This goes out to all the SDMBer’s who are celebrating Halloween. This is in two parts.
I was talking about this today with a friend, and it got me to wondering, what are you guys doing with your pumpkins? Are you going traditional (simple cut outs), more elaborate (piercings, some stencil designs, etc.), or really elaborate, like carving the design in relief? Also, what types of designs do you all prefer?
As for me, I decided not to do the laborious relief carving I have been doing the past few years. This year it’s back to simple cutting out of the lines, and leaving it at that. I chose to carve a chinese style dragon chasing a flaming pearl. I kind of stopped doing the scarier carvings because one year the pumpkin I carved scared little kids so much they wouldn’t come up onto the porch for candy!
Also, what really inventive decorations are you all putting up? Anyone create their own? As for me, I got the idea to turn my home-made indoor fountain into a fountain of blood! (I’m gory like that). All I would do is dye the water in it with food coloring, and maybe drip some of that fake blood in a tube on the sides. If i see it scaring the kids too badly I’ll cover it up :).