Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Pumpkin Carving Party

We had a great time Saturday after hosting our first pumpkin carving party. Everyone's pumpkin turned out great and they looked really good when they were all lite up at night. After reading many of your blogs I've gotten to try a couple of recipes that I've been printing off.

Menu included:
Pricilla's Corn Dip
Maria and Josh's Pretzels and Queso Sauce
Pigs in the blanket
Crawfish and Corn Chowder
Chex Mix

For the punch I tried a recipe from Country Home magazine. I didn't have a pumpkin mold so I thought I would try the plast container from my Dole fruit snacks. (I save all sorts of stuff, you never know what you can use it for.) The looked sorta like pumpkins, but when I floated them in there they didn't anymore. I would make the punch again it tasted really great and it was good to have some fruit juice for the kids. I might leave out the whipping cream floaters though. When they all melted and you're drinking the drink it's like some thick funky taste. Recipe says you can use mixed berry juice or apple juice. I went with the mixed berry juice.

The S'More Shooters were great around the fire. I see why they were ment to be shooters, I made larger glasses of it and it's so rich you can't finish it. I think if you thin it out a little with more milk then you can have a larger glass of it, but either way it was a winner. I forgot to take a picture so I'll have to add one later.

Priscilla's corn dip was do die for and just as yummy as she said it would be. I know have to make it for Thanksgiving to share it with my family.

Jenny's cookies came out really pretty and little did anyone know if used 4 ingredients! I couldn't find the pumpkin spice kisses like she used, so I used the caramel apple ones and they tasted good.

My hubby got suckered into helping me and was in charge of the pigs in the blanket. since I used the lil smokies I had him cut the crescent rolls in half so they wouldn't end up all bread. Thanks dear you did a wonderful job!

While he did that I worked on Josh and Maria's pretzels with cheese dipping sauce. These were also a big hit. I had trouble getting my pretzels to look alike so gave up and just rolled out balls. They turned out to be the perfect size to snack on.

I'll post my chowder recipe on an upcoming post. It was another item I forgot to take pictures of before it got eaten up.

We set up the backyard with my new fire pit that I won from the Red White and Blue Rhino contest.

We carved our pumpkins and while a friend of ours toasted the seeds for us to snack on we gathered around the fire and roasted marshmallows and made smores.

Check out our creations. Don't they look great? Can't wait to do it again next year!


  1. oh wow, sounds like a great party! i am so glad you liked the corn dip...it looks delicious and that plate is so pretty it is in! jenny's cookies look really tasty too. yummo!

  2. What fun! All the recipes sound great.

  3. What fun! I should do this with the boys. On second thought...

  4. Nice party! You had a lot going on! The food looks fabulous! Can't wait for some of the recipes!

  5. Oh and sorry you had trouble shaping the pretzels. I love what you did with them though! The balls are great snacks!! Glad you tried them!

  6. Allie, what a nice party. You picked some delicious recipes.

  7. Wow what an awesome party!! Have you ever considered being a hand model? That picture with holding the candy is quite lovely!;)

  8. What a fun party! The food sounds so delicious!

  9. How fun Allie! Love all of these cool recipes! Happy Halloween, your cookies turned out great, I'll have to try the caramel apple ones.

  10. What a fun party! I love Halloween its a great time to let your creative juices flow!

  11. hi allie, i have an award for you on my blog!

  12. oh yum! Everything looks delicious!