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Nothing symbolizes Halloween like the gap-toothed grin of a jack o’ lantern. Dating back hundreds of years to Ireland, pumpkin carving continues to be an annual ritual in many households. And like most holiday traditions, it’s most enjoyable when you share it with friends and family.

So there’s your rationale for throwing a pumpkin carving party this Halloween. Now you just need a plan. While there are lots of details to tend to when hosting a pumpkin party (or any party, for that matter), one of your first priorities is to send out invitations.

You can always buy predesigned paper invitations, but many people choose to save money and/or time by making their own electronic or handmade invites. If you’re going the do-it-yourself route, this article is for you. It includes ideas, advice, and specific examples to help you come up with the perfect invitation wording for your pumpkin carving party.

Pumpkin Carving Party - Invitation Wording Ideas and Samples

Pumpkin Carving Invite Tips

A jack o’ lantern party isn’t so different than other types of parties when it comes to invitation wording. There are just a few particulars to keep in mind:

1. Is it B.Y.O.P. (Bring Your Own Pumpkin)? Your invitees need to know whether they should bring their own pumpkins, or whether you’ll be providing them. Ditto for carving tools. If you don’t include this information on the invites, you’re going get asked about it over and over.

2. Let people know if it’s a contest. If it’s a pumpkin carving contest with prizes, that’s important information to include on your invites. The prospect of winning prizes gets people (kids, in particular) more excited to attend.

3. Send your invitations early. If you’re aiming for a weekend in October, you’ll want to make sure you get your invites out with plenty of time for RSVPs. Otherwise you may find that some of your invitees have already committed to other Halloween gatherings at this busy time of year.

There’s also some general Halloween party advice that could apply here, such as stating whether your guests should dress up. To make sure you have all the bases covered, you might want to check out our article on Halloween party invitation wording.

Wording Samples

Here are some examples of pumpkin party invitation wording that you can use for your own invites. Or just read through them for inspiration. Either way, keep in mind that some of these samples have been abbreviated to avoid repetition – make sure your own invites have all the relevant details for your event.


You’re Invited to A
Pumpkin Carving Party
Saturday, October 24
1 – 4 PM
1313 Jack Lantern Drive, Spookytown
B.Y.O.P. (Bring Your Own Pumpkin)
RSVP to Karen by Oct. 17 (378-1313 / [email protected])
Join Us For A
Halloween Pumpkin Carving Party
We’ve Got the Pumpkins (and Refreshments, Too!)
Bring Your Pumpkins to Our
Halloween Pumpkin Carving Party
We’ll Have Food, Drinks, and Trick-or-Treats!


Pumpkins Beware!
We’re Having A
Pumpkin Carving Party
Bring a Victim Pumpkin to Carve
Do You Know Jack?
Prove it at Our
Jack O’ Lantern Carving Party
You’re Invited to Our
Spooky Pumpkin Carving Party
Join Us – If You’ve Got the Guts!
Trick or Treat
With Friends We’ll Meet
At a Pumpkin Carving Bash
That Can’t be Beat!
Put on Your Best Smile For Our
Pumpkin Party
Join Us For Games, Treats, and Pumpkin Carving


We’re Having A
Pumpkin Carving Contest
Prizes for the best creations, as determined by our “expert” panel of judges
Join Us For Our
3rd Annual Halloween Pumpkin Carving Contest
One Jack O’ Lantern to Rule Them All!
Join Us For Our
“Super Competitive” Pumpkin Carving Contest
Everyone Gets a Prize!


Come to Our
Halloween Party
Pumpkin Carving, Bobbing for Apples, and More!
Please Bring a Pumpkin and a Dish to Share
Come to Our
Pumpkin Potluck
We’ll Have Food, Games, and a Pumpkin Carving Contest
Bring a Pumpkin and Your Favorite Dish to Share

Want more wording ideas? Check out our extra-plump list of pumpkin puns.

It’s a veritable smorgasbord of savory Turkey Day sayings.

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