Let me start by saying - carving pumpkins is bloody hard work! The kids start out well but I always end up being the one to scrape out the majority of the flesh & seeds which results in severe arm ache.
We do enjoy our pumpkin carving though. Every year the kids look at pictures online & choose a design that they want on their pumpkin and I then draw them on (an artist I am not) before the Mister & I carve them out. The kids also help by prodding holes around the design to aid the process!
This year L chose Mr Oogie Boogie from Nightmare Before Christmas, E asked for a spider and H decided on a spooky face. Earlier in the week E attended her friend's Halloween party and we carved a Jack O'Lantern and H designed his own Frankenstein face.
Last year the kids chose King Boo from Mario Kart, an owl (naturally), a ghost and a skeleton face for their pumpkin carving designs. We were short two kids this year as J was out trick or treating with his friends and A was on holiday in the Canary Islands with her Grandmother for the week, as well as having a visit from the Winter lurg it meant that our Halloween was a lot quieter than anticipated but it was still a nice evening in the end.