Monday, October 6, 2008

Pumpkin Carving

Our friend Deb in MA invited us to her fam's annual pumpkin carving party. It was so much fun and such a neat tradition that we have taken upon ourselves this endeavor here in Iowa. This will be the First Annual Rudd Pumpkin Carvin' Party! It will also be the first time we will have a party at our new house, and many new people will see it for the first time! So exciting and a little intimidating. The good news is we have not lived here long enough to make such a huge mess that we have a major clean up, and we are all unpacked! A little surface cleaning is all that's needed, and of course some fall/Halloween decorations to put up.

I got a wild hair up my butt to make my OWN invitations. That's right, home made! I bought foam Halloween stickers, borrowed stamps from my sister in law, and got paint for them because there wasn't ink at the store I went to, and got blank off white cards and envelopes. Then we printed out the inside, placed the cute little ghost, bat, pumpkin, spider or black cat stickers on the front, stamped the inside with black and orange pumpkins and leaves, and stamped the envelopes too. I addressed them and sent them out today, a full two weeks before the big event!

I feel my inner Martha starting to creep out! Next thing you know I will be frosting petifours and whipping out crafty decor from a supply of mini marshmallow, maxi pads, and some old socks...

1 comment:

carrie said...

you MADE invitations? i am so proud of you i am bubbling up inside. my goodness if you were here right now i would pinch your checks (i'm not saying which ones...) i hope you have fun and i wish so so so much that i could attend. please take lots of pictures.