Saturday, October 16, 2010

A Halloween Party... Pumpkin Style.

Three little pumpkins were sitting on a gate...


And as it so often happens with pumpkins, they were arguing. Because today, of course, is the Halloween Party, hosted by A Fanciful Twist, and none of them could find their invitation. Or the directions.


"I'm telling you, I remember distinctly that the party is in the old house next to the pumpkin patch!" insisted the oldest, and with a naughty smile added, "You know. The haunted pumpkin patch."

The littlest pumpkin tried not to be afraid, but this was his first party, after all...
So the three little pumpkins began their journey. Soon they came to a lovely little forest, and met a little cat. Perhaps he might know the way?

"Excuse me. Hello? Hellllloooo...?" The oldest pumpkin gave the kitty a little tap on the head. "Most unresponsive, this one. Let's move on." And so they rolled further on, hoping to find someone who could tell them where this magical party was being held.

"Hark! Here looks like someone who could help us! He looks familiar... Uncle Jasper?"


But upon closer inspection, it was not Uncle Jasper, and he most definitely did not know the way to the party.

The littlest pumpkin shivered as he passed this tall and silent spectre,,,,

"Aha!" cried the eldest. "See? I knew we were on the right track!
They all breathed a sigh of relief, and soon saw the house. But it was unlike any house any of them had ever seen before...
"Um, brothers?" asked the littlest pumpkin. "Perhaps we should just head home..."
"You aren't afraid, are you?" teased the oldest pumpkin.
"Maybe just a little."
"It will be fine. We'll have a great time! Besides, I am the bravest pumpkin of all time, and nothing scares me. I will make sure that nothing scary gets you, no matter how big and scary it is."
Somehow that didn't reassure the littlest pumpkin.

They went to the front door, and a voice called from inside, "Come on in! You can put your hats on the shelf there. We're in the kitchen!"

Hats?


And sure enough, there was stack of hats in the foyer. Witch hats.

"Um, brothers?"
"Not now, littlest pumpkin. Let's go!"

As they headed towards the kitchen, the littlest pumpkin widened his eyes as he took in every detail of this strange and fascinating house. He took a closer look at the portraits on the walls.



There seemed to be a trend here.
"Um, brothers?"
"Not now, little pumpkin!"

And so they made their way to the kitchen, where it looked like the party preparations were still taking place... Bowls of flowers...




And piles of pumpkins...


And jars of poisons...

What?

Before little pumpkin could say a word, he heard a clunk and a clatter from the counter.
"Murder! Mischief! Mayhem!" the oldest pumpkin was shouting...

And without another word, the brave oldest pumpkin rolled out the door, hollering as loud as he could.


A cackle of laughter filled the kitchen, and the two remaining brother pumpkins looked up in fear...

"Fear not, my little pretties! We are making apple pies today. Not pumpkin. If your silly brother had stayed, he too could have a nice warm slice of pie. Do you want a scoop of icecream on your pie?"

They did.


And so the rest of the afternoon, the two little pumpkins ate pie, danced to merry tunes, and played parlor games with some very charming, and very kind, witches.


Thanks for stopping by! I hope you had a hauntingly good time :) Please leave a comment! I will be doing a random draw Monday morning (October 18) from the comments for a delightful prize!


Credits: In addition to my original artwork, photographs of house and empty rooms are from Amas Veritas and have been modified, spookized, and hauntified :) The black portrait frames originated from ShabbyBlogs,, and the delightful pie image is from Yesmeals.

51 comments:

Paper Pile Kitten said...

Fabulous!!
You're welcome to visit my Halloween Party:
http://www.paperpilekitten.com/2010/10/a-magic-halloween-party-enter-at-your-own-risk.html

WrightStuff said...

Oh gosh, that apple pie looks divine... Clearly there has to be some magic in there.
What a beautiful post and such fun. Do you perhaps have a spare slice of that pie going?

Alicia said...

It's lovely and so magical, averything is just so beautiful, i wish i has a hat like that!!

RD said...

FUN,FUN,FUN! The apple pie looks wicked!

dogsmom said...

I was very worried for them all. The music worked perfectly with your post.

http://dmuseit.wordpress.com/2010/10/16/a-brief-rest-on-your-party-tour/

Della said...

