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"Do you have any Pumpkin Patch or Pumpkin decorating traditions? Do you dive into carving and let your kids get messy, or do you leave the pumpkins intact to admire as decoration?"




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279 comments:

  1. We do both.First we go to a pumpkin patch here in our town. It is a family tradition and everyone gets excited the minute October begins. There is something about Fall, warm or cold apple cider and tons of pumpkins which just makes the day so much fun. We always buy three pumpkins. One for the family to cut out and decorate, which we put outside our door on Halloween night. The other two our children decorate. We do not cut them as they last longer and when Halloween is over, we then cut them out and I make homemade pumpkin bread, pies and roast the seeds.

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  2. Usually, we go to a pumpkin patch and then we paint our pumpkins. Our kids love to paint and it is safer than carving since our kids are all under 5.

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  3. We head out earlier in the month to a local pumpkin patch and partake in all the fun activities. I love the fall pictures with pumpkins in the backdrop.

    Then about a week before Halloween we carve our pumpkins. Great time to express our creative side. Sometimes we free hand, sometimes we use the stencils. But we always seem to get a few to carve.
    Here is a link to our pumpkin carving this year.
    http://mackrae.blogspot.com/2009/10/pumpkin-carving.html

    Our daughter is not quite 3 and she just hasn't got into the whole carving yet. We're hoping next year and yes, messy is best! :)

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  6. Depends on the year. This year ours is still intact. We are planning something different for it though. Sometime tomorrow we are hot-glueing a lego face on it. The little guy is really into legos right now and we made him a lego costume too.

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  7. We paint as well. I love to do the pumpkin seeds too so we sometimes do both. Just found your blog and love it and all your great ideas! Thanks for sharing!

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  8. We always go to a pumpkin farm in oiur area. It has wagon rides, corn mazes, Hay bale climbing areas, dog shows and a boo barn. We love it!

    I alwasy let my son get messy carving his pumpkin. We dig right in! We always try and make goofy faces on them. And of course we cook the pumpkin seeds after.

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  10. We go to a pumpkin patch and have a blast every year. We usually paint the pumpkins. My DD is only 4 so we don't do the carving with her yet.

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  11. We always let the kids draw the face and scoop out the seeds, I always do the carving. Then we place a candle inside, put the pumpkin on the porch and step back and admire our work!

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  12. I don't know of a local pumpkin patch.

    I like to use the patterns and a special set, so the pumpkins are artistically done...other people just like to hack into their pumpkins and get pumpkin guts everywhere!

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  13. We have had annual pumpkin carving parties. We invite everyone we know to bring their pumpkin and make a mess at our house. I clear off as many tables as I can find and cover them with dollar store table clothes in fall colors. I provide knives and spoons and carving kits. I mass invite, seriously, the more the merrier. Last time I had everyone bring an appetizer or desert. I had 40 adults + kids in my house. There were about 15 pumpkins carved and lots of visiting and good food to eat. I love casual fun of a good pumpkin carving party.

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  14. Most years, we carve and get really messy! I also read this year that sprinkling the inside and cap of a carved pumpkin, helps the pumpkin last longer. Sometimes, we attempt to carve intricate pumpkins and other times, we just make a funny face. I love to decorate for Halloween and our children enjoy helping. Inside and outside, our home says "Happy Halloween!"
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  18. We open them up and play with th insides. We are all about sensory at our house

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  19. I always carve our pumpkins on Halloween day. My kids draw faces on theirs and I cut them out for them. I place them around my garden and on my porch and light them at twilight for the trick-or-treaters.

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  20. We usually carve our pumpkin a night or two before Halloween. This year, we even grew our own pumpkins for the first time.

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  21. We just have fun. One year we got a pattern and used the jigsaw blade but it just wasn't the same.

    Let them have Halloween and be proud of their own accomplishments. There's no need to try to 'win' by carving a better pumpkin.

    So there!

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  22. "Do you have any Pumpkin Patch or Pumpkin decorating traditions? Do you dive into carving and let your kids get messy, or do you leave the pumpkins intact to admire as decoration?"

    NOPE. I do hope to grow pie pumpkins next year, though!

