Monday, October 21, 2013

~throw a pumpkin carving party~

What fun!
Cody had 7 of his best friends over last week after school
and they all carved pumpkins.
It was a blast, we will definitely be doing it again
next year!
While they were at school I transformed a area in our back
yard into a spooky Halloween area.

The invitations went out a couple weeks before:

I put together little Halloween buckets for each of the kids, using mostly items from the dollar
spot at Target.

And here is way too many pictures of the decor:

The striped straws, orange, white, and black tissue paper balls, and felt banner all came from Target.
The glitter skull candle holders, the large crow, and the pumpkin garland came from Pottery Barn and Pottery barn kids.
The bone pieces and rats came from the Dollar Tree, as well as the labels on the orange pop.
The candy corn cake tutorial can be found here.

Ready to see all the kids in action?

That last photo is what happens when you ask the kids to all line up with their
pumpkins for a photo. Ha!

Besides the candy corn cake, I served peach and apple cobbler, hot apple cider, cinnamon applesauce and plenty of orange soda.

And, for the adults.....

With all of those seeds left over, I made these.

I hope this inspires you to throw your own pumpkin carving party!
This would be a really fun "adults only" costume party too!
Tweaked a bit of course!



bdennis007 said...

What about the witch, where's that from?

Melaine Thompson said...

tj maxx!

Unknown said...

You are amazing. Your a great mommy and such an inspiration. You and your husband are creating some outstanding memories for the kids. I admire you :).

Savannah said...

I LOVE a fun-themed party with an awesome activity + a take-home. Such a great idea, especially for a group of boys. Thanks for sharing!

Fishtail Cottage said...

so cute! love the sign!!!

The Tablescaper said...

This looks like a ton of fun. I can see those guys digging in!

I host a weekly link party called "Seasonal Sundays". It's about all things seasonal and I'd love to have you link. The link goes up Saturday evenings at 7 pm EST.

- The Tablescaper

Evergirl said...

I love this idea for a party!

May I ask you a serious question though (and I am NOT trying to shame you or anything):

Do you ever feel guilty when buying the 1 dollar stuff at Target or Dollar Store? I see it so often on blogs such as yours, and I'm feeling it's such a waste of resources. We all know that the products are produced by people working under terrible conditions, and that the environmental impact is high. Most of the stuff I've seen also aren't of such a great quality and often end up contributing to the land fill.

I am honestly interesting in your thoughts about this, because it's something I struggle with every time I want to create a favor or cheap gift. I hope you will respond to this comment.

Monica said...

Your party looks like so much fun and perfect for boys. my three loved the mess involved with carving a pumpkin. Your decor was wonderful loved it all.

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