Pumpkin Carving Party Essentials
The pumpkin patches have sprouted up all over the place and the time to carve those Jack-O-Lanterns to life is finally here! This year, make your pumpkin carving tradition a little more memorable by hosting a gathering at home with your closest friends and family. Want to make things even more exciting? Start the day (or evening) off with a pumpkin patch adventure, where party guests can roam about in search of the perfect pumpkin. Next, take the party home and treat everyone to a pumpkin feast and sweet treats before the carving fun begins! Check out our list of essentials to help you prepare for your pumpkin carving party this year!
Whether you pick yours out ahead of time or make a pumpkin patch visit a part of the party agenda, the first thing you and your guests will need are pumpkins!
Things are inevitably going to get messy, so whether you set up your carving station indoors or out, be sure to cover your working surface with newspaper or a disposable tablecloth for quick and easy clean-up afterwards. Orange Gingham Tablecloth Roll, $21, available at Oriental Trading.
One of the funnest (and messiest) parts of pumpkin carving is scooping out the insides, but you can keep things under control by placing the flesh, pulp and seeds inside large bowls. This will also make things easier if you plan on roasting the seeds afterwards. Set of 3 Non-Spill Nested Bowls with Non-Slip Bases, $20, available at Amazon.