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Mysteries, polka dots, California Rolls, TJ Maxx, cozy blankets, rainy days and getting the first spoonful of peanut butter out of the jar make me smile. Spiders, rude people, cold fingers and toes, baby leashes, people that don't wrap their packages before going to the Post Office, poison ivy and Math (pretty much all of it) make me want to scream. My perfect day would be spent with my wonderful husband and sweet girls- watching movies in our jammies! Of course, having the movie theater to ourselves would be great, too. Please pass the popcorn and M&M's.:) I am saved by the grace of God. He is my constant companion and hears my every prayer. What a blessing! I'd love to hear from you! Lori at toosillysisters@cox.net

Friday, August 15, 2008

Pumpkin Party Ideas

   I adore pumpkins.  Chunky and round, they almost begged to be kissed!  These are some of the pictures I have kept over the years in hopes that I could someday host the ultimate "Pumpkin Party"!  All of you, of course, will be invited.:-)

   The perfect way to display your house number...  A pumpkin topiary, what else?:-)
   Pumpkins and ribbon- two of my favorite things!  You tack down one end and glue the rest of the ribbon.  Easy and FABULOUS!
   The trick to this beauty is hollowing the pumpkins out and putting mason jars inside filled with water...
   We have a front porch that is just waiting for this opportunity...
   I don't know if I am brave enough to put votive candles on my stairs, but I love the picture.  I want to paint the letters for the word "Halloween" on my white pumpkins!  
  What a great way to display treats!  I believe it's just pieces of felt that look like candy corn.  Heather- this makes me think of you and your yummy mix of candy corn and peanuts- heavenly!
Hope you can all make it to my party!:-)

17 comments:

Katy said...

I am also a huge fan of pumpkins!!! I wish they were "in season" all year round!!!

SmallWorld at Home said...

My favorite event of the whole year except Christmas is our annual Soup and Pumpkin party! You should have one at your house!
http://smallworldathome.blogspot.com/2007/10/on-pumpkins-gallbladders-soup-friends.html

Heather said...

I'd be there! Oh, if we lived closer. The fun we would have. I love the letters on the stairs too, but would be a little leery of the candles also. Can't wait to see your porch all decorated!

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

Lori...I'm not surprised ~ It looks like you have some of the same magazines I have! Too funny!
I love your post today-But I LOVE fall and pumpkins!
I can't wait to see your porch all done up!

tyketto said...

I love the candy corn treat holders. Sadly, we have only had two trick-or-treaters come to our house in the seven years we have lived here. And I adore Halloween. If you have a web cam you could host a virtual party.

Elise said...

I am SO there!! I wish in real life...
You have given me some swap ideas!!
Elise
How about using those battery operated votives??

Amy said...

How cute are all those pumpkins? I can't wait to see your porch all pumpkin-ized!

Sherry said...

I love the pumpkin topiary! What a great idea for those flatter pumpkins. I love pumpkins too!!

:-)
Sherry

B J's Corner said...

You post is great with all those pumpkin ideas. Love those CROWS.
BJ

linda said...

I'm a hugh pumpkin lover as well. Thank you for the great decorating ideas. I may just have to try out a few!

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

I thought of a new pumkin idea-I'll share it with you later. I'm heading off to the beach real soon.
Hope you have a wonderful day.
Robin~♥

Simply Me... said...

I love love love pumpkins! I love them... I can't wait until the farm near by has them. Have a great week-end :0)


LaNnY :)

Artfulife said...

no lie, about 5 of the magazine pages you showed are in my "idea" file that i keep for inspiration. My favorite pumpkins are the ones my mom made out of fabric when I was a little girl. I made wooden pumpkins cut outs last year for the front of my home. On one side I painted harvest pumpkins, the other side they were Jack-o-lanterns. That way I could use them for two months instead of just one. Cant wait to see your fall & Halloween decorations this fall.

pumpkin seed said...

oooh! I bet your house it goign to be just lovely this fall! I love the white pumpkins with painted letters on them... White pumpkins are so FuNkY FaBuLoUs!

AwtemNymf said...

I'm a pumpkin fanatic!
Gimme the time and day of the Pumpkin Party... and I'll see what I can do!
Bibbidi bobbity boo!

Brenda said...

OMG< we have the sames books and magazines. We must be peas in a pod! I even bought the candycorn candles! OK, so you MUST got to TJMax. Do you have one? They have them there this year. The small are $3.99 as opposed to $9.99 which was the original price at Yankee Candle! And decorations? Well, I'd tell you about some other great places I found but it makes my heart start jumpin' around so I'll stop now. I get too excited, LOL!

Sherry said...

What great photos and wonderful ideas for pumpkins!