Trick or Treat? How ever you decide to dress for Halloween, on October 31st is up to you. We checked in at Ricky's NYC to get the inside scoop on some creatively creepy ideas this season. Not only does Ricky's carry a stand-out selection of costumes, accessories and wigs, but they also feature really spooky decorations that are sure to impress your guests! Here's to looking booo-tiful!
Channel your inner songstress with Ricky's impressive line of Katy Perry costumes and accessories. Wigs, frothy California Gurl costume and come hither lashes!
MexiBBQ, located in Astoria, is not one to skimp out on Halloween. In addition to the handful of pumpkin and Halloween-themed beers they'll be serving, make sure to stop in for some of their Pumpkin Panna Cotta with Apple Cider Donuts. Nothing says its October like a good dose of apple cider, and there's no better way to enjoy it than in a decadent donut.
Chef Francois Payard is offering scrumptious Pumpkin Macarons at both his Francois Payard Bakery and Francois Payard Patisserie. The macarons are filled with a traditional pumpkin pie flavored ganache and can be ordered in sets of 12 ($29) and 24 ($49), as well as individually ($2.25). A macaron gift box will make someone very happy if you're in the market for gifts!
Countdown to Halloween: 1.5 weeks.
With the goriest of holidays right around the corner, it's no surprise that Halloween is one of the best excuses to get drinking. Whether you hail from Texas, Florida, Boston, or beyond, we've got a round-up of the best cross-country spots to imbibe, as well as recipes you can whip up yourself in case you are too much of a zombie to leave the house!
Corpse Reviver #2 (Served at Peche, Austin, TX)
1 oz. gin
1 oz. Cointreau
This Sunday, October 21st from 5 pm to 6 pm, Lil Jon lovers will have the chance to meet the music mogul at Ricky’s NYC’s Soho location. In addition to chatting with the rapper, producer, DJ and TV star of Celebrity Apprentice, guests will surely enjoy onsite Halloween costume consulting from the expert staff at the one-stop Halloween shop hub and of-course photo opps with Lil Jon.
Snap your fingers and say, Yeaaaahhhh.
Don't let the kiddies have all the fun this Halloween - adults know how to get down, too. This one's for the foodies. Luckily, Pounds & Ounces in Chelsea is hosting a 'Disturbingly Divine' Halloween party on October 31st. There will be plenty of tricks and treats at this fiesta. Not only will DJ Jimmy Prada be mixing spooky tunes all evening long, but there will be specialty Halloween cocktails and a tasting menu built around The Seven Deadly Sins created by Chef Cipollone. You can see the full menu below. But don't think the fun ends with sinfully delicious eats and drinks. There will also be a costume contest where winner takes all! And by all we mean open bar for two hours, along with three friends, plus a chef's selection of appetizers. Book your reservation before time runs out! Muahahaha
Calling all ghouls and gremlins...Halloween season is here and it's time to celebrate the best way we know how - with drinks! There are plenty of fun and fiendish recipes for you to test out before All Hallow's Eve arrives. And for you New Yorkers, there's a couple of spots serving spooking servings of devilishly delicious concoctions.
Pumkin Patch (Served at 230 Fifth)
1 oz. Hiram Walker Pumpkin Spice
½ oz. coffee liqueur
Garnish with whipped cream and pumpkin pie spices.
Quicker than you can utter the words "boo" Halloween will be here. Where to go, what to wear? As always, Joonbug has the answers to all of your Halloween celebration needs! We checked in with Ricky's NYC to share our hot costume finds! As we walked in and read Ricky's motto - "Looking Good. Feeling Good" - we knew we were in the right place!
Here are some great ideas for those of you who are looking for a quick, yet very cool Halloween costume. You're sure to be thoroughly impressed with the endless costume selection for men, women, children and even your pet at Ricky's! There are also spooky decorations to set the mood and decor for a haunted party. Happy Halloween ghouls and guys!
Halloween is a child's dream holiday - playing dress-up, eating candy, and telling ghost stories - it can't get better than that. But adults want in on the fun, too! Now is your chance to relive Halloween as you never have before, adult style. We've got the best things to do this holiday season to get you in the mood for All Hallow's Eve, from the spookiest haunted houses, the best shows, Halloween candy cocktails, and everything in between. Check out the must-do events in NYC this year!
Just three weeks away, Halloween is going to creep up on us any minute! If you're stuck in a rut and can't decide on a costume--have no fear! Below are five easy DIY costumes you can put together with stuff that's probably already in your closet!
1. PSY: Okay, so "Gangnam Style," went viral via YouTube and frontman, Psy, is a fun appraoch to a Halloween costume DIY! This should be a big one this year for guys or girls! All you need is a baby blue blazer, a black bowtie, and black shades! The hardest part of this costume will probabaly be the dance you'll have to learn to go with it!
It’s not only that time of year to get costume hunting but candy gobbling and shopping too. The few kiddies in your East Village walk-up are bound to be knocking on your door come Halloween. And, instead of the same-old same-old sweet finds found at your local Walgreens like traditional candy corn, mounds candy bars and Reeses peanut butter cups how ‘bout you take a trip down memory lane, show the littles something fresh and swoop up this years seasonal sugary mix at Lower East Side’s, Economy Candy? Get you candy swagger on and check out Joonbug’s Top 5 Vintage Candy Picks to fill your buckets with this Halloween 2013: