Pumpkin Carving Party

Every year we have a pumpkin carving party. Each year it’s different. Last year was a huge fest! We had two rooms filled with people carving pumpkins and TONS of food. I made everything Halloween themed (Batty Bites, Snake Stromboli, Witches Brew, etc). This year, it was a smaller crowd, and I have an 11 month old running around, so I wasn’t as adventurous. This was my plan:

*Evite invitations (bring your own pumpkins, carving utensils, and festive dish)
*Large Plastic Tarp to cover rugs (easy cleanup)
*Pumpkin carving kit
*Halloween Cupcake Stencils
*Festive plastic utensils, cups, plates, and napkins from Target

I definitely cheated on the menu. I’m usually a homemade sorta gal. I was way too busy this year to do all that! I made a few dishes and had people bring a dish. There was plenty of food for everyone!

*Chili (similar here)
*Corn Muffins
*Chocolate Cupcakes with Halloween Stencils
*Roasted Acorn Squash

Turner loved Aunt Suzy’s big shiny pumpkin…

After Turner went to bed, the tools came out! We don’t mess around with pumpkin carving in this house! I’m a bit competitive when it comes to things like this (gasp!)…I always find the hardest stencil for my pumpkin! This year, I chose the witch. I like the challenge.

When everyone was done carving, we cleaned our pumpkin seeds and roasted them so everyone could take a goody bag home. It was a blast. It was a great, inexpensive, way to celebrate the season with friends! Can’t wait for trick-or-treating!

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