Sunday, October 25, 2009

Pumpkin Party

Today we had some friends over to celebrate the coming of Halloween and to decorate/carve pumpkins. Clara and Elena were very helpful in cooking and cleaning to get ready, and before everyone came they helped set out all the food:

Then, promptly started eating it, and drinking the apple juice. Christina encouraged them to wait for others to arrive, but it was not a persuasive point, evidently:
When people did arrive, they chose to either go to a 'carving station' or go to a 'decorating' spot on the floor with washable markers and glow-in-the-dark pumpkin face stickers. Clara got a good amount of stickers on her pumpkin - Elena wasn't really into it this year.

Come to think of it, neither was the other little one, Sylvie. Perhaps it just can't compare to moving around, which is all they want to do these days.

Plenty of others were into the pumpkins, though - here's a look at one of the carving stations:

Elena took a pumpkin break and pretended to be a kitty at the door:
Other finished up their pumpkins and started a huge leaf fight:
A gaggle of little girls - two sets of twins here out of the three that were at the party.
Elena going for one of the cake pops - Bakerella makes them look so easy, but these were a little less glamorous than anticipated. Thank goodness they still tasted good.

Gwynn and Peyton go for a pop, too:

Some of the pumpkins - we ended up having 13 to vote from. The winners got Pez dispensers.
Everyone else got sticky hands - they were a big hit!

1 comment:

Just Another Day In Paradise said...

See? MORE fun! Y'all have the most fun ever! I have been wanting to make cakepops for about a year now, but I havent gotten the guts to do it- I know they wont turn out like p-dub's or bakerella's. Were they easy to make?