This Halloween, why not skip the Pinterest-perfect pumpkin, and focus instead on carving up some old-fashioned, family fun. We asked Amy Croushorn, an Atlanta-based mom and party stylist behind Amy’s Party Ideas, to share how she celebrates the season.

Gather Ye Ghouls

Each year, Croushorn gets in the spirit by hosting a family-friendly B.Y.O.P. party. Gathering as a group takes the tedium out of scooping out your squash solo—and it is a festive way to get together with friends. Here are her tricks on how to treat your crew to a ghoulish gathering.

How do you carve out time to celebrate the season? Tell us below!

–Phebe Wahl

Photos courtesy of Amy’s Party Ideas

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