Saturday, October 17, 2009

Halloween Party Blog Hop: Practical Magic Movie Night



My blog is participating in today’s Halloween Party Blog Hop hosted by A Fanciful Twist blog.



I’m hosting a Practical Magic movie night, something I’ve watched each year in October since the movie was first released. I love this movie.


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Here’s your invitation. I used old movie reels my husband had. Each invitation was printed on paper I carefully cut into “film strips” and wrapped around the reel. A graphic of the house in the movie worked for the label.


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Goodies are being concocted in the cauldron on the stove and almost ready.


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Here’s the menu.


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The Sweet Bones and Witch Fingers are ready for munching (click links for Martha Stewart’s recipes).


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Decorations are in place and the table set. Let’s talk and laugh as we eat.


The movie is in the DVD player, let the magical story unfold.


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When I recently visited the island of Curaçao, I bought a bottle of their special liqueur just to make the following recipe.


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Time for Midnight Margaritas and a dancing frolic around the house to Harry Nelson’s "Lime in the Coconut” music! Click on the recipe to enlarge for printing—just like magic. Click this link for the YouTube video of the movie’s Midnight Margaritas scene to get you going—have your drink ready first!


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After all the food we’ve eaten, the margaritas we’ve drunk by the gallon as we danced, and the excitement of the movie, we’re sleepy and it’s time to say goodnight. But don’t forget your party favor, a tote for each of you. I printed the original movie logo on fabric and sewed it to each bag.


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What’s inside the totes? Here’s one of the surprises—Star of Love spell kits (just like in the movie itself), complete with a candle, small cauldron, instructions, and all you need to keep love in your life. All else hidden in the bag is a mysterious secret.

I hope you’ve enjoyed my movie party—thank you for coming. To quote Aunt Jet: "There's a little witch in all of us."

69 comments:

Pixie said...

yay! What a great party! Thanks for the treats and party favors. I'm loving this, hopping from party to party, "visiting" and finding great new blogs. Hope you have a wonderful day...er, a SPOOKTACULAR day! ;)

Designs By CK said...

Hi there!

Happy Hallowe'en and great party post!!!

SpOOky Best,
Chris (-:

http://designsbyck.blogspot.com/2009/10/fanciful-halloween-party.html

KathrynAntyr said...

Wow. What a great party. The treats and decorating are all fab. I wish I could be there in-person to delight in your party. But alas, thank you for taking such good photos --- and thanks too for swinging by my party.

Staci said...

Loved the party. Very creative. :)
Have a Happy Halloween!
~Staci

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

Blessings to you you marvelous post maker! Fun time.

Kate Hutcheson said...

What a fantastic party! We love Practical Magic (and midnight margaritas) here in our house, too!! Happy Haunting!

The Josie Baggley Company said...

Greetings from Ireland Deary! What magic you've conjured up ! A perfect Party Post.

Wugs (witchy hugs)& a wish..
'May Magic Always Rage Within Your Little Heart'

Rainey

Kelli Bear Haven said...

I just love Practical Magic. I will watch it tonight. I love the spell potions you made, such wonderful gifts and treats.

Happy Halloween!!!

Maggi said...

Muwahahahahahaha!

Margaritas and goodie bags, how fun! Love a good movie night! Thank you for a hauntingly good party!

I'm visiting from Beyond to celebrate the spookiest Halloween blog party ever! I hope you are having a fang-tastic time today! You are cordially invited to share in the celebration at my party HERE. I do hope you'll stop by!

Have a spook-tacular day!

greetingarts said...

You are such a treasure, June.

Guacamoldy? Love it!

Cassandra said...

WOW! So much fun! What an adorable idea. Loved the party. Thanks so much for sharing!

Happy Halloween
Cassandra

Autumn said...

Amazing table setting! I love your totes - how fun!!! I've thoroughly enjoyed your party! http://autumnsantics.blogspot.com/2009/10/frightful-soiree.html
~ Autumn Clark

Melissa said...

Wonderful party with great food and entertainment too! Thanks!

Have a Spooky Halloween!
Melissa

laterg8r said...

very cool party - love the movie reel invites, awesome :D

Raissa Spatola said...

Hi Junie! Great party! Love the details! Thank you for the treats! I love the movie too!
Thank you for visiting my blog!
Have a spooktacular Halloween!
Raissa
RaissaStamps

Suzy said...

trick or treat! Lovely party - I love Practical Magic and anything sinister...

http//www.vivalayardsale.blogspot.com

Jennifer MacNeill-Traylor said...

What a wonderful party! Your decorations and goodies look amazing!

Caroline said...

Happy Halloween Party to you! :)
http://carolinescrafts-carolinejones.blogspot.com/

Lisa Viger said...

yes, i LOVE practical magic too! what an excellent idea to have a yearly movie party! very nice~

Kristie said...

