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by on October 9, 2012

Simon Doonan, the creative director for Barneys New York has many dos and don’ts when it comes to the world of fashion and throwing parties. This Halloween, he has teamed up with the Edgar Allen Poe inspired winery Ravenswood to offer his dos and don’ts for Halloween entertaining. 

Simon Doonan Gives His Halloween How Tos

With tips ranging from décor to menu, Simon Doonan the style expert is teaming up with the Edgar Allen Poe inspired winery Ravenswood to offer you some helpful hints when it comes for entertaining during Halloween time.

Simon Doonan Gives His Halloween How Tos

If you’re looking to throw the best Halloween party of the season, then listen to what Simon says because he’s an expert. He wants you to avoid the cheesy traditions and scary theatrics and instead enjoy yourself while you get to dress up as whoever you want.

Remember, this is not your average Halloween party. Skip the tricks and offer treats instead and celebrate the holiday in an adult manner. Just be sure to accessorize your house with spooky decorations and be sure to cook up some seasonal dishes for your guests.

Read through the rest of Simon’s tips above and be sure to pick up some Ravenswood wine to get the party started. But don’t forget to take notes, these pointers from Simon are not ones you want to pass by.

Don’t know what to dress as on Halloween? Dress up as your favorite model. Here are our suggestions.


Contributed by Emily Draznik

Chicago transplant and aspiring gay icon. I hold the belief that puns are the highest form of humor and love writing about fashion and everything in between.