Our family loves Halloween. Each year we gather with friends and family to decorate pumpkins. Usually we go on an annual camping trip and take our mini pumpkins and craft supplies with us. We setup a table and decorate for hours. It’s a blast! This year our camping trip was further away so we decided to host a pumpkin decorating party at home instead. I love how creative kids can get!
What’s a Halloween party without snacks and treats? We kept our pumpkin decorating party simple with a few finger foods and quick grab-and-go treats.
These mummy dogs were a hit. The flaky golden croissant wrapped around an all beef hot dog quickly became a favorite.
We gave ordinary cupcakes a twist by adding a piece of candy corn to the middle of the cupcake batter and adding one on top of the icing.
As part of a promotional program with MomSelect, I received a box of goodies from At Home to help host my pumpkin decorating party. I just love that store. Every time I visit I never want to leave and have the toughest time picking only a few items.
When shopping for some Halloween home decor I gathered some pieces for my table centerpiece. I started with the small wooden block quote “The Creepier, The Better” piece. The quote, spider, and the web is designed in gold glitter. You can set the block on a table or hang it on a wall with the built in hanger.
I fell in love with these witch shoes and book print wrapped pumpkin. The details are simply amazing and I know I’ll be decorating with these items each Halloween for years to come.
To add a little creepiness to my table that doubled as craft supplies for the decorating, I picked up a small bag of plastic skulls to fill a mason jar. Each child was able to get a skeleton head from the jar to use with their pumpkin crafting or as a toy. At Home offered several Halloween items that worked well for crafting.
Pumpkin Decorating Supplies
- Mod Podge
- Paint – various colors
- Paper Plates – to hold paint
- Paint Brush & Sponge Brush
- Halloween Felt Stickers
- Wiggle Eyes
- Pumpkin Carving Kit
The little ones needed a little help with carving. We let the kids have free range over how they decided to decorate their pumpkin. A couple of them wanted to carve their medium size pumpkins, while the others wanted to use paint, stickers and glitter.
The creativity really shined through in every pumpkin. Each child made their pumpkin completely different than the next.
This is one of my favorite photos! It was so funny to see my niece digging the guts out of the inside of her pumpkin. My 10-year-old son even convinced her to help him when he thought it got too sticky. Her face might appear like she thought it was nasty, but she truly loved every minute of it.
I love the Frankenstein pumpkin! So many colors… All the kids had such a good time and our party was a success.
How do you decorate your Halloween pumpkin?
It is not too late to check out your local At Home Store to find beautiful decorations for the holidays. I already picked up my fall table centerpiece while shopping for last minute Halloween items and am planning another trip to buy Christmas decor.
Full Disclosure: Some of the items featured in this post were provided by #AtHomeStores to facilitate a #MyReason Halloween party. All opinions and photos are 100% my own.