Friday, October 22, 2010

Pumpkin Pie and Parlor Games


One of the many fun activities of times of old was the hiding of charms in foods as a means of divination. With Samhain being upon us who hasn’t thought of the wonderful aroma and tastes of a pumpkin pie. The following is an old parlor game often played during Samhain.

Choose your favorite recipe for pumpkin pie and prepare. After the pie is cooked but before you add the whip cream cut the pie into eight slices. Into two of the slices hide a ring. Into two other slices hide a coin. Into two other slices hide a marble. Leave two of the slices with nothing in them.

Before you invite your guests to partake of this parlor fun, be sure and advise them of the possibility of the objects in the pie they are about to eat as to prevent any choking mishaps. Serve the pie to each one and advise the recipients of the possibility of the items enclosed.

If one finds a ring, marital bliss is theirs. If they discover a coin, wealth is said to be in their near future. If they find a marble; the coming year will be cold and lonely for them. If they get no treat in their pie, their future is sure to be filled with uncertainty and many concerns.

For a little more Halloween fun visit my personal blog Mother Moon and check out my Samhain Giveaway. 






4 comments:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Reminds me of birthday cakes when I was a kid -- there'd always be a few tin-foil covered coins stuck in the cake somewhere. Do Moms still do that today? Or has that gone the way of the dodo bird, as with so much else?

Wendy said...

What fun ideas! I love the combination of divination and food. Thank you Mother Moon.

Mother's Moon's Message said...

I still make fairy cakes for the grandkids and put little trinkets in them. They love finding the surprises and then asking me what they mean....

teach the young so that the traditions will stay alive...

Incipient Wings said...

this sounds great.I read somewhere that this was popular for Yule also.. Thank you for stopping by and having tea...

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