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Hosting a Samhain Party Made Easy

This article was written by Edain McCoy
posted under Pagan

You can host a Samhain party whether or not you have pagan friends. In her book Sabbats, author Edain McCoy provides some great tips on how to host a Samhain party.

  • Avoid creepy séances, evil hags, and other negative images. These do not promote the truth about witches and pagans.

  • Divinations are a great way to get people involved, even those who don’t take it seriously. Have someone skilled in tarot, runes, or palmistry give readings (but avoid the Oujia™ if possible).

  • Ditch the boring costumes. Host a party with a “Come as Your Ancestors” theme; ask your guests to come dressed as an ancestor and, if it was someone they knew, ask them to adopt their demeanor.

  • Another fresh idea is to have a Samhain party with a Mexican theme. Tie in the Day of the Dead festival theme, serve Mexican food, or feature a Piñata.
Have fun with your Samhain ideas. With the death of the God, the Wheel of the Year turns again. In paganism, death has never been seen as an end, but as a transition. We, like our God, will be born anew as the Wheel of the Year turns on and on.
Edain McCoyEdain McCoy
Edain became a self-initiated Witch in 1981 and has been an active part of the Pagan community since her formal initiation into a large San Antonio coven in 1983.  Edain has researched alternative spiritualities since her teens, when she was first...  Read more

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