Friday, September 16, 2011

The pumpkins are carved, cauldron is bubbling, moon cakes are frosted and the kettle is singing. All Hallows Eve will be upon us, bringing an end to a month of magic and merriment. But I have to hold on to every last bit of Autumn that I can. So don't put away your broomsticks just yet.


On All Hallows weekend I will be hosting a gathering of witches for a tea party under a Halloween moon to celebrate and to remember.

I invite you to create a tea party to express and honor the witch in all of you. Whether you are an artful witch, a whimsical witch or a magickal witch (and yes you can be all). Your tea party can be fun and playful, sacred and soulful, hauntingly spooky or simply beautiful.

Do you have family traditions to honor ancestors?

Perhaps you create beautiful altars to celebrate the Day of the Dead or follow the Wheel of the Year.

I invite you to share them here with friends. This is the time of the year we remember dear loved ones who have gone, including our dearest furry ones. You might wish to honor them with a very special tea and maybe share a memory.

Of course you can go all out and do a whimsically delicious party like the Autumn Mad Tea Party featured in the current Better Homes and Gardens Halloween magazine.

It's the last pumpkin party of the season so get those creative juices flowing!

Since this event will be happening on the final mad days before Halloween I thought it might be fun to make it a 2 day event. I will have 2 separate small posts, one on each day. You are welcome to post on either or both days if you like.



I will have the first post up on Friday evening, the 28th. Then I'll  post another the following evening of the 29th. Don't forget to come back and add your party link(s) to either or both. My party will be on my blog Frosted Petunias.

Your tea party can be as fancy as a real party (with real people!) or as simple as a cup of tea and a poem.  And remember, you can create your party post anytime between now and that weekend, and if you plan to be away you can auto post then come back and visit at your leisure. If you have to auto post and can't join us on the actual party day(s) please come back and add your link to the comments as soon as you can so your post can stay in the archives. This page will be up permanently.




The Witches Tea Party Under a Halloween Moon is open to all active bloggers. If this is your first time you can visit the FAQ page from my Practical Magic blog party HERE. The rules are the same other than the theme and the date of course. You are also welcome to email me with your questions.

Again, if you try to leave a comment and run into a problem please email me instead. Unfortunately Blogger seems immune to all our witchy spells.




October 31st is always bittersweet as I hate seeing it all come to an end. It has been an enchanting season of pointy hats, wicked brews and a swirl of black and orange glitter. So if you still have a little bit of zip left in your broomstick, come and join me again in the heart of the Darkest Woods for one more cup of remembrance tea. We'll show off our witchy hats and dance once more by the ancient oak under a fading Halloween moon.





*Pics are from my tea party last year.
You can see the entire post if you click the link on the right.

104 comments:

Diane MacNaughtan * Dianie Mac * said...

Hi Anna..
Wow, your invitation to the Tea Party is purely Magical!!!!
This sounds like such fun.. I am not sure if I will have a Tea Party, But For Sure, I CANT WAIT TO VISIT all the Witches :)

~Diane

Diane MacNaughtan * Dianie Mac * said...

Oh, If it is okay, even though I may not have a Tea Party I would still like to grab that button of yours so my friends can join in the fun.. I know many Witches.. Artsy witches,whimsical witches and purely Magical witches :)

:)
~Diane

BLISS angels said...

Thee knows i will be flying in... save me one of thy moon cakes...

JoAnne said...

I am so in Anna!

GerryART said...

I've taken Diane's lead
and have placed your Tea Party button on my sidebar
Please, let me know if you want it removed.

Either way, I'm IN for a Tea Party

hugs

AlphaBetsy said...

Oooh... I'm in. I was hoping to do a Halloween tea anyway. Yay...you can find me at
http://fromthemindofalphabetsy.blogspot.com/

Willow Silverhorse said...

I'm in this sounds so exciting! Confessions of a Country Witch http://collegewitchexperiences.blogspot.com

Dana Wright said...

Oh wow! I will be doing a Halloween event on my blog anyhow and now that gives me an excuse for even more fun! I love meeting everyone and seeing all of the wonderful blog posts. It may be a simple glass of Texas iced tea, but I will be there.

Dana @ http://onthebroomstick.blogspot.com/

Celia said...

Oh Anna....I am definitely in!! I hate to see October come to an end too....it will be fantastic to join everyone again!

Edie Schmidt said...

I'm in I'm in I'm in!!! I shall darn my striped tights and pointy hat!! Can't wait!!!

Victoria said...

Most excellent! (To quote Aunt Jet). Please count me in...I missed last year's and I'm so happy you're having another one this year!

Elizabeth said...

Yay! This sounds like SO much fun! I'll participate ;)

http://everydaydruid.blogspot.com

Joanna Rowan Mullane said...

