Happy Summerween

Happy Summerween

Happy Summerween Spooky Friends! 

As we welcome the start of Summerween with the summer solstice on June 20, 2024, we wanted to provide some tips to celebrate the coming of a spooky summer season! 

If you weren't aware, the summer solstice marks the longest day of the year and the beginning of the summer season. Traditionally, people have gathered with family and friends to celebrate the return of light, the sun, life, and fertility during the peak of the growing season, anticipating a bountiful harvest. Today, people around the world continue to celebrate the arrival of summer (or midsummer) with outdoor feasts and festivities. These celebrations often include singing, dancing, musical performances or concerts, bonfires, crafts, various traditional rituals, and an abundance of delicious food and drinks.

A few spooktacular ideas to help celebrate summer solstice and Summerween include:

  1. Host a summer solstice gathering and potluck with friends outside, soaking up the sun! To really get into the theme, have fun with it! Cut up a watermelon or pineapple to look like a jack-o-lantern, use your Halloween decorations but add a summer twist, or make spooky shaped cookies. Bonus tip: Don’t forget to give yourself extra time to prepare your iced Spooktacular Tea - we suggest Bone to Be Wild for a tasty and refreshing drink.
  2. Get your hands on a projector and set up an outdoor spooky movie night with popcorn, Halloween candies, and cozy Halloween blankets. Our top movie recommendations are Practical Magic, Friday the 13th, and of course Midsommar!
  3. Have a night bonfire! With longer days, people tend to stay out longer to enjoy evenings. A bonfire is the perfect way to enjoy an evening around a cozy fire. Bring your best scary stories, roast some s’mores, and enjoy a classic summer night with friends. 

Comment on our Summerween post on instagram with your favorite ways to celebrate the spooky summer season!

Happy Summerween and enjoy A Spooky Good Brew,

Jordan & Becca at Spooktacular Tea

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