Special Edition. That’s right. Halloween is literally 3 days away. Which means it’s time for my favorite Halloween tradition:
Sometimes I wonder, who seriously had a pumpkin sitting in their home one day and thought “Hmm I want to cut into that random fruit, dig out the innards and carve a face into it.” Apparently it’s an old tradition from Ireland and Scotland that the immigrants brought with them to America. But whatever … it’s genius.
Every year I contemplate carving a happy pumpkin, a silly pumpkin or a spooky pumpkin OR thinking outside the box with one of those fancy designs like a sports logo or something else intense. This year, the answer seemed clear: SPOOKY!
We got our pumpkin where all city folk do — the nearby grocery store.
Gave it a quick bath then it was time for carving.
Being a self-proclaimed “pumpkin carving pro” I enjoyed every minute of it. Sticking my hand in the pumpkin’s guts, digging out the innards, and carving his spooky face … eyes then nose then mouth, the same order I used to do with my dad growing up.
Introducing … (drumroll please)
Our 2011 Halloween Pumpkin EGOR!
If you haven’t carved your 2011 pumpkin, there’s still time and I’m willing to freelance a creative face for you to carve. My rates are reasonable.
Top 5 reasons to participate in this tradition stat:
5. It’s family-friendly.
4. It’s seasonal.
3. It’s affordable ($4.99 for the pumpkin, $3.49 for the optional carving kit).
2. It will enhance your enjoyment of Halloween.
1. I did it (everyone’s doing it) … you should too.
What’s your fave Halloween tradition? Did you carve a pumpkin this year? Give me the deets!