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    when are you going to carve your pumpkins? How early is too early? I work nights through the week so I would love to carve with my kids this weekend. Will the pumpkins last a week? I will put them outside.

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    DD's birthday is OCT 29th. It has become a tradition to get our pumpkins (or grow them) Thanksgiving weekend, and then carve them the evening of her birthday. It is a fun, family event that we can do and tie in to her dinner, cake, etc... and, it's “just us.“
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    We are thinking of carving them right on Halloween this year since it's on a Saturday and we've got all day - I booked it off work so the whole family will be home all day.
    Normally though we carve it a few days before.

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    We are carving this weekend. I figure it should be cool enough outside for them to last the week. I will be putting them in the backyard until Halloween to avoid the pumpkin smashers.....

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    I bought a Mr. Potato Head pumpkin kit so all we have to do is poke the pieces in. We'll do that on the Saturday. I think a week might be too long but hey, it might look even more creepy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MomtoS&E View Post
    I bought a Mr. Potato Head pumpkin kit so all we have to do is poke the pieces in. We'll do that on the Saturday. I think a week might be too long but hey, it might look even more creepy!
    Where do you find those? That sounds kinda cool!

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    I bought mine at Target in September. I haven't seen any in London. I should have bought more. They were only 5$.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MomtoS&E View Post
    I bought mine at Target in September. I haven't seen any in London. I should have bought more. They were only 5$.

    The States has all of the cool stuff! Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BabyLove View Post
    The States has all of the cool stuff! Thanks!
    I know, it's not fair. I feel guilty sometimes when we make a special trip just to shop but I need cool stuff!
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    I also saw them at the Dollarstore near Zellers (east London)
    we also used to carve them the Sunday before Halloween.. put vaseline on the edges.. keeps them from rotting and dont' forget the handles make excellent noses for some uggglllyyy faces..

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrsSunshine View Post
    I also saw them at the Dollarstore near Zellers (east London)
    we also used to carve them the Sunday before Halloween.. put vaseline on the edges.. keeps them from rotting and dont' forget the handles make excellent noses for some uggglllyyy faces..
    Ive seen them there too - and good point about vaseline - off to find some before our little ones rot away.


    We carved 2 little ones a few days ago and roasted their seeds yesterday~! Yummm

    We have 4 more to cut up next week likely.
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