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33 Pumpkin Carving Ideas and Recipes

We love the fall. Not only for the beautifully colored changing leaves and cooler weather, but because fall means time for pumpkin carving!

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Our house isn't huge into Halloween, mostly because we don't do junky candy, but we DO love costumes. And high quality organic chocolate. Usually our entire family dresses up as some sort of theme. One year was the Duck Dynasty crew. The year before was Wizard of Oz. And before that was my favorite so far - Pirates of the Caribbean. Our first year doing an ensemble was Star Wars. And most recently was the Peanuts Gang. I'm trying to talk them into Harry Potter, Back to the Future, Minions, or Hunger Games for this year!

Well slap me thrice and hand me to my mama!

We also love carving pumpkins! Well, ok, not really. The carving part kind of stinks actually. But the end result is worth it. We get a lot of ideas from Pinterest, and I have a bunch of boards with both carving ideas as well as ensemble costume ideas, so if you are interested, keep reading! Without further ado, here are a few of our favorite carved pumpkins from over the years.

33 Pumpkin Carving Ideas and Recipes

These are some of my very favorites.

Big toothy.

This one uses a pie pumpkin for the little one - super hard skin is very tough to carve.

I used metal cookie cutters and a hammer to cut out the leaf shapes.

Classic black cat.

Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and Candy corn.

I love the Peanuts gang!

This works for Thanksgiving too!

Another one of my favorites - Star Wars theme!

Looking for more ideas?

Check out my Pinterest boards!

Fall/Halloween 2014 (Harry Potter) Halloween 2013 (Duck Dynasty) Halloween 2012 (Wizard of Oz) Halloween 2011 (Pirates of the Caribbean) Halloween 2010 (Star Wars) Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

You can't carve pumpkins without saving the seeds to roast! What's your favorite recipe?

Here is one of my favorites from Simple Life Mom: Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

And another good one from The Pistachio Project {here}.

And 3 different options from Five Little Homesteaders {here}.

Pumpkin Recipes

And since we are talking pumpkins, how about some of my favorite pumpkin recipes?

Homemade Nutrient-Dense Pumpkin Spice Creamer from Naturally Mindful

Homemade Pumpkin Soup from Herbal Academy of New England

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Oatmeal Bars from What's That Smell

Pumpkin Waffles from Five Little Homesteaders

10 Amazing Pumpkin Recipes from MomPrepares

Do you love all things pumpkin? What's your favorite recipe?

What goes great with your roasted pumpkin seeds? Popcorn!

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