Practical Magic Blog Party

Ok, so I have a confession to make.  I only watched Practical Magic for the first time a few weeks ago.  I know, I know, terrible isn’t it?  I’d heard a lot of bloggers mention it and it seemed really popular and the kind of film that I would watch, so when it was on TV over here in the UK I recorded it and settled down one afternoon with a cup of tea and a chocolate biscuit.  Well I was hooked right from the start, the aunties in all their finery talking about chocolate cake for breakfast sound like just my type of ladies.

I toyed with several ideas for this blog party.  Should I have a chocolate themed tea party or create lotions and potions from various herbs or even attempt to paint a Practical Magic inspired picture, but what I actually wanted to do was talk about love.

One thing that struck me was the theme of sisterly love running through.  Not just with the obvious connection between the two sisters but the bond with a mother, an auntie, a daughter or a friend.  Then there was the greater bond between womanhood as a whole.  Despite the fact that the women of the town barely tolerated the Owens’ family they did not hesitate when the emergency call on the phone tree list was sent out.  So despite any feelings of animosity, they pushed away the fear, picked up the brooms and discovered their own little spark of magic. 

You see deep down we might all think that we’re too different and that nobody understands us but days like these, with a group of women from all around the world coming together over a mutual love of a film, shows that the bond between females isn’t just a Hollywood story, it’s real and deserves to be acknowledged and celebrated.

So next time that your in the supermarket and a woman looks at you in a horrible way, or your walking down the street and you see a lady looking sad.  Remember that bond and give them a smile, it might just help them more than you or they realise.

There is a little witch in every woman ;-)

Now, where did I put that cake.

Thanks for joining me, and thanks to Anna over at Frosted Petunias for hosting such a wonderful Practical Magic Party  Please do go along and see what lovely things everybody else is doing


wickedfaerie said…
I enjoyed your blog party and the cake was delicious.

I'm sure you'll enjoy watching Practical Magic again sometime LOL!
The chocolate cake looks delish...

Thanks for having me by!

Charlotte :)
B'ham said…
Such words of Truth need to be spoken and practiced !!
Every Woman shares in the Magic... And we need to Celebrate this more often...
Such a heart filled post !!
Magaly Guerrero said…
There is something extra magical happening between the Owens women, isn't there?

I'm glad you watched the movie. I love your hat, and I almost licked my screen trying to taste the cake ;-)
dogsmom said…
I agree with you that people really can come together in times of need, and women especially.
I like to smile at people who are frowning, but sometimes that makes them come over and talk to me. Isn't it a shame that I tend to shop when I am in a rush?

Thank you for the chocolate. I am only allowed it at parties these days.
Crystalrainbow said…
*smile* i think its great :) a huge sisterhood, ive never know anything like it..... blogland is so wonderful x x x xthanks for sharing your wonderful post..... yummy cake x x x
cmoh said…
oh wow that cake looks fabulous I want to eat it right off the screen!
Celia said…
I think you are right....the bond that women have is undeniable! I really enjoyed your post....and your cake was delicious!
Sandi said…
Fabulous post!! I'm so glad you took part in the Practical Magic Blog Party!! Nice to meet you witch sister!

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Susan said…
what an absolutely wonderful and profound post!
nuff said!
be well and be blessed,
A lovely post! Glad you finally saw this incredible film! Such magic and love simply exudes from it! Blessed be to you and may you enjoy every minute of your life... you have a very pretty smile... it shows in your eyes!
Yummy cake! Great post, love & light Trace )O(
What a terrific post! That cake looks delicious and you look adorable in your hat! :) So glad you enjoyed the film, which I know you will now watch repeatedly! :) Please feel free to come and visit with me, too. :)
Sincerely, Theresa
victoriantailor said…
Very good for just seeing the movie! Yes, it has a great message for women, Celeste, hope you can visit my blog,
WHat a lovely post and there is no shame is just see this movie, i'm glad you've had a chance!..Come visit me
Que Bella said…
What a lovely party post served up with such delicious chocolate cake! Thanks for sharing, Michelle
Victoria said…
Oh, that cake was delicious! And you look so cute in your witch hat. I agree; the bond between women isn't just a Hollywood creation, it's very real.


