Party Rx: How to Throw a Scream of a Pumpkin Party
I love any reason to paint and any reason to get together with friends — Halloween is no exception. In fact, the round, orange gourd associated with this time of year is one of my favorite causes to celebrate.
This time of the year is ripe for putting on a pot of chili, lighting up the old fire pit, grabbing a bag of marshmallows and catching up with friends before the hustle & bustle of the holidays takes over.
There’s no pressure to cook an award-winning turkey, no forced visits with that one crazy in-law, no wrapping gifts until the wee hours of the night and definitely none of those stupid commercials which make you feel like a loser (i.e. the one where the super hot husband gifts his perfect and gorgeous wife a Lexus with a big red bow on it for Christmas.)
If you’re looking for a reason to celebrate the season (or for a way to occupy the kids while you adults get together for a visit) a pumpkin painting party is one of my favorite ways to welcome in the change of seasons and this festive time of the year. After hosting your own little pumpkin painting party, your garden of mums and fall color will be adorned with randomly colorful & creative pumpkins, and your hearts filled with memories of a great evening with good friends.
Rx for a Pumpkin Party
We love to paint pumpkins at our house, but we also have to carve a pumpkin each year. Note: this is better done in smaller groups with adequate adult supervision. (Leave it to my husband to use a dremel tool to assist in the annual pumpkin carving.)
By the way, if you love freshly roasted pumpkin seeds, here’s my favorite way to roast ‘em up:
And if you’d like a to serve an adult beverage, below you’ll find an Rx for a delicious Pumpkin Pie Martini — just shake with ice and serve. WARNING: I recommend not to consume these in large doses! They taste delish but are rich. Drink too much and you may end up looking like the puking pumpkin pictured above.
I hope this inspires you to have a little fun with pumpkins & paint this month. If you do carve or paint a creative pumpkin, help us decorate our Facebook page by posting a pic! I know I’ll be posting some more of my own on Pinterest real soon.
P.S. For more recipes and prescriptions to help you pull together a Scream of a Pumpkin Party, check out our Pumpkin Party Rx board on Pinterest.