Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Make it a Last Minute Tradition!

Who out there doesn't love a good holiday tradition? Well, if you have been following the blog for long you know that we love holiday traditions around my house. So if you haven't already, I'm here to encourage you to carve pumpkins with your family each year, starting tonight!! It can be quick, easy, and full of laughter. And in the end, it's totally worth the glow on your little ones faces and those of your pumpkins too!

First, you have to make a quick afternoon trip to a fun pumpkin farm to find just the right one. And just think, if you've waited this long they probably have a sale! (If you can't get out to the farm, I bet your grocer has a great $3.99 pumpkin with your name written all over it!)

Cut the top of your pumpkin and scoop out all the insides, leaving the carving side of your pumpkin as thin as you can. Have a good metal serving spoon? Those make perfect scoopers and scrapers!
To make it easy, go to your local grocery store and pick up a book of carving patterns. The set always comes with these great little tools that make carving a cinch.
 Be sure to get the whole family involved!
When everyone's done, light them up, sit back and enjoy the show!!
Have some fun pumpkin carvings you'd like to share? Link them up to our Flickr account so we can all enjoy! Hope you can 'carve out' some time to get in on this great tradition this year before its too late!

Happy Wednesday, and Happy Halloween!


Tanya October 26, 2011 at 10:29 AM  

Traditions are great! We have so many in this family, including pumpkin carving. Even when my boys are 15 years old and think it's not cool, I will still make them do it, haha. Great pictures :) Love the Turkey Pumpkin!

Linda October 26, 2011 at 11:43 PM  

Love all of your pumpkins. It looks like everyone is enjoying the carving. Your little one is one of the cutest pumpkins. Have a great Halloween,

Tiffany October 27, 2011 at 12:18 PM  

Wow! Those are some fantastic pumpkins! : ) We also love the pumpkin carving tradition but we need to get a little fancier with our carvings! So much fun!

Jenny @ Simcoe Street October 28, 2011 at 12:29 PM  

This is such a sweet post. Love your blog!


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