Late every September, we welcome a season of cooler weather, changing colors, and a time of plenty. For centuries across the world – cultures have celebrated the fall season as a time of harvest. During this time, we reflect on the year we have enjoyed thus far and all the reasons we have to be thankful. So it makes sense that we use vibrant colors, various plants, and wonderful foods to celebrate the harvest.
One of the most popular signs of harvest time is the pumpkin! Bright, versatile, and delicious – the pumpkin is often the center of attention. From classic carving, to the unusual – these ideas are sure to help you celebrate!
Pumpkin seeds make for a great snack and all you have to do is bake them! Plus, you can make pie. But it doesn’t stop there. Try making a soup! Check out these great ideas!
Carve a scary face, the letter your last name starts with, or a super hero for the kids! Get some inspiration here.
Don’t want all the mess of carving? Simply paint a design, stripes, or anything you want for a finished look!
4. Bowl/ Container
Need a festive punch bowl or container for candy? Cut out a pumpkin and line it with a plastic bag or find a clear bowl to fit in it. Here’s a great “how to”.
You can either use pumpkins to light your walkway or cut out the center and put a candle holder with candle in it!
6. Embellishing/ Decorating
Many sites use lace, push pins, and stickers to make a unique pumpkin with modern flair.
7. Door stopper
Keep the doors open this year by placing a small pumpkin in front of the door.
Happy Harvest! We hope you and your family can have some fun with these ideas!