughters.