Saturday 27th November 2012: (yes I know this post is a little late but better late than never!)
What’s your favourite time of year? Christmas? Spring, Summer, your birthday? All wrong. It’s HALLOWEEEEEEEEEN! For some reason (my counselor could probably explain but let’s not go there) Halloween is my favourite, I get more excited about this holiday than any other, yep, even Christmas.
*Said in a Braveheart-esque voice* It is the most fun, you can go crazy and wear whatever you like, it is our lives and this is freedom in such a restricted world. They can take our lives (and put the price up on wine and vodka) but they will never take our freedom.
The year before I had my Halloween party at Adventure Bar in Balham (which is now 3 monkeys) and it was amazing. We had everyone from Beetlejuice to Steve Jobs turn up.
This time had to be bigger! So I hired out Simmons Bar, yes the entire bar and all they wanted from us was to beat the bar tab of around 1k. Hmmm, I thought, could my friends drink enough to spend that…hell yeah! We smashed it in two hours. Thanks trashbag friends!
Anyway, Simmons is a great little bar located near Kings Cross station and Scala. It is run by Elliot, a very modest, handsome and lovely man, (picture below) and team who are very accommodating. They let us decorate the bar, dish out jelly sweets and play our own tunes. From start to finish it was perfect and everyone had the best time. I highly recommend this place for your own little soirée or just to enjoy their happy hour (actually five hours!).
Now, where to have it this year….