Halloween is one of the best times of the year, especially for kids. If you plan on carving a pumpkin this year, you need to shop for the perfect pumpkin. Not all pumpkins are good for carving and some carving pumpkins are better than others.
Here are 5 tips for buying the perfect pumpkin for carving.
1. Get an Actual Carving Pumpkin
First things first. There are pumpkin varieties that are grown for carving. Make sure you’re buying a carving pumpkin. Most grocery stores and discount department stores have these pumpkins available during the Halloween season.
2. Visit a Farm
Another great way to get the perfect pumpkin is to visit a farm. You’ll have a much better selection and you’ll be able to choose from pumpkins that were harvested that day.
3. Pick Your Own
Want the freshest pumpkin? Pick your own. Many farms that grow pumpkins offer the option to pick your own. Many times this is also cheaper.
4. Check the Bottom
You want to choose a pumpkin that isn’t going to roll around while you’re trying to carve it. Look for a wide bottom that offers stability.
5. Have Fun with Odd Shaped Pumpkins
Last, but not least, don’t forget that you can have fun with weird-shaped pumpkins. These make great pumpkins for carving scary monsters.
You can’t simply grab any old pumpkin and hope it works. Follow these tips for buying the perfect pumpkin for carving.
If you live in Georgia, be sure to check out this list of Pumpkin Patches, Corn Mazes, and fall family activities!