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christina f
Perfect Pumpkin Punch Bowl
November 1, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Pumpkins - they are big, bright and have so many uses - pie, casseroles, jack-o-lanterns and more. But what about using pumpkins as the ultimate centerpiece for your fall friendly bash? Here's how to make the perfect pumpkin punch bowl.

Cut a pumpkin in half cross wise and scoop out the seeds. Save them for baking later! Line the pumpkin with tin foil and pour in some ice. Use the pumpkin bowl to chill drinks for a party.

Moms, what creative things have you done with pumpkins in year's past?


  • proudmommy690
    November 4, 2012 at 6:20 PM
    I've done nothing with pumpkins other than clean them i've never tried carving one
  • charlene_kyle
    November 4, 2012 at 6:57 PM

     We really didnt do anything creative with our pumpkins

  • MamaBear2cubs
    November 4, 2012 at 7:03 PM

    This was our first pumpkin. We didn't do anything but carve it lol.

  • Sisteract
    November 4, 2012 at 7:07 PM

    We are having a holiday dinner party tonight as our daughter lives outside the country and will not be home for Thanksgiving- My center piece is a pumpkin:)

  • MamaMandee
    November 4, 2012 at 7:24 PM

    What a fun idea! I have used them as vases for fall flowers, leaves, branches, etc. 

  • goddess99
    November 4, 2012 at 7:30 PM

    We have pretty much just carved, I have made a pumpkin spice recipe almost every week. I love this time of year.

  • jessicasmom1
    November 4, 2012 at 7:34 PM

    carved them had the out for Halloween then threw them in the back yard only to my suprise they regrew the next year oh and we toast the seeds to eat make ranch,  and salted

  • .Angelica.
    November 4, 2012 at 7:52 PM

    I've only ever carved them and baked seeds.

  • kellynh
    by kellynh
    November 4, 2012 at 7:53 PM
    Lollipop holder!! :)
  • Bmat
    by Bmat
    November 4, 2012 at 7:55 PM

    Cute idea to use the pumpkin as an ice holder.  I've heard of using them for soup, also.

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