It was really fun to string up some lights between the trees, tied together corn stalkes from our garden, and put out pretty little gourds on the tables! I made potato/corn chowder, and we had pumpkin cupcakes and pumpkin and apple cider donuts, and homemade wheat rolls to go with the soup. I had a crockpot for hot apple cider, and a thermos of hot water for hot chocolate, and of course, chocolate chip cookies. We also had little treat bags for the kiddos that Kayla had painted with spiders and pumpkins - they were so cute!! Oct. 18, 2008.