We hunted for pumpkins over the weekend at Scamman's, a local farm in Stratham, NH. There was a bounce house, tractors moving pumpkins to and fro, a small hay bale maze, a happy little dog named PeeWee, and of course pumpkins of all shapes and sizes. Annabel and Colton didn't know what to do first. I'd received four pumpkin carving kits from Pumpkin Masters, and everyone was excited to get started. Having only ever used large, sharp knives in the past, the small tools especially designed for pumpkin carving were greatly appreciated. I felt much better about using them around young children. The best part? Pumpkin Masters is kindly sponsoring a giveaway — details at the end of this post!
After I finally extracted Annabel from the bounce house, she and her brother chose their pumpkins. I was happy to see that Scamman's sells Pumpkin Masters kits in that little shed you see, above.
Once Colton had picked his pumpkin, he was off to the tractors.
When we returned home, Annabel decided which design she wanted to use from the Kids Carving Kit. She selected the cat. The kids kit comes with cool plastic eyes that look especially creepy at night.
Jason wanted a spider. I'd never shaved a pumpkin before, and it went well! I chose the polka dots.
The side door of our house now looks so festive! At night, there are little blinky lights in the pumpkins that mimic the effect of candles without the danger of fire.
And now for the giveaway!! The winner will receive the four pumpkin carving kits shown above, as well as the two flashing LED lights, valued at $35. All you have to do to enter is leave a comment below, telling me the following: If you could cast a spell, what spell would it be?
The giveaway will close on Monday, October 21st at midnight EST. US entries only, please.
In addition, Pumpkin Masters is searching for carving talent as part of its annual Pumpkin Masters Carving Contest. To enter the contest, share a pic of your carving via Instagram or Twitter with #PumpkinMasters2013, submit via the Facebook app or send via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org for the chance to win one of six prizes, including $5,000 for the Best Pumpkin. Contest runs through October 31, 2013. For contest details and official rules, click here. Pumpkin Masters is available at your local grocery, drug, or craft store, and nationally at Target and Walmart. You can also find them here at Amazon. Participation in the contest is not required for entering the giveaway.
So. What spell would you cast? I might request self-cleaning children, but hopefully that'll be inevitable. Colton seriously needed to be hosed off after helping taking the guts out of the big pumpkin!
Best of luck!!
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.