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See Every "Amazing" Detail of Gina Kirschenheiter's "Freak Show"-Themed Halloween Party

The RHOC cast member's jaw-dropping bash included incredible entertainers, delicious food, and memorable costumes. 

By Abby Feiner

As we know, many Bravolebs love to go all out for Halloween, but Gina Kirschenheiter just took that to the next level with an epic party. 

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"Halloween is my favorite, favorite, favorite holiday ever," Gina explained on the Season 17 finale of The Real Housewives of Orange County. With that in mind, Gina decided to throw a big Halloween bash, and it wasn't hard for her to decide on a theme.

"I was really inspired by the cirque performance in Mexico," she said in an interview. "I mean, you know, my friends are absolutely a bunch of clowns. So I figured: Total Freak Show."

As the September 27 episode showed, Gina ensured that every detail of the party was jaw-dropping. As guests approached the tented space, which had a "Freak Show" sign above the door, they were greeted by performers who were walking on stilts, eating fire, and riding unicycles.

Inside, there were elephant figures, red-and-gold balloon installations, a sparkly red backdrop for photos, and more performers, including mimes, providing entertainment. In addition to a variety of cocktails, there was also an impressive dinner spread, a dessert table, and an ice cream station that many of the guests enjoyed. 

"Oh my gosh, it looks so good," Gina said as she walked in. Her castmates and friends were equally impressed. Taylor Armstrong declared, "I am amazed," and Tamra Judge echoed, "This is amazing." Shannon Storms Beador exclaimed, "This is awesome. Wow!" Later, she noted, "This is really amazing." 

Gina Kirschenheiter's Halloween Party

"Freakshow" themed decor at Gina Kirschenheiter's costume party.
A split of performers and decor at Gina's themed party.
A split of candy on a table.
A split of cocktails being served at Gina Kirschenheiter's party.
Food being served at Gina Kirschenheiter's party.

Of course, each of the RHOC ladies brought their A-game for their costumes. "The Marvelous Ms. Gina" donned a sparkly ringleader-style getup, while Emily Simpson came dressed as popcorn, the "Queen of Pop."

"I came dressed as popcorn because you never know when you need a snack," Emily said in an episode interview. "I mean, I've always been a snack, but now, I'm literally a snack."

Taylor also leaned into the food idea, arriving dressed as cotton candy, while Tamra channeled an "evil clown" for the night. Jennifer Pedranti donned a cowardly lion costume, and "Madame Beador" got into character as a fortune teller. Heather Dubrow, meanwhile, was giving "Cirque-du-brow" vibes as an aerialist. 

Tamra Judge, Heather Dubrow, Shannon Beador, Taylor Armstrong, Jennifer Pedranti, Emily Simpson, and Gina Kirschenheiter in costumes at a circus themed party.

Although there was plenty of drama at the party, there's even more to come when Part 1 of The Real Housewives of Orange County Season 17 reunion airs on October 4. Press play on the video above to get a peek at what's to come during the reunion. 

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