Friday, November 4, 2011

How To: Throw your own Pumpkin Patch Party

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It’s that time of the year when gourds and ghouls alike start to pop up at every corner, so why not throw a festive bash that celebrates one of the best aspects of fall, the mighty Pumpkin! For those of us stuck in the city without massive pumpkin patches nearby, here is a great way for adults and kids alike to recreate their favorite childhood memory of hunting through pumpkin patches for the perfect Jack O'Lantern. All you need are a few simple supplies, a fun imagination and loads of pumpkins big and small for your guests to pick and take home! Here are a few decorating schemes and menu ideas to get you started on your path to planning the perfect Pumpkin Patch Party.


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Fun Pumpkin Party Invitations
Card stock, glue, markers and scissors are all you need to make cute and colorful party invitations to send to guests. This is a great activity to do with a friend while gossiping over a batch of pumpkin pie martinis. Why not try this simple invite idea from Better Homes & Garden?

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Build your own Pumpkin Patch
Use any colorful corner or crevice in your house to build a fun pumpkin patch where guests can pick out their perfect pumpkin to take home. Try decorating a few pumpkins with paint or construction paper to add a festive touch!

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Pumpkin Cornbread
Give your guests something to nibble on while sipping their cocktails and admiring all your hard work at decorating the space.  Why not try some delicious Pumpkin Cornbread with homemade honey butter to get them started?


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Hot Apple Cider
Nothing goes better with fun fall flavors than a hot cup of fresh apple cider.  Try out this cute idea of using hallowed out apples as cups and cinnamon sticks for stirrers.

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 Chili-Filled Mini Pumpkins
These pumpkin bowls are the perfect vessel to hold a warm and comforting chili.  Plus they make for a very easy clean up at the end of the night!


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 Ham and Cheese Jack O'Lanterns
And of course you need something for the kids, try out these open faced ham and cheese sandwiches that are almost as fun to make as they are to eat!

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DIY Mini Caramel Apple Dipping Bar
Once your tummies are full, guests will have a ton of fun making their own mini caramel apple pops at your candy dipping bar.  Find a bunch of twigs & stick them in mini apples to make your pops.  Then fire up your fondue pot, fill it with caramel and set up your table with lots of different toppings like peanuts and chocolate chips.  Make sure you have wax paper cut out so guests can let their apples dry without dripping everywhere.


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 Bite Sized Pumpkin Pies
And what's a pumpkin party without pumpkin pie?  Bake up a batch of these tiny tarts for guests to enjoy on their way home.

12 comments:

  1. All your Halloween food ideas here looks so delicious and sweet. I like your candy apples' stick idea because it looks so raw and it's just very creative.

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  2. Halloween season is the time for kids to eat as much as candies as they want. I'll surely try these presentation tips. No need to worry about toothaches because I have a good dentist in Myrtle Beach that could assist us anytime.

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  3. Even the colorado springs cosmetic dentistry celebrates Halloween with trick or treats. But of course, they remind everyone not to forget to brush their teeth as they will surely be eating a lot of sweets during this event.

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