Saturday, September 25, 2010
Practical Magic Party 2010
Practical Magic is one of my most cherished movies of all time. It's full of mystery, suspense, magic, sisterhood, romance and a haunting. It is the kind of story that cements a memory into your brain. And I, your most unsuspecting witch, (tee hee!) will tell you a secret story. One that is only made between two young women who promise to grow into old bats together in a house where, "In this house, we eat chocolate cake for breakfast! And we never bother with silly little things, like bed times or brushing our teeth." Except we will...brush our teeth that is ;)
My sister and I have been curious about the "unexplained" since before I can remember. Ghosts, UFO's, Witches, Magic, and the most mysterious unexplained thing of all, love. One of the strongest loves one could ever encounter is that of family. Especially sisterhood. We have been separated by different states, different homes, different childhoods and the all impossible teenage girl years. And even through all of that, we stayed close. Like magic.
(I'm big sister, she's little sister)
Sometimes, we daydream of living in a house where kittens can sit on the table and eat grapes with us. Other times, we wish that things would just be still and normal. We wish for things like a peaceful garden to sit in and drink tea with silly looking hats and giggle loudly until the neighbors complain. This my friends, is what makes the movie so special to me. In the beginning, the sisters are seperated. In the end, they're closer than ever before. (See where I'm going with this?) Then, Miss Justina and Anna decided to create a blog party about the movie. So here we are friends. On another magical journey into the unknown. Since so many people have blogged about the movie before, I thought we would try something different.
In honor of the movie, I bring to you...a spell of peace and happiness too :)
The first thing any witch would have to do is gather some supplies, so off we go for a saucy surprise. In a town not far from here are two shops that are perfect little havens for witches like us.
Did you know that stones like these have magical properties? Tis true my friend. Tis true indeed.
This store has quite a few gems, do you see? ;)
This little shop even has "intuitive" readings
I just LOVE this lamp :)
Now step outside, and walk on down to the other jewel of a place thats in town
It's undercover claim is that it sells stuff for "aromatherapy", tea blends and candles..but really, it's a place for us to get some dried herbs and potion bottles
Now that we've gone and gathered our supplies, it's time to go on the real ride :) We start off first by gathering the good books
Next we get all nice and fancy in some light
Time to get the broom to kick this off right
And of course a black skirt, make sure its not too tight
Now we're ready..but what's that you see? From the corner of your eye...could it be?
A real witch!? Who is it? Did you see? Whoever it is, looks busy to me.
Just when I thought that she looked lonely, another one appeared out of nowhere and spooked thee! (lol)
Without them knowing that we were there, they snuck into the garden for spells of soul repair (Psst! Is that you making that sound? Giggles and chuckles all around? The witches will hear you and we will be found!) ;)
The time is now to witness some magic, maybe they're mixing something metallic
Of eye of newt and all things tragic, they mix and melt until things melt like plastic
The witches even have a crystal ball, which in their hands gets very small
And now, my dear friends, a question is to be asked. Have you figured out who the witch is at last? The crystal ball knows all the answers. I bet it will tell us that she's not a great dancer.
Dear crystal ball, what is it that you see? Get closer my pretties and she will tell you; The witch is....
ME!! I was hiding there all along
Under the hat, writing and singing a song
While at the same time talking to you, and spooking you for free! What I bet you didn't know was that while you were watching me...
I had someone special watching over you from a tree
Are you all nice and spooked now? Scary as can be? Well scary is for scaredy cats, not for you and me :) After all, this was fun. There were giggles and glee and I did it all for you, my beautiful pretties :)
So there it is, the big secret revealed. Do me a favor though and make sure its sealed. Another favor before you go, remember these lines to help you grow ;)
"My darling girl, when are you going to realize that being normal is not necessarily a virtue? It rather denotes a lack of courage!"
"There are some things I know for certain: always throw spilled salt over your left shoulder, keep rosemary by your garden gate, plant lavender for luck, and fall in love whenever you can"
P.s..if you haven't seen that movie, you should. Just sayin'. Oh, and you should definitely do the midnight margarita thing. It's just awesome.
Until next time my friends, or HALLOWEEN more precisely, I bid you goodbye most lovingly