Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Pumpkin Carving Party {Halloween Celebration}

Last weekend Matt and I had a few friends over to carve pumpkins. So fun! I love carving pumpkins, we’ll probably continue the tradition forever.

Armed with yummy hot cider (recipe here) and some Pinterest inspiration, we started carving.

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Most of us chose a design, scooped out the seeds and carved away. Then there was Andy.

Granted, his design was intricate and looks great, but seriously. It took him hours to carve his pumpkin! The rest of us carved, had hors d’oeuvres, more cider, and roasted seeds, while he was still carving away.

carve-pumpkins Yes, Andy looks a lot like Matt. Twin brother.

Have you ever roasted seeds? Its super easy and delicious. We just rinsed off the pumpkin bits and baked them on a baking dish with a little bit of salt, stirring every 10 minutes or so. I think it took about a half hour to fully bake? And Andy was still carving :)

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Its tradition for us to vote, by cheering loudly, for pumpkin winners. We line up the pumpkins, light candles, turn out the lights and vote. Yes, we’re all adults, but what is more fun than slinging back a few ciders and yelling for your fave?

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We had four categories, scariest, most creative, best overall, and most like Charlie Sheen. You’d think the pumpkin enjoying a beer would have been voted most like Charlie Sheen.

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But the little guy in the middle of this pic won. I think its because of the facial expression :) (The pumpkin on the right was dubbed scariest).

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My creative sister-in-law won best overall with her cute bat.

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Poor Andy didn’t win anything :(

I didn’t either. The only votes I got were from the cats.

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After carving was over, we kept the yelling going with a rousing game of catchphrase. It was a wonderful Halloween celebration!

Also, on Monday I shared a sneak peek about our finished bathroom vanity… sorry I’m slow in sharing it with you guys :) Tomorrow we have a dodgeball game but I’ll post it soon, promise!

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5 comments:

  1. FUN! I love this idea .... and your pumpkins are all so great :).

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  3. Poor Matt, his incredibly awesome skeleton didn't get any props on his wife's blog :(

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  4. The cats had good judgment! You should be honored they chose yours! I like that bat one best just because it's so original and looks very Halloweeny.

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  5. I think y'all should definitely make it a tradition! We are having our 10th Pumpkin Carving Party next weekend and it is a favorite for all of our friends and family! I love seeing all of your pumpkins, they look great!

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