43 Pumpkin Carving Designs That’ll Wow the Neighborhood

Which one will be the right one for your family this year?

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This Is Halloween: 20+ Freaky-Fun Facts about the Spookiest Holiday

Ever wonder where many of our Halloween traditions came from? The answer is easy: Ireland.

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8 Toddler Games to Play on Halloween

Play inside or out, at day or at night. These Halloween games for toddlers are fun without the fright!

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Get Ready for Halloween With Disney Junior

Starting Oct. 2. the DisneyNOW app will feature a Halloween-themed suite of games.

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13 Halloween Safety Tips You Might Not Have Thought Of

These smart tips can help keep your family safe on Halloween.

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Pick of the Patch: Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

It’s Halloween week! Put all those jack-o’-lantern guts to good use with this easy and tasty toasted recipe.

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This Might Be the Coolest Little Free Library Ever Built

This little library is downright magical.

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6 Pumpkin Carving Tools You Can Order on Amazon Now

Get the nicest jack-o’-lantern grins on the block with these perfect tools for the job.

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This Spa Is Just for Worn-Out Parents & BRB, Making Reservations

A spa with its very own childcare—on site? Where do we sign up??

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This Fan-Made Hogwarts Just Got an Incredible Winter Makeover

Is there anything dads can’t make for their Harry Potter-loving kids?

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7 Things You Need to Put on Your Family’s Fall Bucket List

School is in session, schedules are off and running out of control, holidays are barreling at us. How are you faring? I suggest you dive right in, head first! Get the kids to practice and lessons on time, prep your…

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The Ultimate Guide to Halloween Happenings for LA Kids

We’ve rounded up the ultimate list so you can find the perfect Halloween haunt for every superhero, witch and goblin in your family.

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This Whole Town Celebrates Halloween for a Month

From Halloween-themed decor and haunted tours, to costume dance parties and live concerts, this place celebrates Halloween like no one else.

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Sculptor Gives New Meaning to Playing With Your Food & We’re Loving It

This food sculptor and artist is wowing the internet with his fruit and vegetable creations.

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Discover Albany, Oregon: Must-See Attractions & More

For an easy summer vacation the whole family will love, head south to kid-friendly Albany.

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8 Must-Download Apps for Working Parents

Simplify, organize and add a chunk of family time to your always-on-the-go life with these apps designed for busy Seattle parents.

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Go Mad for Plaid: Tartan Baby Looks to Love

They may not be classic kilts, but these plaid goodies are what perfect fall photos are made of.

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Witness Pumpkins Transform into Boats at The Giant Pumpkin Regatta!

Pumpkins can be turned into boats! You can witness all of the fun at the 13th Annual West Coast Giant Pumpkin Regatta. Read on to find out more.

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Today Is Pumpkin Carving Day


Today Is Pumpkin Carving Day

Face it.


If “free-form” doesn’t always work out as you’d hoped, try out one of these template designs to look like you’ve gone pro.


When the tiny serrated blade on that kit…

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Flame-Free Ways to Light It Up on Candle Day

Want to celebrate World Candle Day without playing with fire? Read on for three activities that are as safe as they are fun.
1. Birthday Candle Bowling
Leave it to Crayola to dream up an awesome candle activity that is…

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Win Tickets to Squaw Valley & Alpine Meadows

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Whether you’re hitting the bunny hills or carving your way down a black diamond, chances are you’ve worked up an appetite and need the perfect snack to refuel. Grab a bag of popchips during your…

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5 Spectacular Jack-O-Lantern Displays You’ve Got to See to Believe

This month is all about pumpkins – pumpkin picking, pumpkin spice lattes, and of course, carving Halloween jack-o-lanterns. But beyond carving your own spooky gourds with your kids, you can see some spectacular, professionally carved pumpkins, too. Read on for…

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Looking Gourd-geous! 6 Fun Places to Decorate Pumpkins

This year leave the dirty work to someone else by checking out one of these pumpkin decorating happenings where the carving is already done (or made easier with the help of a pro).

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All Jacked Up: How to Host a B.Y.O.P. Party

This Halloween, why not skip the Pinterest-perfect pumpkin, and focus instead on carving up some old-fashioned, family fun. We asked Amy Croushorn, an Atlanta-based mom and party stylist behind Amy’s Party Ideas, to share how she celebrates the season.

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Slice into Summer: 8 Imaginative Watermelon Carvings

With watermelon in its peak season, it’s the perfect time to try a watermelon carving. We’ve discovered eight imaginative creations that are not only delicious, but actually fairly simple to boot (we promise!).

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Have Your Cake and Eat Cupcakes Too at Cookie Casa Bakery

We all love a good specialty shop.  This one with their frosting inversions, that one with their birthday-cake-on-a-stick, but whatever happened to ye old-fashioned bakeries?  Where you could have your cake and eat cupcakes too?  Behold, Cookie Casa Bakery.


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Where to Set your Carved Pumpkin Asail

The Vikings used to bury their dead by setting them aflame and casting them out to sea. On Sunday, October 28, 2012, New York City families can experience a bit of that tradition and pageantry for themselves. With pumpkins. Though…

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Blow Your Own Glass Pumpkin

Carving and decorating pumpkins is an age old tradition, but have you ever thought about blowing your own glass pumpkin? While your real pumpkin may get moldy in just a couple of weeks, a blown glass pumpkin lasts forever!

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Brown’s Remember When Toys Make Memories

Hand-carved, Sustainable Rocking Horses (and More!) for Your Kids’ Kids
We’ve all got memories of the toys we played with as children—that favorite doll, a collection of matchbox cars, a beloved tea set that lasted for a whole season of…

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