Monday, October 27, 2008

Pumpkin Party

Jenni and I threw a Pumpkin Party this weekend that was so much fun! I LOVE themes and got a big kick out of all the pumpkin stuff we did. It started with a pumpkin pail full of pumpkin chocolate chip cookies for the invite.
After trying lots of different options, we decided on this table cloth and pumpkin center piece.
For dinner we ate Pumpkin Curry Soup and Baked Potato Soup served out of pumpkin tureens.

Jenni humored me as I insisted on taking a picture of us with the fruits of our labors.

For dessert we had pumpkin-shaped sugar cookies and pumpkin cake, and some other yummy treats. (This is actually a picture from the last time I made it, because it turned out cuter that time!) Then we carved pumpkins. Here we are with our traditional jack-o-lantern type pumpkin.
Tiffany and Mark were in the bigger is better camp and Mark was trying to score brownie points (or something) with his romantic carving! Chris and Jenni went traditional too. Mina and Derek spent a lot of time on their Cosmic Kitty design!
Randi and Allen had a vision for their odd-shaped pumpkin that no one else would have picked. I was quite impressed with their pre-planning Allen's free-hand skull carving.

Then we played Nate's and my all-time favorite party game -- The Couples Game (our friends in CA got sick of it, but we never tire of it.) It generated a lot of laughs, as always. We had so much fun and are thankful for good friends.

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