We decided to head to Kenyon Hall Farm near Warrington to pick our pumpkins. Now, this is their busiest week of the year and oh my goodness, could you tell! However, it was all extremely organised and their website kept bang up to date about availability of all of their pick-your-own produce, including pumpkins.
If you take children there, you can do pumpkin carving, face painting and story time. However, as two adults, we swerved those activities, picked our pumpkins, paid and left...I was WAY too excited to get to carving!!
My pumpkin was the perfect shape for a skull so I decided to make it into a sugar skull. Now, I know that technically these are not used for Halloween but I LOVE them! I followed the usual pumpkin carving steps - hollowing out, mapping out the face, carving (where I discovered to my peril that it's too tricky to carve individual teeth...). But after all of that, I used acrylic paint to decorate my sugar skull.
Once the acrylic paint had dried, I outlined everything in black permanent marker.
Are you celebrating Halloween?
Have a beautiful day, inside and out
PS Check out my other Autumn posts - 5 ways to get ready for Autumn or An Autumn OOTD