|“A pumpkin is not just a pumpkin. Pumpkins have become a part of our culture.”
— Anthony Bedel
Pumpkins are not just for children anymore. If ideas run dry for the traditional Halloween party -- adult style – here are a few suggestions to spark the creative juices.
- Folklore commonly uses pumpkins in witchcraft and the supernatural. Ask guests to dress as a favorite pumpkin or pumpkin-related character, for instance, The Great Pumpkin, the Headless Horseman, Cinderella, Jack Pumpkinhead.
- Serve pumpkin juice (for Harry Potter fans).
- Suggest guests bring a favorite pumpkin recipe. (limit the number of pies).
- Suggest guests dress in orange.
- Do not leave your pumpkin out on your doorstep all night. They often disappear, only to reappear on your lawn and driveway.
- If you are invited to a Chucking Party, keep in mind that this is a competitive sport in which teams build devices, for instance, catapults, to toss a pumpkin as far as possible. (In some neighborhoods, the morning after Halloween often bears remnants of chucking competitions.)