In a nutshell, the point is to make 1 thing each season that is inspired by something pinned on Pinterest. There aren't a lot of limitations. The 1 thing can be a large project, a small project, a simple recipe. . .whatever! This is definitely something I can handle.
I kind of ran out of time recently so I had to settle for something on the simpler side. Halloween was a perfect opportunity to come up with something so I took it. I had several Halloween party food ideas pinned already:
A few of the Halloween party food pins I like.
I ended up going with one that I had pinned months ago, well before I was thinking about Pinterest challenges or even Halloween parties:
Yup, the puking pumpkin!
Unfortunately I can't find a source beyond Pinterest for it.
I went with this because:
- I love the ick factor of the pumpkin that is perfect for Halloween
- I love guacamole
- Many of our friends that were attending the party really like guac too
- It was simple and not as labor intensive as some of the other options
I bought a mini pumpkin earlier in the week for $1.20. Little dude had fun choosing it out, and I enjoyed being able to involve him. Then on the day of the party I carved the pumpkin:
Sorry for the blurry cell phone pics
I think it turned out rather adorable. Baby Boo watched me like hawk while I carved it, and was very interested in the final result. She somehow managed to rip off the stem though. I don't know how seeing as it was on very firmly while I carved the thing:
I happened to snap the pic right as she did it too.
This is her "I wasn't supposed to do that huh?" face.
I considered gluing the stem back on, but forgot to before heading out. It didn't matter that much anyway.
Then I made some delicious guacamole - I used:
- 10 avocados
- 1 large tomato
- 1 medium red onion
- 1/2 cup cilantro
- 1/2 cup of pickled jalapeños
- 1/2 cup of the vinegar from the jalapeños (for acidity)
- Salt (to taste)
I almost forgot the pumpkin at home; luckily, I remembered it before I pulled out of the driveway. I did however, forget a serving platter for it (doofus!). I ended up using an aluminum pan because there weren't any other options. It turned out just fine and everyone seemed to enjoy it.
Here is the final result:
There, I have completed my first Pinterest Challenge!!!
(If I had to do it again I would not make a smiling pumpkin since I know I don't smile when I puke.)
In the end, I consider the only real cost of this to have been the $1.20 for the pumpkin. I probably would have made guacamole for the party anyway, so that was not an additional expense. Not bad!
I have made several things from my pins in the past mostly thanks to Baby Boo's birthday party and our family portraits:
I have definitely earned this badge:
If so, have you actually done anything or bought anything that you have pinned?
I challenge you (yes YOU) to join in on the Pinterest challenge too!
PPS - If you aren't already on Pinterest, let me know and I can send you an invite so you don't have to wait for one. . . and no, this is not a paid advertisement for Pinterest; I am just rather addicted to them is all.