We hosted a pumpkin carving party for our supper club on Saturday night. I am happy to say that it was a huge success. Everyone brought a dish to share and a pumpkin to carve. I made Richella’s bacon wrapped pork tenderloin and both my grandmother’s refrigerator rolls and her sugar cookies.
I enjoy preparing for a party as much as the party itself. I had all kinds of grand ideas for things that I wanted to make for this party but time got away from me. (Work really gets in the way of my fun.) I started by getting a portion of our basement set up as the carving room.
I covered the workbenches with dollar store table clothes for easy clean-up. We put plastic muck buckets by the workbenches for pumpkin innards.
I hung two spooky portraits over one of the benches. I don’t know the lady on the left, my grandmother purchased her portrait for the frame. The gentleman on the right is my grandfather in high school. (My grandmother would kill me if she were alive and she knew that I used granddaddy’s picture as a spooky decoration!)
I put some of my childhood Halloween books and my brother’s costumes out as decorations.
Pumpkins and Bittersweet jazz up this station.
Cookies were baked and decorated.
The table was prepared.
Flowers were arranged.
This one is definitely not my best work but I love the gourd container that my grandfather made for my grandmother to use for church and for garden club.
Mr. SP prepared outside while I prepared inside. He even photographed his handiwork so that I would have blogging pictures. (Gotta love that!)
I was almost too tired to party after all of the prep work. I’ll show you the cute pumpkins that we carved in post later in the week.
In other weekend news, I’m happy to report that Mr. SP and I were victorious on the tennis court this morning. We lost our first mixed doubles match, so a 6-1, 6-0 victory this morning was extra sweet for us.
This afternoon we were able to spend some time in the yard. We finally got the Hydrangea that I won planted and a deer fence constructed around it. (It would be sticks in days without protection around here.)
How was your weekend??? I hope that everyone had some fun!