Fall fun is here again—and with the change of season comes beloved annual activities like backyard bonfires, cozy décor and, of course, pumpkin carving! Be sure to fuel your artful adventure with Colt’s Pig Stand, and follow a few of our helpful tips below.
Make room for messy
No one said pumpkin carving would be the cleanest fall activity out there—but it certainly is one of the most enjoyable! Plan ahead for a potential mess by dedicating a space on your patio or kitchen counter to carefree pumpkin carving. You can even lay out some newspaper to further protect your workspace.
Listen to Halloween music
Help your family get into the spooky spirit with some classic Halloween tunes! A few go-to favorites include “Monster Mash,” “Thriller” and instrumental hits like Bach’s “Toccata and Fugue in D Minor,” the familiar haunting organ arrangement.
Pumpkin carving calls for some serious sustenance, so fuel the fun with a delicious menu by Colt’s Pig Stand! You can plan ahead for delicious catering or simply take home some of your favorite picks. Wings are a true crowd-pleasing option, as are our Jumbo Chicken Tenders that can be easily shared and snacked on somewhere between concept and carving.
Pay homage to pop culture
As far as the carving itself, draw some inspiration from popular culture! Be sure to supervise younger carvers (you can even pick up some child-friendly carving tools, or let them draw out their preferred design before letting you do the actual cutting), and consider recreating your favorite film, TV show or 2020 meme. You can also recreate your furry friend in pumpkin form!
Connect with friends and family virtually
You may not be going trick-or-treating or having a Halloween party this year, but who says you can’t connect with loved ones as you enjoy this classic seasonal activity? Set up a video call and carve pumpkins together, then indulge in some healthy competition to see who comes up with the most creative Jack-o’-Lantern.
We can’t wait to see your pumpkin carving creations! For this beloved fall activity and all the others on the way, be sure to swing by Colt’s Pig Stand to bring home hearty flavors the whole family will enjoy.