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A Halloween themed taco board featuring three carved pumpkins "puking" guacamole, salsa and sour cream.

Puking Pumpkin Halloween Taco Board

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  • Author: Vanessa | Maple + Mango
  • Prep Time: 30 min
  • Total Time: 30 min (plus taco prep)
  • Yield: 1 platter 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Assemble
  • Cuisine: American, Tex Mex


Get ready for Halloween with this Puking Pumpkin Taco Board.  A trio of pumpkins “puking” salsa, guacamole and sour cream will transform taco night into a fun Halloween themed dinner that both kids and adults will love!


  • 3 small pumpkins (I like the size of sugar or pie pumpkins)
  • salsa (thick and chunky style salsa works best)
  • guacamole
  • sour cream
  • your favourite taco shells and fillings


  1. Carve Pumpkins:  Hollow out the pumpkins and carve a simple “vomit” face (or get creative and carve any face you like).
    Three small carved pumpkins sitting on a wooden board.
  2. Arrange Toppings:  Place the carved pumpkins on a large board or platter.  Arrange the salsa, guacamole and sour cream to resemble vomit coming out of each pumpkins’ mouth onto the board or platter.
    Three small carved pumpkins on a wooden board that look like they are throwing up guacamole, salsa and sour cream.
  3. Add Tacos:  Arrange tacos around the board.  Option 1: Fully assembled tacos excluding the “wet” toppings that will be added on later from the puking pumpkin board.  Option 2: Build your own taco bar with all the components placed in separate dishes around the board.
    A Halloween taco board featuring three topping puking pumpkins.


  • Pumpkin Carving Tips:  Carve the mouth low down on the pumpkin to make it easier to arrange the toppings to look like “vomit” flowing out onto the board.  Draw an outline first and then use a pumpkin carving knife (so much easier than a kitchen knife).
  • Make It Ahead:  Carve the pumpkins ahead of time to make this a quick and easy dinner or party idea.
  • This puking pumpkin board could also be served with nachos or tortilla chips.
  • Adjust quantity of toppings and tacos depending on number of people being served.  This can be the centrepiece for a small family taco night or a large party.