Where'd you get the little tins for your film invites?

Jo said...

Oh so fabulous party! Happy Halloween & Fete!

http://justdigginaround.blogspot.com/2009/10/2009-halloween-fete-saturday-october-17.html

Chrisy said...

Ooooooh I did enjoy jumping from the roof with the other girls! Thank you for your hospitality! Please come visit at my party for more treats....if you haven't flown in already!

Whimsical Creations said...

What a wonderful party. Thank you for having me. Happy Halloween!
=) melanie

mermaiden said...

love your invitation idea and your menu is fantastic! have a bewitching party :D
thanks for stopping by my blog, and i hope to see you with some fabulous witch hats on next year ;]

belindaschneider said...

funtastic, i LOOOVE the movie and just needed to watch it again!!! and all the goodies and decoration you made. and you didn't forget the midnight margaritas. what a perfect party!!! thanks for letting me join.
have a happy haunting halloween!

Janine said...

What agreat party post.
I love your menu, I love your midnight margaritas and I love "practical magic" so much.
It is always a good idea to make a magical- movienight.
Enjoy the party
Janie

yyam said...

What an awesome party! Love what's on the menu and those decorations!

I love Practical Magic! Have a bootiful day!

karen said...

What a lovely party - I hope to find the movie. Thank you lovely hostess

AwtemNymf said...

OhMyWings and Stars!
I watch Practical Magic every October too! I love the movie! My fave quote is:
But there are some things I know for certain: always throw spilt salt over your left shoulder, keep rosemary by your garden gate, plant lavender for luck, and fall in love whenever you can.
Who wouldn't love the Owen Aunts that lets you eat Brownies for Breakfast & Midnight Margaritas!
I'd love to drink some Midnight Margs with ya and sit a spell *winks*
I love those potion treats you made!
I flew in from Vanessa's Magical Party!
I enjoyed my visit! <{:O)
Be Enchanted!

Deborah said...

Oh LOVE the little bottle of Curacao! Margaritas! You are now my new best friend! Do stop by and party with Alice and Dead Bob, if you dare! **kisskiss** Deborah

Julie Ranae said...

Spooky indeed! Happy Halloween!


Please stop by The Open Window for more party creations

http://juliesopenwindow.blogspot.com

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Thanks for inviting me to your wonderful party! I'm so glad I came. Have a magical weekend! Twyla

Thimbleanna said...

Ohmygosh June! What a fantastic idea!!! This is SO cool -- I wish I'd known about this earlier -- I'm out of time this year. I need to send myself a reminder e-mail to arrive next September so I can plan. I LOVE this idea and I know just the girls I could do it with -- you're a genius!!! Oh, and your little bags are adorable!!!

kim said...

I wished I lived closer!!!!!!! My folks may be buying a place in Tucson this year.

Whisperings 13 said...

what a fantastic party! I must confess- I can never wait till October- I wind up watching Practical Magic atleast once a month! Fabulous theme for your party! and Bravo on the decorations!
Happy hauntings!
Tracey

gert said...

What a clever invitation and what a spread too:)Great decorations and may I have another margarita please;)Oh we even get treat bags? You're the bestest;)

Chickenbells said...

What a great party! I just love your invitations...and the treats are a little spooky, but I may have to sample one before I go! Happy Halloween...

http://foolsewoode.blogspot.com/2009/10/historically-halloween-has-been-time.html

Lynn Stevens said...

Oh I Love that movie too! Fantastic party! Thanks for stopping by mine as welL!

Sophia said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhh! What a superb party you have going on here. Look at all of the FINGER foods! :) Off I go to mingle before I must return to my manor to tend my own guests!

Jackie said...

I hope you have a frightfully good Halloween...hApPY hAunTinG!

Karin said...

What a wonderful party. Thanks so much for inviting us! And I love Practical Magic. It was a long time ago since I saw it, so it was about time to watch it again.

~*~Aria~*~ said...

What a fabulous idea! The pictures are lovely and the spell kits are a really fun idea. I'm quite inspired to attempt something like this one day :3

inge said...

Hello Junie Moon ( what a beautiful name !!)

Really inspiring halloweenpost !

I haven't seen this movie yet, but put it on my list to watch this halloween.

Thanks for sharing the recipes to make the bones and the fingers : I'm always in for something new and this stuff is scare ànd for a sweet tooth !

Your invitations are really "classy" : I would be happy to recieve such a "real one" and come over for a party :)

greetings from belgium
Inge

PS : thanks for your comment on web.me.com/pinkepinke and my buttonpeople !

Renee said...

I love the movie and I love your party.

Renee xoxo

Bridgett said...

Okay, this is THE BEST party! :)

queen-of-nostalgia said...

