20 June 2012

Wishing you a happy...

When bonfires great, with lofty flame,
In everie towne doth burne;
And young men round about with mades
Do dance in everie street
With garlands wrought of Motherwort
Or else with Vervaine sweet.

Ah,  Midsummer's Night Dream--thou doth inspire me --Bard Shakespeare!

Since today is the summer solstice, the longest day of the year, it is time to celebrate the long sweet days of summer ahead, the fertile harvest of Mother Earth to come, and all of our joys and blessings.    

Why not start a new tradition and host your very own  Midsummer's Eve Bash this year?  What a great way to celebrate today's summer solstice in sweet Scandinavian style, and kick off a sizzling summer season of parties with some fun!  Renew this ancient holiday traditiona and make it your own annual bash.  What do you need to host a terrific Midsummer's Eve party?  


Place glow balls in white stockings for a magical decor to illuminate the night 


It's said that if a young girl gathers seven different types of flowers and places them under her pillow on Midsummer Eve, she will meet her soulmate in her dreams.  So make some wildflower bouquets for your single gal pals to take home!

At midnight on Midsummer's Eve, when the moon is high in the evening sky,  young girls can scatter rose petals before them saying: 

Rose leaves, rose leaves, Rose leaves I strew. 
He that will love me Come after me now. 

 The next day, Midsummer's Day, their true love will visit them.

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Send your guests home with a gift to remember this magical evening.

or just put them in brown paper bags!

Then after your friends and guests leave watch the moon set from a comfy spot with the ones you love..

Wishing you each a happy summer!

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