Pumpkin Party

November 6, 2009 at 12:22 pm (Uncategorized)


On Oct. 1st the kids and I were in the car headed to the pumpkin patch!  They were all dressed in fall t-shirts and I was ready to take some great pictures!  Then it started raining…I pulled over and made a few quick calls to the homeschool friends we were suppose to meet. We all decided to go another day.  Little did we know it was going to rain for 30 days straight!  (I am exaggerating a little here, but honestly this is the wettest Oct. I have seen in my life!)  Meanwhile we were in the middle of moving.  The rain meant we were moving in the mud and the last thing I wanted to do was trek out into a pumpkin patch and collect even more mud.  As the month headed to a close I started to realize a trip to the pumpkin patch was not going to happen.  So I did the next logical thing…I decided to have a Pumpkin Party!  LOL

What is a Pumpkin Party??? Honestly it’s something I made up.  But, we had our first one on Nov. 2nd with 97 people in attendance!  Thankfully the rain finally stopped and we found a park with lots of concrete to keep us out of the mud.  The party was a huge success and a LOT of fun!  Here are the highlights….

We started out with the kids each decorating a pumpkin cookie.

Then they ate their cookies while waiting for the pumpkin story to start.

Next we listened to the Pumpkin Gospel
You can read all about the story at the link below
http://ginaconroy.com/ginablog/wordpress/2007/10/30/the-pumpkin-gospel/

Then we played pumpkin games!

 Pumpkin Parachute Game.
I got a package of Fun Foam Pumpkin and made a smiley face on one with a marker.  Then they would put all the pumpkins in the parachute, throw them up in the air and the person who found the smiley face got a piece of candy.  Repeat until everyone wins!

Pumpkin Bowling was a favorite!

We also had Pumpkin Golf!  My husband cut the bottom off the pumpkin and made  3 holes for us to golf into! 
The kids loved this! I got the idea here:
http://familycrafts.about.com/od/pumpkingames/Pumpkin_Games.htm

We also had Pumpkin Hot Potato.

And we had Pumpkin Relay Races!


We finished off the party with lots and lots of pumpkin food!  Everyone brought a pumpkin dish to share.  We had pies, breads, cakes, cookies, pumpkin dip.  The food was amazing!

It was a great day and I am sure we will have many more pumpkin parties in the future. 

Happy Homeschooling,

Jamin

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2 Comments

  1. 4sweetums said,

    What a great party! You had an awesome turn out too.
    Blessings,
    Dawn

  2. SandInMyPocket said,

    You are so creative!

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