Last month, I shared invitations for our pumpkin carving party. We used Basic Invite for our invites, and we couldn’t have been happier with the design. You can read more about that here. I wanted to share a few more details of our party, including the pumpkins we carved!
We had a small spread of cookies and treats, pumpkin spice doughnuts, and apple cider. Since some of the kids don’t like apple cider, I also had apple juice. We rarely buy juice in our house, so that was definitely a treat for them. I had a few cups left over from our pumpkin palooza from a few years ago. If you’ve never seen that, you can read about it here. The cups are really cool with a skull detail that adds to the whole spooky vibe.
I found our plates and napkins at Target, and we love the plates so much. Of course, the napkins are super cute with the ghosts. But, the plates have pumpkins on them that are reminiscent of the pumpkin people from Over the Garden Wall. Over the Garden Wall is one of our top five Halloween shows/movies that we watch that I listed in our family Halloween movies post last week.
Our apple cider turned out so good this year. I make apple cider every single year, and this time I switched up my personal recipe a bit. We barely had any leftover form the party, which is a sure sign that it was tasty!
If you have a pumpkin carving party, I do have one tiny suggestion. Wipe down the pumpkins before you excitedly take pictures of them! We were very excited about our pumpkin, which was an owl sitting on a tree branch. We took a picture right after we were done, so it’s a little messy. It was actually a very easy design to carve.
We also had pumpkin lights ready for everyone to take home with their pumpkins. We found some really great ones at Target that have a little kick stand that allows the light to point forward. I thought that was a very smart idea!
Do you carve pumpkins? We have so much fun with it each year!