Thursday, October 20, 2016

Pumpkin Party

Full Moon October 2017

Enter if you Dare 
When leaves turn to the colors of fall and the crisp, autumn wind wisps through the nooks and cranny's of the hollow, my favorite time of year arrives in ghostly splendor!

The wheel turns, and with it October comes bringing everyone back together after a year of hard work and wandering.  To kick off this most perfect of months, we held our annual Pumpkin Carving Party where witches, goblins and haints all stopped by to join in the pumpkin revelry and autumn treats.

Burton inspired table
Illuminated by candles, lanterns and the light of the full moon, my friends and I gathered around the mini-bonfire to sing a few songs from ages long past and to catch up with old friends.

We supped on a delicious Buffalo Chicken Chili and toasted French bread with spicy corn dip and chips on the side for snacking. Witches hats made from Hersey's kisses, tombstone cupcakes, and vampire chocolate bars added to the night's ambiance and fueled our sweet tooth.   

And to drink, the star of the evening, was a little thing we like to call Autumn Sangria.

The original recipe was named Fruit Jar Sangria; however, its flavors and presence at our autumn party caused it to be dubbed with a the new name of Autumn Sangria.

Directions:  Just add snipped dried apricots to jars, a few green grapes, diced apples and pears (which were floated in acidulated water first), a cinnamon stick 1/3 cold apple cider, frozen apple cider ice cubes, 1/3 Barefoot White Moscato, and top with ginger-ale, sprite, or club soda.

Well fed and relaxed, there was only one thing left to do...admire our pumpkins beneath the moonlight.

Voodoo Doll

Ghoulish Ghosts

Skull and Crossbones

Mardi Gras Mask 

Doing anything fun this October?  Tell me all about it below! 

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