So Mabon is coming up, and I’d love to know what everyone is thinking about doing. The youngest two kids and I have been learning about Mabon and making some crafts during school time. We’re going to have a Mabon party during school time on Tuesdays, but we’re not going to celebrate as a family until next weekend.
My husband and I haven’t always had the easiest time celebrating together because I like to research and plan, and likes likes to be spontaneous. Spontaneity is fine when you’re a solitary, but it doesn’t work as well in a group, especially if you don’t communicate your plans with those around you.
We usually do something more on the simple side, so no one gets overwhelmed. We’re actually on a pretty good streak. We’ve almost completed an entire year of celebrations together as a family, and Mabon has always been one of my favorites! I’m thinking of making a seitan roast with carrots and potatoes, sweet potato salad, corn pudding, and apple tartlets (or some other apple dessert). And if I don’t make honey dabo, I might get thrown out of the house, so I better make that, as well.
We’ll probably light some candles and go around saying what we’re thankful for and give offerings. We usually cast a circle in silence, but I’m thinking about using to Spells8 cast-along video this year. We usually get together stuff we no longer have need of and bless it for Give Away and take it to a nearby shelter/charity and take food to our local food bank. I also like to take time on Sabbats to work on my Book of Shadows.
I’m looking forward to hearing from you guys.