October’s here and you know what that means… Halloween is officially upon us! Whether you’re throwing a spooky soiree or answering the door to trick or treaters, creating your own seasonal home decor is always fun for all. Pumpkin carving is obviously the most popular Halloween tradition, and over the years we’ve managed to gather a few great ideas that take pumpkin fun to the next level. We’ve also included a couple of delicious pumpkin recipes to enjoy after crafting your masterpieces.
Mid-Century Inspired Pumpkin Pattern
Typical Jack o’ Lantern faces don’t really grab your gourd? How about this unique geometric-patterned pumpkin by Kristin Guy? Grab your pumpkin carving set and follow her easy instructions for a glowing work of art that wouldn’t look out of place in a tiki bar or mid-century modern home.
DIY Floral Pumpkin Centerpiece
For decor that’s perfect during all of fall, Kristin Guy also came up with this gorgeous pumpkin centerpiece studded with seasonal flowers. Try making this with a green pumpkin, as pictured, or a gray or white one. This stunning arrangement is a great idea for Thanksgiving, too.
A Pumpkin Carving Party for the Kids
We’d never forget the kids on Halloween! Lindi Haws shows us how she threw a pumpkin decorating and carving party for the little ones that featured plenty of decor, crafts, and yummy themed snacks.
We’re not done with pumpkins yet! We’ve got a couple of tasty recipes to share that star our ingredient of the hour. Serve them up for Halloween or any time you need some fall comfort food.
Perfect Pumpkin Pasta Bake
Decadent, delicious and easy, this pumpkin pasta bake by Shanna Schad makes an amazing seasonal main course or side dish.
Pumpkin Spice Creme Brulee
Last but not least, dessert! Kristan Raines shares her pumpkin spice creme brulee recipe, because what would fall be without pumpkin spice? We can’t wait to crack into this while we sip our hot cider.
What about you? Do you have any pumpkin carving secrets or ghoulishly good recipes to share? Let us know!