Some terrific craft work here, love it! Enjoy your Halloween blogging day!

Jo said...

Oh just wonderful! Bravo! Hope you'll stop by! Happy Halloween!

Sarah said...

Aww, how brilliant. Apple pie is quite delicious!

Cheers,
Sarah

Kristin Dudish said...

Hee hee!

What fun - so glad the pie turned out to be apple (I was holding my breath!)

D.Suplicki said...

Oh my goodness, what a beautiful journey those wee pumpkins had. The pie looks delicious, the flowers are beautiful and the magical house is just divine.

Perhaps when you've recovered from your revelry, you'd like to stop by and visit with me?

Que Bella said...

I love your pumpkin story! And those white pumpkins too. The apple pie looked delicious!

LYNDY WARD said...

Wonderful Pumpkin Tale.

Luscious Apple Pie, YUMMY!

This is sooooo much fun!!!
Love your blog & your creations.
Please fly by for my giveaways too...
Hauntingly Yours, Lyndy

My Haunted Halloween Party Link:
http://bit.ly/dho880
TODAYSGOLD
http://todaysgold.blogspot.com/

Tammy said...

AH what a fun party! Loved your tale. Your images were sweet. Thanks for having me.
Come by mine
http://tammysprinkle.blogspot.com/2010/10/happy-halloween-party.html

Linda in New Mexico said...

My granddaughter and I absolutely loved your story, your photos and especially your presentations. Thanks so much for letting us enter your giveaway and let us come to your enchanted blog. Congrats on this great AFT Halloween Blog. Linda, The Olde Bagg
Please come by and see Olde Baggs n Stuft Shirts.

Kari Desi said...

Cute pumpkins and I LOVE those witch hats! Magical apple pie too! Yum!!
Feel free to pop on over:
http://embracinggraceeveryday.blogspot.com

Sara said...

Love your pumpkins and your party. Looks perfect. Happy Party Day. xx

Twyla and Lindsey said...

I Did have a hauntingly good time! A fun story with a happy ending. I loved it All! Have a wonderful weekend! Twyla

Aurelia said...

What a great story! I loved every minute of it and that poor little pumpkin! Hopefully he enjoyed his apple pie, it definitely looked delicious :)

This is my first blog-party and I'm having a great time so far :D

http://modernwomans.blogspot.com/2010/10/something-witchy-this-way-comes.html

Lyn said...

What a fun Halloween party post!

Le Chateau des fleurs said...

Very lovely! I love Pumpkins!
Love the pictures...very good job!
Frenchy
http://lechateaudesfleurs.blogspot.com/2010/10/halloween-party-halloween-home-decor.html

Faerie Moon Creations said...

What a BEAUTIFUL party you hosted. Thank you so much for the invitation. :) I enjoyed my stay. :)

I would be most delighted if you came to visit my enchanted Halloween Faerie Tale & giveaway:

http://faeriemooncreations.blogspot.com/2010/10/halloween-faerie-tale.html

Enjoy the parties!
Theresa

Birgit said...

Now that's what I call a perfect party post -- thanks for the fabulous tale and great photos! :)

-- Birgit

Susan's crafty chaos said...

I LOVE your party post, just perfect! Thanks so much for sharing! :D

http://afancifultwist.typepad.com said...

Phewey!! Thank goodness it was apple ;) tee heee!

I LOVEd your tale, and the old photos in the house, awesome! Your flowers and punkins and ghosties delight!!

I am also entranced by your red leaves on your trees? Scrumptious!

Thank you for your magical post!

♥, Vanessa {A Fanciful Twist}

http://afancifultwist.typepad.com said...

Oopsie... I can't see my comment. I hope it appears? Love, V

http://afancifultwist.typepad.com said...

My bad.... comment approval, I see that now. I just didn't want to leave and you think me rude for not having eaten 4 slices of pie. Or, am I rude for having eaten so much??? ;)

Róisín said...

Loved this post, great images and atmosphere! And I like the look of your Etsy shop...must get a wee run over when the party's finished up. Happy Halloween!
Roisin x

http://childofdanu.blogspot.com/

julietk said...

I have been so tied up with other stuff that this year I am not participating by posting but I am visiting some of the guys who have found time to post. Sweet post I enjoyed it :-)

Scrap Vamp said...