I am in!! This sounds enchantingly wonderful!!
In Faery Light,
Joanna

http://www.hedgefaeryherbals.blogspot.com/

cmoh said...

A weekend long tea party! I would love to join and share tea with all of you. What a wonderful idea and something so fun to look forward to.

Caroline

Danni said...

I am absolutely in again this year! It was such a magical event last year. :)

http://thewhimsicalcottage.blogspot.com

Magaly Guerrero said...

Thanks so much for the invite. I happily accept! And no, that was not a cackle, I was merely clearing my throat *cackles again* Um, well, maybe I cackled but it just means that I'm excited. I'm grabbing your button and then I'll off to gather some herbs, here is my link:http://pagan-culture.blogspot.com/

You can find the button at Magaly's Blog Circle.

Sara said...

I had such a great time last year, I would love to join in again this year. Thank you for the invite.

http://mamacraft.com

Jorgelina said...

October is a magical month.
Participate!
Thanks for your invitation.
What a wonderful idea .
Hugs

Jorgelina said...

I'll participate

Faerie Moon Creations said...

How fun! I'd love to join in!!! :)

wickedfaerie said...

I will be there with bells on my broom, and I will bring my special Hallows Eve Cupcakes and Midnite Moon Tea.

Can't Wait,
Sue

Misty said...

This is fantastic! I am getting out my paint brushes and tea cups :) Thanks!

http://withowntwohands.blogspot.com/

mistyeclipse@gmail.com

bertie said...

I wouldn't miss this for the world! It just so happens that I am hosting my book club at my house just in time for this and we are having a major tea party and will share all the details....can't wait!! thanks for all you do to make our fall so fun!!!bertie
www.awildberrywitch.blogspot.com

black cat said...

what can i say other than your enchanting invitation i cannot resist! please count me in! www.starcatslove@blogspot.com love,chella

Yart said...

I will be hosting a tea party again this year!


Grim Wytche Farm
http://urban-eco.blogspot.com/

Sugar said...

yay! I am so in.. can I post on two of my blogs?
http://thewhitings-sugarwhiting.blogspot.com/
and
http://sugscardsnmore.blogspot.com/

:)

Broomsticks and cauldrons said...

Sounds like fun. Count me in!!
http://lady-spiderwitch.blogspot.com
Broomsticks & Cauldrons

jmichelle Betaudier said...

..OOOHh I am a bit late to the tea.. but id love to set a place for tea on all Hallows Eve,.. Im cooking up some wicked yummy goodies.!!

Susan said...

Anna, you wonderful witch you!! Of course you can count on me for being a part of your tea party!
hugs and BB,
Susan

http://piecesoffatesusan.blogspot.com/

Tereza said...

Please count me in! So much to do, so little time!

Thank you, Anna, for providing so much inspiration this time of year . . . it really helps to keep the mind on beautiful things rather than on the looming winter months!

Blessed Be,
Tereza

http://www.iheartthegoddess.com

I think I got it right this time! LOL!

Beth Gehring said...

Please count me in! I love Tea Parties and I love your blogging events! I'll be there!!!!!

Blessed Mabon,
The Windesphere Witch
www.thewindespherewitch.com

Kiki aka Victoria said...

Yay...I am ready for another year of magical fun!
Victoria
Heart of a Wizardess
http://heartofawizardess.blogspot.com

Linda in New Mexico said...

I would love to join in the Witches Tea Party
lindaomasoldebaggsnstuftshirts.blogspot.com
Olde Baggs n Stuft Shirts. Thanks so much for hosting yet another fun event. Oma Linda

Mrs.W said...
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Mrs.W said...

Definitely in! Can't wait to join everyone :)

http://domesticwitchwife.blogspot.com/

Mrs.W

Plumrose Lane said...

Oh another fabulous event ~ how wonderful! Please count me in ~ I'm off to add the badge!
♥Sharon

EnchantedBella said...

How wonderful! I would love to join you for some tea and a little spell or two. Halloween season is my favorite and I hate to see it go too. Thanks
Rebecca

Moncha said...

Hi, thank you so much for the wonderful invite. I would love to join.
Have a magical weekend.

http://magpiehollow.blogspot.com

The Village Witch said...

Hey Anna!

Count me in! I'll be there and your badge is already up on my site ready for you :)

http://www.thevillagewitch.co.uk

Laughing Vixen Lounge said...
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Laughing Vixen Lounge said...

Sounds like fun! Sign me up 8)
www.laughingvixenlounge.blogspot.com

Dawn said...

I'm in, though I may have to host the party a day earlier than listed due to many, many events being planned the same day ^_^

MJ said...

Me too pls! http://mybusycraftlife.blogspot.com

lisa said...

