I love family traditions. Luckily for me, my husband has a huge family who loves them as well. This weekend we had our annual pumpkin carving party, which gets bigger and better every year! All you need is a pumpkin, and we take care of the rest!
I had Halloween clothes for everyone that I got at Wal-Mart. (when I got my Halloween decorations) I didn’t like any of the ladies shirts they had, so I just bought the same one I got for Donnie and I was SO excited that he actually wore it!
This year, we ordered food, since I didn’t want to be bothered cooking anything. We ordered from a local Italian place, and it was great. A platter of their chicken specialty, two pizzas, a giant house salad, cheesy bread, and garlic rolls! YUM! I had plenty to drink for the kids and adults. My dollar store Halloween cups and skull goblets were a big hit!
After everyone ate, it was pumpkin carving time! We have TONS of pumpkin carving tools and books. At this point, the adults end up carving all the kids pumpkins, since they lost interest after about 30 seconds. They just ran around in the backyard while we carved.
The pumpkins turned out awesome, my favorite one was the Storm Trooper pumpkin carved out by my sister-in-law’s sister, Hope. I made the one-eye monster guy. I got a late start, so I wanted something easy.
After pumpkins, it was time to decorate cupcakes. I also had a haunted gingerbread house to decorate, but at that point, I didn’t feel like bothering with it. The kids just used the extra decorations on the cupcakes. They came up with some pretty awesome cupcakes!
I had so much fun, and I hope everyone did as well. Next year, I will definitely have prizes for the best pumpkins. I will leave you with this amazing video of my husband scaring the kids.