Saturday, October 26, 2013

Halloween Party

Welcome to my party!
First let me say Thank You to Vanessa at A Fanciful Twist
for hosting!
They say that you can  tell the kind of Witch you are by the broom you ride!
Here on the porch at Plumfield, we have observed
 many different types of brooms coming in for this years Halloween celebration,

Here is a helpful chart to look at and see the type of Witch you are!
Brooms must be checked at the door!
Getting the porch ready for guests,

Come sit on the porch with the old tombstone,
For those who are gone..........,
a remembrance...............,
Invoking their presence as we prepare the Bayou trance,
My guests are arriving,
Oh My.........., a perfect landing!
Welcome dear Hepzibah,
Magick and Mystery on the Bayou Broomstick night,
Gypsy's,........... telling tales of fancy and fright,
Our "Familiar", Black Cat!
Old Black Cat appears as she sat,
to guide......., to spell......., to chat,

More guests arrive with fancy masks,
The "Mother" brings the "Maiden" to the party,
 to seek remedies for her daughters melancholy,  
The "Crone" begins  necromancies with
 charms....., potion's....... and spells!

Upon the table fate is told with the cards you hold!

Perhaps read your palm to find what is found,

Again the  "Mother" comforts  the "Maiden", and the "Crone" councils all,
At the season of Samhain the earth is moving into darkness. This is the time when the old, wiser aspect of the Goddess moves into our lives. She is the Crone, the healer, the teacher, the imparter of knowledge. She mediated disputes, she had influence over tribal leaders.  Women are reclaiming the name of Crone in a positive way! :(
 TIME FOR SPELLS....................
Oils and Potions, mix and match,
To find this dear "Maiden" her perfect Catch!
"But the night is Halloween, lady,
The morn is Halloday,
Then win me, win me, an ye will,
For well I want you may.
"Just at the dark and midnight hour
The Faerie Folk will ride,
And they that would their true-love win,
At Miles Cross they must bide."
Francis James Child
Let us celebrate the Full Moon on the 18th,
The Blood Moon,
But first some refreshments must  be served!
We are serving Broomstick appetizers:
Thin pretzel sticks,
Mozzarella String Cheese, wrap a piece of cheese around the pretzel,
secure with a chive leaf,
Cut the cheeses into strips after you secure with the chive!
Blood Orange Martini
Blood Orange Martinis

1 cup vodka, chilled

1 cup blood orange juice,* chilled

1 cup apple juice, chilled

1/2 cup orange liqueur, chilled

Red liquid food coloring (optional)

Combine vodka, blood orange juice, apple juice, orange liqueur, and, if desired, red food coloring; pour over ice into chilled martini glasses.

*Pomegranate or orange juice may be substituted


Thank you to all of you for attending and participating,  my beautiful friend Wendy and her beautiful daughter Faith, and my beautiful daughter Elizabeth!(Hepzibah) 
I will be visiting all of you blogger's the next few hours!
Please take a moment to leave a comment, join my site ( at right side) and put
me on your blog list!
Blessings to you this night!!


Anonymous said...

Wow! What a lovely party! I enjoyed your post very much and thank you so much for stopping by mine. I actually have never been to the Bayou except in my imagination!
Hugs and Sparkles

Ms Misantropia said...

My, what a magical party! I love your porch witch, that candelabra and your beautiful "familiar" :)

DogsMom said...

Thank you for allowing me to attend your party.
As I am reaching those crone years I feel better about my situation.

Linda Wildenstein said...

Thank you for the invitation to your lovely soiree, cher. Loved every moment. How absolutely lovely to have others to share a fun event like this. Everyone looks fabulous and the food sounds delish. I love parties like this and Anna and Marfi always have such super ideas. Gotta fly, Oma Linda

Ricki Treleaven said...

I enjoyed your party! I want to fly a Nimbus 2000 because I'm built for speed!
Your porch is decorated so prettily! And your familiar is so cute....I have on, too, but she's a white Westie!

Please visit my Broomsticks on the Bayou Party!
Ricki Jill
Art @ Home

Incipient Wings said...

