Looking for an interesting way to throw a fall party? Try a pumpkin decorating party! Gather your friends and family together for this festive event and watch their eyes (and a few jack-o-lanterns) light up! To throw the best autumn party possible, here are a few tips for your pumpkin decorating event!
1—Make it a contest! Healthy competition is fun for everyone. Make sure that everyone is a winner though. Fun festive party favors are available for all ages. A new pumpkin carving tool or a sweet treat of pumpkin rolls are great ideas. Even a "well done!" as guests make their way to the cups of hot apple cider will keep the spirits high.
2—Keep the food and drinks festive! Hot apple cider is the perfect drink for fall parties. Bobbing for apples is another fun party idea that leaves each guest with a sweet treat to enjoy later!
3—Safety is key! Make sure that adult supervision is provided for any children involved in the carving contest. Many vendors supply pumpkin carving tools specially designed to be safe for use by young hands.
4—Recycle your scraps! There are many ways to reuse almost every part of the pumpkin including the fleshy insides, stems, skin and more. Adding these bits to a compost pile is one way to help out your local garbage collector. Some of the materials can be used as animal feed, eaten in holiday desserts and other sweet treats, and more. Reuse the top of jackolanterns as candle snuffers. There are so many fun ways to recycle scraps of pumpkins!
5—Have a backup plan! Did the weather throw a wrench in your plans? Move the party indoors with the help of plastic sheets and large tables. While hay may not be a great idea for an indoor party, many other holiday party decorations will help keep the party as lively as planned!