COVENSTEAD: A VIRTUAL HALLOWEEN TEA PARTY

November 1st, 2020

Covenstead Sun: 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Pacific / 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern

Covenstead Moon: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM Pacific / 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Eastern

Covenstead Stars: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Pacific / 10:00 PM - 11:30 PM Eastern

Please note that Daylight Savings Time ends on October 31st

If you are in another time zone, here is a time zone converter. All times for this event are in Pacific Time. 

TEA PARTY UPDATES

Thank you all for coming to the Covenstead Tea Party! If you have any feedback regarding your tea party experience, please let us know in our panel feedback. We would love to hear about what you enjoyed and what we can improve upon! 

"Where shall we three meet again 

In thunder, lightning, or in rain?"

― William Shakespeare, Macbeth

 

You have been summoned to Covenstead on November 1st, 2020. A covenstead is a meeting place of a coven, or group of witches. Please let us know that you will be attending by filling out the RSVP form linked below. We will open the form on October 1st, 9:00 AM PDT / 12:00 PM EDT, and will close registrations on October 18th, 11:59PM PDT, or if seating is filled before the deadline. J-fashion dress code is encouraged but not required, as we understand that some people do not have access to their wardrobes at this time.

ATTENDANCE ELIGIBILTY 

Due to the limited seating of this event, we are asking that attendees submit proof of entry to our Charity Drawing by donating to Direct Relief CA Wildlife Relief, our chosen beneficiary for this event OR reposting our Wildfire Awareness post on Instagram. 

To register to participate in the tea party you can either:

  • Submit proof of donation of $10 USD (the organization's minimum) or more to the Direct Relief CA Wildfire Fundraiser,  our chosen beneficiary for this event. This donation will be non-transferable/non-refundable. Please note that you will be asked to select Wildfires from a drop-down menu on the site! 

OR

  • Repost our Wildfire Awareness post on Instagram, “like” the original post, tag a friend, and follow the Bay Area Kei Instagram account. This post must stay up for the duration of the event. 

Please see the Charity Drawing page for more information about our chosen charity and entry details. You will be asked to submit proof in the RSVP form. You may both donate and repost for additional entries to the contest. 

TEA PARTY SPOTS

We are capping this tea party at 40 participants for each time slot (80 total) to maintain a quality experience, so please do not wait until the last minute to RSVP. If reservations fill up before the deadline, you will automatically be added to the waitlist. (A separate waitlist form will be published after October 19th.)

DISCORD SERVER

We will be assigning attendees to chat rooms on our Event Discord Server. This allows for small groups of people to easily chat and participate in activities led by the table host. We will ask for your username in the RSVP form, so please have a Discord account before signing up. If you are unfamiliar with Discord, here is our video guide to help you best utilize it for a virtual tea party. We also have a tech guide and tea party guide available on our webpage as well as in the server.

AFTER SUBMITTING THE FORM

Once you submit an RSVP form, you will receive a confirmation email with specific guidelines and information. We will continue to follow up to that email address with any additional information, so please make sure the email address is correct and to check your spam folder for any missed messages.

Please read the RSVP form carefully. You may contact us at bayareakei@gmail.com if you have any questions.

We look to meeting you upon the heath...

HALLOWEEN TEA MENU

SUGGESTED SPOOKY TREATS

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Sandwiches/Pastries*

Sweet Potato Crostini with Brie, Pear, & Honey (Gluten-Free)

Turkey Cranberry Pinwheels

Kale-Pecan Pesto and Turkey Tea Sandwiches (Kale-Pecan Pesto is vegetarian)

Goat Cheese-Pecan Finger Sandwiches (Vegetarian)

Cranberry Brie Bites (Vegetarian)

Pimento-Cheese-and-Pumpernickel Sandwiches (Vegetarian)

Vegan Chickpea Hummus Salad Sandwich (Vegan)

Jack-o'-Lantern Sandwich Bites

Cucumber Hummus Canapé (Gluten-Free, Vegan)

*For gluten-free sandwich options, try replacing bread with a cucumber slice or a rice cake

Soups

Curried Squash Soup

Vampire Blood Tomato Soup with Muenster Sammies (Vegetarian) 

Roasted Red Pepper Soup (Gluten Free, Dairy Free)

Crumpets

Crumpets with Whipped Maple Butter 

Vegan Crumpets with Lemon Curd (Vg)

Scones

Fresh Apple Cinnamon Scones

Totoro Pumpkin Scones

Pecan Maple Cookies with Maple Glaze 

Cranberry Orange Scones

Gluten Free Pumpkin Scones with Cranberries and Pecans (GF)

Dessert

Bloody Chocolate Cups (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

Mini Pumpkin Oreo Cheesecakes

Mini Pumpkin Vegan Cheesecake Jack-O-Lanterns (Vegan, Paleo)

Orange-Glazed Sweet Potato Tartlets 

Totoro Soot Sprite Chocolate Sparkle Cookies (Gluten-free)

Dark Chocolate Halloween Cookies 

Candy Cornbread Muffins 

Bloody Red Velvet Cupcakes 

Gluten Free Vegan Ghost Cupcakes (GF, Vg)

Gluten-free Halloween Sugar Cookies (GF, Vg)

 

Tea Shops

Tea Guide for Beginners

Lupicia

Adagio Teas

DAVIDsTEA

  • Obsixwi’s choices: Organic Stormy Night & Chocolate Chili Chai

Tea Zaanti

  • Halley’s choices: Lavender Grey

Brooklyn Tea

  • Obsixwi’s choices: French Blend

Just Add Honey

  • Plentiful Pie’s choices: Georgia Peaches & Just Green

Harney & Son’s

  • Plentiful Pie’s choices: Paris & Dragon Pearl Jasmine

Ahmad Tea

  • Plentiful Pie’s choices: Black Currant Burst & Peach and Passion Cold Brew

Lovejoy’s Tea Shoppe (SF Local!)

  • Pumpkin Spice Tea