Halloween Lunch with Tea

A week ago, I hosted a small Halloween Lunch Party for girls ranging in ages 6 to 60. Tea from an English Brown Betty teapot was served with dessert. A brown teapot did not match my orange and black theme, but for Halloween everything is fun and nothing has to match, right?

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In preparation for the Halloween Lunch, I set a themed table complete with a spider web tablecloth.

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The white stuff in the center are popcorn hands.  Below is a close-up.  I filled food handler gloves (large size) with white popcorn, tied with a ribbon and added a plastic spider ring that was purchased at a cake decorating supply store.

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As this was my first-ever Halloween party, I did a little extra decorating. I made the “witch is falling through the roof” from an umbrella.  It was fun to make and was an attention-getter hanging from my living room ceiling.

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As the younger guests arrived, there was a card table set up and ready with a festive coloring page. The girls loved having something to do while the mature girls chatted. Soon, everyone was coloring. I am delighted to share the link from The Pinning Mama‘s blog where I found the coloring page.

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White and orange mini-pumpkins were out and ready to be decorated with adhesive-backed rhinestone studs.  One simple game was played.  Guess how many spider rings are in the jar?

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It worked out well that I had party two weeks prior to October 31st. Everyone gets extra busy close to Halloween.

Having a last October cup of tea with Bernideen’s Tea Time, Rose Chintz Cottage and Antiques and Tea Cups.  

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16 thoughts on “Halloween Lunch with Tea

  1. Jill:
    Your teapot is wonderful and I wondered if it was a Sadler. I am so happy for you getting the sewing machine out of the basement and in front of a window! Isn’t that wonderful! You have done a great job getting ready for your party! So glad you shared!

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    • You are correct, Bernideen. Brown Betty is embossed (faintly) the Sadler mark. I love their shapes. Now I know why I was drawn to it although it is not my preferred color. By moving the sewing machine near natural light, I sacrificed a larger sewing area to a much smaller space. After a few months of not sewing, I decided the reason was that I subconsciously did not want to go down to my basement. Many enjoy sewing in their basements and have made into a lovely space. Keep us posted. Thanks for hosting tea parties. It motivates me to share. Jill >

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  2. Your tea party looks like such fun, Jill! I love the witch coming from the ceiling…too cute! I’m sure all your guests had such a great time at your tea party.
    I also looked at your pumpkin…it is soooo pretty.
    I lived in Michigan for awhile, before my late beloved hubby was transferred to Texas, 29 years ago.

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    • The party was fun and worth the effort especially for the younger girls. I wanted to have the pumpkin completed by the party, but I got sidetracked. Lol. As our cold Michigan weather is soon approaching, Texas sounds pretty good. Thanks, Kitty, for taking the time to visit and comment. >

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  3. Hello Jill,
    I love your Brown Betty! I don’t have one but I am keeping my eye out for one. I love your wee pumpkins too; so cute. Looks like you had fun getting this ready for your guests. Thank you for sharing and joining me for tea.

    Autumn blessings,
    Sandi

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    • Brown Betty(s) are not all that common now that I think about it. The older ones from England are the best per an English friend. I did enjoy the lunch preparations. Thanks.

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    • The brown betty does seem to keep the tea hotter longer. Very clever term, ‘hauntingly good.’ I may borrow it. In fact I will. May you have a Hauntingly Good Halloween!

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  4. Your guests sure enjoyed a special tea with you; what a lot of fun touches and thought went into this. I especially liked how you blinged up the pumpkins! Everything looks better with a little sparkle!
    I see you live in Michigan, too. Hasn’t our weather been great? Bittersweet, though, because we know what’s coming!

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  5. What a delightful party. Your creative Halloween decor made me smile!
    P.S. I totally agree with the quote that you included in your comment on my blog!

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    • I had planned to have more decorations, but ran out of time. It is surprising how the stores quickly clear out Halloween-themed items to make room for Christmas. Some items, I was able to buy on clearance and some I made. Thanks for visiting.

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  6. Thanks, Deb. It was fun and my guests appreciated the decorations. My dilemma is now how to store the witch’s umbrella legs. The umbrella doesn’t close up because of the tulle inside. Lol.

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