Halloween is right around the corner and soon as that’s over, Thanksgiving will be here and both holidays mean PUMPKINS! Last year we went to a pumpkin patch and came home with armfuls of them, but I was pretty stumped trying to figure out what to do with all of them. Truth be told, they just kind of sat around my house. I’m not letting that happen this year though! I’ve been doing my research on creative things to do with pumpkins and here are some of my favorite ideas. You’re going to love them!
Pumpkin Cooler. Need a place to store your drinks at your Halloween party? Carve out a pumpkin, fill it with ice, and voila! You’ve got yourself the coolest, most festive cooler around. Thanks, Pinterest.
Pumpkin Dip. This pumpkin pie dip is not only delicious, but extra festive because it’s served right in the pumpkin! Try this idea from Fareaway for your Halloween party.
Mini Pumpkin Pies. Make a spin on the classic with this recipe for mini pumpkin pies from King Arthur Flour. It would be so cute to have a mini pumpkin pie by each place setting at your Thanksgiving table. Plus it beats having to slice everyone a piece!
Pressure Pumpkin Canning. Can pumpkin this Halloween season so you can use it for future use! This clever idea from Pinterest lets you save pumpkin for later use in breads, desserts, and so much more!
Picture Perfect. Talk about the cutest picture ever. This adorable idea from Pinterest is sure to be a keepsake picture in your family for years to come. The perfect picture for holiday greeting cards, framing, and a treasure to keep always!
Roasted Pumpkin Seeds. I’ve carved many pumpkins in my life and I still have yet to ever roast the seeds! I’ll be bookmarking this recipe idea from Homemade By Harper as I’ve heard how delicious roasted pumpkin seeds are and can’t wait to snack on them.
Painted Pumpkins. Not a fan of carving pumpkins? Why not paint them! This idea from Annily Green seems much easier than carving and is also much safer for little hands! Your kids will love painting masterpieces on the pumpkins they picked out from the patch!
Creative Carving. If you’ve got a serious artist in the house, check out this carving idea from Dream Green DIY. It would take some work but the result is pretty epic. There are so many great carving ideas online, you’re bound to find the perfect carving idea for you and your family!
Do you have any clever ideas of fun things to do with pumpkins? Leave us a comment and add to the list!