Well, Saturday marked my 6th annual Witch’s Brunch and as usual it was a wonderful success!

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If you are new the TAOLB, every October I host a witch’s brunch to celebrate the season and get all my dearest witches together. I started doing this in 2011 when I was seven months pregnant with Caleb to give me something to do while we waited his arrival, and I’m so happy I decided to make it a yearly tradition.

To read about past Witch’s Brunches click WB 2014 and WB 2015.

This year, I gave The Witch’s Brunch a Dia de los Muertos vibe and actually changed my menu for the first time ever. Typically I serve Pumpkin Soup and Grownup Grilled Cheese sandwiches. To complement the Dia de los Muertos theme this year I served Albondigas (a fantastic Mexican meatball soup) and tangy salad which were both a HUGE success. I’ll share those recipes with you soon!

Tangy Kale Zucchini Salad

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For dessert my friend Suzy brought her gourmet pudding shots: Margarita and Cinnamon Pumpkin! Love love love love love love!!!!!!

I also served iced calavera sugar cookies for desert from Starbucks! You guys know I am not a baker in any way shape or form, so it is ALWAYS helpful to outsource this job. Starbucks often has seasonal iced cookies that are soft and very delicious. Why not run grab some next time you’re in search for a themed dessert? At $2.25 each they are very reasonably priced.

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The weather allowed us to sit outside in our outdoor dining room and if you also live in North Texas you know how fantastic 70 degrees and blue skies felt on Saturday.

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I found these little skeletons at The Dollar Tree on a garland, and cut them apart to use at each person’s place. On one table they were stuck in the napkin rings and at the other they were hiding under the soup bowl lid.

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For those of my witches that couldn’t attend we missed you!!!

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Until next year!

-ciao for now-

lauren

 

tablescape info:

China: Padova by Waterford

Crystal: Aurora by Waterford

Sterling: Rose Point by Wallace

Stainless: Couture by Crate and Barrel

Pumpkin Soup Bowls: orange and white  (mine are a little different because I bought them several years ago. The ones linked are the new version which I kind of like better.)

Table Runner from TJ Maxx

Black Buffet Napkins from World Market

Bright color napkins, old–bought in Cabo San Lucas

Turquoise Napkin Rings, old from Pottery Barn

Mini skeletons from Dollar Tree

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