ready to celebrate fall and decorate pumpkins? these Pumpkin Carving Ideas will help your creative designs. tips for pumpkin carving parties, best Halloween party food, and the best carving tools.
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Pumpkin Carving Ideas
Who loves Halloween as much as we do?! So many of the aspects of Halloween go with the cozy parts of fall – bundling up for cold evenings of trick or treating and costume parties, gourds and pumpkins and the carving of those pumpkins.
Halloween is almost here, and if you have been looking for fun ways to decorate your own jack o’ lantern this year, we have a bunch of fun ideas! Plan a party around carving pumpkins – we have tips and ideas for all of it, from essentials to tools to food.
You can use this list of creative pumpkin carving ideas to make a fantastic pumpkin this year! If you are thinking of trying something different this time around, there are even a few no-carve options.
Pumpkin Carving Essentials
Whether you are throwing a pumpkin carving party or just carving one on your own, there are some things that are necessary to the process, and then some things that just add to the fun:
- a large flat surface to work on
- plastic tarp, craft or newspaper
- carving tools
- a fun Halloween movie
- spooky music playlist
- snacks and drinks
Best Pumpkin Carving Tools
Best Halloween Party Food
think similar to game day foods, but with a Halloween twist?
- Stuffed Pepper Jacks
- Mini Carrot Mummies
- Pumpkin Caramel Chocolates
- any of these Cozy Vegan Fall Recipes will work also!
This Vegan Halloween Candy list gives you the details on what’s vegan, and also has non candy alternatives!
Not Into Pumpkin Carving?
We have an edible solution for you! Our Pepper Jacks are a fun craft and a warming Halloween dinner before trick or treating!
See our entire Pepper Jack Collection.
Pumpkin Carving Ideas
Starry Night! I love this one, and plan to make something similar with a few large pumpkins on our porch this year...
any Tony Stark fan will want to give this template a try. including this Tony Stark fan...
dinosaurs will always be a classic kid favorite! I'd love to see these dino designs on pumpkins!
whether you've seen the musical or not, we can all appreciate these tributes to Alexander Hamilton and the play.
YES. the Darth pumpkin is another favorite at our house! it would be fun to carve several Star Wars characters...
a creative and fun alternative to pumpkin carving! easy for kids, and the design ideas are endless!
while we're more likely to carve dachshund "kids" into pumpkins at our house, this is a really sweet idea!
I can hear those hysterical minion laughs now! these designs are super fun, especially when they are lit up!
another no carve option that is great for all ages! easy and fun to do - we have painted pumpkins in years past - a fun party activity.
this alternative to carving uses a faux pumpkin from the craft store and I'm all about it! scroll down to see the Melted Crayon Pumpkin design, too!
I mean, it's the Turtles, right? they are always a classic, and universally recognizable.
a bunch of really great templates here! can you name any of the faces in these stencils?
cute and colorful, Projects with Kids brings us yet another no carve idea that is not scary in the least!
Thinking about a different design? A quick search for “Free Pumpkin Carving Templates,” will give you thousands of results. Here is another great list: Free Pumpkin Carving Templates
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