Halloween is a challenge in itself to me. I’m no natural when it comes to dressing up or in fact begging for sweets, but I am making an exception for Amy this year as I do know that she will like the whole spectacle – I mean which child doesn’t?
Also, I do like a good challenge. A challenge you ask? Well, the lovely people from Family Investments got in touch a couple of weeks ago and asked us, if we would like to take part in their Blogger Pumpkin Carving Challenge and here we are, presenting two of our three pumpkin designs to you. We got three pumpkins altogether, one for each of us, and I decided to go with a haunted house design while Ben went for a traditional Jack O’Lantern and Amy asked for a kitten. She’s obsessed with our new cat Betty, so I wasn’t really surprised by her wish.
Amy and I got to work early and emptied all the pumpkins ready for our little carving session. For some reason, she really loved picking out the seeds and trying them while they were still raw – don’t ask me who she gets that from, I have no idea! We quickly finished the slimy part of the job, so that we could go over to the fun bit, deciding on a design for our pumpkin. And what greater source of inspiration for bloggers is there than Pinterest? On a quick search, I found dozens of designs and even templates to print out, but I thought that would be cheating, so I drew a free-hand design onto my pumpkin – makes it look even more haunted, don’t you think?
We had great fun designing and carving our pumpkins and the fact that we had a pumpkin carving set this year made things so much easier. Why has nobody told me about pumpkin saws before? They are amazing and not once did I get close to chopping of my fingers – that’s a great improvement compared to last year! Oh and look at our box of sweet treats! Don’t they look yummy?
Anyway, I’ll leave it at that for now, but keep your eyes peeled for some more Halloween post over the next couple of days. We’ll be having a Halloween party tonight and I can’t wait to see what Amy will think about the whole trick or treating shebang.
All I want to know now is, what do you think of our pumpkins? Thumbs ups or thumbs down and also, did you get creative yourself?
I’d love to hear about your pumpkin design, so leave me a comment below. I do read them all.
Disclosure: We received £5 to purchase some pumpkins for the Family Investments blogger challenge.