First of all THANK YOU so much for the practical magic party. Wow, have I had a fun weekend thanks to you. I would love to participate in the witches tea party but I'm not exactly a card carrying witch - just someone who has been doing lots of reading on the subject and trying to find a path. Have to say, I really relate to it and felt a kinship with all the other pagan bloggers. Please let me know if it's OK (fingers crossed!)
Lisa
theechantedoven.blogspot.com

Shimmerlings said...

I'd love to participate! I'm always up for a Halloween Tea Party! Thanks so much for hosting :-)

Angela at http://shimmerlingsartisanjewelry.blogspot.com

Willow said...

Please add me to the tea party.

http://myirishcottagehome.blogspot.com

Ms Lilypads said...

Tea to me is what catnip and spearmint is to cats! I am coming! (and believe me, when the mint comes, so do the neighborhood cats) http://amethystandlilypads.blogspot.com/

Rinni's Playground said...

Delicious, I'm thirsty just thinking about! Sign me up!

http://rinnisplayground.blogspot.com/

Magic Gypsy said...

What fun! Please sign me up!
http://magic-gypsy.blogspot.com/

Cellar Door said...

Please to include me in this Halloween Moon Teacuppy "pour" of Fun! (It will be good to the last drop, I'm sure!)

Cellar Door

http://ihopetheyhavepudding.blogspot.com/

Dragonfly said...

Can't wait, had such fun last year. I'll celebrate this year beneath the raven moon at

http://beneaththeravenmoon.blogspot.com/

see you all there

frith
J x

Jamie said...

Hi Anna, I'm fairly new to the blogging world and I would like to attend your Witches Tea Party. This will be the first blog party I've attended, and I'm looking forward to it.

http://musingsofacottagewytch.blogspot.com

Jamie

LYNDY WARD said...

So Mote It Be ~ Your parties are so Magickal!

Blessings Be, Lyndy >^..^<

http://todaysgold.blogspot.com/

Stampinmama said...

Please can I come??
Monica
from Stampinmamas place
www.greatstampini.blogspot.com

Lula Pomme said...

Hello! Hello!

Count Lula In! Looks Like Loads Of Fun!

Blessings!

Lula Pomme

Lula Pomme said...

Sorry! I Forgot! DUH!!!!

http://lulaloveslipstick.blogspot.com/

Lula Pomme

everymagicalday said...

Anna,
I'd love to be a part of this fantastical tea party. I'll should be finished visiting the pmparty posts in time to conjure something up. Looking forward to it!

everymagicalday.wordpress.com

Her Art Nest said...

Dear Anna, I'd also love to be part of this whimsical tea party. Can't wait to begin preparing. Nan
herartnest.blogspot.com

ShoeLady said...

Thank you for adding me to your tea party! I am really looking forward to it! Blessings!

http://www.lifeintheshoe6.blogspot.com/

Layla

Barbara said...

This sounds great! I had so much fun at the Practical Magic party ~ count me in!

Barbara
Gypsy House Designs

http://gypsyhousedesigns.blogspot.com

Hannah said...

Hi Anna, I'd love to join in and have a tea party (even if it will be just me and my cats!) I wish I had joined in with the PM party but I did watch it that day :)

Hannah
http://thesilenceofthemoon.blogspot.com/

Kathy said...

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Sounds tearrific and loads of fun. Count me in. Kathy

Chrislyn said...

Hi Anna! I would love to join your witches tea party! Please count me in!

Chrislyn

http://spiritdogstudios.typepad.com

Land, Sky & Sea said...

I would love to join, this would be my first year doing so and it sounds like fun!

By Land, Sky & Sea
celticpagan.blogspot.com

CIELO said...

Please add my name to the party list... I'd love to participate. I'll add your add to my blog right now.

Cielo

im zoe said...

Please add me to the list id love to take part, I have done the PM for the past two events but not this one! im excited :) count me in please

Zoe x x

http://blessedbeeapothecary.blogspot.com/

Mina said...

Oh Anna, what a magical delight! Please count me in on the fun. Hugs, sweetie!

Willow said...

I won't be able to join in the tea party this year. Will you take me off the list? Thank you.

Linda Carole Bloom said...

Yes, Please, I would like to join the tea party! Thank you for your kind invitation. Love, Linda
House of Beautiful Dogs.

Lisa Balazs (Seshat Moon Willow) said...

Please count me in. I had a lovely time last year. I can't wait for all the witches to gather!

seshatmoonwillow.blogspot.com

Hugs Lisa
(Seshat Moonn Willow)

debi said...

I just discovered your blog, and it is pure magic!

I would love to join the Witches Tea Party!

debi said...

Oops! I was so excited, I forgot to leave you an url.

lifeinmystudio.blogspot.com

Buccaneers and Ball Gowns said...

Okay, I finally got the button and everything up, yay!

Isabelle Thornton said...

