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Witches Tea Party

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Please listen to the following video to enhance your party experience.  ;P

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Come on in, y'all!

Double, double, toil and trouble;

Fire burn, and cauldron bubble.

Double, double toil and trouble;

Something wicked this way comes!

Fillet of a fenny snake,

In the cauldron boil and bake;

Eye of newt and toe of frog,

Wool of bat and tongue of dog,

Adder's fork and blind-worm's sting,

Lizard's leg and howlet's wing,

For a charm of powerful trouble,

Like a hell-broth boil and bubble.

Double, double, toil and trouble;

Fire burn and cauldron bubble...


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Next semester we'll study "The Scottish Play" by Shakespeare, so I thought the the Three Witches' Chant would be appropriate for our after school party.  Don't you just love the taunting way Shakespeare switches from his usual iambic pentameter to trochaic tetrameter in this scene?

Please join Vanessa @ A Fanciful Twist

Until next time...

Ricki Jill


  1. ooh yummy Cauldron Cakes!!! And I have serious cauldron mug envy!!
    Of course now I may have to re-watch my Harry Potter movies :)
    Hope to see you at my party soon
    Mad Madam Mel xx

  2. Soooo cute. Love the table runner. Happy Week End.

  3. Ricki! That is just a fantastic table! I LOVE all the little extras you have there- the lengths you went to! Those placemats with the legs hanging down....the baubles and dressing on your chandy---the eye of new and toe of frog. What a CLEVER post. Love it. xo Diana

    ps.IF you have time pop over and sign up for the giveaway for my son's new venture.

  4. Too fun! Nearly scared Ray our of a year's growth when I cranked up that music while he was peacefully drinking his coffee and reading his Barron's. Very creative! I still love your DR chairs, too.

  5. So fun !!!
    Fanta float .... yum yum !!!
    Love your witchy hats, and those little witchy legs made me giggle :-)

  6. You knocked it out of the park with this one. Über cool yucky food (eye of newt and toe of frog) and I love your creative staging. Alright I will indulge in one of those yummy cupcakes!
    Happy Halloween!

  7. So festive! I love the Oreo witches' hats and all the handmade decor! The chandelier looks magical and suits the occasion. I love Macbeth. My daughter was in a scene of this in a school play when she was little. She was one of the witches and memorized the poem, beside her lines. Love the rhythm. I used the first line of the raven for mine, because my daughter loves all that goes on with the language in it. Congratulations to your daughter! That's wonderful that it is decided early. xoxo Su

  8. What a great all the little Witcheshats...Happy Halloween

    Here is my link:

  9. I love it. All so nicely done. Love the witches hats and the menu..Happy Halloween..Judy

  10. what a wonderful and festive party! Loved the chandelier decked out! So much to see! Love elegant halloween decor! Lisa

  11. Hi! I really love your post, the way you set your table, and the orange and cream floats sound delicious!
    How clever to put the float in a cauldron.

    Sincerely, Citrus and Neon

  12. Oh, it couldn't be any better. So clever to use the Shakespeare chant! The table runner is adorable and love the black and white shades on the chandy. We have an antique chandy so the shades are glass that hang down. I'd love to find a way to make them more festive. Your menu is fun and every bite tasty. I saw the set of witch hats at a friend's store this season. I was tempted to get them, but didn't. Glad you have them for me to enjoy. '-)
    The wicked one is the cutest! I giggled out loud. Gotta love your sense of humor!
    Happy Halloween!

  13. Love the sewn hats!! But my dogs like the dog with mustache picture. :)

    Much fun, Ronni over at the party at

  14. I love that HP soundtrack! Your table runner is sooo cute! Happy Halloween!

  15. I love the baked goods. Do share, please. And Finlay is looking dapper as always! :)

  16. Happy Halloween! Fantastic post! Loved the Double double toil and trouble theme and it was excellent with the song! (which I adore, and my favorite version is the Harry Potter one! :)) Your table setting is beautiful!

  17. Such fun decorations. I laughed at the dog...too cute. All the hats are adorable. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

  18. Hi Dear Friend,
    I just love how you had us listen to HP :-)) I love it!!
    Oh my, that Wicked One - LOL so cute and funny!
    Great job on this!!
    Happy Halloween!

  19. Absolutely adorable! So many fun details, but I especially love the table runner!

  20. I just love visiting you for tea! Those oreo witch hats are so cute! Everything was lovely, thanks for having us!

  21. I really enjoyed the witch's tea party, Ricki Jill. And your little dog with the mustache made me chuckle. What a fun Halloween post.

    Hope you are well, sweet friend.

    love, ~Sheri

  22. Shakespearean yum and a handsome furry fellow with a mustachio to add to the fun? What else can we ask for? Love, love, love it! ♥

    Happy Witches Tea Party and Happiest Halloween!
    Magaly Guerrero

  23. What a wonderful party! That cauldron cake would be the favorite of all my little monsters and goblins! I adore all of your food and decor and the music just made it!

  24. Love the cute witches hats. :) I'm not part of Vanessa's party list, but I did have a witches tea this year, and you can see the fun here -

  25. I enjoyed your party and the music was a fun touch!

  26. I ADORE your chandy outfitted for your Witches Tea Party! Your banner, runner and hat collection are perfectly bewitching too! And how perfect are your cauldron cakes...Eye of Newt and Toe of Frog are my favorite ingredients! <|:>)

  27. Those are some wickedly cute witch hats! Loved your choice of party music, I think that was one of my favorite parts of the movie. Thanks for a magical tea party. Cheers, Sarah

  28. What a great witches party -I want to come!

  29. Ricki Jill I love that swill of newty eye and toady toe, indeed those witchy hats are wickedly cute and Mr Naughty Dog very fetching! Happy Halloweeeeeen from Queen Marcheline of Royal Doll Town :-)

  30. Enjoying the musical theme! Great idea wonderful party! Fancy another party? Join us at

  31. Enjoying your festive Halloween party! Excellent witch hats! Thanks for magical party and come for a cup of tea at our:
    Hugs, Monika

  32. Your home is soooo gorgeous.I love your whimsical witch treasures and decor. Those hats and runner, oh my!!! I love it all. Thank you for joining in the cackling fun!! <3

  33. Oooooh, yum! The cauldron cupcakes with the bubbling pudding is just perfect in that disgusting and ookie fun - but *it tastes amazing* kind of way. I love them!

    Happy Halloween and hope you are having a wonderful time prepping for the big Trick-or-Treat evening. It's just 5 days away! Squee!

  34. everything looks great! i WANT those oreos!!! and your gorgeous pup looks soooo mysterious, lol
    love this:)

  35. Hello Ricki Jill!
    So glad to see you at this party and enjoy your home. Love all your wicked decorations and whimsy, especially the chandelier! {This party inspired me to turn my comments back on!}
    Ciao bella,

  36. OH!! I love your party. I read your post this weekend on my phone but did not want to comment until I read it with the music playing. It gives it an entire new feel with the music playing in the background. I love how you tied in home school with this party as well. Well done Ricki Jill and as usual your little guy just makes me giggle.

  37. Super fun. The music definitely adds to the mood. Finlay doesn't scare me! LOL. Great job, Ricki!

  38. Just beautiful, Ricki! Thank you so much for inviting me! I am belatedly making the rounds!
    Happy Halloween!

  39. The Thane of Cawdor would be proud! ;)

    I love those cupcakes with the fun (and disgusting- my favorite Halloween combo)! And thanks for adding the music. That's my wake-up alarm tune on my phone, but I don't get to listen to it in entirety, so that was a treat. Happy Halloween!


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