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5 Ways to Use Your Leftover Pumpkins and Gourds at Thanksgiving

Posted on: November 22nd, 2016 by admin

Thanksgiving is just a few days away and then it is time for Mr. GreenTrees to open for all your upcoming Christmas needs! But before we dive into Christmas, let’s take the time to give thanks for what an amazing season we had at Mr. Bones!

If you’re anything like us, chances are you still have some of those gorgeous pumpkins and gourds leftover from Halloween, but before you toss them, why not use them in a creative way for Thanksgiving?

Here are some cool, fun ways to get the most use out of those pumpkins.

  1. Use the smaller pumpkins as place card holders! You can even pant them or cover them in glitter to make them more festive (as seen below)img_6394
  2.  Cut them in half, hollow them out, and use as an ice bucket for white wine, champagne, or even soda! img_6395img_6397-1
  3. Create a pumpkin puree and use it as a base for pumpkin infused cocktails, pumpkin pancakes for your morning guests, the possibilities are endless! For some recipe inspiration click here or hereimg_6399
  4. Use as soup bowls! Small to medium size pumpkins would be perfect for this! img_6398-15. Roast the pumpkin seeds with salt, paprika (or cayenne if you’re feeling spicy) and a little olive oil for a delicious snack to graze on while the turkey is in the oven! spiced-pumpkin-seeds