Pumpkin Decorating Party

A knife and mess-free spin on the pumpkin carving tradition perfect for tiny tots. Held at the DenMar estate in Mesa, Arizona, Veteran mamas and owners of Petite Party Studio show how to throw a pumpkin decorating party in four easy steps!

  1. Activity Spray paint pumpkins with chalkboard paint and allow plenty of time to dry. Set out colored chalk, and little ones can decorate pumpkins to their heart’s content.
  2. Decor Hang a printable “Happy Halloween” banner with twine in front of a dessert table or on the front porch. (Download available from Petite Party Studio on Etsy.) A bold print gallery wall comprises the backdrop, and the black and white theme pops up throughout the party, from soda wrappers and straws to plates and invitations.
  3. Menu Cake pops by Inspired Sugar are displayed in a foam pumpkin atop a cake pedestal. Don’t forget to whip up a batch of homemade apple dip!
  4. Favors Along with their decorated pumpkins, paper trays loaded with caramel bags and apples make a DIY favor for kiddos to take home.

Photography by Melissa Jill.

Sarah is founder of Emma magazine. Featured by West Elm and Design Sponge for her interior styling, she makes regular appearances on a variety of morning shows sharing culinary and design expertise. Born and raised in Arizona, she received her degree in broadcast journalism from Arizona State just before moving to Hollywood as the goody-goody roommate on the 20th season of MTV’s The Real World. She has since dabbled in culinary school and enjoys nesting and baking with her husband, son and daughter.

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