Besides getting fancied up in some weird clothes and toted around by my grandparents to be oohed & aahed over by their friends, carving a pumpkin with Papa and Grandma is one of my earliest memories of Halloween. You can put up all the decorations you want, watch scary movies until your brain melts, and plan your costume to perfection...NOTHING starts the season for me like carving a pumpkin.
I've collected a nice pile of inspiration and how-to's for you to get you moving. When in doubt, refer back over to my post Eye of Newt, and Toe of Frog... for some seasonal libations to keep you going.
Please drink and carve responsibly.
Let's get you started:
Using Cookie Cutters to decorate your pumpkin.
There's also a step-by-step tutorial on how to carve a pumpkin.
A whole slew of patterns and ideas to make your pumpkins shine:
Taking it to the next level:
Winding it up:
For all you pumpkin carvers...waste not, want not.
Having a festive way to keep your drinks cold NEVER sucks.
Tomorrow is looking like Graveyard detail...woohoo!