Posts Tagged ‘Halloween Pumpkin Carving Party’
Honestly, I've never been good at carving pumpkins. Mine always turn out looking so juvenile, it's a little embarrassing. :)
So yesterday I decided to try out pumpkin carving templates. I don't know why I'd never thought of this before, maybe because I thought they'd be hard and weren't worth the money. Well these I got for FREE from HP and they were super easy to use and look how awesome my pumpkins turned out!
Here's how I did it...
I cut off the top of the pumpkin and removed the seeds and pulp.
I taped the template to the front of the pumpkin, not worrying about making it look too perfect.
And here's the best part... Using a black ball point pen, I poked little holes in the pumpkin using the template as my guide.
When I took the paper off, I knew exactly where to cut... brilliant!
I used this pumpkin carving kit I found at Target. The little saw was the most helpful tool, but I still needed to use my small kitchen knife to get out the big chunks of pumpkin.
And here's how my first pumpkin turned out.
A little clean-up, some lit votive candles inside and... voila! My first two carved pumpkins of the year!
As Halloween gets closer I will definitely be doing this again. It's really simple and I loved the results!! After all these years, I now know the secret to a great carved pumpkin!
More of the frightfully great parties you threw for Halloween 2010...
Melissa T's Sweet Halloween Party
Jenni B's Mad Tea Party
Jennifer S's Office Halloween Party
Kate H's Mummy's Night Out
Corrie S's Ruby's Vampire Halloween Party
Missy D's Pumpkin Carving PartyCostume Party
Amanda M's Pumpkin Carving Party
Happy Halloween 2010! Thank you to everyone who added a fabulous Halloween party to our site. Here is Part 1 of the insane parties you've thrown!
Rose A's A Party Tea with Vampires
Kate P's Pre Trick or Treat Halloween Party
Staci G's Halloween Carnival 2010
Margarita K's Aussie Halloween
Rose Marie M's Halloween Open House Party
Daphne J's Family Halloween Bash
Kiddie Soiree Halloween Boo Bash
Jessika R's Halloween Bash