The Baton Rouge Police Department plans to host a Halloween party complete with costumes, games and food.

The free event, dubbed “Boo With the Blue,” will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the department’s new headquarters at the site of the former Woman’s Hospital on Airline Highway at Goodwood Boulevard.

Officers will hand out candy during the event, which also will feature music, a haunted house and a costume contest, a police spokeswoman said.

The party, which is open to the public, will be geared toward younger children. In addition to the fun and games, attendees also will be able to view some of the department’s vehicles and horses, police spokeswoman Sgt. Mary Ann Godawa said.