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  24. We grow our own pumpkins. My daughter helps with the planting and watering. I cut the pumpkin and my daughter cleans it out.

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  25. "Do you have any Pumpkin Patch or Pumpkin decorating traditions? Do you dive into carving and let your kids get messy, or do you leave the pumpkins intact to admire as decoration?"

    We always leave the pumpkins intact and decorate with a whole bunch of colored magic markers.




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  28. we carve ours, the kids love it. I always end up buying a painted one for decoration though

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  29. We just leave the pumpkins as is and put them on the step. The one year we tried carving them, the kids absolutely hated removing the seeds from the pumpkin. They just didn't like the feel.
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  30. We go to the same farm every year to visit their pumpkin patch. We eat apple pies and hitch a hay ride, pick our own pumpkins and use them as decorations. aitmama at gmail

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  33. my kids are older now and 'responsible' to decorate their pumpkins

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  34. We do not have a set tradition. We explore the area to find new and different pumpkin patches. Then we ask the kids how they want to decorate... giving them options i.e. carving, painting, gluing things on the pumpkins, sticking decorations in the pumpkin. This year my daughter painted a scary face and peace signs (she's 11) and my son carved and painted (he's 9) needed to paint for the "blood" effect.

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  35. We pick up pumpkins from the pumpkin patch and then carve them. We buy three so each boy gets one and then we help them care them. Put the candles in and set them outside. We bake the seeds to eat.

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  37. We go to the pumpkin patch every year and enjoy the festivities they provide there. We let the kids pick which ever pumpkin they would like.

    Then my littlest one always ops to paint her pumpkin as she is not a fan of the ooey gooey but my older one gets in there and makes a lovely creation!

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  40. the little ones get to design, the big ones get to carve.

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  41. I'd love to go to a pumpkin patch sometime but never have. I've always loved carving pumpkins but the smell makes me sick so I have to have someone else clean it out for me! I love trying to use stencils to make fun designs on them!

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  42. we just carve pumpkins any way we want no pumpkin patch mverno@roadrunner.com

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  43. I usually will carve the pumpkins with my grandkids...they have alot of fun doing that...then we bake the seeds to eat later on.,.thanks for the great giveaway

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  44. We usually bought 2 or 3 pumpkins, and we did one ourselves, the kids got to do their own. Usually worked out well! We did the carving a couple of days before Halloween, so that it wouldn't become a "shrunken" pumpkin head!
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  48. I have never been to a pumpkin patch and that sounds like it would be fun. Maybe we can take our grandkids next year if we can find one.
    I've been printing out some cute pumpkin faces from Family Fun and we have been using those for carving pumpkins. Thank you for the great giveaway!

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  50. We go to the pumpkin patch as a family and let the kids pick a pumpkin. Then my husband carves it for us to admire.
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  51. we leave the pumpkins out for people to admire! Great giveaway!!!

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  54. I am a big fan too.

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  55. You gotta jump in and get messy :)
    and save the seeds to eat!
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  58. We are pretty artistic so we like to make elaborate creations.

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  59. We do not carve pumpkins. We paint them and decorations to them. This year we sprayed them gold and silver and copper and them sprayed leaves from our trees and attached them. They really looked good.

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  60. With the kids being little we hadn't started any traditions until this year and we carved our first pumpkin as a family! The kids LOVED it! :-) We grow our own pumpkins, so we haven't gone to a pumpkin patch yet, but I think it would be fun! :-)

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  62. Our pumpkins usually stay whole until the night before Halloween. kuyos26(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  63. My kids are still little, so they pick out the pumpkin design, I am in charge of mucking out the guts, and my husband is the resident pumpkin carving artist!

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  64. No pumpkin traditions yet, but I'd really like to start some... maybe next year.

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  66. I always let my kids do practically whatever they want to the pumpkins. They use sharpies to make designs and I do the carving. Then I let them go crazy and take the insides out. We do this outdoors of course.

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  67. We go to the pumpkin patch and pick out mini pumpkins but leave as decorations.
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  68. We usually go to a pumpkin patch twice; the first time is about two weeks before Halloween and we pick out smaller gourds, squashes and pumpkins for decoration. The week prior to Halloween we go out and pick out our pumpkins to carve. We always just dive right in to carving! We love getting messy and having fun with patterns. This year, though, we tried to do something new and did freehand patterns. They turned out really good!

