Pumpkin Spice Tea, Edgar Allen Poe, Ghoulish Treats and Creative Costumes all make for a fun and spooky Halloween Poetry Teatime.
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Recently we have begun hosting Poetry Teatime at the local library with our homeschool group. We’ve had so much fun meeting with our friends over tea and snacks and reading some of our favorite poems. This month our theme was Spooky Poems. The kids dressed in costume, sipped tea, and had a blast.
Halloween Poetry Teatime Tea and Snacks
To keep with the fall theme, we added some fun fall tea flavors. Pumpkin Spice was hands-down the favorite, though I preferred the Hot Cinnamon Spice. And, as always, we had lemonade for the “non-tea” drinkers.
Halloween Poetry Teatime Decorations
We achieved the Haunted Library theme with floating spiders, pumpkins, spell books and even some teapots in costume.
Halloween Poetry Teatime in Costume
Kids like nothing better than to dress up. Poetry Teatime is always a hit with snacks, tea, and poetry. But, add a costume and the excitement was palpable.
Halloween Poetry Teatime Resources
My all-time favorite “Spooky Poet” is Edgar Allen Poe. To start off Poetry Teatime, I read from Poe’s Spirits of the Dead. We discussed how to use inflection and emotion when reading and how poetry was art with words – that we as readers must move our listeners to emotion, even if it is not the emotion we were expecting.
Some other great resources I have found are from Not Before 7 and Poetry Teatime.
Are you having a Halloween Poetry Teatime? What themed teatimes have you had at your house?