Oh my gosh!
Wonderful beautiful party!
Love the photos and all the effort and attention to detail!!
The poems the awesome appetizers the drinks!!!
You rock!
Thanks for playing:)

Carmen said...

Hi, Celeste! What a fun party! Loved the recipes for broomsticks and blood orange martini... :-)

Kim said...

Oh what a beautiful party, love the outfits, the food and the gorgeous pics!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for stopping by Carmen, your card is beautiful, love the colors in your post and blog!

Anonymous said...

Love Marie Celeste and Pansy, the cards and story, I tried leaving a comment twice and it wouldn't publish? Thanks for coming to my party!

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much Marfi, I so admire you and Anna's art work, love all the fun ideas you come up with!

cmoh said...

Oh my gosh your party looks like so much fun. your appetizers are adorable I am going to have to remember those.

Great Broomsticks post.


AutumnWind said...

What a beautiful party! Thanks for stopping by mine. I love your pictures and I am going to have to make those broomsticks tonight!!!

Frosted Petunias said...

Nothing puts a smile on my face like a fabulous witchy party with all the works! Broomsticks, readings, an adorable black kitty and fabulous witches. I loved my visit here and those broomstick appetizers are too clever. Might have to try those! Thank you so much for playing along and adding to the all the magic and fun :)



Incredible party with those amazing outfits, what FUNnnnn!!!!!!!!! All the details in the decoration is amazing, from the witches to the black cats, etc. Thanks so much for sharing this greatness! Thank you for your sweet visit too.

The Gossamer Tearoom said...

What a very cool party! Thank you so much for the yummy treats! I love your little witches broom appetizers! So clever!

I hope you will join me at The Tearoom!

Wishing you a Happy Blog Party Weekend,


Chrisy said...

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Oh my your party was such fun! ...thank you for having me at your place, come on by and visit mine..if you dare...

Victorian Tailor said...

Thanks so much for visiting, I am late to the party, however on my way over to yours!

Chrislyn said...

Such a wickedly wonderful party! Love the broom chart. Couldn't decide which one I liked best. That martini sounds divine--I will definitely have to give it a try.
Happy Halloween!

Gerushia's New World said...

I just love broomsticks. Isn't that odd? My family is from the Ozarks and they have all sorts of wives tales and traditions. One that I grew up hearing about was from my dad's mom. She always said that you were never to take a broom with you when you moved. You should sweep up and leave it there for the new owners to use. So....anytime in my life that I have moved, I've always left my broom behind.

Thank you for such a great Halloween post!

Gerushia's New World

Laura said...

Love your party!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your positive thoughts on the Crone role and I find this view very encouraging and beneficial. As a middle-of-the-road but fast-approaching an older age, I find myself loving the idea of being a mentor and healer to my friends who are younger than my age. So many women flounder and never embrace the greatness they are and what they can yes...Crone. :)

Thanks for letting me a part of your beautiful gathering. I'm very late on hopping to other parties, but if you haven't visited mine yet, please feel free to drop by any time. Happy Halloween! :)

Kelly said...

Wow so much wonderful information and stuff to see!!!! Love your party! Great broomstick snacks and that blood martini sounds good right about NOW! I'd probably would take off for a ride on a broom if I had one TeHeHeeeee! Happy Halloween...... said...

Here's to the crone!!! Who knew she was so magnificent???

Looove your party, and all your guests are fantastic!!

Thank you so much for being a part of the Halloween magic, love, V

Tami Von Zalez said...

Those broomstick treats are tres adorbs!

Popped by from the Halloween Tea Party.

Emalina said...

what a lovely Halloween party, it looks like you all had a lot of fun! Those Halloween goodies and treats must be yummy!

If you haven't already, do come celebrate Halloween with me at my 2 little parties:

1. Feasting with the ghosts at:

2. Dancing with the witches at:

Linda said...

I had an amazing time at your party. I loved everything about it. Your displays were wondrous. Thank you so much for your comment on my blog. It meens so very much...

Danni said...

What a splendid party! Thank you so much for the martini!

Though I'm running quite late, I hope you'll drop by and visit me: