Tuesday, October 29, 2013

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like... Halloween?

Normally I get really excited about all things Fall. After all, I couldn't wait to pull out my Fall mantel decorations and barely waited a minute beyond September the first to start unleashing Fall all over our house. 

Well, it seems as if now the novelty has faded and I'm ready for Christmas. I've indulged in all things pumpkin more times than I can count on every little hand and foot in this house and well, I'm over it. 

I know what you're thinking. "Respect the Turkey" and all that nonsense and typically I'm right behind ya, all "take it one holiday at a time!" But for some reason this year, I'm already over Thanksgiving and ready to move onto Christmas. 

And we haven't even Trick-Or-Treated yet.

In an effort to slow my roll, we decided at the very last minute to invite a few of our friends over for a quick and dirty pumpkin carving party. This is something we try to host every year and since The Plague hit us good and hard this year, we were just about to throw in the white flag and call it an October. 

But then we realized what kind of hosts would we be if we didn't continue the tradition? Plus, I needed an excuse to make Pumpkin Fluff dip. 

We called in the Big Guns, had the house disinfected and every nook and cranny cleaned to perfection. With nary a runny nose in sight, we were ready to carve some pumpkins, but not without a little treat table first! 



So, what happens when you get a room full of overachievers together? You get quite possibly the most creative and painstakingly-talented pumpkin carvers in all of Maryland. Just check out the concentration happening! Not quite sure who was watching the kids at this moment.

And the finished product! I take full credit for that sad, sorry "M" over there in the corner. Next time I'll remember to bring my "A" game to the Carving Party!

All in all, it was another successful October and it reminded me just how much I love playing hostess, even if at the very last minute. So, who's ready for Christmas-themed cocktail party? Maybe a Cookie Exchange? No, too early? 

I know, I know. Respect the Turkey. Sigh.

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  1. My bff was just telling me about that pumpkin fluff yesterday! I need to try it. I always jump ahead on holidays. I just get so excited! I do enjoy Thanksgiving but it is never at my house so I secretly decorate for Christmas well before December! :) I'm having a Fall Scentsy Open House here on Nov 16. After that.... I can't promise anything!

  2. I'm feeling the same way. We could take or leave Halloween, but usually Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. So I'm not sure what's up with the whole wishing it were time to decorate for Christmas thing...

  3. That's such a fun little party... I love the horse pumpkin!

    I love Halloween!

  4. I've always been a respect the Turkey (and the birthdays - we have 3 in December) but I am so ready for Christmas decorating I think it's happening this weekend I just can't wait any longer!

  5. Love every ounce of this! You are beyond creative! I can only imagine having a tiny bit of your hostess skills! But I am right there with you on the whole Christmas thing...I'm ready. Just give me all the things red, green and santa!!

  6. I'm so over Halloween. Respect the turkey? Do I have to make something to bring to my in laws? I'll eat, the hubby will watch football and then we'll drive 2 hours home after so Hubby can work the next day. How can I respect that? I want cinnamon and lights!

  7. Yum! That fluff looks delicious! I'm ready for Christmas, too. Maybe its a pregnant thing, but I've been listening to Christmas music all October!!
    xo kristen genevieve


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  8. Boo. I can't see the pumpkin pictures at the end for some reason!


  9. Boo! I can't see the pumpkin pictures at the end for some reason.
    I'm always jealous of your seasonal mantle. <3


  10. Boo. I can't see the pumpkin pictures at the end for some reason!


  11. I enjoy Thanksgiving. Not so much Halloween, at least not until we have kids. But…. I don't respect the turkey. I'm ready to decorate for Christmas…. Let's deck the halls already!


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