Saturday, October 25, 2014

A Halloween Divination Party



It's time to party!
Thank you Vanessa for hosting this wonderful event!




Many of our favorite Halloween activities rely on factors beyond our control, so we decided a Divination Party was in order. Knowing what is going to happen before it actually happens can be extremely useful. Our gathering to peer into the future included two witches, a Mad Hatter and a flashy but sage Samurai. Here's Spenser demonstrating his usual air of utter and complete disdain for the proceedings while Stewart declined the invitation preferring to hide in the basement.



We got right down to business and began looking for answers by examining the tea leaves.
Since I made the tea the responsibility of reading meaning into the dregs fell on my shoulders.



 I did not have a clue about how to "read" tea leaves.



 Ok, so what was this supposed to be? A bird, maybe?  So what do birds mean? Can't be too bad, there are lots of teacups decorated with birds. Maybe it was a dragon? That's not good, or is it? In some cultures they are protective or lucky but then there's Smaug! It was time for another approach.




Burt's Auntie Ruby came along to lend a professional element to our soiree.
Her specialty is Tarot Readings. His Madness was a bit skeptical.



When in doubt, have more wine. It always helps.



 The cards appeared to offer no clear insight either. Nope, none. Zip. Although Burt liked the cheese.




Next we were on to Burt's specialty, the Ouija Board! 



Yikes! Seriously, no one was touching it?




Terrifying stuff!



The chocolate interval!



Finally, the crystal ball, His Madness excelled at gazing into it's glowing depths.



Failing with the crystal ball it was time to bring out the secret weapon.




A true bowling ball divination trance.  Time for beer!



Well, we eventually came to the conclusion that if we really wanted to know the atmospheric conditions on Halloween we could just look it up on WeatherBug. They're not always correct but they have a better track record than the bowling ball. Besides, having extra candy is never a bad thing. 

54 comments:

  1. BWahahahahahaha.....I wants to come live at your house!!!!!...and it was definitely a dragon.....bringing mischief to your life no doubt :D XXX

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    1. Hey, you're always welcome! A dragon, huh? Yikes!

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  2. Always a pleasure to pop by to visit you! What a great party. You and His Madness are always wonderful party hosts. Thanks again for a lovely time!

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  3. First of all, I LOVE the name of your blog. It's purrrfect! And then let me tell you how much I adore all the red and black and the grin of the sage Samurai. What a gathering. If you don't mind another witchy woman, I shall park my broomstick and join the Divination Party!

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    1. We always have room for more partiers! Could really use some help with that whole predicting the future business, too!

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  4. How wonderful! So much fun! http://cozycomfycouch.blogspot.ca/

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  5. So much fun! What a riot - Your guests are fabulous- I laughed out loud at the bowling ball (while drinking coffee oops) I bet your house is the place to be on Halloween!
    Cheers

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    1. Oh no, not hot coffee! Hope you're ok. Glad you enjoyed your visit, I've got to try some of your great ideas (especially the bats) before Halloween!

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  6. Spooktacular Fun Party Post! Hope you'll fly by my Are You A Good Or Bad Witch? Halloween Party & Be Blessed with powerful Wiccan Wishes... Enchantingly Yours, Lyndy Ward >^..^<
    http://todaysgold.blogspot.com/2014/10/are-you-good-witch-or-bad-witch.html

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  7. Oh, I thought that was Burt's girlfriend, whoops sorry! :)

    "When in doubt, have more wine" Yes please, and that cake! Yum!

    Happy Halloween!

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    1. Ha! We thought she might turn out to be his girlfriend, too! Hopefully one day Burt will find his soulmate.

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  8. I love your creepy stuff...nice party...happy halloween
    Kerstin from germany

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    1. It was nice of you to visit and Happy Halloween!

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  9. As stuffed as I am from all these parties, that chocolate interval was just what I needed!
    Whatever it is in the cup, I do believe it is giving you a thumbs up.
    I do love the wallpaper that allows you to live in the trees indoors.

    http://dogsmomvisits.blogspot.com/2014/10/haunted-wishes.html

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    1. Ha! Thanks for the kind words, hope I'm not tempting fate with all that blasphemy! Personally, I think just about anything can use a chocolate interval.

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  10. I absolutely LOVE the name of your blog! I bet that's what my plants think when they see me coming towards them. This party was hilarious, and I laughed out loud several times, especially at the "bowling ball divination." Thanks for the laughs, and Happy Halloween!

    Victoria from Brushstrokes

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    1. So glad to hear I'm not the only one without a green thumb! We do keep trying though don't we? Glad you could stop by.

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  11. I enjoyed your Halloween Party. It was fun and full of good fortune. Happy Halloween.

