Bette Midler, the phenomenal actress who played the role of the big sister witch, Winnie in the classic film, Hocus Pocus hosted an incredible Halloween extravaganza on October 29, 2016. She called it a “Hulaween” party.
The theme of this extravaganza was Witches, Wizards and Warlocks Ball at the Haunted Hotel so she turned the famed Waldorf Astoria into an actual “haunted hotel”. She gave this theme the full effect with the bellhops dressed as Zombies and witches on stilts. She held a costume contest in which Marc Jacobs was one of the judges so all the guests came out dressed with their creative homemade costumes ready to win such as Debbie Harry, Sandra Bernhard, Gloria Steinem, Alan Alda, Sophie von Haselberg, Cheryl Hines and many more. There were other special decorations that created a realistic and believable haunted hotel. The ballroom was decorated like it was a witches’ landing pad so there were legs with colorful stockings on top of all the tables with the effect that the witches experienced crash landings.
The cuisine names and beverage names enhanced the theme and added to the experience like “Love Potion” which was a cocktail and “Graveyard Meatloaf” as an example, also the presentation of the food and beverages such as bubbling chocolate cauldron with was served for desert and the pre-dinner salad served in carved pumpkin created the Hulaween experience. Adding to the Haunted hotel witch theme, Bette Midler topped it off with her costume from Hocus Pocus in which she dressed exactly like Winnie. This ball was thrown as a celebration of the 21st anniversary of the New York Restoration Project of which Bette Midler is the founder. This New York Restoration Project is a non profit organization that believes New Yorkers should always have easy access to beautiful high quality public spaces in the midst of the densely populated urban environment. Some of the work they have accomplished was plant trees, renovate gardens, restore parks, and transform open space for communities throughout New York City’s five boroughs. Over all, this organization has helped to create a healthier environment for New Yorkers in the least green neighborhoods.
Additional sighting: Pop star Katy Perry prepped for the first night of Hallo-weekend with SVEDKA Vodka cocktails while channeling the upcoming election and her Scorpio sister, Hillary Clinton. While Katy has been outspoken about her full support for the nation’s potential first female presidential candidate, she took her endorsement to a new level as a glam squad helped the singer/songwriter transform into Hillary before stepping out to a Halloween party.
Katy revealed her look to her fans and followers on her official Instagram posting the caption: “Having a little pre party before I take office #IMWITHME Cheers to @svedkavodka #howtosvedka @hillaryclinton”
On Monday, October 31st, SVEDKA VODKA celebrated Heidi Klum’s 17th Annual Halloween Bash at Vandal New York, which was transformed into a horrifying and immersive laboratory of villainous experiments, filled with bubbling test tubes and murky jars holding mutant monstrosities. This year Heidi literally multiplied herself and was joined with five long-legged and blonde Supermodel clones that didn’t leave her side all night long. The sextuplet was joined with other notables including model Chanel Iman, actress Gabrielle Union, dancer Teyana Taylor, actresses Danielle Brooks and Jackie Cruz, couple Ice-T and Coco Austin, comedians Trevor Noah, Jay Pharaoh and singer Deborah Cox, among others. Throughout the night, guests danced along to DJ ?estlove’s set as they sipped on signature SVEDKAVodka Halloween cocktails, including the “Mad Scientist,” “Heidi Hybrid,” and the “The Intoxicator.”
SVEDKA Mad Scientist:
¾ part SVEDKA Clementine
¾ part sweet vermouth
¾ orange juice
½ part orange Curacao
Dash orange bitters
½ cup white corn syrup
1 tablespoon cornstarch
¼ cup water
15 drops red food coloring
1-5 drops blue food coloring