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  69. We've grown our own pumpkins several years, which has been fun for the kids. Neither of the kids like touching the "slimy guts" of the pumpkins, so I end up cleaning them out ahead of time. As they have gotten older they like using the patterns to make more elaborate designs.

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  70. we don't do pumpkins, just never did

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  71. We always have several pumpkins. One that the family votes on what design will grace it and one for each kid to carve themselves. I am queenesperfect at yahoo.com

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  72. We usually carve our pumpkins, but this year I guess we got a little lazy and just opted to have them as decorations. Thanks for the chance!

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  73. I let the kids get all the gunky pumpkin guts out all by themselves and they tell me how to cute the pumpkin faces.. its fun

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  74. We are bad carvers in our family, so we just set them out and leave them through Thanksgiving (or until they get mushy).

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  75. This was our first year as my girls are two and one. I cut off the top and let them take turns scooping out the insides. They refused to use their hands, girls. I had let them pick out the face they wanted and they watched me as I carved it. It was fun and maybe next year they will even help carve a little.

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  76. My kids are grown, so the pumpkin carving mess is over until my granddaughter is old enough to want to do it!

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  77. We drive to the Pumpkin Capitol of the world to get out pumpkins every year!

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  78. We always have the kids clean the goo out of the pumpkins and then we roast the seeds!

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  79. We like to carve the pumpkin as soon as we bring it home. There is a place nearby that sells them every year and we get them there!

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  80. We use resin pumpkins as decoration along with hay bales and a scarecrow.
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  81. When my kids were small, we'd carve a pumpkin together and then roast the seeds for snacks.

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  82. We have a great time at our local pumpkin patch every year! The kids love to get messing carving the pumpkins. I cringe watching them but they love it!

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  83. I let my boys each pick out a pumpkin then decorate it with paint and glue and anything they want. They are young so the creations are very creative

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  84. When my kids were kids, we let them choose their own pumpkins, They would draw the faces and my husband and I would carve them before they were big enough to use knives. Then I would bake the pumpkin seeds for us to snack on over the next couple of days. Now I just use whole pumpkins for decorations.

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  85. We do both - it's fun to carve one out and enjoy the pumpkin seeds but having a full pumpkin also means you have a "fall" decoration for a few months!

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  86. I enjoy going to fall festivals and admiring pumpkins, but it's been a while since I've done one of my own! I live alone and nobody would see my pumpkin, so I don't buy or decorate them anymore. I just make extra pumpkin pies and cakes to feel pumpkin-y! ;)

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  87. My daughter likes to draw a face on the pumpkin, but does not want us to cut it up because it would ruin her drawn face! It is usually a very cute picture. Also, we visit the pumpkin patch maze at our local vegetable stand. They set it up so the younger kids don't get lost! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  88. We go to the Pumpkin Patch. My daughter picks the pumpkins, and at home picks the patterns. I carve them!! Thanks for the chance.
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  89. We like out pumpkins to last longer, so we buy them in early October and paint them. They last throught the entire Halloween season

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  92. We leave the pumpkins alone and save ourselves the mess. We use them to decorate our porch.

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  93. I'm too lazy. I use plastic pumpkins for decoration.

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  94. I buy one pumpkin each for the kids and let them carve it how they want. Then we stick a candle in it, set it outside, and admire it.

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  95. I use mine as decorations along with corn stalks and autumn gourds. jelly15301@gmail.com

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  99. No specific traditions, but when my kids were small, we had to carve the pumpkins. They didn't consider it appropriate to just use them as plain decorating items.

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  101. Every year we get 2 pumpkins - one to carve and one to make Pumpkin Stew (Beef Stew cooked inside a pumpkin). We have the pumpkin stew on Halloween right before trick-or-treating. The kids help pick out the pattern to use on the other pumpkin but dad does the actual carving.
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  104. We usually go to the same pumpkin farm that is about 45 minutes away. They offer a hay ride out to the patch to pick your own pumpkin. Every pumpkin is the same $5, you just have to be able to carry it yourself. It is so much more fun and affordable than "easy access" pumpkins. To decorate, we usually get the kits with the push pins and little saws, but I do all the sawing.

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  105. We have our own mini pumpkin patch and if we have an unsuccessful year we pick at a local farm here in town. We definitely carve and get some crazy looking jack-o-lanterns since the kids draw the faces!
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  106. We used to do the pumpkin patch thing when our daughter was young, but nowadays it's grocery store pumpkins - intact!

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  107. We usually let the kids draw on the faces, and my dh cuts them out.

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  108. We get a pumpkin for each member of the family every year, and we all sit at the table and carve them together. Even the toddler does his with the baby proof stencil kit tools. In fact, his pumpkin came out kind of cool looking this year! He did get a little assistance from his teen brother, whose lap he sat on the whole time to do his pumpkin.

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  109. we all choose the pumpkin. the kids scoop it clean, my hubby carves a scene on it, and i roast the seeds!!

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  110. I let my kids get messy, I have 5 kids so it gets really messy! Even the youngest, our one and a half year old gutted his own pumpkin this year :)

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  111. I was totally bummed that my boys did not want to carve the pumpkins. They sit intact.

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  112. My favorite part of our tradition isn't the carving but roasting the seeds...we try different recipes & flavors...Yum!

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  113. Our pumpkin patch (a farm about an hour from our house) closed down a couple of years ago, so we buy our pumpkins at a local grocery store. My husband and kids carve our pumpkins by using stencils and they are fabulous.

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  114. I let my kids go at the pumpking and I take the photos

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  115. we went to the pumpkin patch this year and picked our pumpkins but did not get around to carving them

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  116. This was the first year my young son could try and decorate the pumpkin. We used stickers of all shapes and sizes and he was so proud of his handi-work.

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  117. We carve pumpkins two weeks before Halloween every year.
    Each of my children get to choose their own,I cut the top off for them,they clean it out and make a wonderful mess doing so and then we carve it together.

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  118. Every year we go to the farm together, do the maze the ride and carefully pick our pumpkins. There are 9 of us and our rule is if you can't carry it, it is too big. We each choose a pattern and carve our own. You would be amazed how well the little ones can do with a simple pattern. Then, we enter the jack-o-lantern contest in town and the children are elated when one wins a prize for their hard work.

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  121. We have a family get together every year to carve pumpkins. And the kids paint or use stickers on their pumpkins :)

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  122. My favorite thing from carving with my mom was roasting the seeds and pulling all the gunk out with my hands! I have no kids yet but I will let them go wild with the pumpkins!

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  123. It's better to let them draw the face, first on paper to practice then on the actual pumpkin. Then adults do the cutting.

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  124. Every year we go to the same pumpkin patch just outside the city! We let the kids pick out 2 pumpkins - one for carving and the other for my wife's pumpkin pie (she always bakes a fresh pumpkin pie each Halloween)!

    Since we have small children, either my wife or I do the carving of the pumpkin, but we always allow our children to help share in decorating the front porch for 'Halloween Madness'!

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  128. We do the carving. We just dive in and get our hands messy and have fun.
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  129. This year we carved one and painted one. I hate messes so it's always done outside.

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  130. We go to the pumpkin patch down the road (think rural and you are thinking about us.) The we carve the pumpkins on the front porch. Its a half day family activity that takes place generally about three weeks before Halloween.

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  131. We usually purchase our pumpkins at the local grocery store or from a near by farm. We help the kids carve them and have them pick out a design for them.

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  132. We let the kids dive in and do what they want. Sometimes the carve them and other times we have painted them. We let the kids decide what they want to do.

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  133. We have unfortunately never been to a pumpkin patch. As far as carving goes, we just all dive in and have fun with it. Fun is what matters.

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  136. I like leaving my pumpkins "as is" in the house but it just seems wrong not to put one carved one outside every year. Adds so much to the front porch and the kids know a head of time which house will for sure be giving out candy.

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  137. sounds great my kids would love it

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  138. We don't really celebrate Halloween. Sometimes we'll put out some pumpkiny decorations for Thxgiving, but they're plastic. Thanks for the movie giveaway, my kids love Ice Age!