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  12. Best divination party I have ever been to! Even if it did include a bowling ball! LOL!!
    What fun! The skeletons are dressed to kill and the group portrait is to "die" for. Loved it.
    Thanks for a great time!

    Have a spooky Halloween!
    Chrislyn / Spiritdog Studios

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    1. Now if only that bowling ball actually could predict the future! Thanks for visiting our party.

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  13. That. Was. Awesome. Loved it!!! Hahaha! Thank you for a lovely divination party!

    If you have a moment, perhaps you will come and sit for a spell?
    http://marrowandmeadow.wordpress.com/2014/10/25/halloween-party-2014-a-tale-of-the-bone-mother/

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  14. LOL ! Delightful, funny and cute! So much fun! please visit me at Plumfield House Gardens, http://plumfieldhousegardens.blogspot.com/
    Hope to see you, Celeste

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    1. Somehow I ended up at two of your blogs, so left comments on both of your lovely posts. The more the merrier!

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  15. Your whole party was marvelous, but I couldn't take my eyes off that pie! Oh, MY! You had me at the Reese Cups!

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  16. How fun!!! Your divination party was spectacular!! Loved the crystal ball and all the other spooky decorations!

    Hope you can stop by our party: peachycheek.blogspot.com

    Happy Halloween!

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    1. It was nice of you to stop in, glad you had a fun time!

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  17. That was phenomenal!!! The tablescape sublime, the piano decor, amazing! You two and kindred to the T!!! Loooove it!

    Thank you for being a part of the Halloween party magic!! <3, Vanessa.

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    1. It's all due to your wonderful inspiration. Thanks for creating this magical event!

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  18. OMG you had me laughing to hard I almost spilled my drink on the keyboard! This is just my kind of Party... Utter Madness... Bowling Ball Oracles... more Wine when in doubt... Divination at it's Best! Bravo! You get my Standing Ovation! Halloween Blessings and sending some Ninety Degree October Arizona Desert Sunshine your way for Trick-Or-Treat Night so you can wear as little or as much as you want to! *winks* Dawn... The Bohemian

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    1. Ha! How I would love some sunshine and heat! It's supposed to be right around freezing here on Halloween, yikes!

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  19. See, I had such a fun time at your Mad Hatter party, that I was thrilled to see your Halloween images flashing across my screen. You clearly enjoy your parties as much as those lucky enough to be invited, and your pictures are filled with smiles. Keep doing this. Not only because we all like them so, but because you obviously do, too. Happy Halloween!

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    1. Thank you, I'm so glad you stopped in for a visit! We really do enjoy being silly.

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  20. Your party had me in giggles. Hopefully it doesn't rain on Halloween, though that hasn't stopped us from trick or treating. We were on the same page with divination in our Halloween party's.

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    1. It was a lot of fun to put together and I hope we didn't offend anyone. Thanks for visiting and Happy Halloween!

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  21. Talk about getting into the spirit of things!!! You guys are a HooT!!! Thank you for the laughter, you made my evening!!! I Love all your past postings with Bert too! Nice decor on top of the piano as well! Cheers! ;)

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    1. So glad you had a good time! Wish I'd remembered to turn on the lights of the decorations on the piano though. Thanks for joining our party!

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  22. This is one of my favorite parties so far! =D

    You all are just too fabulous... and I know that my life will be complete once I can get my hands on some full-sized, fully pose-able skeletons! =D

    XOXO

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    1. Thank you for dropping into our little party. Burt and Aunt Ruby are great fun and have certainly added a whole different dimension to our neighborhood this year!

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  23. Dee-lightful!! I apologize for my lateness to the party, but so glad I stopped by!
    Happiest Halloween!
    Anne
    www.alittlefurinthepaint.blogspot.com

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    1. It's never too late to party! Thanks for stopping by.

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  24. This wonderful party really made me chuckle. So pleased that Burt liked the cheese. :-)

    Oh and if in doubt drink more wine.....definitely words to live by.

    Loved it! Thank you. :-)

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    1. So happy you could drop in for a laugh. Next time we will skip the divination and just go straight to the wine!

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  25. LOL, you folks crack me up! Oh so clever and witty! Thanks for the good laugh.

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by, glad you had a good time.

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  26. As a fortune teller I just ADOREEEEE your party! So lush and Victorian. Magical!

    http://broomsticksandlace.blogspot.ca/2014/10/a-fanciful-twist-halloween-party-2014.html

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    1. Thank you, I'm glad you weren't offended. No matter what we do we always end up being silly.

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  27. I had a wonderful time at your party, and I loved all of your other guests they were all so very special. Please visit me:momentsinaneye.blogspot.com

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