If you see a whole thing - it seems that it's always beautiful. Planets, lives... But up close a world's all dirt and rocks. And day to day, life's a hard job, you get tired, you lose the pattern. - Ursula K. LeGuin

Saturday, October 31, 2009

1st Annual Pumpkin Carving and Cocktail Soiree

Last night b and I hosted a party. We have never been very big on entertaining but this has been slowly changing since we moved to SouthLite. Last month, while hiking with Pupzilla, I thought throwing a pumpkin carving party would be a fun way to celebrate the fall. Since we're not big Halloween people, I wanted to throw the party the weekend before the big day but schedules got in the way and it was relegated to All Hallow's Eve Eve.

b and I took the day off to prepare. He really did the lion-share: mowing, cleaning the yard, decorating, cooking and baking. Here are some pictures of his effort:

Big bowl of candy--his idea

Luminaries throughout the yard - his idea

Dead guy in the bathtub--totally his idea

Pupzilla got into the festivities with her bee costume:

Post-treat for letting b put on her costume

Pumpkin and her friend, HungryGirl, came early to help with the last minute decorating touches. HungryGirl prepared the chalkboard.

Written with our new Chalk Ink pens

Once the guests arrived, everyone picked a pumpkin and the carving began:

The aftermath:

And the results:


Annie said...

Happy Halloween! We didn't carve a pumpkin this year, but we've got all our decorations up, and lots of candy...

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Psycgirl said...

That looks like so much fun! What a great idea - I normally dislike Halloween Parties but this I could do!

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Julie said...

It looks like a fun party! I love the decorations, especially the luminaries and the fire. We have a pit (or whatever they're called) that looks like yours. There's something about a fire that makes me ready to party. I love the pumpkin carvings, too.

blue milk said...

I HAVE to get to the US one day for Halloween.