Lisa Thornbury: Party Mummy


Host A Pumpkin Carving Party

Guts and Glory...a jack-o-lantern story

Yes, that’s me in the snazzy cream Daniel Hechter sweat top and feathered perm-mullet. Despite my days of pumpkin gut glory, I have actually grown to dread carving jack-o-lanterns. This is the beauty of carving partiesyou can sit on your arse sipping a creepy cocktail while others do the work for you. You look like a stellar parent for organizing a fun event for your children, without lifting a boney finger. Scary smart, right?


Here's how to host a Pumpkin Carving Party:

Send out invitations and ask each guest to BYOP (bring your own pumpkin). Do you really want to buy and lug home a pile of pumpkins?

Line your table with plastic or newsprint and secure underneath with tape.

Put out buckets for collecting the pumpkin guts and bowls for collecting the seeds for roasting later.

Provide plastic carving tools, markers for drawing faces, templates to trace. Find some simple templates here.

After the carving is done, enjoy some spooky snacks and toast your scary good creative skills with a glass of 'Pumpkin Punch' (orange juice, orange pop and frozen pineapple juice ice cubes).

Happy carving everybody!

Lisa "Scissor Hands" Thornbury

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