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Thursday, October 20, 2016

Witches Soiree

Hello my friends,
 
I've mentioned before about how talented my hairdresser is.
 
Well, last Thursday night, Oct. 13th; the night of the Hunter's Moon; (according to the Farmers Almanac) she outdid herself!
 
For years it has been a dream of hers to host a "witches soiree".
 
She wasn't sure if friends and clients would embrace the idea.
I'm here to tell you that 98 of us did!
 
Yes, 98 'witchy woman' strolled into her backyard for a night we won't soon forget.
 
Our hostess greeted us at her arbor gate.
 
 
We arrived at dusk and the gardens had been magically transformed.
 

The witchy women, (friends and family that would be
 seated at my table)
Jamie, Joyce, Betty, Peggy, Ann, Karrah, Jan, and Kassy

Black umbrellas and large wooden moons hung here and there.

 
As we entered into the backyard we were serenaded by a couple of talented witches.
 

 
Each table was assigned a name.  My friend, Jan and her daughter Kassy hold our 'Midnight Embers' sign.
 

 
Our table had a view of her fabulous she shed built by her husband last year.
 
 
Handmade brooms made from branches and twigs were tied to the back of our chairs.
 

Once we were seated we helped ourselves to the beverage bar.
 
 

My daughter, Karrah and I
 


My cousin Betty, friend Jan, moi, friends Joyce, Ann, and Peggy.   
 

Lights and small fires lighted the garden.
 

Our candlelit table

 
party favors and menus.



Dinner was prepared by her daughter, Sierra and it was so delicious!  Bread and rolls, salad, soup, pasta, and carrot or chocolate cake.  There was also a table full of snacks, but I never made it over to it.
 
(chicken alfredo)
 

 
Karrah, me, and Ann.

 
 
The moon was magical.  A witchy moon for sure!

 
 


After dinner each table rotated through 5 witch stations. We were given a token at each one.
 
The witch of smell.
 

 Iris, the witch of sight.
 
 
The 'moon' witch

 
The 'star' witch.

 
and the fortune teller. . .(palm reader)
 
 

At the end of the night we were instructed to mix up a magic potion.  Joyce's daughter, Jamie was the designated witch that did the honors.
 


 
And we toasted to a memorable evening!


Oh what a hauntingly fun night!
 



hugs,
Jann
 
I will be sharing with these fun parties:

23 comments:

dustbunny8 said...

Looks like so much fun!

Victorian1885 said...

What a great idea! You all looked so great..

Oliva Ohlson said...

Oh...what fun!!! I wish I were part of your "witchy woman" coven!!! Everything looks like it was simply fabulous!

Peg said...

It was a fabulous,fun night. I love how you shared all the witchey things we did under the moon.You got some great pictures.

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Beverly Flores said...

Love your new do!!! Wow, what an amazing party. I don't even know where to start. Everything looks so fabulous and perfect. I love all the costumes, the food, decor, and everything. Thank you so much for sharing your experience. Happy Halloween and hugs, Beverly

Kim said...

Another party!!! Every party seems to get better and better. Love your hair! Everything about this little shindig is so very cool. Love the last photo.

Gail @Purple Hues and Me said...

That is so cool and a lot of fun! What a fabulous idea!

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

What fun! Looks like you had perfect weather for your witch's soiree.

Rose L said...

So much fun! I wish I could have been there cackling away!

Jeanie said...

What a totally fabulous event! Oh, I would have loved this -- and warm enough to be outdoors, too! You all look splendid and so many clever and creative touches make this one for the memory books. Jann, you have such a grand group -- I'm smiling with happiness. Perhaps you could say I'm bewitched!

Susie said...

Jann, I smiled and laughed all thru this post. I have never heard of such a party....It was decorated so wonderfully. You all looked like you meant to have a good time and did. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

Linda W. said...

Oh my gosh, this looks like so much fun! Your hairdresser is one talented lady.

Anonymous said...

Looks like everyone had a SPOOKTACULAR time.
Marilyn

NanaDiana said...

WHAT FUN!!!!! I bet you guys just had a ball!!!! I would have loved to been there just for the fun of it all. My daughter has always had a big Halloween party for years and years and has lots of people that she entertains. I will have to shoot this theme idea along to her. Thanks for sharing it all here- xo Diana

Junkchiccottage said...

Oh my gosh Jan what fun! This is amazing and every detail is so awesome. You witches all look so cute.
Hmmmmm I might have to host a witchy night for my goul friends next year. Gave me some a good idea.
Happy Weekend.
Hugs,
Kris

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

OMG, what a terrific party and all of you look so good as witches - your outfits were amazing.

Looks like everyone had a great time and the food WOW.

What a fun party to have. So glad that all of you had a good time. Thanks for sharing this party with us.

Hugs,
Mary

rush said...

What a hoot! The neighbors probably thought she was starting a coven. I admire your host for putting together such a wonderful event!

BarberryLane Designs said...

That just looks like a witches Ball!...what a fun idea, and the theme was carried through....really love that idea. Grins and ghouls....Sandi

Sharon @ Blue Willow House said...

Looks like great fun. The decorations and food look wonderful.

Stacey said...

That is just a hoot, Jann! You and your friends definitely go all out and show the rest of us how it's done. :)

Lincuden Cottage Life said...

Wow! What an amazing soirée! Looks like so much fun!

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

What a fun evening it must have been! The decoration were perfect!