It’s Jack-O-Lantern Time!

jack1xIt’s October 16th which means that Halloween is just a few weeks away! We’ve got some very spooky weather in Rhode Island today. The sky is grey and dreary in stark contrast against the fluorescent orange leaves and it’s definitely got me in the mood for Halloween! Do you know what you are being for Halloween this year? Pinterest is a great place to find costume ideas and it’s also a great place to find Jack-O-Lantern ideas!

Yesterday I visited the Farmer’s Daughter in search of the perfect pumpkin. The Farmer’s Daughter is a beautiful local farm located in South Kingstown, RI. The fall is a great time to support local farms by picking your own apples and pumpkins, getting lost in corn mazes, grabbing some apple cider and some homemade apple pies, and getting spooked on haunted hay rides. These are just a few of the fun activities that make fall so special.

jack4Carving Jack-O-Lanterns is an absolute necessity this time of year. After all, what’s Halloween without glowing pumpkins to light the way! It’s also a great way to get friends and family together to express their creativity. This year, my friend and I decided to grab one extra large and one medium pumpkin for carving and a few mini pumpkins for painting. With a Bruins game and a new episode of American Horror Story to watch, we gathered our supplies and got ready to carve some pumpkins. I drew the designs onto the pumpkins while my friend did the carving. We each painted a mini pumpkin as well.

When we were finished, we added our pumpkins to an already impressive display around the fireplace. My roommate painted golden pumpkins earlier this month and they are holding up beautifully. Now that our pumpkin display is complete (or is it!?), we are officially ready for Halloween. Is your family carving Jack-O-Lanterns this year? Tell us what you plan to carve in the comments section below!

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