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Have a happy Halloween with the ideas in this Howcast video series.
You Will Need
- Hammers, slingshots, or a wall
- Party food
- Halloween candy
Decide on a location
Decide on a location; any good-size backyard will do. Or consider asking town leaders about organizing a community event at a local park.
Inform guests of the date in advance of Halloween so they keep their pumpkins. Arrange to pick up any from friends who can't attend.
Gather weapons of mass pumpkin destruction, like hammers and slingshots. If you have an outdoor wall, designate a part of it for pumpkin hurling. Or let people drop pumpkins from a high place, like a balcony or ladder.
Feed your guests
Serve snacks and beverages, or have a barbecue. Ask guests to bring their leftover Halloween candy.
Collect the pumpkin parts
Once all the pumpkins are smashed to smithereens, collect the pieces and toss them into your compost pile, or divvy them up among the guests. No compost? Bury them in your garden. Just be sure there are no stray seeds -- unless you want to grow your own pumpkin patch!