Pumpkin Party

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

Crafts:

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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