Last Friday night we got together with some friends and carved pumpkins! My husband’s brother and his family moved back to Minnesota and decided to carry on their tradition from their previous home of hosting a pumpkin carving party.
We had such a fun evening! There were 32 people of all ages at the party but we didn’t get a picture of all the finished pumpkins. This is how my family’s pumpkins turned out.
Before going to the party, I made some dipped Oreos. I wanted to dip them in orange candy melts but I couldn’t find them at Walmart and I didn’t have time to go to another store. So, I dipped them in chocolate and drizzled on some orange frosting.
After eating our quick dinner, we headed to the party. Each family brought fun treats to share. This is only some of the desserts and of course there was hot apple cider to drink.
Then, we headed outside to carve pumpkins on the patio near the bonfire that my brother-in-law started. It was dark out but we had lights to help us see. I asked my husband and kids to try to save their pumpkin seeds so that we could roast them. We used knives, those little pumpkin saws and an X-ACTO knife for carving.
My pumpkin is the lantern on the lower right but you probably guessed that after the pictures I posted last week. I fashioned it after one from Better Homes and Gardens. It took way longer to carve than I thought it would but I like how it turned out!