Pumpkin It Up: Simple Pumpkin Decorating
Nothing is more fun than pumpkins in fall, and, in my opinion, you can never have too many pumpkins or too many chances to decorate them! Pick up a pumpkin for each party attendee, cover the table and floor with a drop cloth, and let them start decorating! Keep everyone's fingers safe by leaving pumpkins whole instead of carving them. (The pumpkins will last longer uncarved, too.)
Decorate the pumpkins with holiday favorites like plastic spiders, snakes, spider webs, gauze mummy wrappings, or vampire teeth. Get crafty with paint (washable with brushes or puff paint that comes in a tube), washi tape, ribbon/lace, googly eyes, feathers, stickers, rub-on tattoos, thumbtacks, or other simple craft or hardware store supplies.
Keep it even simpler by picking up a few extra costume items--such as hats, glasses, and scarves/boas--from a party or dollar store and letting the kids dress up their pumpkins. Give them a photo op by hanging a simple festive plastic table cloth as a backdrop and let them dress to match their pumpkins. And what to eat? Pumpkin cookies, of course! (I personally love these pumpkin spice whoopie pies