I have one every year at least for the last four years and the one thing i find is a must...well besides the pumpkins is....
Witch's Brew (for carvers over the age of 18...21 in the usa)
1 6oz pkg Lime Jell-o
2 cups boiling water
3 cups chilled Pineapple Juice
2 L Sprite
2+ Cups Chilled Vodka...(the lemon lime or madarine orange if going with flavored)
Poor Gelatin into a large bowl, slowly stir in boiling water, Stir for 2 min...drink extra vodka to numb arm numbness...Stir in pineapple juice....let cool to room temp, at this point i check the vodka quality....When cool transfer the mix to a glass or clear plastic punch bowl...(you could you a cauldron if you'd like) Slowly add remaining vodka and Sprite until well mixed. Add some red floating ice cubes with gummi worms and spiders in them. Set punch bowl atop so fantisticly green glow sticks, and watch it go!
As well i always have a few extra carving kits laying around soley because no one is allowed to touch my dremel expect me
. I also made a few years ago a combined dvd of Disney Halloween Cartoons...i.e classic mickey, pooh, sleepy hollow, halloween treats and house of mouse villains....with no sound that I play on tv. And have a mix halloween collaberation of music and spook sounds playing. I also Find that poop dip (Velveta cheese browned ground beef and a jar of salsa mixed) with so blue and red corn chips goes over well.
cheers and happy haunting