October

The trees are changing colors and Halloween will be here before we know it! My Bunco group and I are gearing up for our Autumn/Halloween themed Bunco Night! We like to use a different theme for each table (Haunted Halloween, Jack-O-LanternVampires Bite, or Autumn Leaves are a few fun autumn themes).

When hosting an Autumn/Halloween themed Bunco Night consider your theme and add decorations, themed serving dishes and themed food & drinks. One of the many great things about Bunco Night is that it can be as elaborate or as simple as your Bunco group chooses.

Here are a few decorating ideas for a fun Halloween Bunco Bash!
String fake spider webs around
Bat cutouts hung on walls or from strings
Black candle in a dish with candy corn around it
Orange, neon green, purple and black balloons & streamers
Black table cloth with spider web print
Skull candle holders
Cutout grave stones

I’m including a recipe for my Aunt’s Pumpkin Bars. This recipe ‘screams’ autumn…and is sooooooo yummy!!! I hope you enjoy it as much as we always do!

Pumpkin Bars

INGREDIENTS

CAKE:
2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 (heaping) teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon clove
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup oil
4 eggs
1 – 15-ounce can pumpkin

DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a jellyroll pan, set aside.

In a large bowl blend pumpkin, oil, and eggs. Add remaining ingredients and blend at low speed until moistened. Beat 2 minutes at medium speed. Pour into greased jellyroll pan. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Cool completely before frosting.

INGREDIENTS

FROSTING:
2 cups powdered sugar
1/3 cup soft butter or margarine
1 tablespoon milk
8 ounce package cream cheese
1 teaspoon vanilla

DIRECTIONS

In a small bowl blend butter and cream cheese. Add remaining ingredients beat until smooth. Spread onto cooled bars. Refrigerate until serving. ENJOY!

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