Monday, October 27, 2014

Mom's Halloween Bash 2014


My niece Chelsea with some creative face painting.
My sister Diane and brother John.
My sister Diane and me.

Mom has carved approximately 125 pumpkins over the last seven years. I did a post on her pumpkins from 2009, explaining that Mom uses the "carvable" foam pumpkins and Pumpkin Masters patterns. 

The trick or treaters and neighbors look forward to the display each year. Our local TV station also features them. This year, she set them up in her three stall garage so the kiddos can visit and stay warm and dry! Halloween weather is very unpredictable in our area. 

I was so distracted with all the fun happenings that I didn't take many photos of the food. Our menu consisted of:
Chicken Riggies with Joe's famous garlic bread 
Pulled Pork with Dinosaur BBQ Sauce
Tomato Pie
Hummus, Stuffed grape leaves, and Greek olive platter
Orange and black torilla chips with warm cheese dip
Nutella cheesecake stuffed brownies
Frosted pumpkin cookies
Bourbon Slushies for the adults

Mom's buffet decorated for Halloween.

Mom carved all the pumpkins that are on display. Have you picked a favorite pumpkin yet? Mine is the owl, of course.

To those that know me well, you knew that my mom would carve an OWL pumpkin for me didn't you.

Thank you for stopping by! I am joining Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday.
Debbie@Mountain Breaths
Debbie@Mountain Breaths

Hello, I'm Debbie.I enjoy hiking, kayaking, cross country skiing and snowshoeing in the Adirondack Mountains (thus Mountain Breaths). I live in Upstate NY with my supportive husband and have three precious sons..


  1. What a fun time for all!! Your mom does put on quite a show with those wonderful pumpkins, Debbie! I LOVE the owl, also, but it's hard to choose a favorite. The menu sounds fabulous and I know everyone enjoyed themselves. Happy Halloween, my friend! xo

  2. What a lovely post..You have a great family Debbie..:)
    Love the pumpkins..costumes..decor..
    Happy Halloween Debbie's mom:)

  3. Wow…it looks like a fun time was had by all. Thanks for sharing the fun.

  4. What a great time! Your mother must be so thrilled that everyone enjoys her display so much and gets together to celebrate. I love Chelsea's face paint! You look adorable :)

  5. Looks like a lot of fun Debbie! I'll bet the kids have a blast:@)

  6. I love seeing your Mom's collection - I especially like the cat carvings! The face painting is amazing! And happy to see that Mom likes M-C, too!! Cute owl necklace, too

  7. Debbie, your mom's party is awesome. Her carved pumpkins are very impressive, and so is her party. The face painting and costumes are great! Each pumpkin is amazing, but the owl is my favorite as well. Thank you for sharing your mom's party.

  8. Debbie, what a fun mom! I wish I had started that with my Pumpkin Masters and hadn't wasted all that time on real ones. What a collection! This will be such a fun memory for all of the kids as they get older. Looks like you had lots of fun food too!

  9. Wow that's fantastic that she's made so manh pumpkins. I like the idea that she uses the carvable faux pumpkins so they can be appreciated from year to year. Loved the cat one! How fun that she has been featured and has a following to come see her pumpkins. The menu sounded good and I like how the buffet was set up. I love that you all got together and made a fun bash of it all!

  10. What great family time! I can't believe your mom carved all those pumpkins!!!! The costumes were fantastic.

  11. What an incredible idea, and display! And how wonderful that she does this every year for the neighborhood! The skeleton on the sidebar is fabulous, it all is! Those nutella cheesecake stuffed brownies look pretty deadly :) can you share the recipe? Thanks so much for giving us a peek Debbie!

    1. Jenna, I must confess, A professional baker made the nutella cheesecake stuffed brownies. They are amazing, and I'll see if she will share her recipe. I am best friends with her sister-in-law so maybe.

  12. Debbie, I was telling my daughter about your mom's pumpkins. I so love them. So glad you did another post. I have not been posting as my son went to the hospital, again, for 10days. We had just moved 12 hours away (only been in home less than 4 days). He has come to live with us as he needs lots of care. Happy Halloween

    1. Joni, I'm glad the pumpkins brought you joy. I am sorry to hear your son is needing lots of care, but am thankful you can provide it. I hope your move went smoothly. xo


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