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Our Halloween party theme this year is Peanuts® Great Pumpkin easily one of the most popular not so scary Halloween stories ever. We prefer not so scary for our Halloween celebrations.
In fact, take a peek at last year’s party which we called our Not So Spooky Halloween party. While it was fabulous, we think we turned up the level of food and fun this year! Before we get started let me just thank Oriental Trading for our fabulous Great Pumpkin decor from their exclusive collection! Find lots of Peanuts® Great Pumpkin party supplies as well as your one-stop shop for all things Halloween including over 5,000 costumes!
Our Great Pumpkin Halloween party table was easily a hot spot for the night. Not just because all the food was fabulous but the Peanuts® Halloween Backdrop Banner created such a festive atmosphere! You quite likely will see this banner again because it’s perfect for the front porch on Halloween night or Trunk or Treat decorating! I have included a picture of the entire banner under ‘Shop The Look’ at the bottom of this post.
All good parties begin with an enjoyable menu and this one went overboard!
Oh the food! It was so good! Our Menu is printable! We also have a free printable invitation below.
While our theme was Great Pumpkin, we prepared traditional Halloween party food which children of all ages enjoy.
We served Mummy Dogs, Candy Corn Cupcakes, Charlie Brown Cookies and Lime Green Berry Rush Hawaiian Punch.
Don’t you just love that Halloween drink dispenser! My daughter, Tiffany found it on clearance at the grocery store last year and only paid $2! Love that!
Popcorn balls, Rotel cups, Pepperoni and Cheese Pumpkin shaped sandwiches, chicken nuggets, Cutie Great Pumpkins, and Chocolate Chip Banana Ghosts. Come back for all the how-to details on the food later this week. We’ll reveal the secret to our Pumpkin sandwiches now though!
Here is our easy tip for making pumpkin shaped sandwiches. Use a big pumpkin cookie cutter!
Our Pepperoni and Cheese sandwiches are made on Italian bread. Each one has six pieces of pepperoni and one slice of swiss cheese. The bread is slathered with a spoonful of pizza sauce then grilled in a skillet just like a grilled cheese. They are scrumptious and popular.
Usually the dining room is reserved for adults but we treated the kids for this special occasion! All of our child guests were cousins who always enjoy a chance to catch up, play together and fellowship over a good meal.
We played games! Our little Raggedy Ann and Andy were simply adorable! Eli is 2 and his big sister Ellie is 4. Their adorable authentic looking costumes are from Oriental Trading!
Ellie, aka Raggedy Ann was so cute checking out the Great Pumpkin Cardboard Stand-up before having her pictures made. I must say I love this decoration and it’s perfect for Trunk or Treat too!
Grab our Free Printable Great Pumpkin Halloween Party Invitation. Two per page. Prints best on white cardstock.
Let me take a moment to thank both of my daughters for all their hard work hosting our Great Pumpkin Party! I developed Bronchitis shortly before our party was scheduled and was too sick to pull it off. Both of my wonderful daughters stepped in and did a fantastic job. Tresa, my oldest prepared all the food herself except the cookies. Folks, that’s a lot of good party food and it vanished into tummies! The Charlie Brown cookies were my vision but my niece, Brenda decorated them on party day and helped Tiffany finish with the decorations. My youngest daughter, Tiffany did all the decorations including the local shopping! A big Thanks to Tresa, Tiffany and Brenda!
Shop The Party Look
One of my favorite decor items is this Peanuts® Halloween Backdrop Banner which we used behind our party table.