“Scary Sweater” Pumpkin Carving Party



Hi Dolls, I’m here to give you some SPOOKTACULAR ideas for an “Ugly/Scary Halloween Sweater” – “Pumpkin Carving Party”. We threw this party at our house in Historic Downtown Franklin, TN. The leaves were changing, there was a crisp in the fall air & we had our friends over to celebrate the season! Here are some pictures to give you guys some good ideas to throw your own “Haunted Halloween” Pumpkin Carving Party.

Pumpkin Carving Party Ideas

  • Tell your guests to wear an “ugly/scary” Halloween sweater
  • Have a carving contest with prizes for the winner
  • Provide patterns for the people participating & tea light candles for their pumpkins
  • Bob for apples in a cauldron
  • Make home made chili with all the toppings
  • Make Halloween themed food to create a spooky spread
  • Designate a spot for a Halloween photo booth spot – provide props
  • Make a Halloween playlist & have scary movies on the TV
  • Send your guests home with personalized Halloween cookies
  • Freeze spiders in Ice Cubes
  • Have a Halloween themed crafty cocktail to drink
  • Take lots of PICTURES! 😉


No Bake Pumpkin Pie in a Mason Jar



  • 15 oz can pumpkin puree
  • 5 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/8 tsp ground cloves
  • 2 tbsp heavy cream


  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups mini marshmallows


  • 3/4 cup chopped gingersnaps
  • 3/4 cup chopped graham crackers


  • Whipped cream for topping
  • Fall Marshmallows from Williams Sonoma
  • Caramel sauce for topping



Spooktacular white chocolate covered ghosts

  • Lay wax paper down on cookie tray that fits in fridge
  • Melt bakers white chocolate in microwave
  • Dip strawberries in chocolate & set in fridge for 5-10 minutes
  • Follow instructions for face here


Halloween Playlist Ideas:

  • I put a spell on you – Hocus Pocus Soundtrack
  • Thriller _ Michael Jackson
  • Werewolf in London – Warren Zevon
  • Monster Mash – Bobby “Boris” Pickett & The Crypt Kickers
  • Back In Black – AC/DC
  • Hotel California – Eagles
  • Devil went down to Georgia – Charlie Daniels
  • Ghostbusters – Theme Song
  • Black Magic Woman – Santana
  • Sympathy For The Devil – Rolling Stones
  • The Adams Family – TV Theme Song
  • Highway To Hell – AC/DC
  • When The Freaks Come Out Tonight – Whodini
  • Heads Will Roll – Yeah Yeah Yeah’s
  • Halloween – Walker Hayes
  • Ghosts – Michael Jackson
  • Maneater – Hall & Oates
  • Crazy Train – Ozzy
  • Teeth – Lady Gaga
  • Hells Bells – AC/DC
  • Sweet Dream Are Made of This – Eurythmics
  • Elvira – The Oakridge Boys
  • Superstition – Stevie Wonder
  • Yo Ho Yo Ho A Pirates Life For Me – Pirates Of The Carribean
  • Somebody’s Watching Me – Rockwell
  • Running With The Devil – Van Halen
  • Bad Moon Rising – Creedence Clearwater Revival
  • Halloween Theme – John Carpenter
  • Spirit In The Sky – Norman Greenbaum
  • Weird Sciene – Oingo Boingo
  • VooDoo Child – Jimi Hendrix
  • Witchy Woman – Eagles


Halloween Movies:


  • Hocus Pocus
  • Halloween
  • The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown
  • Casper
  • Friday The 13th
  • Nightmare on Elm Street
  • Hotel Transylvania
  • Bewitched
  • Halloween Town
  • The Haunted Mansion
  • The Witches
  • Monster House
  • Practical Magic
  • Gremlins
  • Buffy The Vampire Slayer
  • The Shining
  • Scream
  • Carrie
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • The Craft
  • Beetlejuice
  • Witches Of Eastwick
  • The Adams Family
  • Frankenstein
  • Disturbia
  • Poltergist
  • E.T.
  • Weird Science
  • Ghostbusters
  • Amityville Horror
  • Harry Potter
  • Edward Scissorhands
  • The Worst Witch
  • Teen Witch
  • Mean Girls
  • Cinderella Story
  • Interview With a Vampire

Have fun throwing your very own “Pumpkin Carving Party” and thanks for for letting me share my ideas with you dolls. Don’t forget to tag me in any pics on Facebook & Instagram.com/nancidahl if you make any of these fun ideas. I’d love to see how y’all did! And comment below if I forgot your favorite Halloween song or movie!

Happy Weekend xoxoxo

Nanci Dahl
About me

Welcome Dahlings, I’m so happy you’ve taken the time to drop by my circus. I started this blog because I hope to inspire my fellow dahls with tips on how to be happy, healthy & fabulous! There will be fashion, beauty & travel tips from years in the entertainment industry. Everything from planning a party to trying to get pregnant…you’ll find it right here! We’ll talk about my “letter to God” to find my soul-mate, getting married in just 6 months, moving across the country from Nashville, Tennessee to Orange County, California and combining our country-coastal lifestyles together. I come from a big Italian family so there will be food & lots of it! I’ll share my Dahlicious recipes I learned how to make while being a contestant on MasterChef…and some family recipes that I will most likely be disowned for sharing ;) Please leave me any questions, comments or concerns…I really appreciate all your sweet support! I’m looking forward to getting to know all my dahls & making some new friends!


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