Exactly one week left in October (crazy, right?) and we’re thinking there’s still time to throw a family-friendly affair that doesn’t revolve around ghosts & goblins. Camille mentioned yesterday that we aren’t the biggest fans of the classic black-and-orange palette for Halloween, so we were totally on board with Martha when she proposed hosting this classically autumnal gathering. With drool-worthy comfort foods, playful pumpkin carvings, and hot whiskey sours on the itinerary, this one is sure to be a blast for all invited. Since guests will be hands-on with messy pumpkins, invite friends over for a casual backyard affair, where the changing weather & delicious food are all you’ll need to set the seasonal tone. A few more ideas after the jump!