Saturday, October 22, 2011

Pumpkin carving party!

Time for a party! The kids had a lot of fun!
it is an Halloween pumpkin party!

I am joining the Halloween party at A Fanciful twist.

I first set my tablescape. 
My table is very beat up. A table cloth does the trick.
I can use my table to do crafts with the kids and cover it up for diner and parties.
In France, we don't throw away a table because it has been too used. We paint it or cover it.

The pumpkin lanterns come for the dollar tree. I checked where everything would go on the table and how many dishes i needed.

There it is, all set with the kids in costumes...

We had orange Nachos.

A pumpkin cheese ball and crackers.

French Pumpkin soup with croutons and Swiss cheese.

Pumpkin cupcakes.

Pumpkin candies.

Orange soda.

Let's eat!

I love the pumpkin plates.

Then, we carved our pumpkins.

Mimi had a pink pumpkin...the inside is different from the orange ones...More fuzzy. She thought it was pretty cool!

Vampire pumpkin.

Not so happy pumpkin.

Pink heirloom pumpkin...with cute carved face.

Our front door. I just harvested the pumpkins we grew this year. 4 small little ones. So fun!

Orange nachos. Coming up.


Linda said...

I had a wondrous time at your party and the other guests were amazing. I filled up on sweet treats that I don't have any more room. Thank you for sharing. Please visit my party:

Debby said...

YOu always have the best parties. So you grew the pumkins......I love that pink one. Don't think I have seen one like that before. I love the pumpkin patch with the mountains in the background. Beautiful view. Reminds me of when I get to go to the patch in Colorado.

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Wow! I love the pumpkin cupcakes! They are so pretty! The soup looks yummy too! Your party looks like a lot of fun!
Happy Halloween Party Day!

Jen said...

I had a wonderful time at your party! I think I will have to try one of your cupcakes. Yum!

The Charm of Home said...

You always give the most wonderful parties! Your kids will remember this forever. Such cute children. Very lovely indeed! Joining you from A Fanciful Twist!

Joka said...

Lovely time, lovely pictures. Cupcakes are amazing, send me one :)

Moonbeam said...

Fun! Fun! Fun! I loved your tablescape and your special little guests! =) Pink is one of my favorite colors - I think it would be magical to have a pink pumpkin. And I DO hope you will be sharing the recipes for your cupcakes and soup - mmmmm!

Enjoy the rest of the party and thank you so much for taking the time to stop by mine. Happy Halloween!


Kim Corey said...

Lovely and delicious-looking! Your kids have great smiles : )
Bonne Nuit Designs art doll puppets

Theresa MacNaughton said...

Hello there! What a FABULOUS menu you had! And your tablescape was just awesome - I can't believe you found those cool lanterns at the dollar store!!! And that pumpkin soup tureen and plates...can you tell I love pumpkins? :) Wish I had me one of those cool cupcakes!!!! Thanks for hosting a great party!!! :)

PeachyCheek said...

What a lovely pumpkin carving party!!! And beautiful decorations and yummy pumpkin cakes!! Can't wait to learn how to make the nachos:)

Thanks for sharing!

Take care and Happy Halloween!!

Maggie said...

What a yummy party. That pumpkin soup looked particularly tasty. Love the pumpkin picture with those glorious mountains in the background.

John H said...

Loving the pumpkins and the delish
treats - thanks for stopping by my party.

Ruby Slippers said...

What a delightful party! And so many tasty treats. The pictures of the kids carving pumpkins are so much fun. Please come and visit my party at

Crescent Moon said...

Everything looks so good! I really like the pumpkin shaped soup tureen. The picture of the pumpkin farm with the mountains in the background is incredibly beautiful!

Bloomin'Chick Jo said...

Wonderful post and such lovely pictures! Happy Halloween to you & yours! Hope you'll drop by,

bj said...

What a nice party...loved it all. My very favorite....all the cuties in costume. :)))

spiceblogger said...

First of all: you are Beautiful! as is your precious family :)
Secondly: your party looks like sooooo much fun! I almost got those pumpkin lanterns for my halloween party next weekend. They are too cute!

Your carved pumpkins came out very well :)
Thank you for inviting me in. I had the loveliest time!

Unknown said...

What a super fun party !! And all the treat looked so delicious .. especially the cupcakes . Yummy!!
Love your blog too - I followed you . Thanks for following me too!

bertie said...

You can tell by the smile on your family's faces that you are a special mom who makes their lives magical! What cuties! I really enjoyed your party and those cupcakes were gorgeous! Thanks for sharing and for stopping by at my party and leaving your nice comment. Brightest Blessings to you and your adorable family for a wonderful Halloween! bertie

Cameron said...

Fantastic carving party! I must say all the guests were quite adorable....even the not so happy pumpkin!

Thanks for having me :D

Linda said...

What a wonderful party! The children are just darling. The cupcakes and all the food looked fabulous!

Italian Postcards said...

Ciao Isabelle!
So cool that you live in Utah. I am from Utah! I have family in Sandy and in Park City. Where do you live and how long have you been away from Paris? I go home at least once a year, I do miss it. Anyways, I enjoyed your Halloween party and thanks so much for your comment on my blog.


