September 28, 2004 08:00 AM

Britney Spears and new husband Kevin Federline, who spent last weekend in her hometown of Kentwood, La., are due to visit England as part of their ongoing honeymoon, reports Britain’s Sky News.

And it would be no mere luxury hotel for the couple: They reportedly have been invited by British resident Madonna to spend time at her expansive country estate in rural Wiltshire.

Sky News says Madonna, who follows the spiritual teachings of the Kabbalah, sent the happy couple an ancient text as an engagement present, and Britney, who also studies Kabbalah, has kept it with her ever since. Madonna, 46, and Britney bonded at last year’s MTV Video Music Awards when they shared a famous lip-lock.

As for the weekend in Louisiana, New York’s Daily News reports that Spears matriarch Lynne drove Britney, 13-year-old sister Jamie Lynn and two pals to a local restaurant, where they put on Scream masks and started a food fight. Their ammunition of milkshakes and food was aimed at paparazzi.

“She was rehearsing for Halloween,” Britney’s spokeswoman Leslie Sloan tells the News. “Now the whole world knows what she’s going to be (for Halloween), so the paparazzi will know who to follow around.”

While the Scream-ers tossed their grub, new groom Federline reportedly was shopping at Wal-Mart.

Spears, 22, and Federline, 26, said “I do” in a surprise ceremony Sept. 18, in a private home in Studio City, Calif., PEOPLE reports in its current cover story.

Some 20 friends and family members were present at what was billed as an engagement party but turned into a wedding.

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