It’s Halloween time and nothing says Halloween quite like a big, orange pumpkin. Pumpkins are used for everything around this time of year, from food to decoration. With the help of Troolr professionals, we have done our best to compile a list of some creative ways you can get the most out of your trip to the pumpkin patch!


1. Pick the perfect pumpkin

What makes the perfect pumpkin? It depends what your goal is. If you are thinking about carving it up and creating a jack o’ lantern then you should look for a pumpkin that fits the design you have in mind. If you are looking to use it for decoration without carving it into a jack o’ lantern then consider something on the smaller side that fits in with the décor of your home. The key is to have a plan in mind before you make your way to the pumpkin patch.


“Pumpkins are a great choice for decorating! They’re inexpensive and extremely versatile. There are so many things that you can do with a pumpkin.”


2. Make spooky jack o’ lanterns

This is your opportunity to get creative! The key to a good jack o’ lantern is in the design. Don’t be afraid to introduce other elements when decorating. Incorporate several pumpkins in order to create something more complex. Find some cheap accessories to combine with your carving to really take it to the next level.


3. Use your pumpkins to spruce up your interior design

Pumpkins don’t need to be carved to be used as decoration. Combine fresh pumpkins with your interior design in order to add a splash of bright color to your rooms. Use pumpkins of different sizes in order to match the other elements of the layout and design of your home.


“Nobody wants a moldy pumpkin. Pay attention to your decorations and don’t let it waste away!”


4. Don’t let the seeds go to waste

Some people hate cleaning out pumpkins and others love to get their hands dirty. Regardless, one thing no one should ever do is throw out the seeds. Pumpkin seeds are full of healthy nutrients and anti-oxidants. Search online for some recipes and get adventurous with the pumpkin seeds.


5. After Halloween, create pumpkin puree

After harvesting the seeds and carving the shell, it would be a waste to throw away the rest of the pumpkin. Turn it into pumpkin puree and use it for a number of different delicious Halloween and fall-themed dishes. Pumpkin pie, pumpkin spice latte, and pumpkin soup are all examples of delicious recipes that use pumpkin puree as a key ingredient.


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