Wednesday, October 15, 2008

How to Have the Best Halloween Ever!

If you want some great tips on how to have a super dooper crazy fun Halloween, here are some tips....

Tip 1. Don't buy pumpkins from the grocery store! Make an event of traveling to your local pumpkin farm to pick out your own! You can usually find listings in the phone book, or on the internet, for the closest pumpkin farms to your home. Get a bunch of kids, or friends, or both, and someone with a truck or sizable trunk, to get together and carpool for a pumpkin-picking party. Be sure you pick up enough for all the adventures, and a few extra in case those pesky pumpkin smashers target your home!

Tip 2. Have a pumpkin carving (or painting) party. This can be done anytime before or on the holiday. Invite everyone you know to join you, and you can provide refreshments, or have people bring potluck. Everyone should bring their own pumpkin, as well, but you might want to have a few extra on hand, just in case! Enjoy the fun of watching everyone carve their favorite style of pumpkin. You can post fun rules for original carvings only, or you can provide or allow pumpkin-carving stencils for everyone's enjoyment. Have a vote and give away a little Halloween prize to the winner. Save all the seeds. See the next step for ideas.

Tip 3. There are many recipes available, and ways to cook pumpkin seeds. Recipe books are available at retail stores this time of year, or you could Google terms like 'roasted pumpkin seeds,' 'spicy pumpkin seeds,' 'how to cook pumpkin seeds.' There are also some great articles here on e-how for pumpkin seed recipes.

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