When things go bump in the night Saturday at the Doubletree Hotel, it won’t be just your typical October ghouls and goblins.
At the Seventh annual Scary for Charity Halloween Bash, partygoers (and even hotel guests) may think they've been dropped into a remake of "The Twilight Zone" or "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" when the lobby and bar get an extraterrestrial makeover.
This year’s party theme is "Alien Nation" and is the brainchild of organizer Wendy Armijo, who said she will donate some of the proceeds to the Salvation Army and Give Kids the World Village.
Costumes are encouraged because, well, it is Halloween.
“We’re giving away $1,000 in cash prizes for costumes,” said Armijo, who noted that based on prior years, she expects to see a lot of creativity. One special prize goes to the best out-of-this-world costume and other prizes will be awarded for most original and best couple. Judges will be on-air personalities from local radio stations.
“It’s a great adult date night or a fun girlfriends night,” says Armijo. “And it does not interfere with Halloween with the kids.”
Live entertainment will be provided by Tino and Aliens of Funk, and a booth will feature photo opps with Darth Vadar and Chewbacca. There will be food, dancing, drinks, and, for the first 100 guests, a free commemorative shot glass.
The Doubletree Hotel is getting in on the fun, offering the special rate of $69 for anyone opting to stay the entire night.
And try not to be late. Armijo said a special guest appearance will kick off the 2016 Scary for Charity Bash.
“I’ve learned that the spirit of Michael Jackson will be making an appearance,” she says, “and you won’t want to miss that!”