By Hannah McCarthy
We are right in the middle of pumpkin season! The fall parties are beginning and we could not be more excited! With Halloween being right around the corner, you might want to decorate with some pumpkins, but want to try something besides carving them. Below, you will see a few unique ways to decorate your pumpkin!
Pumpkins are a fun canvas for those that love to paint! It can get every artist in the Halloween spirit! There are a few different base pumpkin colors to choose from; some popular ones are light blue, orange, and white. If you do not like these base colors, you can always paint a new color on the pumpkin!
This idea is great for those with a green thumb, or those that just love plants! One way to simplify this is by gluing the succulent to the top of the pumpkin, instead of carving it. You do not have to stick with succulents, you can use your favorite flower for this design as well!
If you are an outdoor enthusiast, you have probably picked up a few leaves or flowers that stood out to you during your adventure. This is a unique way to display them! You do not have to stop with plants; printed fabric and paper are also some options for your pumpkin decoupage!
This is similar to carving a pumpkin, just a different approach. First, clean out your pumpkin and then you can drill your design. Light candles in the pumpkin for a beautiful glow that will radiate from your front porch!
I hope this blog gave you a few new ideas for decorating your pumpkins for Halloween! These designs are sure to inspire your guests! Cheers!
By Hannah McCarthy
Kids can often be the life of the party! They are curious, full of energy, and have a great sense of humor; this can often leave them bored at large events, especially weddings! We have a few activities that are sure to entertain the younger guests on your big day!
This idea of a coloring book is great because it keeps the children in one place! Bundle up some crayons to hand out as well. Make sure to include your wedding colors in the crayon bundle. This activity can be for the ceremony or reception!
The scavenger hunt is great for the active child with lots of energy. It allows them to run around and interact with people! Give each child a disposable camera and develop the film later. You will have a fun time looking through all of the pictures!
Board games are a classic option for kids! You can have a table full of different choices for them like Candy Land, Chutes and Ladders, Operation, Sorry, etc. Some of the adults might even join in!
Lawn games are also a great way to entertain kids! Connect 4, Cornhole, Lawn Darts, Giant Jenga, Tic-Tac-Toe, and Ladder Ball-There are so many fun lawn games! With all of these options, you are sure to find one that each child will enjoy!
Bubbles are an easy option for kids! You can do the typical bubbles in a bottle or wand. You can even do giant bubbles with a cute kiddie pool and hula hoop. Check out https://www.icanteachmychild.com/giant-bubbles/ for the recipe!
Thank you for reading the blog! I hope we gave you some ideas to keep the little ones entertained at your wedding or other special event!
By Kassandra Garcia
With the arrival of every season comes a selection of delicious new ingredients that will satisfy your cravings. Throughout the year you have the opportunity to try any of these recipes or ideas that you may like for events or parties that your guests will absolutely enjoy!
Any crowd loves a good, hearty cheese bar that you can easily set up on several charcuterie boards. Add in some delicious spreads, fresh fruit, and a selection of breads and crackers for a beautiful and savory appetizer station!
Tomato Bisque with Grilled Cheese
Not only is this a classic appetizer during any season but it is very simple to make and you can add a rustic touch with a bamboo toothpick and mini mason jars. You can offer a variety of options including vegan and gluten free substitutes or something for those meat lovers by adding some prosciutto to some sandwiches if you would like. These ideas apply to any soup and sandwich combo of your choice, just have fun with it!
Avocado is a must to include within your appetizers because most guests will take it without hesitation. Spread some avocado on crostinis, top it off with roasted tomatoes, and you've got yourself another hassle free appetizer. If you would like to offer an alternative for those with dietary needs without having to complicate your life just purchase some gluten free parmesan crisps to replace the bread; add some cheese and crispy bacon bits for those who like a little more and problem solved!!
Sweet Potato Chips with Aioli
Sweet potato chips, zucchini chips, carrot chips, you name it! Rather than having the typical flavorless chips and salsa, add some color and variation. This is a healthier option for everyone attending, including the kids. Slice up some sweet potatoes, zucchini, or carrots and toss them in the oven to have some fresh chips with aioli or any dip of your choice.
Last but not least, KABOBS! These don’t really need a recipe because you know what your guests prefer: shrimp, chicken, steak, tofu, or veggies. You can start by marinating your proteins or add a seasoning of your choice. Once fully cooked to your liking, top them off with a little garnish and you are set to enjoy the delicious appetizers you've prepared!
Over the years, we have seen many cocktail hours and even more appetizers. Let us know how we can be of assistance with your appetizers!
By Hannah McCarthy
It’s that time of year again! Pumpkin carving, pumpkin spice, pumpkin bread; pumpkins galore! Halloween is a holiday that holds dear memories for so many. Here are some ideas to help make your Halloween party memorable!
When decorating for Halloween, don’t overthink it. Simply decorate with oranges, blacks, and browns. Halloween decorations can easily look like Thanksgiving decorations, but the black in Halloween decor is what helps differentiate the two. Use pumpkins, candlesticks, and lanterns in your design. The picture below does a great job encompassing all of the elements mentioned above, with a few additional Halloween details added!
Caramel apple dip is always a great choice for a Halloween party! This dip can be used as an appetizer or a dessert. It is easy to make; only 4 ingredients! All you need is cut apples, cream cheese, melted caramel, and a crushed up heath bar!
For drinks, we love the idea of Candy Corn Jello Shots! This takes the Halloween candy you ate as a kid to a whole new level! We have also seen Pumpkin and Carmel Apple Jello Shots. A fun way to make your drink tables more festive is with a sign that says, “Pick your Poison!” Check out the recipe in the link below!
For entertainment, it’s helpful to have an option that is both child and adult friendly. Pumpkin Bowling is fun for both kids and parents! As a fun addition, make bowling lanes out of hay bales!
We hope that this blog has given you some inspiration for your Halloween party! Have a great October!!