Friday, October 24, 2008

Witchy Pink Saturday

After 2 months of planning, I finally hosted my Witches Tea! My friends were fantastic; they all came dressed in their best witch attire-some more than others. 2 of my friends came with green-face and I didn't even recognize them!
I swagged raggedy fabric from my patio cover and paper witches hat lanterns. I hung my Martha Stewart chandelier I made over the small table and over the larger table I hung an iron chandelier with gourds and pumpkins. I made the table underskirt out of muslin. I torn it up with some dull scissors and tea stained it with cinnamon orange tea-yum!
Here is a picture of all of us with our pink boas (they wore them specifically for Pink Saturday)
Don't we look fetching!
We are showing off our colorful leg wear!

The menu consisted of cucumber, roast beef and chicken salad on pumpkin bread sandwiches. Belinda made some yummy pumpkin soup and Suzie brought mushroom pinwheels. I served apple and pumpkin scones with spiced clotted cream along with Autumn Orange Spice tea.
For dessert, I made Mandarin orange mini cheesecakes, brownies and madelines.
The cute tag is from Karin at Creative Chaos

Broomstick pens were tucked inside the napkins.
Even the spiders enjoyed the tea!
I just had to have this Bethany Lowe Hobgoblin dinnerware!
Marina & Suzie

This is beautiful Marina without the green make-up
I put the witch necklace party favors in mini cauldrons that doubled as place cards.

Everyone had so much fun and asked me when we were having another dress-up tea. I really needed my girlfriends this week because my mom went in for surgery on Tuesday night and had a tumor removed that was the size of a softball. She was diagnosed with Stage 2 Ovarian Cancer and I have been with her at the hospital all week. I barely had enough time to pull the tea together "at the last minute" but it was so worth it. My friends are so supportive! It was a nice diversion for a few hours.

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Polka Dot Moon said...

WOW! The decorations look "bootiful" and the food looks "spooktacular"! What a fabulous fun party for you and your friends!

My mother was diagnosed with Stage IV Ovarian Cancer in 1999. She had a battle, but is healthy and in remission. I will be thinking of your mom and wanted to let you know that my prayers are with you and your family. My husband is riding in the LIVESTRONG Challenge this weekend. Cancer seems to touch everyone you know.

Happy Pink Saturday!

Stacey said...

Your party looks absolutely fabulous. I love the pink boas, all your decorations, the food... everything! So inspiring. Thanks for sharing. Happy Pink Saturday! :-) Stacey

April said...

What a fantastic tea!

My prayers are with you and your family!

Megan said...

looks like a fabulous event. The only problem that I can see, my invitation was lost in the mail! ;)
Love the table, food and decorations. Hope your Mom is doing ok. your in my prayers, too!

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Donna. Your party is just absolutely divine. Everything is fantastic. You girls are some "hot" witches. I love it all.

I will definitely be praying for your mother and your family. I hate cancer. We must all continue to work diligently to support research to find a cure for all types of cancers.


Happy Pink Saturday!

I absolutely love this PINK post!
Great Witch Tea Party, costumes, decorations, everything is awesome!

~ Gabriela ~

Smilingsal said...

How fun!

I am an ovarian cancer survivor--19 years! I prayed just now for your mom.

Thanks for sharing. I have a book giveaway. See my sidebar to enter. Happy Pink Saturday!

G. Bloom said...

Happy Pink Saturday! What a fabulous party! I love all your decorations! Sorry to hear about your mom! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!

Jorgelina said...

Happy Pink Saturday!

A very funny celebration!
The porcelain of halloween beautiful and original.
Pretty weekend

sherri (Tied Up In Ribbons) said...

You did a wonderful job on that tea. So many perfect details. The group shot is so great! Love the boas and striped tights & everything. So much fun.

Will keep your mom in my thoughts.

jen@ Rosey Little Things said...

So sorry to hear about your mom! The tea party looked like soooo much fun, aren't girlfriends the best! Happy Pink Saturday!

Virginia said...

Your party looks absolutely fabulous!!! What fun...
Happy Pink Saturday,

kari and kijsa said...

This is the most fabulous party we have seen!! love the cauldrons as party favor holders!!! Stunning gals, stunning goodies!!

Happy Saturday blessings
kari & kijsa

~Leslie said...

What a fun witches tea party you had!!! All the food and decorations looked awesome! What a wonderful way to spend the afternoon with you girlfriends. Thanks for sharing!
My prayers are with you and your family.

Patricia said...

What a lovely party and love the pink boas ! Happy Pink Saturday.

Angie said...

Oh my goodness!!! How fun! I wanna be invited to the next one :)

Shabby Kim said...


Your witchy party looks like it was so much fun. You did a wonderful job with the food an decorations and it was so fun seeing all your girlfriends dressed up as witches. I almost felt like I was there with you after seeing all of your great pictures. Happy Pink Saturday!!

Joy said...

Donna, you and your friends rock! What a cool party.

God bless your mom and you during this time.

KatCollects said...

First of all prayers are going out for you and your Mom, hang in there. And the party is fabulous, so so fun! You all look great with your pink boas : )

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

Your witchy tea looks fabulous and it sure looks like everyone had a great time! What a wonderful idea.
My prayers and thoughts to you and your mother as you go through this challenging time together. Keep the faith.

dana said...


You guys were awesome!

What a great Witchy Tea you had with your Witchy Friends. I was so impressed with your wonderful decorations---I WANT those Bethany L. dishes. I think I told you had A cup and saucer, but no one carries the set around here!!! Your guys look so great. I'm certain they just had the best time!!!
I am so sorry to hear about your mom. My prayers go out to her and you right now. She must be so proud of how wonderfully creative you are--I know that brings her such joy!

Terrific party---I know those friends just cackled with glee all the way home. dana

ShabbyInTheCity said...

Perfectly good fun! It all looks so great!
Prayers for your mom.That is hard.

Cindy@Cutepinkstuff said...

I had to stop by to see what I missed, Donna! I see I missed a hackling good time! My son's Fall Festival was fun, too, as he was a chick in a performance of The Little Red Hen. Sorry to have missed your Tea and sorry to hear about your mom. I'm sure she appreciates all the time you spent at the hospital. Count me in for your next party!

CC said...

What a wonderful tea party and such beautiful witches..:).
Happy late Pink Saturday..and have a super great week. xx

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Oh Donna, can you hear me sceaming again? What a hoot of a Witches Halloween party you had! The best ever "grown-up" girly Halloween party I have ever seen! Oh, memories to cherish forever! What a fun group of friends! Happy Halloween dear!


Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

P.S. Donna I am so sorry to hear that your dear Mother has ovarian cancer. My thoughts and prayers are with her! Bless you heart to. If you need to talk, let me know Donna. I ma here for ya. My sweet friend had ovarian cancer and I learned so much from her.

Love ya,

Joanne Kennedy said...


You always have such fun photos. So I tagged you. Stop by my blog to see what it is. Hope you will play.


Johnny Love said...

Looks like it was an amazing party!

Johnny Love (Halloween Display)

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