Sunday, October 20, 2013

Just Jack-o-Lanterns

Who's that knocking at the door?


It's the guests for our annual pumpkin carving party!



Every year around this time we gather together a few friends and family for a spirited contest. Who can carve the best jack-o-lantern?


There are always plenty of Halloween treats... 



and the winner of the contest gets to take home the glitter pumpkin prize to keep for the whole year!


Last year Nel took first place with her haunted house.


This year's contest is about to get started...


We'll reveal the winning jack-o-lantern next time--stay tuned!

~ Sheri, Jess, & Nel ~

33 comments:

Things and Thoughts said...

Have fun girls, Haloween is such a great occasion!

Susie said...

What a fun time you will have. My sister has her children and grandkids come to her house to carve pumpkins. They enjoy it so much. I really like Nel's winner from last year.xoxo,Susie

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

What a great tradition to have and it looks like so much fun. Looking forward to seeing the winner.
Mary

Tulla and Catie said...

Nel's pumpkin looks great!How funny this event is :).
Have much fun, girls!!!
Barbara

TARYTERRE said...

Good luck to all the contestants.

Kerri said...

Oh you will have so much fun! Me, I cannot carve anything.lol
Those pumpkin cookies look so yummy!!! :)
Hope you have a blessed week!
xoxo
Kerri

Mary Palumbo Collings said...

Sounds like lots of fun!

It's me said...

Lovely !!!...happy week love Ria...x !

Merlesworld said...

May the best pumpkin win.
Merle.........

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good evening ladies! Isn't this just a FUN TIME OF YEAR? I'm addicted to white pumpkins lately and I cannot stop buying them! HAVE FUN! Anita

Susan said...

What a great idea! You girls sure know how to have fun! Loved all the photos, too. Can't wait to see the results of the pumpkin carving! Fun fun fun Susan

Susie Swanson said...

What a great idea. I can't wait for the follow up. Hugs and love, Susie

Joyce Olson said...

Enthusiasm plus is what your are all about! This sounds like so much fun! Looking forward to seeing what you all come up with!
Love,
Jemma

Cami said...

Oh my!! Sounds like an incredible amount of fun!!!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Ladies,

Oh what fun! I love Nels haunted house.
Look forward to seeing your creations.
Happy new week
hugs
Carolyn

romance-of-roses said...

Hi girls,
What a lovely tradition and what fun. I like that haunted house pumpkin since we lived in a haunted house, see my last post. Love the glitter pumpkin and of course the treats, I have a sweet tooth. Hugs...Lu

Patricia said...

Wow, looks like a great time will be had by all. love the pumpkin food items. xx

valerietilsten59.blogspot.com said...

What a great idea.
Ilove the mask. who would think you could make a mask out of pumpkin.
will be watching for your winner this year.
enjoy your night.
happy carving.
love val..

Tassell, Tea pot, and life down under said...

Time to unleash some talents. Have fun and enjoy.

Barbara said...

It must be fun gathering together for the making of this year jack-o-lantern. I'm curious who's going to win this year. Wishing all of you a creative day and enjoy!

Hugs,
B.

Nely said...

What a lovely idea,sounds so much fun!
Happy carving,enjoy!
Nely

Kristie Franklin said...

Sheri,

What FUN! I can't wait to see who takes the glittered pumpkin home this year! Daughter said granddaughter's daycare was having a pumpkin theme and everyone had to carve out a pumpkin with a Halloween design. They decided on a Bat (baseball shaped) I thought that was pretty original.

She sent me a picture of it lit up and asked if we knew what it was and husband and I could not figure out what it was. LOL After she told us it was a bat we both could see that it was indeed a baseball bat, LOL

Riitta Sinikka said...

♥♥ Have fun! :) :) ♥♥

Imogen said...

This is such a lovely and sweet idea. I am so impressed by Nel's haunted house. No wonder it won first place! Looking forward to seeing more.

Ricki Treleaven said...

What a cute idea for a party! I want to see the winning Jack-o-Lanterns!

miss b said...

Just catching up after my holiday! What a fun thing to do and the haunted house is wonderful - a very clever idea! No wonder it was a winner.
http://missbbobochic.blogspot.co.uk/

Connie said...

I have not craved a pumpkin in so many years. The last time that I did one, it wasn't outside more than 30 minutes before some Halloween prankster kicked it into pieces. I decided then that it wasn't worth it, but then again, that was one kid. I'm sure that it would probably never happen again. I am looking forward to your reveal :)
Keep Smiling,
Your blogging sister, Connie :)

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

WOW !!! Ladies,
This is the coolest. That haunted house pumpkin must have been very hard to cut out. Who judges these contest? You are all a blast and I bet so much fun to be with on Halloween.
Happy Halloween XXOO,
Marie Antoinette

Yuli Conversations said...

Gosh, looks so fun!!!
yuliconversations.blogspot.com

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Sheri, Jess and Nel,
Sounds like so much fun. Love the haunted house pumpkin from last year that Nel created. The glitter pumpkin trophy is gorgeous!

Great pic below for the fundraiser too.
Have fun girls!

Hugs,
Celestina Marie

Heather Lindstrom said...

Hi Sheri! What a fun party you are hosting here. Lucky party goers to take home that glittery pumpkin. Swoon! Thanks for the Halloween inspiration here. I still working on getting pumpkins in the house. ;)
Thanks for your kind comments on Stylemindchic! I believe you asked about the star in my photo? I found that for my Stylemindchic Boutique online. All of my holiday goodies should be on the site in about a week. Isn't it sweet? I'm having so much fun with it all (new adventures are good!).
Have a wonderful party!
xx, Heather

The Silver Bunny said...

What a great idea ! Plus I want that glittery pumpkin, it looks great ! xx

Lucy said...

Sounds like a fun time!!!
I made cookies that look much like yours, the other day.
Have a great day girls!