by Cathy Baker

Did you know that the word “pumpkin” showed up for the first time in the fairy tale Cinderella, according to Good Housekeeping?

Yep, today we’re talking pumpkins, fall’s favorite fruit, and unique ways we can use them to bless others.

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1. Gather neighbors, family and friends for a game night. Nothing builds community like informal gatherings, food, and fun! If your gathering falls on a Bible study night, use the letters to spell out certain key words in your passage. Searching for a unique conversation piece, centerpiece, and game all in one?

Kari Anne over at Thistle Wood Farms has you covered. Simply scatter the chalk and let the games begin. 

Chalkboard Word Finder Pumpkin

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2. Nothing says you are welcome in this place than seeing your name placed on the table, reserving your special spot. Place cards, however, need not be fancy. In fact, the more unique, the better. 

If you’re searching for inspiration for your next tea or friendly gathering, Mywedding.com has a plethora of unique fallish ideas—but here’s the pumpkin favorite!

3. Honey Roasted Pumpkin Seeds. Yes, honey roasted. Yum. 

Get the children or grandchildren involved in the process by separating the seeds once removed from the pumpkin. Cook, cool, and then place scoops in cellophane bags, tie with an orange ribbon, and secretly bless someone by dropping off a bag at a friend’s doorstep with a handwritten prayer and the link for the recipe.

The Clever Carrot {healthy comfort food} has nailed this one, among many other fall faves. If you’ve never visited this site, do so immediately!

I hope you find a favorite among one of these. Leave a comment letting me know which of the three is your fave — or if you have another. Please share!