Mickey Halloween: Best crowd dates and special ADR?

Now that the dates are out for the Halloween nights, I am wondering if Touringplans will post suggested dates to attend with lower crowds. Saw a blog post for 2015 on this. Also, do restaurants and dessert parties do something different those nights of the Halloween parties?:smile_cat:

Not all restaurants will be open during the parties and some of the quick service restaurants are treat stops. The dessert party has special parade viewing and dessert/firework area. The garden view area is open for everyone (or was last year).