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the witching hour

First, an apology: These photos don't do justice to this beautiful party. Everything was so lovely in real life, and I'm sorry that I couldn't capture it better with my camera (low light and I do not get along!).

My friend Aleisha has started a new Halloween tradition, a witch party she calls "The Witching Hour". The invite read "Leave your warlocks at home, don your most bewitching attire and come revel in an enchanting ghouls' night filled with a sinister supper and wicked company. Brooms and black cats will be checked at the door. A prize will be awarded for the most spellbinding hat." A baked potato bar was served for dinner. Friends gathered in the backyard around a glowing fire, decked out in black (think striped tights, pointy hats, and lots of black tulle!).

For dessert, I brought some little pots of pumpkin pie (served in tiny mason jars). There were delicious raspberry bars and marshmallows for s'mores to be roasted on the fire.

Little hand pies were left at the door as a favor "for the flight home".

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a baked potato bar?! that is the coolest idea ever.

10.16.2010 | Unregistered Commenterbridget

What a fun idea, and party! I like that she kept the theme (for the dress attire) streamlined, so that guest could get spooky and creative, yet not stress out over elaborate costumes. Love the mason pumpkin pie desserts! And love the idea of a baked potato bar... could see doing a chili bar as well (our traditional Halloween meal:).

Just curious, what does the label on the favor bag say?
Also, was this an adults only, or kid-friendly party too?

Very inspired by this simple, yet creative party! Usually, I stay away from Halloween themed parties (with the exception of my family over at our house on Halloween night) because they can get super elaborate, but now I'm thinking otherwise:)...

Looks like it was a wonderful party. Autumn is the best season by far.

10.16.2010 | Unregistered CommenterShe's Thrifty

LOVE it!

10.16.2010 | Unregistered CommenterRachel Halatokoua

This is a wonderful idea! What a fun girls night out.

I was thinking, "what a charming party."
Then I saw the pot of pumpkin pie.
I was instantly sad that I was not invited to said party
because I don't know you in real life and just read your
lovely blog. Did you bake the pies in the jars or was
it more of a pumpkin fool?

10.18.2010 | Unregistered CommenterCincyKate

I like the "leave your warlocks at home" part:) Just fabulous. What an inspiration!

sounds like a really great party. So well thought out! Your potted pumkin pies look pretty amazing!

10.18.2010 | Unregistered CommenterJill Wignall

I'm always aching to throw the greatest party of all parties when I see posts like this! We don't really celebrate Halloween here in Sweden, but I'm thinking "why not?" Whee!

10.19.2010 | Unregistered CommenterDetailing Life

Where did she find all of the galvanized tin serving pieces? They are darling and such a perfect party!

10.22.2010 | Unregistered CommenterLori

I wanted to tell you that I love this post. I thought these potted pumpkin pies were so charming that I put you on my Friday Fetishes this past week. Very cool.

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10.28.2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda Swann

everything looks smashing!

10.28.2010 | Unregistered CommenterSusannah

Wow, looks awesome, So much effort went into it! We just carved a few pumpkins and had some cider!

11.1.2010 | Unregistered CommenterOrjana

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