Northwest Portland Hostel

Centrally Located – in the Heart of Portland

Pumpkin Carving

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Halloween is one of our favorite holidays. This uniquely American event is all about the harvest, and having fun!

This season is all about carving pumpkins, trick-or-treating (if you are wee) or partying and sharing time with friends watching spooky movies (if more mature), eating sweets, sipping cider or autumnal brews, dressing up in funny or scary costumes, eating fall harvest foods like apples, squashes, and of course, roasting pumpkin seeds!

Every year we host a pumpkin carving party, and display the results around our Hostel! Staff decorate the building to create a festive atmosphere in the weeks leading up to the event and on the day of we spread out newspapers on our long tables and break out the pumpkins!

Special little knives are used to cut out precise designs. There are those who like to stencil and those who prefer to free-hand; sometimes the shapes are abstract and sometimes they are life like! Our guest costume box is out to dip into and grab a wig, mask, or some special outfit to get into the spirit.

We roast the pumpkin seeds while we drink hot apple cider and once the carving is all wrapped up we crown the Pumpkin Carver of the Year!

Come find us next Halloween for all of our pumpkin carving fun!


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