Little Miss Hungry said...

I had a wonderful time at your carving party! All the food was delish - and I loved the cupcakes :) Also, the kiddos did such awesome pumpkins! I've never seen a pink pumpkin - pretty cool.

Thank you for visiting my carving party earlier, too! Seeing all of them lit up together is the best!

Happy Halloween!

Alisa Noble said...

What a fun party! We're going to have a pumpkin carving party next weekend too.

Happy Halloween

Sarah said...

What a lovely party with such scrumptious food! Thanks for visiting me too! Your kids look as if they had lots of fun carving their pumpkins-they did a great job!

Susan said...

Isabelle, that was a lovely pumpkin party! love all the wonderful food and the photos, your kiddos are growing quickly and the landscape is beautiful!

The soup looks good, especially when one is not feeling so good --like me :(

Be well & hugs,
Susan said...

You are sooooooo wonderful!!

The faces of the children are beyond words, what adorable faces!!

Your home, your edibles, everything is just magical!

Thank you so much for inviting us in!!

♥ Vanessa {A Fanciful Twist}

Miz Creatrix said...

What a talented woman you are! I love how you worked the pumpkin theme for this very special party. And your family is absolutely darling!

Have a fabulous Halloween week!

Unknown said...

Oh your party looked divine! The children were so happy. I am so glad I stopped by. Happy all hallows eve to uou and yours!

mIzZ (hONeY) bEe aka Marlene said...

Hi Frenchy, Had a wonderful time at your party and fellow ghosts & ghouls were truly spooktaclur too... the pumpkin soup sounds frightfully good.. will have to try to make a batch... well I flying off to the next party... and thank you for visiting mine too... have a bootiful night! ;O) Marlene

Bobbypin Bandit said...

I don't know what's better, the cupcakes or the pumpkin dishes!!!!

I die for them, both!

Bree said...

What a lovely party and such yummy cupcakes! Your decor is gorgeous :)

<3 Briana

Laume said...

Love all the pumpkin carving, particularly the vampire pumpkin. Hehehe. And that pumpkin soup - maybe you can share the recipe!? We live up in the mountains and our pumpkin patch has a beautiful mountain backdrop like that as well. I hope you had a chance, or hop on over soon if you haven't yet, to visit my wee party post.

Rachel said...

I love the idea of having a pumpkin/orange themed meal, it looked very yummy.

Oh and all your pumpkins looked great on the steps.

Kelly Jeanette Swift said...

I'm alittle late for dinner, but it looks devine. Quite yummy! Thanks for dropping by my blog for storytime.

Loretta said...

Wow! What a FANTASTIC party!
I just loved it. Everything made me very hungry. Mmmm...thanks for inviting me. Your family is darling. Happy Halloween!

LYNDY WARD said...

Enchanting Pumpkin Carving Party & your Treats look delish! Darling Children Too...

Please fly by my party when you can...
Hauntingly Yours, Lyndy >^..^<

Princess Diana's Wedding Ring Giveaway & Halloween Party:

Jennifer Michelle said...

What adorable children! And your food looks SOOOO good I am jealous! I want to gobble it all up HEE HEE!

Happy haunting!

Lisa said...

super cute!! love all the costumes!
thanks for having me
Happy Halloween

Mad Madam Mel said...

oooh yummy halloween food :)
Sorry it is taking me so long to get round all the parties,
why not hop over for a spooky tale at my place :
the more the merrier :)

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

How perfect. Such a great tablescape and what a great time for the children and to carve their pumpkins, so fun. Love it all. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Misty said...

Thanks for visiting my blog!! It wasn't my birthday but my lovely middle child, Autumn :) She turned 7!!

Your family is beautiful!!! It looks like you all had such a wonderful time!

Blessings and Happy Halloween!!

Lisa said...

What a darling party and don't you have a lucky family! Stop by my enchanted oven for party sweets.

Unknown said...

Thank you so much for your visit! If you are a new follower. I will get to you and follow back!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Loved all the pictures that illustrate what a fine time was had by all! And those hanging Jack o lanterns were the cutest things evuh! Well, except for your kiddos who are pretty cute, too!

Happy Tablescape Thursday...


Sheila :-)

Anonymous said...

Sorry I'm so late to the party! Had a wonderful time. Love the pumpkin patch! Thank you for visiting my party and following. I followed back!

Happy Halloween!

Unknown said...

mmmm! I want to come over for an orange dinner!

Decor To Adore said...

What a spooktacular tablescape!

I created a mad scientists lab this past Monday. I hope you'll come by for a peek and shriek. :)

Unknown said...

Thanks for sharing,Joann

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

How fun your Halloween party table is. Love all the pumpkins and treats.

Barbara said...

What a fun party! I am sure your kids enjoyed every minute! I love that you grew some of your own pumpkins. I would love to do that sometime. Happy Halloween!

The Scrappy Tree said...

This post made me hungry! :) what a wonderful spread! Absolutely adoring your pumpkin decor :)

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