Friday, November 9, 2012

Warm and Bewitching Chili and Pumpkin Carving Party

 My fun and talented friend, Allison, hosted a pumpkin carving party in her home sweet home earlier in October.  This was our first year to step into Halloween festivities,  and this night had such a charmed style to start it off!   

There was nothing boring about this evening.  Every part was full of treasures to store in our memories and to satisfy our spirits.  This bewitching October party encompassed every precious part of life: gathering, creating, making, tasting, laughing, seeing, and celebrating.

Before we arrived, we stopped at a church yard pumpkin patch to chose which little-big orange pumpkins we wanted to adopt and makeover.  

Arriving at Allison's and ready to PAR-TEE. 

With a warm and enticing welcome...

Lot bit of pumpkins here

And a lil bit of pumpkins there.

Allison made delicious toasty chili! 
She served both traditional chili and green chicken chili.

Chili Bar:
Pinch of cilantro, 
swirl of sour cream, 
little tastes of cheese,
good to go!

I love, loved the pumpkins she glittered 
with the long, whimsical gold-painted stems!

photo via Allison's blog

Seth was the boss of the Rubik Cube! 
He solved that thing in a couple minutes.

Fall days bring us to the cozy indoors...

After dinner, 
we covered the floor in plastic,
pulled out our tools,
and started carving our orange masterpieces.




my lover {heart}

me and him

our hostess,  pretty girl Allison!

captured moments

Honor's pumpkin rocked

Another one finished!

My pumpkin mini with circles

Allison's outdoors

 The glowing line up

Taking in each minute of
An autumn night's end

To see our family's completed pumpkins visit part one 

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Meghan said...

Looks like such a fun time!

caveman said...

This was a truly enchanting party. But the best thing about this post isn't the party, it's getting to see more of YOU!

Kay Ellen said...

Looks like a great time was had by all :))

Happy Weekend!

Kay Ellen

Okio B Designs said...

Now that's what I call fun!


Jenny said...

What fun! Those glittered pumpkins are soooo cool. I love the long stems, too!

Your chili looks like it was delicious! I like the big cilantro leaves in mine, too!

House of Smiths said...

What great photos! And those glitter pumpkins are SO cute too :)
Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

You and your family (and friends) have toooo much fun!!! Very festive and charming party!