Pumpkin Carving Party

Every October, our dear friends host a pumpkin carving party at their house. It’s a simple celebration, but one we always look forward to during Halloween week. Each family brings their own pumpkin and an appetizer or a special dessert. Our friends make homemade pizzas and mulled cider. Of course, everyone dresses up.

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When it comes time to carve, our friends line their dining room table with newspaper, hand out carving supplies to the adults and older kids, and have a big bucket at the center of the table for what the kids like to call, pumpkin guts.

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After we’ve all carved our pumpkins, we line them up in a row and shut off the lights. We all ooh and ahh over our creations glowing bright in the dining room — it’s a tradition that all of us savor.

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What are you and your family planning for Halloween? Whatever it is, we hope you have a blast!

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