It’s pumpkin carving season! You definitely should set up a party, get super messy from the pumpkin guts, and check out all the fun creations. First things first: protect your party area from the slippery, gooey pumpkin insides. Set a large drop cloth under your carving table, and another drop cloth on top of the table. Disposable will be the easiest in this case. After the party you just gather up the drop cloths and dump them into your outside trash bins.
I covered our large kitchen table with brown craft paper because I was able to draw and write on it. That’s fun. Your party goers can also draw on your craft paper tablecloth. I set out markers for the people who wanted to draw their pumpkin design before carving, or for those that wanted to only draw and not carve. I also included the stencils for those that needed inspiration, or just wanted to take the lazy way out! 😉
All the carving and gutting tools that come in those little kits from Target actually get the job done pretty well! I also happen to have melon scoops that are great for pumpkin guts. Make sure to keep the sharp objects out of reach of children! You can place a large bowl in the center of your carving table for the pumpkin guts. Make sure to label it GUTS because thats just a fun word. If you’re into messes and using disposable cloths anyway, you can forego the guts bucket and just put everything straight onto the cloth. This will make for a gross-looking pumpkin crime scene which could be perfect for the season.
All that artistic expression and carving will work up some big appetites. Serve a chili bar and fall-inspired treats for your hungry guests.