What a cute story! Loved your pumpkins and the witch hats! That's some of my favorite paper you made them out of! Thanks so much for having me over to your party! I hope you'll visit my party, too!

~Celina
forevervampress@aol.com
http://scrapvamp.blogspot.com

jasmoon-butterfly said...

wonderful images - thank you for sharring :0)
Trace x
http://jasmoonbutterfly.blogspot.com/2010/10/hallows-eve-blog-partya-fanciful-twist.html

Carapace said...

Brr, pumpkin pipe scares me too! I was on tenterhooks, and I don't even know what a "Tenter" is!;)

What a brave pumpkin! I'm glad he enjoyed his apple pie.

carapacenator(at)gmail.com

Renee said...

I loved your tale of the pumpkins. Very creative. Great pictures, too.

That house is wonderful.

http://nananaysgarden.blogspot.com/2010/10/halloween-party.html

Sylvia Smiser said...

What a wonderful post! I loved everything about it! Thank you for including me in the festivites! Please visit me if you have a chance.
http://anaboocreationsbysylvia.blogspot.com/2010/10/fanciful-twist-halloween-party-and.html

Kelly said...

Awww I am so glad the witches turned out to be kind.

Those hats are spectacular!

Thanks for the great post.

Have a creeptacular Halloween! Kelly
www.blondheart.blogspot.com

Papillon Bleu said...

Oh my...now I have a craving for a pie and ice cream...
This story is absolutely adorable! Thank you!


http://papillonbleuuk.blogspot.com/2010/10/halloween-party.html

Vicki O'Dell said...

I'm still enjoying the Halloween Party!! Great post. Delightful blog. I will most certainly be back!
You are welcome to visit my party any time!
http://creativegoddess.typepad.com/creativegoddess/2010/10/halloween-blog-party.html

I'll be revealing the location the photos were taken this afternoon. :)

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Oh I did! Have a hauntingly lovely time! :-)

Gentle hugs...

Boom said...

You weave a gossimer tale from which I have enjoyed each of the petite pumpkin trio. I am wonderfully happy that it was apple pie with ice cream that was the sumptious serving of the day. Thanks for having me. I fly now. <3

Fair Rosamund said...

I loved your party-those three little pumpkins are too cute, and I loved the witch hats! That pumpkin pie looks delicious :) ~Lauren

Shell said...

I enjoyed your tale of the three Pumpkin Brothers. I'm glad the youngest two got to enjoy apple pie and ice cream.

Halloween Folk Art by Melissa Valeriote said...

Too funny and oh so tragic! Happy Halloween!!

Cosmic Goddess said...

A wonderful tale - love the photos of your pumpkins :)

Susan said...

wickedly cool tale. the witch hats are great (I hope they are the giveaways LOL) at any rate...
Thanks for the opportunity to win something. (I have a giveaway also)

Peace,
Susan

come visit:
pre-party post(Fri.) Party post with giveaway(Sat.) and post-party post (Sun.)

http://piecesoffatesusan.blogspot.com/

Michelle Cummings said...

what a wonderful party!
I love your decorations!

Hope you'll come visit mine and my post(s) for all of October!
http://faeriedustdreams-michelle.blogspot.com/

michelleK said...

BOOOOO!

A delightful story and a spookylicious party

Happy halloween

<3M

Wendy said...

That was SO cute! It reminded me of a wonderful children's story, loved it!
Thank you little pumpkins for being such good hosts.

Lenora said...

Love the ghost and the jars too! ummmm - pie! Glad we made it here so many parties to visit! - please do come on over to our graveyard / party The Graveyard
and feel free to add to our Shrine To Honour The Dead if you are so inclined! Blessings.

Abby said...

That was so much fun! Awesome. :)

Andrea said...

Fabulous as always!!! :)Andrea

Kelly said...

I love your Halloween goodies!!
Especially your witch hats~~

I'm a bit late getting around to commenting, but I am glad I am! Wouldn't have wanted to miss your post!! :D

Annabelle said...

A little late but made it here.Adore the hat.
Thanks for inviting me to your party.
Drop by The Wood Beyond The World
http://thewoodbeyondtheworld.blogspot.com/
for a chance to win some Halloween Art

Happy Halloween
Annabelle

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