Earlier this week I hosted our annual Pumpkin Painting Party at my house. While I’m not a super huge fan of the whole costumes, haunted houses, trick-or-treating aspects of the holiday, I do love to decorate and paint pumpkins! Halloween is a true sign that the holidays are upon us…whether we’re ready or not.
Here’s my ‘tablescape’ for the evening. I think Sandra Lee would be proud, no? The table runner is simply fabric from IKEA that I trimmed down. An old vanity tray made the perfect candle holder (of which I filled with candy corn), and glittered skulls flanked each end of the table.
We noshed on ‘mummified’ pigs in a blanket, ‘deviled’ eggs (I used red bell peppers as horns), baked brie with a cherry topper, and other tasty morsels. Thanks to Cindy for catering the occasion! 🙂 Libations included red wine, red champagne with “blood” orange juice mixers–and of course, Pinot Grigio. And no bar is complete without stripey straws!
After we got our creative juices flowing (read: drank some wine), we headed to the garage to begin crafting our masterpieces. I gave everyone a ‘station,’ and immediately reverted back to my days of teaching art classes to five and six year old children. After a few bottles of wine, we act like 5 year olds–so it was on par. (Please notice Mary Elen’s keen ability to spray paint whilst holding her champagne glass…true talent.)
I attempted to create an ‘ombre’ pumpkin, and somehow ended up with what looked more like a Breast Cancer Awareness pumpkin. So guess who just killed two birds with one crafty stone? This girl. I simply spray painted the top white, the middle a lighter shade of hot pink, and the bottom the darkest shade. While the paint was still wet, I took a damp sponge and tried to blend the colors together.
Here are a few of the girls’ finished products. Thanks ladies, for such a fun evening! Until next year!