Punkin Heads!

Every year we have a pumpkin carving party down at the Spinster’s house.  We carve pumpkins and eat all kinds of really-bad-for-us treats, then swear we’re gonna puke for about 30 minutes or so afterward.  It’s fun.

This year was another huge success.  Well for everyone but me that is.  My pumpkin turned out horribly.  And not horrible in a good, scary, Halloween-horrible kinda way.  Just the regular kind of horrible.  The bad kind.

We had a table full of delectable goodies and some scary music in the background to set the mood.


We had a cute carving table all ready to go.


Nanner decided to paint her pumpkin this year.


Katie, being the little perfectionist that she is, was very meticulous with hers.  I thought we were going to be there all night waiting on her to finish.


Punkin’ guts!!!



We were also going to have a weenie roast, but alas it rained all stinkin’ night.  But did that stop us from roasting weenies?  Heck no!  We just improvised.


See?  Roasted weenie perfection!  Just look at that satisfied customer.  I don’t know how you guys like you’re roasted weenies, but ’round these parts, we like ’em burnt!


We even had s’mores too!  So what if they were microwaved?  Did we care?  Heck no!


It was so much fun, even if my pumpkin fell apart and now just looks like a pumpkin with a huge gaping hole in the middle of it.  I kept leaning my head from side to side, hoping against hope that at the right angle it would look like something.  Anything!  But nope, it’s just a big hole in a pumpkin.  It’s the one there on the end that looks like nothing…yeah, as if you couldn’t tell which one it was.  It was supposed to be a cat and a moon.  😦




Sorry.  I just wanted to put that picture on here and I didn’t know what to say about it…

Here they are all together.  Such a cute little Jack-o-lantern family…well, all except for that ugly one on the end.


We ended the evening with none other than a viewing of the classic “It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!”.  It was a perfect punkin carving night…even if it did rain.

Thanks Spinster, it was a blast as usual!

11 thoughts on “Punkin Heads!

  1. Lillian October 30, 2009 at 7:57 pm Reply

    You have the most family fun. I really enjoy hearing all your traditions. Love the pumpkin family!

    • klutzymama October 30, 2009 at 8:02 pm Reply

      Awww…thanks Lil. We do have a fun family and for that I am truly blessed!
      Did you even like the poor little red-headed step-child pumpkin on the end????

  2. Fencepost October 31, 2009 at 1:01 pm Reply

    Sounds like fun! We need to start doing that again around here.
    Seems I can’t get anyone motivated.
    You should have turned yours around and carved the other side!

    • klutzymama October 31, 2009 at 1:57 pm Reply

      That’s exactly what Katie told me to do, Becky. But by the time I was done wrecking the first side of it, I’d lost all of the enthusiasm to try it again on the other side. 🙂

  3. mel October 31, 2009 at 1:27 pm Reply

    Ummm sweetie, I saw the cat and the moon idea, does I saw it in the first shot, before you told what it was too!

    • klutzymama October 31, 2009 at 1:57 pm Reply

      Well good ! At least you can kinda tell what it’s SUPPOSED to be! ha ha! Thanks Mel.

  4. Christy October 31, 2009 at 4:32 pm Reply

    From far away, when it’s on the porch and lit…it looks like a cat and moon!! Sounds like a fun time…especially the eating lots of candy part!! Wait….there are 5 punkins in that picture…do you have some news you’re not telling us??!!

    • klutzymama October 31, 2009 at 7:40 pm Reply

      No No and No! I do not have anything like THAT to tell you! That little punkin next to mine is my Mamaw’s. 🙂

  5. Gretchen November 1, 2009 at 1:37 pm Reply

    So gross and so cute! It is a great little tradition for you all to do that. I could kind of tell it was a cat and the moon, but I for one am relieved to know that you do occasionally mess up and you’re not quite as perfect as I think you are in my head – ha, just kidding you are still pretty perfect.

    • klutzymama November 1, 2009 at 6:12 pm Reply

      Oh Gretchen, you make me laugh! I am so so soooooo far from perfect, it ain’t even funny! 😉

  6. Punkin Heads! 2010 « Klutzy Mama October 20, 2010 at 2:11 am Reply

    […] we started with the pumpkin carving.  You may remember my pumpkin disaster from last year. I played it safe this year and went with a traditional Jack-o-lantern […]

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