For decades pumpkins have played a big role when it comes to celebrating Halloween. This squash plant is so commonly associated with Halloween to a point that it can pass as the celebration’s main mascot. During the Halloween season, people use pumpkins for different reasons and because they are easy to curve people make all kinds of things from them. The fairly large size and round shape also give the fruit a unique feature that makes it suitable for its role during Halloween party. Here are some of the ways you can use a pumpkin fruit in spicing up your Halloween party.
Use Pumpkin to make jack-o’-lanterns
Depending on the impression you want to make you can curve faces on a pumpkin fruit to bring out the needed Halloween theme. Scary faces are the most commonly used but other people prefer curving funny faces. To make a jack-o’-lantern, simply cut off the top part of the pumpkin and scoop out the pulp and the seeds. Sketch the face you want to curve on the pumpkin and carve it out using a knife. Add a light source of your choice and hang the lantern for display.
Making Punch Bowls
A good party deserves some punch and a pumpkin fruit can help you serve it the Halloween way. To accomplish this simply cut off about a fourth of the pumpkin and scoop out the seeds and fleshy part. This will leave a cavity big enough to hold your punch and also give it that fall taste.
Using Pumpkin as a dispenser
Pumpkin can also be used in serving beverages at a Halloween party. Following the preparation steps mentioned earlier, you must remove all the inner components. After which you will have to insert a spigot at a position that will allow the beverage to freely flow out.
Make snacks from pumpkin seeds
The seeds from pumpkins can also pass as snacks in a Halloween party. If properly prepared the seeds can be used to entertain your guests by treating them to some fall spiced pumpkin seeds. It is therefore recommended that you keep the seeds obtained after using pumpkin in making other things.
Use Pumpkin as an ice bucket
Due to their size, these fruits can hold almost anything provided that the pulp and the seeds have been removed. This makes them effective in holding things like ice which can be used to cool other drinks at a party. Simply add ice to the pumpkin cavity and place your favorite drink in the ice.
Pass Halloween messages using pumpkin
If you want to give your party a complete Halloween touch you must be crafty. Pumpkins can help you do just that when painted with chalkboard paint, pumpkins can provide a surface from which you can write just about any message. You can use this to give directions to the party by hanging some pumpkins a few distances from your home.
Make dishes out of Pumpkin
If you want all the meals you serve in the party to have that fall flavor you must give this a try. This can be a good way of impressing your guests and reminding them that it is Halloween season. It will also help in cutting some of the cost at the party.