Victoria from Brushstrokes
LuLu Kellogg said…
Your cake looks delicious!

Thank you for sharing your post with all of us to celebrate!

LuLu Kellogg
maddyrose said…
Towards the beginning of this post you said you toyed with ideas of what to submit for the party and mentioned making lotions and potions, painting a picture inspired by the movie or putting together a chocolate theme tea party. You can do all of these things?? I really like the way you chose to celebrate the movie. If you're anything like most of us you'll find the urge to watch the movie again at some future point in time. I think they found a way to make it addictive. It must be magic.
Birgit said…
So very true. :)

Magical Times,
Moncha said…
What a wonderful post !!! Really great and you are so right.
That cake looks delicious.
Have a magical day.
Jo said…
Your cake looks delish and you're adorable! I only read PM the novel last year so don't feel bad lol! Happy 2nd Annual Practical Magic Blog Party! Hope you’ll drop by:
Linda said…
I had a wonderful time at your party and the cake was delicious. There is always a special bond that we share. Please visit me:
monkeycstars said…
FUN! I had some of that yummy cake... You look so cute in your Witchy outfit :)
SWEETS! I'm going to go make some ♥ sugar cookies

lisa said…
I am also new to the movie and have been astounded at how it brings women together. Love it! Hope you can stop by my enchanted oven for some PM cookies.
Tricia said…
Absolutely spot on!!! Every time I see the movie I always tear up at the part where the ladies in the coven forcefully join hands to rid Jillian of the Bulgarian cowboy and break Maria's curse. Helping each other especially when the chips are down is what life is about!
Thank you for your insightful words and also for visiting my post.
Huge blessings to you,
Yay...beautiful post..and such wonderful heartwarming thoughts..i totally agree..wonderfully said! Yum..your sweets look deliscious and your hat is so charming! Lovely to meet a kindred spirit!
Shine on!
Hello, I am visiting form the Practical Magic Blog party. :D This is a very sweet post. We should all encourage our sisters out there!
Misty said…
What a wonderful post! There is such a great message with this. If we don't stand together and offer support we will fall apart! Thanks for sharing and the cake looks delicious!
bertie said…
Very beautifully said and no truer words could have been written...we are all sisters and join hands across the miles...thanks for sharing! Hope you stop on by my post for a chance to win one of my cinnamon and beeswax spiced witch is my way of saying thanks to my sisters! blessed be! bertie
Bird said…
A beautiful day to you, Rachel,
How true. A little kindness goes such a long way. Even if someone is grumpy, like the checkout clerk at the grocer, just smiling and being kind can bring that person into such a better mood.

Thank you for your lovely PM party post... and the chocolate cake looks divine.

Bright autumn blessings,
It's reassuring isn't it, to know that when push comes to shove, people tend to resort to kindness and love in situations like these. Quite lovely really.
Queenie Believe said…
Love is the greatest "magic" of all. It is a kind that is available to everyone no matter who they are. And, when added to any recipe makes it ever so much better :o)
Thank you for the PM party blog.
Have a great day and a magical autumn,
Lisa said…
So right about coming together in times of need - even if it is just a smile. Blessings, Lisa
Dragonfly said…
Beautiful post, there is a very strong thread of love and the family bond running through the film and in the end we are all connected, it's good sometimes to remember that.

J x
Heather said…
Oh, I love the film! It is such fun. And enjoying it with a nice bit of chocolate seems perfect :) thanks for coming to visit me!~
K.Michele said…
What a great post! I love the bond of family and love depicted in the movie. Thanks for swinging by my PM party post and for your lovely comment.

K. Michele
Melissa said…
"Remember that bond and give them a smile, it might just help them more than you or they realise"

Great advise!

♥ Melissa @ Melissa's Meanderings

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