Pumpkin Carving Party!

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When I first moved to Wausau a few girlfriends of mine invited me to a pumpkin carving party! It was so fun. My friend Paula hosted another one this past weekend. She made warm apple cider, had a tater tot bar and had warm apple crisp. It was the perfect fall menu, for the perfect fall event! Apple Cider

For the apple cider she warmed 3/4  bottle of real apple cider (in the produce section), 1/2 bottle of the apple juice (indian summer brand), and 5-6 cinnamon sticks on the stove. Once it's all warmed up and the cinnamon sticks are dissolved you are ready to go! If you choose to 'spike' the cider you can add 1 shot butterscotch schnapps and 1 1/2 shots of captain morgan to your mug of cider. It's really good!

Tator Tot Bar

She made tater tots and everyone was asked to bring a topping. Toppings included: pulled pork, parmesan cheese, nacho cheese, jalapeños, bacon bits and sour cream.

We all brought a pumpkin and pumpkin carving kit.

A friend of ours wasn't able to join, but suprisingly she made these amazing gift bags!

Of course if you have never carved the top off a pumpkin make sure you do it at an angle or the top will fall right in!

You can pull out the seeds and roast them if you like roasted pumpkin seeds.

There are stencils in the pumpkin carving kits, but if you are difficult like me you can find an image on your phone and free hand it. This was my second design as the first one did not work out so well! I wish I would have read these tips before the party.

images by Andi Stempniak

I hope you guys are all enjoying this amazing fall weather!

xx Kasey

Hat: Nordstrom 

Shirt: Madewell

Watch: Marc Jacobs