24 October 2015

2015 Witches Tea Party

"Helena!  What ever are you doing?" I exclaim.
"The invitation said to throw on our best bloomers.  Well, I'm just making sure these are my best!" {cackle, cackle}
 "Hmph.... Well, I guess when you are 138 years old, you can behave any way you like."

{Snort, cackle, snort} "Ha!"

"You have something to add, Eloisa?"
 "138?"  {snort} "You old fool, you're at least 173, if you're a day!"

"Oh my word...you two will drive me batty."

"Aren't you ready yet, young one?"  Helena asks. 

"If you two would stop your bickering I might be able to decide which stockings and shoes to wear.  What do you think?  The white stockings and black bow boots?"
 "Perfect!" shouts Eloisa, "grab a hat, broom and let's go!"
"Oh dear, it looks like we are a little early for the party," says Helena when we arrive.

"No, no.  I wanted to do a bit of shopping before the party started.  We're a little low on a few things," I reply.

"Oh, star dust, I'll take a bit of that. Hmm, I'm not certain if I have any coffins left.  Maybe I should take this one, too.  Perhaps a few bottles as well, one can never have too many."

Amanita muscaria, they've been scarce this year. Some of those I must have, as they are very dear. 
 Oh no, someone must have cast a rhyming spell.  What will come out of my mouth, no one can tell.

In the moss garden, the fairies shed their wings.  We'll collect a few, they're good for many things.
Into my basket I'll add dragon's breath and a butterfly of death.  A skull or two and ear of troll?
  Time matters not to a witch.  Day or night, night or day, spells take place either way.


 Bags, oils, herbs and mirror.  Things a witch should keep near her.

I think that's all for my shopping list, now let us get on to the party, I insist!

Turn thrice around, a charm you must say, a magic password leads to party day.
 The room changes in the blink of an eye. Treats and goodies, galore.


 We shall eat and dance while dark sets in.  Enjoy yourself and let the magic begin!

Spiders, bats and crows descend.  We'll share our treats, we must be kind to our friends.  Lights turn on and candles glow. It's just so much fun, don't you know?

  Someone keeps casting a daylight spell, then turning it back to night.
 Chocolate covered crackers, yum, yum, yum!

Eat your fill, then go back for more.  We need to keep up our strength for casting spells.  We'll enjoy our party as long as we can.
 Oh my, here we are, another day has dawned.  The candles have burned down and it looks like the party has wound down.  Time to take ourselves home and get some rest. 
The flowers held up well and are so lovely aren't they?  Dahlias, snapdragons, tansy and delphinium. All my favorites!
Now if I could only find Helena and Eloisa.  There is no telling what mischief they are up to by this point.
I hope you enjoyed your visit to my offering for the 2015 Witches Tea Party hosted by Vanessa from A Fanciful Twist. Remember to visit her and all the other participants of this years party.

thanks for stopping by, 
love & blessings

ps...Bottle labels were made by Miss Vanessa and can be found in her shop.


Ricki Treleaven said...

I think Vanessa's labels are so much fun. WOW! Your party is amazing. I know your witchy guests all loved it! So cute with the boots and stockings....I love that part of your post!

I'm sure I'll be back again to see your lovely post.

Happy Witches Tea!!!

Ricki Jill

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Wow, what a spread! You know how to party, witchy girl!

Mad Madam Mel said...

Wow, your Halloween decorations look great !!!
And what a spread, looks yummy :)
Hope to see you at my party soon
Mad Madam Mel xx

Plumfield House Gardens said...

Love your tea, and the story as well, yes love the "bloomers" too!
please visit my wedding tea, here:

The Charm of Home said...

Oh, my I love your stocking and boot collection!! I want one!! I only own 1 pr. of witches stockings! Too cute! Happy Halloween!

Tammie Lee said...

thank you for the wonderful adventure of your post! wow what a party you are having! your rhyming was good fun. I found two amanita a few weeks ago, i believe they sometimes grow in similar areas as King Bolete and that was true in that spot. I will have to look that up again. Lovely celebration to you!

Unknown said...

HI! I love how you set up your party and your feast. I also really like how you laid out pairs of stockings and boots on a chair! Great ideas, and a wonderful party!

Victoria said...

Laura, this is a fabulous party! Everything was delicious and styled so beautifully. I had a wonderful time, thank you!



Cobblestone Prims said...

Happy Witches Tea....love all the decoration...thanks for let me be a party of your party...love it

Sarah said...

That's some party! Every treat delicious, and all your witches are charmers. Love the stockings and shoes. Clever! Thanks for having me. Happy Halloween!

beverly e said...

I am pea green with envy for your stocking and boot collection... thanks for the treats!

Jacqueline said...

However did I miss my invitation to this fabulous party! What a spread. Everything looks delightful. I especially love the spread of stockings and shoes to choose from. What fun, what fun!

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Hi, Lara, Fascinating, and what a fabulous feast! I love the stockings hanging to dry!!! That is so cute. Did you make the dolls? Happy Halloween and tea party! xoxo Su

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Laura, it was so nice to see you at the tea party. Such a scrumptious spread. I ate so much I had to land miles before I got home. I was just to heavy to fly!..Happy Halloween..Judy

Kerry said...

Such an awesome story - I loved it !!!
A delicious spread .... Wow, us witches were spoiled for choice !!!
Happy Halloween.
If you have a moment, please stop by - my cauldron is bubbling so just pop in for a cup of witches brew and a cookie or two !!!

Anonymous said...

I had fun readying your blog! And I liked the dolls especially!

Magaly Guerrero said...

I want to be as fun as Helena and Eloisa when I'm almost two hundred. And for my birthday, I want all your food. Yum!

Happy Witches Tea Party and Happiest Halloween!
Magaly Guerrero

Roselie said...

Oh my stars I 'm in love with your stockings and shoe collection!! And the visit to the apothecary was delightful as was the party itself! Oh so yummy looking all the treats! Can I have one of those cupcakes? Thanks! Ooh delicious! Mmm... Don't mind me, I 'll stay here with the treats 'till the party ends and then go for a ride in my broomstick! Perfect way to end this fantastic tea party isn't it! Blessings my dear!

Calamitous Botanicus said...

Wow! I too am totally enamored with the stockings and shoes not to mention that great tea party spread! Those witches are some lucky girls. Thanks for the fun, Happy Halloween!

Designing Fairy said...

That was fabulous. All the details and the food. Love, love.

From the party over at: http://healingfairyalphabet.com/2015/10/24/a-dog-witch-tea-party/

Vanessa {a fanciful twist} said...

Oh my goodnesss, you are sooo funny & you have glorious treasures! Your spread was incredible, yumm! I laughed so hard as your witch checked for her best bloomers, hahaha!! SO much fun, you are such a kindred soul! Thank you for joining in the cackling fun!! <3

Lenora said...

an amazing potpourri of ideas hear, a fabulous feast!
Fancy another party? Please join us at http://lenorita-lenoramoore.blogspot.ca/

Laura said...

I've had a wonderful time and enjoyed every rhyme.
Now I must dance, for after all the delicious treats I'll never fit in me pants!

Laura Morrigan said...

So many fantastic stockings and bloomers!

Anne said...

Absolutely beautiful! Belatedly making the party rounds now that I am back home!
Happy Halloween, Dear!

Magic Love Crow said...

Wow, that was brilliant!! I had so much fun! Great writing and beautiful pictures!!

Darlene said...

Wow!! I enjoyed the story of the 2 witches, How cute they are. You really made such a lovely Halloween buffet. I wish I was there to taste all the food and goodies! Thanks for visiting. Take care, Darlene