Great Reviews for Pumpkins and Party Themes 50 DIY Designs to Bring Your Halloween Extravaganza to Life


5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect and Inspiring!

It’s a strange observation, but one of my first thoughts with this book was that it’s the perfect size to tuck in your back and take to the craft store and use it as your shopping guide!

This book is so well organized and the instructions and photos (which are well done) are easy to follow and the ideas are so inspiring!

What a perfect guide to serve as a launchpad for Halloween ideas, whether you’re throwing a party or just decorating at home or the office.

L. Mailloux

5.0 out of 5 stars Full of ideas - gorgeous book!

I love Halloween, and this book has inspired me to start decorating for the Halloween season. The photography is gorgeous and the instructions are fun and easy to follow. I can't wait to start putting together my first theme party!


5.0 out of 5 stars Great, Easy, New Ideas for Halloween Decor and more

Great book for exciting Halloween decor - easy to follow directions and great illustrations.


5.0 out of 5 stars Fun and creative Halloween party ideas - now with More Pumpkins!

This year, we're going to have a different kind of Halloween than we've ever had before, and we Halloween folk will be particularly challenged to come up with new ways to make our (appropriately socially distanced and masked, of course!) parties fun and exciting. "Pumpkins and Party Themes: 50 DIY Designs to Bring Your Halloween Extravaganza to Life," a new book by my Samhain Sister Roxanne Rhoads, is full of original and creative ideas to make your Halloween festivities extra special, virus or no virus!

Party planners can choose from ten different fun and spooky themes, including Vampires, Frankenstein, Steampunk, Edgar Allan Poe, and more. But there's something unique about this party book…

After a brief introduction to the history of the Jack-o-Lantern, "Pumpkins and Party Themes" provides a detailed guide to the dos and don'ts of pumpkin carving and all the proper tools and techniques needed to safely and efficiently create a gourdly masterpiece.

Better still, the book includes complete instructions and templates for 50 different DIY pumpkin creations from carved, painted, or mixed media designs. In fact, it's packed with detailed, full-color photos and illustrations that not only help you create your Jack-o-Lanterns (using real or artificial pumpkins), but also suggest some fabulous ideas for color palettes, decorations, activities, and costumes to help kick your Halloween party up to the next level!

"Pumpkins and Party Themes: 50 DIY Designs to Bring Your Halloween Extravaganza to Life" is a fun and unique guide to planning a pumpkin-centric gala for the creative Halloween enthusiast. And there's even a recipe for roasted pumpkin seeds to reward yourself afterward for a job well done!

Tina Evans

4.0 out of 5 stars Very user friendly

I love the little suggestions for color palettes, costumes, and food and drink. The instructions were easy to follow and there was a good variety of themes to suit individual likes. These would work well for a Halloween party of a Halloween birthday party and general macabre décor for anyone who likes skulls etc. I would have enjoyed some recipes to go with the drink/food suggestions.

I loved how there were templates included for the designs featured in the themed segments.

The short history was informative and fun to read, and the detailed description of carving a pumpkin was awesome, would have liked some before, during and after pics of this part though, especially for first-timers.

I received a complimentary copy of this from the author in exchange for an honest review.


5.0 out of 5 stars Halloween Lovers Must Have This Book!

Pumpkin and Party Themes is a book full of great Halloween party, celebration, and just plain fun ideas. The book includes a brief history of pumpkins and Jack O'Lanterns. I enjoy historical aspects of holidays and this book delivers.

The book includes pumpkin carving basics, tricks, and tips. Written in an easy to understand way, the book will be a wonderful addition to anyone's crafty, DIY bookshelf. The author even includes step-by-step instructions on how to create some of her designs. The end of the book includes stencil patterns, as well.

My favorite parts of the book are the steampunk and coffin sections. I can't wait for everyone to have the change to grab this book. You will love it and be as excited to try some of the projects as I am!!

50 DIY Designs to Bring Your Halloween Extravaganza to Life

Paperback: 176 pages
Publisher: Skyhorse 
Release Date: August 25, 2020
ISBN-10: 1510751165
ISBN-13: 978-1510751163

Book Description

Bring your Halloween party theme to life with these quick tips and tricks!

Pumpkins and Party Themes features ten unique party themes with five do-it-yourself pumpkin designs for each theme. The pumpkin projects have a variety of decorating ideas that include carving, painting, and mixed media craftiness and easy-to-follow steps on each creation. Author Roxanne Rhoads also includes quick ideas on how to bring the theme to life through décor, costumes, and activities. These fun party themes range from gothic elegance to Edgar Allan Poe, under the sea, let's get literary, and more!

With beautiful full-color images to illustrate the tools needed, steps to follow, and final products, this book makes for the perfect gift for Halloween enthusiasts and party hosts alike!

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