how close to halloween do you carve your pumpkins?

Do you have a special way to carve a pumpkin?
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how close to halloween do you carve your pumpkins?

Post by dark master » Tue Oct 18, 2011 12:05 pm

do you wait til its closer to halloween or do you take a chance and do it earlier?

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Post by Pumpkin56 » Tue Oct 18, 2011 12:10 pm

I used to do it the night before. Last time I carved a real one, I had a slip-up with my knife and the face of my werewolf jack collapsed on me when I was up against a deadline! Now I'm strictly artificial pumpkins--I start carving in early September and go into late October. I currently have a pumpkin army of around 24 assorted jacks from the last few years 8)

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Post by ofwgdgaf » Tue Oct 18, 2011 12:49 pm

It all depends, the times we start carving usually aren't consistent but this year it's probably gonna be a few days before. :)

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Post by johnsoneliza52 » Tue Oct 18, 2011 2:21 pm

Usually a few days before. I had four children living here a few years ago, and they would each carve one.

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Post by Lillith » Tue Oct 18, 2011 2:30 pm

My niece wanted hers done night before last, so I did hers. I'll get more and have them carved right before the big night..like maybe a week.
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Post by jerseygirl13 » Tue Oct 18, 2011 5:48 pm

I think I'm carving mine on the 28th. :D
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Post by Andybev01 » Tue Oct 18, 2011 7:02 pm

The 30th.
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Post by Undertaker » Tue Oct 18, 2011 7:20 pm

Probably 5 days before Halloween!
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Post by Andybev01 » Tue Oct 18, 2011 7:23 pm

Maybe the 29th...
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Post by Midnite Shadow » Wed Oct 19, 2011 3:20 am

Probably this weekend...it's nice to have the Jack o lantern out for a week before Halloween...at least.
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Post by Murfreesboro » Wed Oct 19, 2011 3:29 am

The natural ones, no more than one day before. I dislike having to carve them furiously on Halloween morning, but sometimes it comes down to that.

I find that, if I do them any earlier, they start deteriorating too quickly.

Ideally, I like to clean them one day and carve them the next. I don't always get around to that, either.

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Post by jadewik » Thu Oct 20, 2011 6:51 am

I carve 'em whenever I have the time-- but try to get 'em as close to Halloween as possible. I can pretty much get the real ones to last a good, long while.

This year, I will probably carve them on the weekend before Halloween.

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Post by Jack Skellington » Thu Oct 20, 2011 8:38 am

Our main bulk will be done on the 30th. I may carve one before though & put it out every night to see how long it'll last.
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Post by Pumpkin56 » Thu Oct 20, 2011 12:51 pm

I think it was Jade who was able to keep a real pumpkin 'alive' for a good long while--she can probably give everyone tips on how to do it. Or you can just look for her thread :)

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Post by Jack Skellington » Thu Oct 20, 2011 10:19 pm

Pumpkin56 wrote:I think it was Jade who was able to keep a real pumpkin 'alive' for a good long while--she can probably give everyone tips on how to do it. Or you can just look for her thread :)
Yes I can remember that thread.

I can't remember exactly what to do, covering it & placing it in the fridge or something was it? I'll have a look around & try & find the thread.
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