You have a number of choices to make when the day arrives to purchase a pumpkin.
You can find all shapes and sizes of the pumpkins in most every grocery store. However, what can be more fun than to go to the local pumpkin patch? Be prepared, the minute you pull into the large display, for your child to wildly open the car door, leap outside, and run as fast as s/he can to the bright, orange displays. You will have hundreds to choose from – some as small as a fist, others as large as a chair. Your goal will be to hopefully direct your child to the pumpkin you both can live with and to lug home. Whatever choice you make just make certain your child has some say in the final decision.
After you arrive home, and before you start carving, be sure to visit our site for free pumpkin stencils and cool downloadable pumpkin templates for purchase. Stay tuned for more Halloween tips.