We hosted our 3rd Annual Small Group Pumpkin Carving Party the week of Halloween. We had our usual fare, pumpkin soup, homemade pizza, caramel apples, and all those good seasonal treats.
A couple days beforehand someone suggested wearing a costume if you wanted to. There was no way my kids were going to wear their costumes to eat messy pizza and carve pumpkins in. Besides, I wasn't done with making them yet! But when some of their friends arrived in costume they went upstairs and came down with random dress up pieces on. Hope that explains the Mickey Mouse hat paired with the pirate shirt!
Sam is just precious, scoping out the pumpkins.
Look at this sweet pizza eater!
Andrea brought her parents, who happened to be visiting. They were so excited to catch up with everyone and meet the kids.
Then the carving began. As usual, our kids had wild ideas about what to carve their pumpkins into.
Thankfully we had lots of great helpers!
And how cute are Jennie and Baby Jane? Look at those tiny pigtails!
I'm the family pumpkin drawer. The kids come to me with their idea and I try to sketch it in pencil and not disappoint. :/
The adorable Addison Owens looks up to no good!
The kids' big ideas this year.
Lily's mermaid. (Seriously, ever heard of a Jack-o-Lantern? Where do these ideas come from?)
Sophie's Minnie Mouse.
A couple others: