Families all across the country are getting ready to carve pumpkins as fall and Halloween get closer. There is something about these Jack-O-Lanterns that makes fall weather perfect. Whether it is being able to go search for the perfect pumpkin or just enjoying the cool air; pumpkin carvings are a wonderful family tradition that can be done year to year.
Preparing for the Pumpkin Carving
Growing up with traditions at every holiday, sadly, pumpkin carvings is just a recent tradition my family started. Why we’ve never carved pumpkins, I’ll never know. It is so much fun to head to the pumpkin patch to let the kids pick out their “perfect pumpkin”. We always take our camera and water bottles and get ready for a long wait as they chose their pumpkins.
I tend to be structured in most things, and carving pumpkins is no different. Here are the basic things I did to prepare for our pumpkin evenings. Not only do I try to prepare ahead of time, but I also like to think about what we will do for dinner as that is always a last minute thing as most of the evening is about the pumpkins.
What you need:
Big trash bags
Apple Cider (Wal-Mart makes a wonderful cider)
Fall Dinner (Use your crockpot for an easy meal)
Let’s get right to what we need to do. First, print off some Pumpkin Carving Patterns, which you can use to give your children ideas of how they want their pumpkins carved. These patterns are easy to use and the kids will love having different Pumpkin Carving Patterns to choose from.
Print off the Pumpkin Carving Patterns.
Have these patterns out where they can pick which one they want to choose.
Carve the Pumpkins using your Pumpkin tools.
Light the candles in each of the pumpkins for a beautiful finish.
Eat dinner and drink Apple Cider.
Pumpkin Carving Tools
As you prepare for your pumpkin carving party, check out these fabulous pumpkin carving tools; which will make your carving easier and more efficient to do.
If your husband is like mine, having the right tools is everything to a project. Surprise him with these pumpkin tools that will make the pumpkin carving go easier than ever! There is nothing more fun that watching the husband and kids really enjoy themselves with the whole pumpkin experience.
Pumpkin Carving Tools You will find full pumpkin carving kits which will aid you as you begin carving pumpkins. This kit included a battery operated pumpkin light which is included in the full 10 piece kit.
Pumpkin Carving Ideas
Check out Extreme Pumpkins for fantastic ideas when you get ready to carve your pumpkin! If you want a large range of ideas to choose from, check out Unique Scoop as they have amazing photos of different carved pumpkins to choose from. No matter if you want to go spooky or funny, you will find ideas on this site to help you pick the perfect pumpkin pattern.
Pumpkin Pattern Ideas
• Funny faces
• Spooky faces
• Inspirational faces
• Frankenstein face
• Celebrity face (Michael Jackson)
• A Haunted House
• Pirates faces
• Ghost faces
• Silly Willy faces(Go crazy)