This weekend my friends and I got together for a spooky Halloween tradition; Pumpkin Carving!
I made a big crock pot of Zuppa Toscana Soup, a huge batch of Chex Mix and two fantastic pumpkin pies!
I was going to share the soup recipe here but, unfortunately, it did not turn out as delicious as planned so it's being rewritten and should be posted up here as a November recipe. The Chex Mix turned out marvelous though, I used this recipe from Half Baked Harvest and it was buttery and delicious and my guests couldn't get enough of it.
My Pumpkin Pies turned out great! I used this recipe from Sally's Baking Addiction (the woman is a genius) and doubled it, made two fantastic pies, my friends were fat and happy by the time they left.
We made some felt face masks before we carved our pumpkins. These ones are mine. Alex is The Fantastic Mr. Fox, and I'm a Peacock!
Jess made herself a Luna Cat mask, from Sailor Moon.
Hannah and her boyfriend Alex worked together to create a mask for Perchik, her beloved stuffed animal. Here he is in his Victoria Secret Angel costume.
And here he is in his festive Halloween mask.
After all that hard work a few us finally got around to carving the Pumpkins! I made my annual kitty cat Pumpkin, it's tradition!
My Alex made a Mike Wazowski Pumpkin.
And Jess made a Corey Hart Pumpkin. He wears his sunglasses at night.
Hannah and her Alex supervised. They were too cool to carve.
Our Punkin's turned out super cute!
After carving and crafting and eating everyone slipped into food comas. We watched Halloweentown II, Eerie Indiana and Goosebumps. I like to keep my Halloween shows rated G.
It was a successful night of good, clean Halloween fun. Everyone went home with extra soup and Pumpkin Pie!
I hope you are carving your Pumpkins in preparation for the big day! Thanks for reading about our Holiday adventures. Happy Halloween!
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