A. Show up wearing the same exact costume as someone else.
B. Be the only one to wear a costume
C. Be the only one to not wear a costume.
D. Be the only one to wear a stupid costume.
Why chance any such mess. These days, try a pumpkin party. Ho Ho Ho, a pumpkin party you say? Why not? They’re not what you think. A Pumpkin party can be wide and varied. They range from toddler arts and craft parties to adult drinking soirees, and there’s no better theme come trick-or-treat day than the great pumpkin.
Throwing a pumpkin party for kids is usually pretty simple. They often center on activities that encourage creativity, such as scariest carved pumpkin, most outrageous carved pumpkin, most unique carved pumpkin and so forth. They offer little pressure, fun, safe activity, candy, and prizes. To get more advanced, contests involving drawn pumpkins or pumpkin cartoons can be sponsored, often including larger prizes.
More advanced arts and craft Halloween themed pumpkin parties exist as well for teens and grown-ups alike. For straight laced adults, there is the standard fare, foam designed pumpkins, best pumpkin pie or pumpkin recipe, and of course there’s the best pumpkin horror story, not involving Ichabod Crane.
For those that like to have a bit more fun, there are more adult themed pumpkin parties. These include such outlandish activities as pumpkin bowling, pumpkin tosses, and even pumpkin catapulting. Then there are the outright “adult” pumpkin parties, full of pumpkin drinking games and pumpkin flavored drinks, risqué pumpkin lingerie, and racy adult games.
No matter what type of pumpkin party you’re looking to throw, for big folk or little, or even for all ages, if it’s a late October affair, you need look no further than the simple pumpkin to find your theme. Think out of the box. Combine pumpkin stories with pumpkin carvings to win pumpkin flavor ginger spice shooters. Print pumpkin invitations or have a late night scavenger hunt in a spooky pumpkin patch. Halloween comes around one time a year, and other than being a Thanksgiving afterthought cooked in a pie buried in whipped cream to be eaten over a football game, the pumpkin only gets this one spooky eve to shine.
Next October thirty-first, before you decide to take it easy and avoid the masses, think about having your very own pumpkin party. It doesn’t have to involve costumes or candy or even spooky tales. It can involve just about anything that takes your fancy, as long as it involves the beloved pumpkin, symbol of all that’s wonderful about the fall air, flaming leaves, and Halloween itself.