How We Decorate Pumpkins

They’re not Pinterest-worthy, but that’s kinda the point.

Close up of half carved pumpkin with a crooked purple bow and splattered red and black paint all over it.
Author’s Photo of “Pumpcasso”

This year, I had a pumpkin decoration plan. We’d paint a few early, then carve the rest on Halloween.

Silly me. Anytime I try to dictate my kids’ creativity, it backfires.

They wanted to stab their pumpkins, dig their hands in squishy guts, and slather their wounded gourds…



Adrienne Parkhurst

Mom. Wife. Writer. Editor. Healthcare Freelance Writer. Lifetime Learner. Flawed Leader. Sharing my life lessons through personal essays and memoirs.