I get super excited about Halloween pumpkins, because I didn’t have them as a kid. I loved dressing up and trick or treating, going to the parade and fireworks, eating Halloween snacks while nodding off in front of the TV watching schlockly old Horror films and B-Movies. But…Halloween without a pumpkin is like Christmas without a tree.
We didn’t have pumpkins where I grew up, and they remain pretty rare. Nowadays this holiday vegetable magically appears in select stores a week or two ahead of Samhain before vanishing like the proverbial at midnight. I’m still all about the horror films, I might even dress up a little, but I LOVE to have a Pumpkin to carve for Halloween!
I have a huge pumpkin this year with my name on it, but I’m all out of carving ideas. So far I’ve kept my pumpkins pretty traditional, you can see previous year’s designs above. I only have basic tools, but this is bigger pumpkin than ever so I could try something a little more complicated. That’s where you come in internet friends; help me out! I need some suggestions for relatively simple but effective pumpkin ideas. What do you think I should carve on my pumpkins this year?