Invite friends to a neighborhood pumpkin carving party where the treats are spooky and the cookies are haunted.
October 03, 2013
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Set Up Outside
The key to a good pumpkin carving party? Setting up outside so you don't need to worry about the mess! Keep it simple by keeping party and carving areas separate, and sticking to a simple color palate, like the season's signature orange and black.
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Sending invitations makes the event feel special. Plus, it allows you a space to let people know what to expect. For this pumpkin carving party, the theme was BYOP, or Bring Your Own Pumpkin. Asking guests to bring their own pumpkin to carve ensures they get the proper size for their porch and saves you from weighing down your cart at the store.
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Eyeball Bubble Gum
Serve snacks that are easy to enjoy while guests are working on their creations. Eyeball bubble gum is creepy when placed in a glass jar (a must for any Halloween event!) and delicious to chew while focusing on the perfect Jack 'O Lantern.
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Adding a simple piece of candy corn dresses up these Brownie Cookies. Use this trick to decorate treats for any holiday gathering. For instance, you could add peppermint candies to sugar cookies for your gift wrapping party.
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These too-cute ghosts are perfect for a party focusing on pick-ups. Dunk Nutter Butters into melted white chocolate, then add mini chocolate chips for eyes.
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Candy Corn Cupcakes
Store-bought cupcakes get top-notch treatment thanks to fancy liners and candy corn gummies. If the icing on the cupcakes has already set, add a dollop of orange icing as "glue" for securing your candies.
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Black and white fabric in a simple basket makes the ideal vehicle for party favors. Keep the basket near the exit so that guests are sure to grab one as they head for home.
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Halloween Party S'mores Gift Bag
Celebrate fall by sending guests home with gift bags loaded with all the makings for s'mores, including marshmallow ghosts. Trust us, it's the perfect sweet send off.