Orange Slice Candy Pumpkin Centerpiece

Some of you may have seen my orange slice candy pumpkin centerpiece over at Eighteen25 last week, but I thought I would share it here for those of you who missed it.

Each year we kick off the Halloween season with a fun pumpkin themed dinner and a showing of The Great Pumpkin. It’s a classic movie that still resonates even after 40 some odd years.

This is one of our favorite scenes:

Talk about the giggles…

I love to create a fun centerpiece for our pumpkin table and today I am going to show you how to make an orange slice pumpkin centerpiece.

Orange Slice Pumpkin Centerpiece

This is a really simple project that you could easily have your kids help out with…

Orange Slice Pumpkin

Orange Slice Pumpkin Supplies

Green curling ribbon
Orange slices
Round styrofoam ball
Orange tissue

Orange Slice Pumpkin Instructions

Orange Slice Pumpkin Centerpiece

 Slice the bottom off the styrofoam ball so that it is flat and will sit well on a plate or the table.

Candy Pumpkin

I covered the foam ball with orange tissue, just in case there was any space in between the orange slices…I didn’t want glaring white to be showing through.

I cut several toothpicks in half to attach the orange slices to the pumpkin (Tip – Notch your toothpicks with the scissors and then snap them in half. It creates a clean break and doesn’t fly across the room.)

Candy Pumpkin

Stick the half toothpick into the foam and add the orange slices, slowly working your way around the base of the pumpkin.

candy pumpkin

candy pumpkin

Continue around the pumpkin, adding row upon row.

Candy Pumpkin

Finish by adding orange slices to the top.

I inserted a toothpick so that I could add the green curling ribbon (vine).

Candy Pumpkin

Such a fun centerpiece for a fun fall/Halloween dinner.

And, since we are celebrating something specific, I added a few fun picks to the top of our orange slice candy pumpkin centerpiece. Imagine the fun possibilities!

Do you do anything special to kick off the Halloween season at your house? I’d love to see what you’re up to…

Tauni is a former public relations executive who spent 12+ years handling communications and events for an array of clients, from the NBA and Olympics to numerous high ranking politicians. Today, she handles social media for a local agency and hosts SNAP!, an annual social media conference for bloggers focused on entertaining, craft and home DIY.


  1. This is too cute! My only problem would be making sure I don’t eat all the orange slices :)


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