I've heard a tale of a party brewing...
A twinkling party of mayhem, magic and pure frolic!
Down the path in the hidden garden.
When light is golden.
At the old tattered greenhouse is where you shall find enchantment, they say.
A twinkling and hauntingly beautiful tune plays, beckoning us.
We peek through the garden gate...
And there it is.
A party, a party, is that what we see?
Why yes yes indeeeed!
It's a Halloween party for you and you and you and me!
We have invited all manner of characters to join in the soiree this year.
A wooden girl needing paint and a new face asked if she could go?
And so I said yes, and painted her head to toe.
Now she is here, butterfly-full, leading the way.
Take off your witchy shoes, dance in the sparkles!
Come through the gate...
For treats and great chuckles!
Perhaps even cackles really.
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A wonderful time to be free and dream!
To dress up and kick up your heels!
To kiss a pumpkin or two for good luck!
A time for glitter and sparkle galore.
And bobbing for magic apples of greatest lore!
Do you have on your headdress?
Oh yes yes, I am certain you do.
You have a wish you say?
Oh no worries, the great pumpkin knows what to say.
To make it come true, that is.
Make a wish as sparkles grace your hair, landing here, there and everywhere.
Sweet and salty popcorn, candy corn and more!
Hope you have a sweet tooth dear, says Mister Pumpkinhead to you.
A trick or a treat, which will you choose I ask you?
A cup of tea and a trick?
Oh certainly, come over here my pretty, I have some waiting for you.
Don't forget to bid good day to a bird who tells fortunes, yes yes, you heard me clear.
Ask him, although, you never know if he is telling tales far and near?
Fill your pockets with treats.
The more you take, the more that will magically appear.
Someone is watching you.
He sees you when your sleeping.
He knows when you're awake.
He even knows if you've been bad or gooooood!
For goodness' sake...
Ask Mister Pianist cup head.
He'll tell you the truth.
Pick a straw, any straw!
As glitter gently falls from the sky...
Landing here there and everywhere.
Make all the wishes you would like on this glorious night.
I heard it's the perfect time, just right, for your deepest wishes to shine bright.
October, that curious month, where anything is possible.
Dance and sing and play, as the sun fades away.
Slowly slowly shifting into...
Twinkling lights aplenty.
The party continues through the night.
With absolutely no end in sight!
And enough magic to go around for as long as you wish!
We'll be waiting here for you...
In this place of believers and hopeful dreamers.
Where wishes really do come true.
Even if they are only teeny tiny.
Those are the ones that really count, you see.
Witches dance and pumpkins tell tall tales.
Glittering sparkles cast spells of all that is good.
Giggling as they fall from the sky.
Plink plink plink!
Me and you.
That's why we meet here for such fun, isn't it?
Thank you sooo much for being here and being a part of this year's party!!!
Let the partying continue all weeeeekend!!
The list of all the participants who are hosting parties of their own is in the right hand side bar.
Visit them to continue the party fun.
If you'd like to visit parties from years past here at AFT, here are some links.
Thank you for all the years of whimsical fun and joy!!
ps: If you are hosting your own party, please leave your party link in comments.
It will act as an archive for all time.
Also, if you can, please leave your party up for a few days, as it will take us all a little time to make it through the whole list.
Thank you all for keeping the fun alive!
pss: Double check the list to see if you are on it, mistakes do happen, eeeks!
psss: I may post a little video or do updates on Instagram, right here...