We are taking part in the CMBA Challenge to post for 13 days straight in October. We’ve decided to offer 13 dates to enjoy this time of year. Be sure to check back each day, and let us know when we share one you are inspired to use.
Fall Date #2
Pumpkin Carving Contest
This is sure to be a great way to sharpen your skills at romancing your spouse. 🙂 Here’s all you have to do to make this a great date and may become an annual tradition:
What You’ll Need:
- Two pumpkins
- Carving tools – grapefruit knife, paring knife, large spoon and petroleum jelly
- Tracing Paper
- Tape or Straight Pins
- Tea Light Candle
(Photo Credit: While Wearing Heels Blog)
- Allow your pumpkin to come to room temperature. Draw the outline of a six-sided lid on top of the pumpkin. Then draw a notch at the back to use as a guide for replacing the lid. Make the lid large enough to let you easily clean out the pumpkin. Instead of cutting a lid, you may wish to draw a round opening on the bottom of the pumpkin. With the bottom removed, the pumpkin can sit over a candle or a light.
- Cut out the lid or bottom opening with a saw or a knife. To cut out a lid, carve at an angle toward the pumpkin center. This creates a ledge to support the lid. To cut out a bottom opening cut straight into the base.
- Clean out the seeds and pulp with a spoon. Scrape the pulp from the area you plan to carve until the pumpkin wall is about 1 inch thick.
- For directions on carving watch the following video:
Once you have carved your romantic pumpkins–take a picture of both. Set them on a table and turn off all the lights in your room. Eat some fresh pumpkin pie, play your favorite music and enjoy the fruits of your labor in whatever way relaxes you most. 🙂
Have you ever carved a pumpkin together? What would be the perfect design to represent your love?
This is post #2 in the 1/2 Marathon Blogging Challenge of the CMBA to post for 13 days in October.