The abundance of wolf spiders in German Village gave Amandda Graham the inspiration she needed for this year's Monster Bash.

The abundance of wolf spiders in German Village gave Amandda Graham the inspiration she needed for this year's Monster Bash.

She is going to dress up as a black widow.

The costume for her husband, Jeff, has yet to be determined. If she can find outfits, her two "chugs" a cross between a Chihuahua and pug are getting in on the celebration, too.

Their house at 606 City Park Ave. is definitely going to project Halloween eeriness.

"There's going to be lots of fog so it's going to be creepy," she said. "There's going to be an underlying theme of creepiness."

The Grahams' house will be one of about a dozen participating in this year's bash, slated for 8 p.m. to midnight Friday, Oct. 29. The first half of the party will be held from 8 to 9:30 p.m. in the 600 block of City Park Avenue, where each house will have a theme and offer small plates and beverages.

Graham said she will offer ribs and "spider juice," the contents of which will be withheld for the time being.

"It's green," she said.

Organizers decided to centralize the event instead of spreading it throughout the village. From 9:30 p.m. to midnight, the party will move from City Park Avenue to the Meeting Haus, 588 S. Third St. Food and beverages also will be provided.

Tickets, still available at www.germanvillage.com, are $50 for members and $60 for all others.

They are available only to those 21 and older.

Darci Congrove, president of the German Village Society, said consolidating the bash in one area of the neighborhood should lead to less walking and more socializing.

"Monster Bash planning has come together very nicely, and promises to be an evening of fun, treats and more," she said. "From the block party to the costume contest to the silent auction and dancing, there's literally something for everyone."

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