Last night was so much fun! The Happy Hubby and I had some of our friends over for a Pumpkin Party! This is the perfect time of year to celebrate God’s beautiful and delicious orange creations!
Here are some pictures from our event… I hope they inspire you to have a Pumpkin Party with your family!
We ate these ADORABLE Corny Sloppy Joe Pizzas! I found the recipe here!
Cutting Pumpkin Faces out of cheese was such a thrill! I was also super excited because I gave Noah all the little leftover cut out pieces of cheese – it was his first time eating cheese – and he LOVED them!
The recipe I used was awesome, but I was thinking that these Pumpkin Face slices of cheese would work so great over a hamburger, too! Just don’t forget the green pepper Pumpkin “Stem”! I made the Happy Hubby go back to the kitchen to get his because he forgot to pick it up on his way through the food line!
We also ate delicious Velvet Pumpkin Bread. I baked it in this unbelievably magical pan that my mom gave me for Christmas last year! If you look closely, the pan carved a whole happy little patch of pumpkins into the baked bread! LOVE IT!
For dessert we ate these adorable little Pumpkin Spice Cookies! See the recipe below! You will think that these are the most delicious and cutest and easiest cookies to make EVER!
- 1 (18 oz) package carrot cake mix with pudding in the mix.
- 1 cup canned pumpkin
- 1/4 cup butter, melted
- 1 egg
- 1 can cream cheese icing
- Candy corn pumpkins
- Mix cake mix, pumpkin, butter, and egg. Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto greased cookie sheets.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes or until puffed and set in center. Cool 2 minutes. Remove to wire rack and cool 15 minutes.
- Frost cooled cookies with icing. Press 1 candy corn pumpkin into center of each cookie.
I set a painted polka-dot pumpkin on top of a cake stand and then marched some little pumpkins down the table on either side. Then I sprinkled some festive Fall confetti everywhere! That’s the glitter-magic fun I love!
Pumpkin Party Activities –
Well, we didn’t get around to doing all the activities that I had planned for our Pumpkin Party because by the time everyone was fed and full of pumpkin-y goodness, our dear friends had to get their little one home to bed and I think that our little one was pretty much on Pumpkin Magic Overload (you can tell by his expression in the pic below)!
But we made a date with our friends to get together again this week and finish up the Pumpkin Magic. I’m always up for a Pumpkin Party Part 2!
- Carve Pumpkins
- Try to guess how many pumpkin candy corns are in the jar
- Watch It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!
- Have a poetry reading of the poem below…
One day I found 2 pumpkin seeds.
I planted one and pulled the leaves.
It sprouted roots and a big, long vine.
A pumpkin grew – I called it mine.
The pumpkin was quite round and fat.
(I really am quite proud of that.)
But there is something I’ll admit
That has me worried just a bit.
I ate the other seed, you see.
Now will it grow inside of me?
(I’m so relieved that I have found
that pumpkins only grow in the ground!)
I’d love to hear about it – just leave a comment below!!!