Craft Date — Pumpkin Edition


No-carve pumpkins may be all the rage for our crazy busy go go go lives, but….I’ve been really itching to carve a pumpkin.

Last year a bunch of our friends got together and we all did so while watching horror movies. SO FUN. (Minus the horror movie part, I’m a wuss).

So if you’ve been missing the good old days of pumpkin carving, grab some friends, your favorite pumpkin varieties, and some food and drink, and host a fall craft date this weekend!

Grab your besties and a few supplies and get ready for a chic fall craft date!


Spinach artichoke twice-baked potatoes | Paleo Running Momma


Pear rosemary spritzer | The Merrythought


Pumpkin lanterns | Design Love Fest

I thought these pumpkin lanterns make a lovely adult version of a ghoulish Jack-o-lantern, and they can be used beyond Halloween too. Spinach artichoke potatoes will keep you energized while you gut your pumpkins, and that pear rosemary spritzer has me positively drooling (add a dash of rum if you want a boozey version).

Make this craft date easy on yourselves! One person gathers the supplies for the craft, one for the food, and one for the drink. That way nobody has too much to do. Pitch in to cover the costs, throw on some mellow tunes (or the new season of Stranger Things, hello), and enjoy time crafting with friends.

And if you really, REALLY need no-carve pumpkins…I won’t judge. Here are some fun ideas to choose from:

Paint pen quote pumpkin | Black flower pumpkin | Tropical pumpkin | Winking eye pumpkin | Constellation pumpkin | Irridescent pumpkin | Drippy wax pumpkin

How are you getting in the Halloween spirit this weekend?

Author: Marlene @ Idle Hands Awake

Maker, baker, cat momma, total nerd, perpetually covered in glitter/sawdust/paint. Blogging DIY and design for modern creatives.

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