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  139. My father grows pumpkins for our girls. We always go to his house in October for the girls to pick out their favorite pumpkin from "Papa's Pumpkin Patch" and take it home and carve them. We take pictures & email them to my dad so he can see the girls handiwork!

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  140. It's very warm where we live so carved jack o lanters only last a couple days. A few weeks before Halloween we buy pumpkins and paint them, then two days before Halloween we actually let the kids (with out help) carve the jack o lanterns. It's a lot of fun!

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  141. Every year I take my kids to the same huge pumpkin patch and we do all the activities...they are getting a little older now but I still think traditions are always fun and the memories are priceless. I let them pick out whatever they want and I help them get together a picture off the web of something they want to carve. If they need help then I am there but otherwise I just watch and let them make a huge mess, why not? It is fun to see what images they choose every year as we are usually into different characters!

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  145. We usually buy a pumpkin at the store and come home to let the kids dive into the mess. But this year my grandson didn't want to cut up his pumpkin so it is still sitting intact in my living room.
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  146. We all carve a pumpkin together and then bake the seeds in the oven.

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  147. We get messy; decorating is not carving I maintain!

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  148. We let everyone get messy, my eight month old was covered this year. I just let her rip out the insides as much as she wanted and watched for it all going into her mouth (which a lot of it did)

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  149. we paint and carve pumpkins simple stuff
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  152. We go to a farm with a pumpkin patch and a "maize maze". Then we get home, make a mess with the innards and carve silly faces into the pumpkins!

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  153. we have a plastic pumpkin with electric light in it, no mess no fuss - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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  154. We like to leave the pumpkins whole and paint faces on them so tht we can use the pumpking to make pumpkin pies afterward.

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  155. I let my daughter div e in and get messy. We usually get our pumpkins from the local store.

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  156. I follow your blog on facebook

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  157. We love going to the pumpkin patch, picking out the "best" pumkins and coming home and carving them :)

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  158. We usually go to a pumpking patch but this year we didn't. I bought them from a grocery store and we painted them.

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  161. We get the tiny pumpkins to sit around as decoration. Also, each kid gets to pick our their own Big pumpkin, and mom & dad share a pumpkin. We all spread out on a big plastic sheet and go to town on our pumpkins and then share them at the end!

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  162. This is the fist yea we carved pumpkins(and will do it again).I let the kids take all the insides out of it and they instructed me as to the way it should look.It was a fun evening.Thanks!

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  163. Well the last few years we just get a few pumpkins and admire them in their natural state. Next year I want to try to carve them like the really cool ones you see on tv with people's pictures and things like that. They are so inventive with the things they do with pumpkins these days.

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  164. I have always hated sharp knives O I like to paint my pumpkins - silly, scary, and sweet faces with lots of juicy, delicious color!

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  165. We paint our pumpkins. We've never had very much luck carving, and we all really enjoying painting funny faces.

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  166. we get the kids one to do what they want and we get one to carve it fancy

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  167. We usually clean out the pumpkins first. Then we let the kids draw faces on the pumpkins, and we carve them for them.

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  168. My Grandsons would love this. They haven't seen it yet.
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  169. Hubby usually decorates a pumpkin - he scoops it out and then draws and cuts. He says pumpkins are easy, in Scotland they carve turnips!

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  170. We do go to the pumpkin patch every year but we end up leaving our pumpkins intact because otherwise they mold way too quickly and i have to clean them up. yuck1

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  172. Every year a week before Halloween I print out stencils and we carve the pumpkins as a family.

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  173. We usually go and visit a pumpkin patch. We love to carve our pumpkins. We usually do non traditional pumpkins. We like to be creative.

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  174. We grow our own pumpkins, then when they are ready to carve, we find some cool free stencils online to print and then we go to town on carving and ALWAYS bake the pumpkin seeds!!

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  175. We don't really have any traditions other than carving a pumpkin.

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  176. we let the kids go crazy with their own pumpkin. All three can draw really well so they draw the design on the pumpkin and then get to carving. They have made some really good ones.

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  177. Since the girls are older we let them go nuts. They haven't much cared about the pumpkins themselves more about the party food etc.

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