Are you ready for All Hallow’s Eve?

We are.

We’ve got our three pumpkins ready to rock the night away on Halloween.  Two are witches and the other one is the Queen the pumpkin patch – hail!  We’ve also got all the goodies ready for the “trick or treaters”.

Last year, the weather was really bad.  It looks like it will be the same this year.  Poor kids =(  Imagine having to go trick or treating in the rain.  Thank goodness my little girl is too young to go, she’ll be wearing the same costume she wore last year.  I didn’t want to get her a new one, since she doesn’t seem to remember wearing it last year and it still fits her!  The good thing about two-year-olds is that they don’t mind.  Of course, once they start minding – that will be a different story.  But for now, she’ll be a little witch again.

So yes, on All Hollow’s Eve, our pumpkins will be well-lighted ready to greet everyone.

Tamsin and I had a fun time carving out the three pumpkins about two days ago.  Last year, she wasn’t so interested at all.  This year, she actually “helped” me scoop out the insides of the pumpkins.  I’m not good at drawing, so I went online and searched for some fun and funny pumpkin templates and printed them out.

If you want to have the same funny-funky looking pumpkins on your window, here’s how we did it:

  1. Search online for pumpkin templates.  I found mine at Martha Stewart’s website.  Click here if you want the same template.
  2. Print them out.
  3. With a sharp knife, carve the top of the pumpkin off and scoop everything out till the insides are nice and clean.
  4. To make it easier, I cut out the eyes and mouth made them separately.  Use stick tape to stick the templates on the pumpkins.  (See photos below)
  5. With the same sharp knife, slowly carve out the eyes and mouth of your pumpkin.  I only used one template for all three pumpkins, but of course, you can print out three templates to use on yours.
  6. Once you’ve finished carving, you can also decorate the eyes and mouth with glitter-glue for a funky look.
  7. When your done decorating your pumpkin, put some tea-lights in your pumpkins, but don’t leave them unattended especially if you have young children and a cat who likes to jump on the window sill like ours.

Now for the mouth…

And there you have it, three fun looking pumpkins to decorate your window, really easy to do.

Have a safe, dry Happy Halloween to everyone!

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