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Four Tips For A Simple Pumpkin Carving Party

Four Tips For A Simple Pumpkin Carving Party

Fall brings cool temperatures and the start of the Holiday Season. One fun way to celebrate the start of fall is with a pumpkin carving party. Carving pumpkins is a great tradition that is enjoyed by both kids and adults alike! If you prefer to wait until Halloween evening, it is a great way to get to know your neighbors and get everyone together before they begin the march door to door for trick or treats.

Four tips for hosting a party that is sure to be the talk of the neighborhood:

  1. Plan the party to be within two weeks before Halloween, carve your pumpkin too soon and you will end up with a moldy mess. You could also choose to host your pumpkin carving party as an open house early on Halloween this allows neighbors and guest to come and go as they please and the time doesn’t have to be as scheduled.
  2. Hosting a party doesn’t need to be stressful, let the guests do some of the work and bring their pumpkin to decorate while you provide pumpkin carving kits and a place to do the carving. Be sure to set out some newspapers to catch the mess and a bowl to save the seeds!
  3. Keep the food simple; with everyone carving a pumpkin you won’t have guests spending time in the kitchen while you cook. Instead cook food ahead of time and just warm it up prior to the start of the party. Finger foods, and appetizer buffet, or even a potluck are all great ideas! You can even toast some of the pumpkin seeds from the carving station and place them in small baggies for everyone to take home.
  4. As the evening goes on provide guests with a tea light candle and have a pumpkin lighting just after sunset.

Whether you host a pumpkin carving party the night of Halloween or even a couple of weeks early, it’s sure to become a neighborhood tradition!


Meghan is a former flight attendant turned 5th grade teacher and newly divorced mom living that beach life with her daughter in the sunny state of Florida. She loves to travel and often takes her seven year old daughter along for the journey. Meghan is also a photographer who is working on a project to promote self love in preteen girls. Discovering life doesn't always have to be picture perfect has been one of her greatest challenges and she embraces every moment and opportunity that comes her way.