Pumpkin Party

Pumpkins are one of those great things that are fun to incorporate into crafts, decorations and food from October to Thanksgiving.


Faux stained glass, if you’d rather paint than carve your pumpkin here are fun ideas including candy corn and caterpillars, acorn pumpkins, pumpkin head pencil, jar jack-o-lantern,

Pumpkin Carving:

Templates: pirate, tiki, mischievous grin, 45 templates from Martha Stewart, stencils from Better Homes & Gardens,

Ideas: pumpkin hollow, fishy snacks, spiders and all, fanged pumpkins, zombie pumpkins, pumpkin creatures, swarms of bats,

Pumpkin Foods:

Breads: pumpkin spice bread, pumpkin waffles, pumpkin walnut biscuits, chocolate chip pumpkin loaf, pumpkin cloverleaf rolls, curried pumpkin and ginger scones, cinnamon-swirl pumpkin rolls, pumpkin spice quick bread with raisins.

Cakes & Pie: cake o’ lantern, pumpkin gooey butter cakes, ice cream pie, pumpkin roll cake, citrus-glazed pumpkin carrot cake, pumpkin whoopie pies, pumpkin-pecan tassies, pumpkin charlotte.

Puddings & Trifles: maple pumpkin custard, pumpkin gingerbread trifle, pumpkin pie creme brulee, pumpkin maple bread pudding, pumpkin mousse, gingersnap crumble pumpkin parfaits.

Cookies & Bars: icebox squares, pumpkin squares, pumpkin and cream cheese cookies, pumpkin bars, pumpkin cake bars with cream cheese frosting, melt in your mouth pumpkin cookies, pumpkin-swirl brownies, pumpkin sticky buns, pumpkin fudge, pumpkin pie drops, creamy pumpkin strudels.

Cupcakes & Muffins: pumpkin cupcake, pumpkin praline muffins, gluten-free pumpkin muffins, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin and spice cupcakes.

Snacks & Dinners: curried pumpkin apple soup, pumpkin tortellini, pumpkin soup with chili-cran apple relish, pumpkin-bean soup, pumpkin, barley and sage soup, pumpkin dip, roasted pumpkin seeds, spiced pumpkin butter, smoky braised mexican pumpkin, pumpkin gratin.

Drinks: pumpkin smoothie, pumpkin pie martini, pumpkin pie nog.

What will you do with your pumpkin?  I’d love to hear your ideas!


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