(That's Lancelot and Batman hiding out in a the bat cave in case you were wondering)
She wasn't kidding about the gourds. The beans got a little lost in those Little- Shop-of-Horrors-ish gourds, but we weren't really planting them for food. You can see a few scarlet runner bean flowers struggling to get sun at the top. There are some sunflower seeds thrown in for good measure.
I would advise trimming back some. In this last photo the kids can't even get through the tangled entrance and started joking that the gourds were trying to strangle them.
We dried the gourds, painted them and made bird feeders, The squirrels gnawed on them almost immediately but it was still a lot of fun.