Being open for another year seems like a good excuse for a coffee shop to throw a party. Having that anniversary fall somewhere near the end of October is more than reason enough to make it a costume party. And that’s exactly the scene we have here at Foolish Things Coffee in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Celebrating its fourth year in existence, the multi-roaster shop decided to close a little early on October 20th to host an 80s-themed Halloween shindig, A Stranger Foolish Things party, if you will.
There was beer, candy, and a host of local businesses like Hi, Juice., Middle West Chocolate, and Retro Den vintage shop. And of course, there were costumes. Given the Stranger Things nature of the event, a few Barbs, Elevens, and perhaps the cutest Lucas ever were all in attendance. Sadly, there was no Demogorgon, which was a real missed opportunity; maybe the flea thought it was an acrobat and wasn’t able to attend because it got stuck in the Upside Down. Who knows.
As a lover of fake fruit-flavored candies, I thought it would be a good idea to make the trek up from Dallas to Tulsa to triangulate between the three goody bowls until I had gobbled up all the Starbursts, all under the guise of journalism. But it turns out a pretty rad party was happening in between those Halloween candy stations, so I snapped a few pics through which you can experience the festivities vicariously. For full enjoyment, eat a strawberry and orange Starburst simultaneously while reading. Enjoy!
The Stranger Things crew
Zac Cadwalader is the news editor at Sprudge Media Network.
Photos courtesy of Monica Burgess where noted. Happy Halloween!