Unique Halloween parties in Kochi you should head to
Halloween celebration definitely came from Western cultures. But, when it comes to assimilating novel elements into their lifestyle, there are no better improvisers than the people of Kochi. Though kids going around knocking on doors playing trick-or-treating or apple bobbing contests are hardly seen in the city, there is no lack of vigour in our celebrations.
Kerala Comic Brotherhood
For the city’s graphic novel aficionados, it’s not Halloween but ‘Helaween’. Psyched about the release of the superhero movie Thor: Ragnarok, the event is named after the Asgardian goddess of death Hela. Dress up as your favourite comic character and head to the gathering featuring the screening of Planet Hulk, the animated movie. Also, expect face painting stalls and acoustic music to rock the halls. On October 29. Details: facebook.com/keralacomicsbrotherhood
“Halloween doesn’t have to be a scary affair, but a fun one,” says Ritu Paul, the owner of this fitness studio. Hosting the annual event for the third year, this trainer informs us that people have turned up resembling Marilyn Monroe and even a crayon! The fun begins when you start working out to songs like Sweety Tera Drama in the costume! On October 28 at 8.30 am. Details: facebook.com/bollyfitkochi
Mash up the Halloween spirit with that of Christmas, as this five-star property organises a cake mixing event for parents accompanying their kids to the costume party. Kids will stay engaged within a ‘spooktacularly’ embellished room featuring cartoon characters and filled with props to fit the theme. They can also look forward to snacks that fit the mood of the season like coffin sandwiches. `500. On October 29 from 4 pm. Details: 2705777
River Bourne Centre
Glow like fireflies in the dark at the neon party within this waterfront property. This family-friendly event—with separate areas for kids to party—brings DJ Arun’s techno music. You can also expect a procession of costume-clad youngsters and a spooky photo booth. From the kitchens, their in-house chef brings in quirkily-named dishes like jalapeno mummies and hairy eyeballs. `300. On October 28 from 7.30 pm. Details: 9746470621