Here’s a cute and festive way to decorate your party table this Halloween – make some “orange” jack-o-lanterns.  These little jack-o-lanterns are not only simple to make, but also very cost effective and have a variety of Halloween uses.   Since these take only a few minutes to make – less than 5 minutes for each one, you can easily make one for each of your party guests.

This is what you will need:

  • Oranges
  • Knife or small kitchen scissors
  • Spoon
  • Pen

Step 1Cut a small opening at the top of the orange.

Step 2:Use a knife or scissors to cut the inside part of the orange.

Step 3Use a spoon to scoop out the fruit and membranes.

Step 4Draw the desired jack-o-lantern face on your orange.


Step 5:  Carefully cut out your jack-o-lantern face.

Now that you have your little orange jack-o-lantern, here is a short list of what you can do:

(1)    Use it as a centerpiece for your Halloween table (add tea-candles for an illuminating glow)

(2)    Fill it with cut fruits and make a festive fruit platter

(3)    Fill it with hummous, ranch or french onion dip and put it in the center of your crudites

(4)    Fill it with vanilla ice-cream, yogurt or pudding to make a refreshing treat

(5)    Fill it with orange & black jello, m&m’s, or gummy worms for a sugary snack

Once you have filled your jack-o-lantern, you can use a spoon, cinnamon stick, popsicle stick or any other straight object to make a stem at the top.