Haunted Soiree

I attended a Haunted Soiree—an immersive theatrical production, combined with an old-school variety show, all dressed up as an upscale cocktail party, but with ghosts in attendance! I’m including a photo gallery to enjoy! It was such a fun time!!!

It was held in a historic mansion in Seattle which was built in 1925 as a replica of George Washington’s Mount Vernon home. The house is gorgeous with large open rooms, perfect for gathering. The hosts (an event company called fever) did an amazing job from decorations to actors to storyline. I attended with my husband Russ (you’ll see a picture of us together) and we have decided that we will be making this an annual tradition!

We spoke with each ghost to hear their unique backstory regarding a psychiatric facility in the 50’s. We had to solve murders with the evil doctor as one of many suspects. The characters were loosely based on real life inspirations, including the final days of Grigori Rasputin, the ancient god Veles and other Slavic folktales throughout the centuries. I was especially thrilled to see a mini-play on the stage set with Baba Yaga’s hut.

Are any of you fans of the tv series Umbrella Academy? I swear I met #1 Luther’s doppleganger at the party. No worries if you don’t know him, the key to the story is only that the guy is really tall! Anyway, we were waiting in line on a down direction stairway to get into the next séance session, and he was in front of me. My sense of humor leans a bit sarcastic so I said to him, “I’m taller than you.” (Because it appeared on the stairs that I was. You need to know I am barely over 5 feet tall.) He turns to look at me, quizzically, then straightens up! He had been leaning on the wall prior. “Oops, I guess not.” Then his girlfriend looks at me and busts up laughing as she points out that there are two stairs between us and he is still taller than me. I love people.

We had fun conversations like this with strangers all night long while (both physical and ghosts!) as we drank custom coctails with names like Eerie Eyeball Elixir, Ghoul’s Goblet or Sinister Cider Sipper. Musicians, magicians, and monsterous entertainment kept us enjoying suprises at every turn. The lifesize ouija board as well as the tarot room dividers were amazing!

What are you doing to celebrate halloween season?

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