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Halloween is all about using your imagination – whether you’re dressing up for a party or to go trick-or-treating, cooking up some spooktacular recipes or carving pumpkins. We’re getting more and more creative with pumpkins and there are different types available every year – giant ones, munchkin ones, knobbly ones and even ghost ones! They look fantastic, they’re fun to decorate and they’re delicious too. If you’ve ever carved a pumpkin before (or painted your faces for fancy dress) you know how MESSY it can be – so we’re on hand to help you remove the stains, but keep the memories of having Halloween fun. We asked our ACE fans on Facebook to share their pumpkin creations and here’s what they came up with.
The Scary Ones
It is the day of the dead, after all. Ghosts, ghouls and all things a little bit eerie are welcome tonight! Here are some of the best pumpkins that sent shivers down our spine…
This sharp-toothed jack-o-lantern, submitted by Angela Wilcox.
This intricate skull and spider, submitted by Caroline Chalk.
This house and monster, submitted by Alixlouise Boswell.
This treat submitted by Fi Evans – so good it must be a trick!
The Nice Ones
Just because it’s Halloween doesn’t pumpkins they HAVE to be frightening, right?! Here are a few of our favourite designs that celebrate the season without scaring the pants off of anyone.
Minnie Mouse, submitted by Fiona Marshall.
Happy pumpkins, spiced pumpkin soup and pumpkin seeded bread submitted by Kerry Salt – nothing wasted here.
Jack Skellington, Batman, Rapunzel and Snow White, an incredible cartoon line-up submitted by Carla Mooney.
This beautiful sugar skull design inspired by Mexico’s Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead), celebrated on the 2nd of November, submitted by Ali Clifford.
Thinking Outside The Squash
Some of our ACE fans have gone above and beyond the traditional carving method with paint, props, eyeballs and all sorts.
Did the children make this, or did the Lego come alive? Submitted by Eileen Bowdin.
The four-year-old’s ideas and Daddy’s carving skills. Submitted by Amelia Stoker on behalf of ‘two proud boys’!
Henry the grizzly werewolf, submitted by Karen Steel.
This beautifully painted black cat, the witches’ familiar, submitted by Shelley Townsend.
The hairy and ever-so-scary Harold the ghost pumpkin, submitted by Rachel Dixon.
This marrow and pumpkin snail, submitted by Hazel Markland. Who wouldn’t love to have one of these to greet the trick-or-treaters?!