Hey you little pumpkin, it’s pumpkin season once again and you’re likely to be seeing orange wherever you look! Why not grab this chance to have some fun and get into the fall and Halloween spirit with this lovable little orange treat?
Here are some delightfully brilliant ways to use pumpkins in everything. Trust us, your family and friends will toast your ingenuity (*wink*)!
- Mini pumpkin candle holders
These adorable mini candle holders are soo simple to make! You’ll only need mini pumpkins, a knife, candles, and you’re all set! Trace an outline on your pumpkin and start scooping out the insides. Insert the candle and voila! Instant magic! You can use these to decorate your dinner table, or to scatter around the house for that cozy fall accent. You can make these for Halloween or Thanksgiving.
Pumpkin Place Cards
Planning to throw a fall feast anytime soon? Use miniature pumpkins as place cards! You can write the guests’ names on a tag and tie in the stems, or you can just whip out a black marker and writer their names directly on the mini pumpkin. To add more autumn flair, you can use leaves as tags too!
Oh-so-awesome Flower Vase photo source
Hollow out a medium-sized pumpkin, insert a glass vase inside, then arrange some of your favorite fall flowers in it. You can experiment with your floral arrangement too! Use twigs, branches, berries, colorful leaves, and of course, pretty flowers, and go crazy-artsy with the design!
- Pumpkin Tureen
Serve your soups in style by placing it inside a hollowed-out pumpkin tureen! Perfect for any dinner parties, or as a quirky surprise in any regular family dinner.
(Not your average) Pumpkin Soup
So, could this be the lucky soup that gets served up in your pumpkin tureen? Why not? It’s a healthy and hearty soup that is perfect for the season. Think: organic chicken, roasted poblano peppers, and the creamy pumpkin texture spiked with cumin and cinnamon. Yum! Check out Shape.com for the recipe.
Cutesy mums in mini pumpkins
white pumpkins and vines make an uber elegant table design! (photo source)
Take your pick from these gorgeous centerpiece ideas. Whether you’re throwing an outdoor or indoor party, or simply want to inject a load of pizzazz into your boring old dinner table, here are some fabulous ideas for you to try.
Move over scary jack-o-lanterns! Who says pumpkins can’t be chic? Show off your classy side with elegant designer pumpkins!
Stuffed Pumpkin Recipe
How can you resist a pumpkin recipe when it is called “Pumpkin Stuffed with Everything Good”? Well, we can’t! Especially when by “everything good” it means: cheeses, bacon, heavy cream, bread, and yummy spices! Check out the complete recipe at Epicurious.com.
Make the kids (yours and your neighbors’) jump with glee with awesomely genius Minion Pumpkins! Grab a few oblong-shaped pumpkins and a few paints, and be ready to rock your front lawn Gru-style!
Instead of making your husband/boyfriend sick with pumpkins-everything in your house, why not take him along for the ride? Hollow out some pumpkins and stick inside his favorite beers! Now, how can he say no to that? To take it to the next level, you can add a few pumpkin beers in the mix too! Now that’s seriously some pumpkin spirit in there!
So there you go with ten awesome pumpkin ideas. Be sure to comment on which ones are your faves! :)