October 19, 2014

A Spooktacular Parisian Halloween

Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte (complete with grossly misspelled name) consumed? Check.
Homemade pumpkin desserts baked and devoured? Check.
Cute Halloween decorations dispersed around the apartment? Check.
Big fat jack-o'-lantern carved? Still haven’t found a pumpkin…

Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte, gourds, pumpkin bread

Is it something about being American that makes me love this time of year so much? I’m beginning to think it must be in our genes. Each time I find myself on Pinterest, I am bombarded with pins from other compatriots who are equally, if not more, excited about fall and Halloween than me.

While pondering the mystery of our voracious urge to stuff ourselves full of pumpkin, and “Halloween-ize” each square inch of our homes, I realized that it was time to start seriously thinking about what Paris has to offer for October 31’s  “sorcières” and “phantomes”. 

La soirée Halloween Disney
Get ready for an evening of family fun chez Mickey. Enjoy park attractions starting from 5pm, then as night falls, discover mysterious places, kooky characters and enchanting shows. Entries are limited, so be sure to book ahead of time.

Disneyland Paris

41€ per person

On Sunday October 26 or November 2, bring your costumed little ones by for an American-style brunch, face painting, games, contests, candy and more. Reservation required: 01 53 24 60 00

Hard Rock Café Paris 
14 boulevard Montmartre
75009 Paris

Children 12€ 
Adults 25€

On the 31, come back for an adults-only evening of spooky decorations and devilish cocktails. The full program is yet to be determined.

Halloween Cruise
Get in the Halloween spirit, while enjoying a scenic tour of Paris on a Halloween-themed bateau mouche. Appropriate for all ages, there are three departure times to choose from, as well as the option of an afternoon snack. Reservation required

Bateaux Parisiens
At the foot of the Eiffel Tower
Port de la Bourdonnais
75007 Paris

Children (3-12) 16€-20€ 
Adults 14€


  1. Hi Abigail! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm loving all the info on yours! While this may be impractical depending on which arr. you live in (as pumpkins are a bit heavy), there are some for sale in Maisons-Laffitte. I saw them when stopping by a friend's house there last weekend!

    Looking forward to following your blog! xo

    1. Hi,
      Thanks for the tip!
      Hope you're having a fantastic time in Paris. I look forward to following your adventures as well!