Great party! I love that movie :) One of the best witchy movies out there :)
I would love for you hop on your broom and fly over for a visit if you haven't already :) My party is here

Cheers!
Kristen

Lori said...

Thanks for the invite. Love the food and drink. I bought Practical Magic last week and have yet to watch it. I want to watch the movie when I know I won't be interrupted.

She'sSewPretty said...

Oh how fun!! I love that movie and I also love a good margarita. Yummy! Happy Haunting! I think I'm going to go order that movie on netflix!

Sylvia said...

I just watched that movie last week, dont you wish for a room filled with jars of herbs and magic?
Thanks for a great time...

dawaioser said...

Oooooh! I love it. A spell for keeping love in my life...ah yes, very necessary. Thank you for a fun party.

~ Misha/DawaiOser

Willow said...

I loved the party. I love that movie too.

Willow

Saucy said...

A perfect party, June. I'm wanting to try those meringue bones. Did you like them? They are so cute!

Sarah said...

I loved your movie party thanks! My favourite food had to be the witch fingers and the guacamoldy, though those sweet bones were pretty good too!

Annabelle said...

Oooh, I wish I could have attend such a Halloween Feast!
So Magically Romantic!
Happy Hauntings and A Happy Halloween Too!!!
A Witch called Annabelle >^..^<

Ms411 said...

I had the pleasure of meeting June and her friend Donna on the cruise she's mentioned in her blog. What a fun, inspirational, smart, generous, considerate, creative creature she is! Meeting her was one of the highlights of my trip. She gave us tissue holders, and all my friends have marveled over it, so I've signed up for sewing lessons so I can make them some, too! Her Japanese knot bags are MUCH nicer than the original posted by Helen. I've bought fabric so I can make one in my first lesson next Sunday.

Oh! I met her husband, too! Such a gentleman, and it seems as though there's a bit of creative wit in him, too. The fact that he had those reel tins must mean they were made for each other!

Thanks, June, for sharing your creative talents, knowledge, and travels with us. I look forward to reading more!

Karen (Ms411)
It's not the places you go, it's the people you meet.

http://afancifultwist.typepad.com said...

OH I LOVE IT!! You are speaking right to my hearts greatest desires!!! Practical Magic Abound!

Bwuahahahaaaaaaaa ~ thank you for being a delightful part of the festivities!!

Rhonda Roo said...

Oh yessssssss midnight margaritas are the very essence of practical magic!
Delicious post-all treats no tricks. Hoorah!

slommler said...

Wonderful party!!! And the treat are so ghoulish!!! Love it!! Stop by my party if you have time.
Hugs
SueAnn

Torie Jayne said...

Hi, Wonderful Halloween post! Great Halloween treats and favors! Happy Halloween to you!

TesoriTrovati said...

What fun! Thanks for sharing your spooky-ooky inspiration! I have never seen Practical Magic but perhaps I should!
I do not have a party this time round but am enjoying the frivolities. Enjoy the day!
Erin
http://treasures-found.blogspot.com

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Looks like a fabulous party June! My friend always makes thsoe witches finger cookies...too creepy but very tasty! lol

I never saw Practical Magic! I'm adding ti to my Netflix queue..thanks!

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

What a great idea!

Lovely blog... I am going to post fast and head back and read closer!

If you have a moment — I would love you to stop by and say hi! There are some crazy lil witches here that would love you to say hi too! :)

TTFN~~ Claudia ♥ ♥

Diane Schuller said...

I read this last night on my RSS feed and when I tried to click to the blog, it kicked me out. So, trying again this morning I had success! June, you continue to amaze me with your creativity and energy. What great ideas and a lot of work. I hope other people give you a break once in a while and have you over for their party -- you sure deserve to be treated! trick or treat :)

Heather said...

MIDNIGHT MARGARITAS!!!

I love that movie! It's a Halloween tradition here too :)

Please stop by my party and giveaway!

http://littlebearries.blogspot.com/2009/10/come-in-come-in.html

clairedulalune said...

Oh, I loved this! Practical magic is my fav film! Thank you for stopping by mine too!

Andrew Jones said...

I totaly agree with you gold party business is a great thing to hang out with. i am sure you will agree with me. It can offer you many other things if you want.

annidug said...
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annidug said...

Hey! You are already disclosing your surprises for your Halloween party? Well I would just say that your all plans seems wonderful and no doubt you are going to be a part of the best halloween party nyc.I wish I can have as the same arrangements for my party too.

curtis03 Lewis said...

This Halloween party is most creative and thoughtful event I have ever seen. Everything seems prefect in this bash. I too attended a grand Halloween event at some local NYC venues. The venue was just perfect for such an enjoyable Halloween event. Had blasting time over there!