When I was a young witch going to college in Ohio (go, Fighting Scots!), my favorite time of year was always the fall. Halloween and Thanksgiving, of course, but also the beautiful reds and oranges and yellows of the trees as they started to shed their leaves. When classes finished for the day, I loved to walk around town and take in the sights and smells of autumn.
My senior year, though, I almost ruined the season for myself! I was 22, feeling grown up, and I declared that I was going to host a Friendsgiving this year at my apartment. I invited twelve of my closest friends, told them it was BYOB, and got to work planning the food.
As it turns out, conjuring instant ramen is very different from conjuring a whole Friendsgiving spread! Even though I gave myself several days to practice, nothing came out right. I would conjure a turkey… which proceed to poop on my counter and peck me angrily. I conjured green beans… which were just black beans, but colored neon green.
Nearly in tears on Wednesday night, I established a telepathic bond with my mom. It was embarrassing, but what else could I do? And yes, she (rightfully) laughed at my predicament. But she also told me that every witch had some moment like this in her life. Call it a rite of passage, she said.
And of course, reliable ol’ mom had the solution, and it’s the solution I’ve stuck to ever since: make it a potluck. Because that’s what Whatevers-giving is all about: coming together and appreciating how everyone there makes everyone else’s lives better.
So, I brought my friends over early the next day, used my mom’s special recipe, and had everyone pitch in on the shopping and cooking. After dinner, some of us even “ate out” for dessert, if you know what I mean (wink!). And when the spell ended and they came back to their senses, we all had a good laugh about it.
I hope this recipe works as well for you as it does for me! Let me know in the comments how it goes – I always love to hear your stories.
Mom’s Better-Than-Ever Mass Suggestion
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Casting Time: 1 action
Range: 60 feet
Duration: 24 hours
- 1 snake's tongue
- a bit of honeycomb (or sub a drop of sweet oil)
- 1-2 sentences, for commanding
Get your target creature(s) within 60 feet.
Spread the honey or oil on the snake’s tongue.
Whisper your command sentence(s) to the tongue.
Watch as the magic happens!
Use within 24 hours.
Optional: have an orgy.