I am in!! Your button is on my right side bar!
Last year was a blast!
Isabelle
http://lechateaudesfleurs.blogspot.com/

AutumnWind said...

I am in :) This sounds lovely!!

Airmid said...

Hi I would love to be part of this! Please count me in!

http://witchybroomstick.blogspot.com/

the.morrigan@comcast.net

Wendy said...

Dearest Anna
Please add me to the list. I am definitely going to be there. I wouldn't miss it.
Spells and Wishes
Wendy from Wonderland

Aisha said...

another year of tea, oh yeah!!! sign me up bo

Mikey @ Shabby French Cottage said...

This sounds fab! Count me in!

~Mikey @ Shabby French Cottage
www.shabbyfrenchcottage.com

Lula Pomme said...

Dear Anna -
I am going to have to pass on the Blog Party and I just hate it but I am dealing with health issues!So please remove my name from the participant list!

I have missed both of your parties this year and it makes me sick!

I will be looking forward to this experience next year!

Blessings!

Lula Pomme

Trish - Sweetology101 said...

count me IN~~~ HOw exciting!!!!!!! www.sweetology101.blogspot.com

Moore or Less Cooking said...

I'll be there! Wonderful invitation! So creative! I am a new blogger, come over and visit when you get a chance!

Nettie

Kim said...

I will definitely be doing the party this year...I already have my post ready and can't wait to attend. Thank you!

www.tabithalenox.blogspot.com

Kourtney said...

I would love to be a part of this!

http://multifacetedexperience.blogspot.com

Blessings,
Kourtney

Hazel (Didos) said...

Hi, This will be my first ever online Tea Party so hope I do it right. Looking forward to visiting lots of like minded people. Thanks for the invitation,

Hazel

http://didosdesigns.blogspot.com

blackdragon said...

This dragon would love to join in with the witches tea party. I look forward to the final weekend of October now.
lynx

http://lynsblogger.blogspot.com/

Raissa Spatola said...

Oh! I just came across your site! I would love to join the party! I am a Halloween witch!

Lilly Briar said...

I would love to join in as well. So far, I already have 3 Halloween posts and am planning to do about 2-4 more. If it's alright, I would like to focus my posts on Halloween crafts, costumes, decorating, and pumkin carving. If I can find a way to incorporate a tea party idea I will definitely do it, but if any Halloween-related ideas are acceptable please let me know.
My blog is called The Lonely Sock and you can check it out at http://the-lonely-sock.blogspot.com/

CIELO said...

Hi... my Halloween post is up, if you want to come visit! Thanks!

Cielo

Jacqui said...

Wow! Lovely post, thanks for sharing, have taken your button. Blessings for Samhain to you!!

Trish - Sweetology101 said...

I am SOOOO EXCITED!

Trish - Sweetology101 said...

my post is up!! http://sweetology101.blogspot.com/2011/10/witches-tea-partyenter-if-you-dare.html

Amy P said...

just posted, ready for the good times :)

Celia said...

My post is up!
http://adventuresofthestripedstockings.blogspot.com/2011/10/witches-tea-party-and-giveaway.html

AutumnWind said...

Join me for tea... http://beneaththewitchesmoon.blogspot.com/2011/10/join-me-for-tea.html

victoriantailor said...

Don't forget me,
http://thevictoriantailor.blogspot.com/2011/10/victorian-halloween-tea.html
Can't wait to see you all!

Sherry said...

Oh, I am joining in too! Just decided today! I'll hop on my broom and be right over!

http://thecharmofhome.blogspot.com/2011/10/witches-tea.html

Sherry

Victoria said...

My post is up! Now I'm off to visit you all...

Victoria from

http://cassatt-brushstrokes.blogspot.com

Victoria said...

HI Anna and Everyone..Happy Halloween Tea!
Victoria
here is mine..

http://heartofawizardess.blogspot.com/2011/10/veils-of-new-year.html

Gardentina said...

Enjoy a Search And Find Game within a tea party!

http://gardentinasbrandywinevalley.blogspot.com

Barbara said...

This is so much fun ~ your party is magical!

Please visit mine when you have the chance:

http://gypsyhousedesigns.blogspot.com/2011/10/witches-tea-party-is-here.html

Lilly Briar said...

My post can be reached at the following website, along with all of my other Halloween-related posts this year. I am hoping to post more, and I would love to read any feedback!

http://the-lonely-sock.blogspot.com/2011/10/witches-tea-party-under-halloween-moon.html

Airmid said...

Having a great time looking over the other posts. THis is late getting up but here is mine!
http://witchybroomstick.blogspot.com/2011/10/witches-halloween-tea-party-hosted-by.html
Thanks!
Trina

Buccaneers and Ball Gowns said...

Okay I finally got my post up! The link is:

http://buccaneersandballgowns.blogspot.com/2011/10/tea-and-magic.html