There’s a lot happening in the Upper Westside as we head into Halloween week! The novel coronavirus has made everyone rethink how to do Halloween and fall festivities, from parties to costumes to trick-or-treating, but we’re excited to see the creative solutions our friends and neighbors have come up with!

West Egg Cafe is serving pumpkin spice lattes with Batdorf & Bronson coffee. Or if you prefer carb-based autumnal celebrations, Five Daughters Bakery has 100-layer doughnuts in seasonal flavors like s’mores and pumpkin spice latte, and Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams has pumpkin cake roll and skillet cinnamon roll flavors. And Redbird has added caramelized white chocolate custard with spiced caramel popcorn to its menu for a limited time.

If pumpkin spice isn’t your thing, fall-themed adult beverages abound in the Westside. Fire Maker Brewing Company has a carrot cake sour ale as well as a sweet tater sour, and Steady Hand Beer Co.’s “Fall Favorites” lineup includes an apple & quince tart wheat ale and a sweet potato farmhouse ale. Food Terminal is offering Halloween-themed cocktails—try The Zombie!

And to work off all those pumpkin-spiced calories, Pure Barre Westside is offering a deal of 15 classes for the price of 10. Follow that up with JCT Kitchen’s Autumn Harvest Salad, featuring fall vegetables galore.

The Works has a whole slate of activities planned for October 31. From kid-friendly activities and the official debut of Dr. Scofflaw’s Laboratory, to live outdoor music and delicious food available from several future tenants, there will be plenty of safe, Halloween fun for everyone. Tickets are $5 and there are covid precautions. Who will win the costume contest?

The Channing Valley Neighborhood has been getting creative with their trick-or-treating this year! The neighborhood association is sending out flyers that feature a stop sign on one side and a pumpkin on the other. Neighbors wanting to hand out candy are encouraged to place the pumpkin on their mailbox, and those abstaining should place the stop sign. We challenge you to get creative (or just borrow Channing Valley’s ideas) with how you distribute candy to the trick-or-treaters this year!

How are you celebrating Halloween this year? Let us know by posting on social and tagging @upperwestsideatl.