I love spending time together as a family and I try to think of fun things we can do together each week. Now that Fall has arrived, my list of things to do for family time is almost endless. There’s Pumpkin Patches and Hay Rides, Picking out costumes and Decorating for Halloween, and of course… carving pumpkins! We carved pumpkins for the first time last year and Abby had such a blast! She’s been asking nonstop about when we were going to “decorate” her pumpkins this year so I set aside all last weekend just for pumpkin carving. Unfortunately, our weekend didn’t go as planned and we ended up at the hospital with Abby running a high fever. Even while super sick she asked about decorating her pumpkin so I made sure to have everything ready for when she was well enough to enjoy it.
When I was given the opportunity to review several amazing pumpkin carving kits from Pumpkin Masters, I was beyond excited! I love Pumpkin Masters pumpkin carving products and knew we would have a wonderful family night using all these great carving kits. Halloween is my husband’s favorite holiday so he was all for carving pumpkins and Abby, well Abby just wanted to make her pumpkins pretty! I started planning our evening the minute our pumpkin carving kits arrived! I was excited to see all the amazing products, some that I had never seen before like the Decorating Punches Pumpkin Carving Tool.
Time for us to get down to business! First step is to let Abby pick which kit she wanted to use! So many to choose from, such a hard decision! I really love these kits because they make pumpkin carving so much easy and safer for Abby because the kits eliminate the use of kitchen knives! This is such a huge plus when having a little one, especially one like Abby who wants to help with every little step.
Between illness, cold & rainy weather, and my van breaking down, we have been stuck at home and quite limited on things to do. Carving pumpkins with the help of Pumpkin Masters carving kits was the perfect indoor family activity for us! Abby had so much fun, it was super easy and it helped us decorate for Halloween. Abby kept walking around tell me “oh! spooky!” each time she saw one of the pumpkin designs, she couldn’t wait to make her pumpkin and see how it looked with the cool lights going inside. The Pumpkin Masters Xtreme Strobe LED lights were the perfect touch to our completed pumpkin; these lights really help bring the spooky face to life and are so much safer than candles. They also help the carving stand out so much more than the little battery operated candles we used last year. Definitely an improvement and a new product I was happy to discover! I plan to pick up several more for the rest of our pumpkins!
With cooler weather arriving and Halloween quickly approaching, it is the perfect time to carve a few pumpkins if you haven’t already. Head out to either your local grocery, drug or craft store or even Target or Walmart and pick up a few Pumpkin Masters pumpkin carving kits of your own for a fun family night. Pumpkin Masters carving kits provide not only the perfect economical activity for the family to enjoy together but also an easier and safer carving experience than kitchen knives.
And a bit more fun news! Pumpkin Masters is having a Carving Contest!
Pumpkin Masters is searching for carving talent as part of its annual Pumpkin Masters Carving Contest! Simply share a picture of your carving via Instagram or Twitter with #PumpkinMasters2013, submit via the Facebook app or send via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org to enter for the chance to win one of six prizes, including $5,000 for the Best Pumpkin. Hurry though… contest ends October 31st! Click here for more contest details and official rules.
So what are you waiting for?! Go grab a few kits and plan a fun family evening of carving pumpkins! Then enter your awesome creations into the Carving Contest.
I’ll post again once we finish up the rest of our pumpkins! For now, I have a sick little one to get in bed. We had a wonderful evening spending time together as a family and now we have an awesome pumpkin to sit outside to spook the neighbors!
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.