Cauldron Lucks: They’re Not Just For Witches Anymore

witchesHappy Halloween, Modern Philosophers!

As you know from reading this blog, Halloween is a huge holiday in Maine.  We spend the entire month of October celebrating it, and Otherworldly Beings visit from all over to take part in the Halloween Season festivities.

One staple of Halloween Season has always been the Cauldron Luck.

That, of course, is how Witches refer to a Potluck.  Since they conjure up their delicious food items in their cauldrons, the name just made more sense.

Until recently, only Witches threw Cauldron Lucks.  That trend has changed, however, thanks for a charming Modern Philosopher, who is beloved by Maine’s Witches.

With the blessing of Waltzing Matilda, Volcanica Ivy, and Ti-Diana, I have taken to calling my office’s annual Halloween Bash a Cauldron Luck.

Let’s see what my coworkers conjured up this year…

Halloween 1A scary office.  Someone needs to feed that black cat as it’s looking a little thin!

That severed arm to the left of the cat looks so lifelike, don’t you agree???

Halloween 2I know they meant well, but these costumes were just wrong.  Lion hunters.  Oy.

Halloween 3This one was very creative.

Pig in a blanket.


Halloween 4This set up won the prize for Best Decorated Desk.

Unfortunately, the police then arrested my coworker for breaking into that vault.

Halloween 5It looks like the lion has a gun, and is going to get some revenge on the Lion Hunters.

Poetic justice on Halloween!

Halloween 6We spared no expense on the menu items at the Cauldron Luck.  Only the best for us!

Halloween 7Sadly, the pumpkin decorating contest yielded only three entries.

Then again, zero pumpkins work in my office, so for three of them to put on costumes and come to our Cauldron Luck was actually a big deal!

Halloween 8There was so much food, and a lot of it was sweets.  These cupcakes looked particularly delicious.

I was hooked on the pumpkin chocolate chip cookies, and at one point, I had three different types of brownies on my plate.

How can you not love Halloween?

Halloween 10I guess it wouldn’t really be a Cauldron Luck if a Witch didn’t show up to sample the wares and cast a Protection From Food Poisoning Spell.

Halloween 11For all intents and purposes, the crock pot has become the Muggles’ cauldron.

Austin HalloweenWould it really be Halloween without a photo of me in costume, Modern Philosophers?

Here I am dressed as The Great Pumpkin.  Can you tell which one is me?

Happy Halloween!  Please feel free to stop by The House on the Hill to trick or treat.  I’ve got plenty of candy and the interns would love to answer the door and give you some!

About Austin

Native New Yorker who's fled to the quiet life in Maine. I write movies, root for the Yankees, and shovel lots of snow.
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4 Responses to Cauldron Lucks: They’re Not Just For Witches Anymore

  1. donedreaming says:

    Happy Halloween! Enjoy the sugar rush 🙂

  2. Joseph Nebus says:

    I’m … kind of shocked to learn there’s a time in Maine that isn’t basically Halloween, actually.

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