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Hamby’s How-To: Throw a Pumpkin Carving Bash

We’re firm believers in the phrase “Effortless Entertaining”. Just because you’re the host of a party doesn’t mean you can’t join in the fun too! Here at Hamby Catering & Events we want to make your life easier, so get out of the kitchen and into the party with our easy steps for throwing a hassle free Pumpkin Carving Bash this October.

Step 1: Decorating for Dummies!

Why worry about spoiling those heirloom linens when newspaper will do just as well. Set up your tables and cover them with old newspapers or brown Kraft paper for a casual feel with guaranteed easy cleanup. No ironing necessary! Make sure to put out buckets or tins for people to empty the contents of their pumpkins into. To decorate your space, hollow out a few pumpkins, plop a colorful pot of mums in, and call it a day! Don’t forget to save those pumpkin seeds for snacking during your soiree.

Pumpkin Placemats

Pumpkin Placemats

Step 2: Simple Supplies

B.Y.O.P. is the name of the game. Have guests bring their own pumpkins, and all you have to do is pick up some cheap spoons and knives for them to use when carving. We recommend hitting the local thrift shop to pick up enough carving supplies for your guests at minimal expense to you. Toss the knives, spoons and a couple of sharpies for designing their masterpieces in some mason jars on your tables and your guests will be ready to go.

Hassle-free (and inexpensive!) carving kits for your guests.

Hassle-free (and inexpensive!) carving kits for your guests.

Step 3: Rethink Refreshments

No need to stress about tending a full bar for your pumpkin party. Mix up a seasonal drink and set it out for guests to help themselves. We’re big fans of this Honeycrisp Apple Sangria and a few cold bottles of seasonal pumpkin beer for the adults. Kid friendly crowd? Make an Autumn Punch like this one and substitute ginger ale for the wine. Let your kids help by sticking goggly eyes onto plastic cups for a fun and clean-up free project.

Let the kids join in the fun by decorating cups for the party!

Let the kids join in the fun by decorating cups for the party!

Step 4: Fall-Friendly Food

Don’t spend your party hovering over your oven in the kitchen. We’ve got you covered! Whether you’re craving our delicious mini ham biscuits or a crowd pleasing hot artichoke dip, we can make sure your guests will leave satisfied. Call us today to put together your order at (843) 725-4022.

Happy Carving!

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