Break Out the Broomsticks and Gather Your Friends for a Witches Tea Party this Halloween Season!
October 17, 2012
This October, a month of magic and moonlight, gather your friends together for a Witches Tea where you can all celebrate the witch that lives in all of us with some whimsy and wizardry! Whether you have a magic wand at your disposal or just buckets full of creativity, your Witches' Tea is sure to be the hit of the Halloween season, and one your friends will never forget.
Invite your favorite witches and wizards to join you for your Witches' Tea with elegant invitations. Use parchment paper aged and rolled to look like scrolls and sealed with red wax to give the invitations a magical feel. The witching hour is up to you, for some, a late morning tea is ideal, for others, the traditional tea time of late afternoon is more appealing. The menu at atmosphere of each will vary but it's entirely up to you as the party will be fabulous no matter what time you choose!
If your magical wand is out of service for the day, you'll need to transform your party space using traditional means, but have no fear, decorating for your Witches' Tea will be lots of fun! Black, the traditional color associated with witches, should play a large role in your color scheme, but pair it up with another accent color to add some flair. Dark purple looks sharp, as does silver or even dark pink, but it's entirely up to you which accent color you want to pick! Start setting the scene for your Witches' Tea by draping your table with a table cloth in your accent color and adding a midnight lace table runner down the center of your table. Add candelabras or candlesticks of varying heights topped with candles in white, silver, or black along the table runner for ambiance. For easy clean up you can go with basic black plastic plates that look a little more elegant than paper plates, or go high class all the way and use your fine china to go along with the tea party theme. Check local consignment shops or thrift stores for inexpensive options if you don't have your own china or want something different and as Halloween draws near, discount stores often carry inexpensive dinnerware with Halloween designs that could be perfect for your Witches' Tea! Some black lace garlands will add a touch of gothic class to the mantel and stair rail, especially when paired with white twinkle lights, and black leaf garland wrapped around the porch railing and lamppost will be the perfect way to great your guests as they arrive on their broomsticks!
As your fellow enchantresses arrive for the witching hour, you'll need to have the cauldron bubbling and boiling with tasty treats to tempt their taste buds! If you're having a morning tea, a witches' buffet stocked with mini quiches, fruit salad (served from a mini cauldron of course), sausage, bacon, muffins, and bagels, along with juice, coffee, and plenty of tea will be the perfect choice. For a late afternoon tea, lighter fare, such as cookies, finger sandwiches, fresh veggies with dip, hummus and pita bread, bruschetta, mini cakes, brownies, and homemade candies are sure to please even the pickiest witches' palates. Serve them along with tea, soda, wine, and coffee, or make up a bubbling cauldron of punch and you'll be ready for your Witches' Tea!
Encourage your friends to wear their best witches' hat to your tea, or, stock up on basic black witch hats and let them decorate their own with tulle, fabric paint, glitter, buttons, jewels, and other craft supplies. Have a table set up with all the hats and supplies they'll need and, as the guests arrive, let them create their hats so they'll be properly attired for the rest of the festivities! After all, it wouldn't be proper to have underdressed witches for tea!
Your Witches' Tea may become the hit of the Halloween season, so don't be surprised if your friends expect it to become an annual event! With a wave of your wand and a tip of your hat, you'll quickly become the most popular witch on the block when you host your Witches' Tea.