Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Pumpkin Painting

I never loved Halloween until I had a baby. With them, it's like you get a second chance at childhood and fall in love with holidays all over again seeing it through their eyes. 

In celebration of Halloween week, I invited two of my friends and their littles over yesterday to paint pumpkins. Pumpkin carving at this age is a bit difficult {you know, knives and all…} and kids love to paint and make a mess, so this was a fun way to decorate pumpkins for our front porch for Halloween! 

I had some small snacks for the kiddos, and coffee and wine for the mamas, of course! 

We had "Pumpkin Cups" = Dole Mixed Fruit Cups with a Sharpie-drawn Jack-O-Lantern face. 

"Boo!" Cheese Sticks = Mozzarella cheese sticks with a Sharpie-drawn ghost face. 

Mini Jack-O-Lanterns = Clementines with Sharpie-drawn Jack-O-Lantern faces.

Candy Corn Pretzel Hugs {using this recipe

"Ghost Juice" = Horizon Organic Vanilla Lowfat Milk boxes 

Applesauce Pouches {Kroger brand due to the current recall!} 

After snacks for the littles and visiting for the mamas, we started to paint the pumpkins! Since they're toddlers, I used Crayola Washable Paint poured on paper plates and foam paint brushes. We had cloudy, chilly weather yesterday morning, so I laid down old towels and blankets and let them paint in my living room. 

Walker painting his pumpkin. 

Caroline painting her pumpkin with help from her mama, Ashley. 

Silas painting his pumpkin with the help of his mama, Stacy. {Not pictured, their sweet new baby girl, Marlee!} 

It finally cleared up for us to take pictures of the kiddos with their pumpkins outside. And trying to get a picture of three littles all under two = HILARIOUS. 

And clearly Walker was done and ready to play! 

Happy Halloween Week!


  1. These are all such cute ideas!

  2. What a cute idea!!! Love the food table, too!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

  3. Such cute snack ideas! Love that they are simple, but festive. Love the pic of Walker headed towards the slide. haha!

  4. What fun! All the little snacks are too cute!

  5. This party is so adorable! Love all the little touches you added to the food with a sharpie - so creative!

  6. This sounds so fun! I love your snacks...especially how you made them Halloween-ish. Too cute!

  7. Sounds like so much fun! Such a great play date idea!


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