Celebrate this Spooky Season with Friends!

We can’t believe it’s already OCTOBER! It’s officially spooky season and your Friends of City Park are here to make the most of this festive time. Ghosts in the Oaks returns in 2021 as a Haunting at Home with loads of games, activities, crafts, and more to enjoy with the whole family.

Prepare to dive in and explore all of the “Do It Yourself” activities below. The activities and videos shared here are from our 2020 Ghosts in the Oaks: A Haunting at Home virtual event.

We suggest that you follow along, prepare the suggested crafts, baking, and/or décor supplies as needed, or simply use the guide for inspiration to make the most of this spooky season!

Step-by-Step Balloon Garland Tutorial


Experience New Orleans Blog (2019)

Halloween in New Orleans – a time when ghosts, witches, and vampires come out. So cover the mirrors, hang some garlic around your neck, turn down the lights, and hit play. Warning: Some are awfully scary and others are just plain awful. 

  1. Son of Dracula (1943) 
  2. Cat People (1982) 
  3. Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh (1994) 
  4. Interview with the Vampire (1994) 
  5. Dracula 2000 (2000) 
  6. Son of Dracula (1943) 
  7. Cat People (1982) 
  8. Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh (1994) 
  9. Interview with the Vampire (1994) 
  10. Dracula 2000 (2000) 

Spooky Halloween Song by actor and author Bryan Batt

Sugar Cookie Baking and Decorating Class

Mask and Pumpkin Decorating with NOLA Craft Culture

Halloween Cocktail Class Presented by Sazerac House

St. Charles Avenue Skeleton House Craft

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