Pumpkin carving party ideas

Pumpkin Carving Party IdeasI like to carve pumpkins for Halloween—so much so, that when my kids were younger, I’d let all three of them carve their own pumpkins and then I’d buy an extra one for myself so that I could carve my own. That’s four pumpkins-worth of slimy, stringy, orange-y goop getting flung around my kitchen. I’ve always thought that if you’re going to make a mess, you might as well go all the way.

But that’s nothing. One of my team members here at Pear Tree has a neighbor who throws a pumpkin carving party every year for the whole neighborhood. They clean out their heated garage, put up some orange lights and Halloween decorations, and line the floor with a plastic tarp. (Wish I’d thought of that.) They provide the kid-friendly carving tools, but it’s BYOP—Bring Your Own Pumpkin.

What a fun, let’s-get-messy party that must be—and how grateful the guests must be that it’s in somebody else’s house! As if that’s not enough, these generous neighbors serve chili, hot cider, and snacks for those who aren’t carving or need a break. Then, before everyone goes home, they put candles in all the pumpkins and turn out the lights in the garage to admire their spooky creations. Ooooooo!

It’s not hard to throw a pumpkin carving party of your own, as long as you have the space and don’t mind the clean-up. (Just think. If you roasted all the pumpkin seeds you’d have enough to last a year!) You can make it a potluck if you don’t feel like cooking, or keep it simple with snacks and beverages.

Check out our pumpkin-themed Halloween invitations to get your party started, complete with matching Halloween address labels. And if you have any fun pumpkin carving party ideas of your own to share, we’d love to hear them! Keep reading our blog for more Halloween party ideas.

Featured Favorite

Real cards created by real people like you!

Halloween invitationsWhat do you do for a little boy’s October birthday? Are there Halloween birthday ideas that aren’t Halloween-y? Three-year-old Alexander is at the perfect age for a trip to a pumpkin farm, complete with a petting zoo, corn maze, jumping castle and lots of other great fall activities for kids.

“We aren’t doing a ‘Halloween’ theme—more like a ‘Pumpkin’ theme,” says Alex’s mom, Heather, who was looking for Halloween birthday ideas that weren’t too “Halloweenish.” She chose Pear Tree’s Line-up of Pumpkins Halloween Birthday Invitation because “the colors are NOT black and orange! Purple and orange are much better for a birthday party and gender neutral. I didn’t want black and orange.”

Alex and his friends will be enjoying pizza and pumpkin-shaped cupcakes, and Heather will be decorating the table with green, orange and purple colors “with the inspiration being the invitation.” Pumpkin-themed food, decorations and plenty of kid-friendly activities make for a fall birthday that is sure to bring plenty of smiles, just like the happy pumpkins on our Halloween invitation!

See our entire collection of Halloween invitations for more birthday ideas, or keep reading for more Halloween party ideas on our blog.

Halloween Invitation Ideas

Have you started planning your Halloween party or looking for Halloween invitation ideas yet? Looking through our collection of Halloween invitations will give you some pretty good ideas for party themes, as well as what to include. Your guests will need to know if kids are welcome, if a costume is required, or if they need to bring a spooky dish to share. Of course, the rest of the details (time, location and RSVP information) are just as important.

Monster Mash  - Halloween Party Invitation

Monster Mash Halloween Invitations

Check out our entire collection of Halloween invitations for lots of creative Halloween invitation ideas. And for more Halloween party ideas, keep reading our blog.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...