Throwing a pumpkin carving party has been on my list of things to-do for the past few years. It’s never worked out for one reason or another, but this year I was determined to make it happen. A group of us met up at a local park the other weekend and hacked away at our pumpkins. In my personal opinion, meeting up at the park was so much more fun than meeting up at someone’s house. It’s less stress for the person hosting, and it encourages everyone to get outside and enjoy their community. Actually, a number of people mentioned how much they enjoyed being at the park. In reality, everyone’s a kid at heart.
Here are some things we brought to our pumpkin carving party that made our it easy and enjoyable.
- Plastic sheet to cover table – when it came time to cleanup, we just rolled up the sheet and threw it in the bin. Easy peasy.
- Tools – we had everything from Dollar Store Knives to proper tools. While both tools did the job, the actual “pumpkin carving toolset” was much easier to use.
- Snacks – Eating is a social activity. In between carving pumpkins and catching up with each other it was great having some snacks to munch on.
- An open setting – carving requires quite a bit of movement, so meeting up at a park offered ample space for us to move around.
- A good attitude – maybe carving pumpkins doesn’t interest you, but the point of it was to be with friends and enjoy fellowshipping together.
Have you ever hosted or been to a pumpkin carving party? I’d love to know how it went!