It’s the spookiest month of the year and even though Halloween is just around the corner, there’s another reason to celebrate! It’s Friday the 13th (cue scary music). Since it falls in October, we’re celebrating with all things creepy in Cape Town, here’s how to up your Friday the 13th game.

1 BOO-tiful cakes from The Velvet Cake Co.

Any celebration is an excuse for cake! Take advantage of The Velvet Cake Co.’s deal on their awesome Halloween themed ‘Boo!’ cakes. Order one online for a sweet R475 or buy per slice in store. The ‘Boo!’ cakes consists of six alternating black and orange layers of rich velvet buttermilk sponge, layered with their famous velvety cream cheese frosting, coated with buttercream and finished off with a black and orange trickle.

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2 Emoween at Gandalfs

Gandalfs has put together an event for the second scariest day of the year, with a nostalgic mid-2000s emo twist. Trial run your Halloween costumes (and gees) and join Gandalfs for a night of pop punk jams, old school bands and everything ’emo’ in between.

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3 Villains Fridays

Villians will be kicking off their in-house Friday night events on this especially spooky evening, with a talented local line up. Get there early to take advantage of their happy hour special from 5 – 6pm – half price on all beers, house wine, cosmos and margaritas.

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4 Freaky Friday at The Twankey Bar

The Twankey Bar is inviting you to get freaky with them this Friday while sipping on premium Step 5 Gin cocktails all night long. Get out your creepy couture and ring in the scary season – ripped stockings encouraged.

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Nikki Louw

Nikki Louw is an avid food eater and wine drinker with a passion for writing about it too. She's a creative by heart, with a love for visual arts and feature writing, which she applies everyday in covering culture, art and food and drink pieces. She also enjoys writing trending news pieces and exploring topics such as gender issues and social consciousness. Outside of the Journalism realm, Nikki tries her hand at painting and drawing. She has a collection of unfinished canvases and completed oil paintings alike, stacking up in the corner of her bedroom.