Vintage Halloween Fun!
Are you looking to relive the Halloween of your childhood? That time when no one had cell phones and kids played in fall leaves, just a good old time! We at Secrets in Lace not only want to help achieve vintage style but really appreciate the lifestyle of the 1950’s. We’ve decided for the rest of the month of October to some fun, simple, and easy ways for you and your family to enjoy a retro Halloween!
The leaves are falling and the weather is getting cooler, so what better way to enjoy the season than by going to a pumpkin patches? Most pumpkin patches offer great food and lots of family activities as well. Take your family out to find the perfect pumpkin. These seasonal treasures are everywhere this time of year, so go out and find your very own!
So you’ve taken the cute pumpkin patch photos and you leave with pumpkins in hand, but what are you going to do now? You can make a pie out these beautiful veggies, carve jack- o’-lanterns, make casseroles, or just have fun picking the right place in the house to put them. If you have enough pumpkins and time you can do everything!
Give your pumpkins a face! Jack- o’- lanterns have been a sign of fall for a very long time. This Celtic tradition was brought to America by Ireland, and now have been engaged in our minds as a fun and wonderful way to celebrate Halloween. With a little bit of history behind the pumpkin face we can finally decide on what we want to carve!
Pumpkin carving is easiest when you have tools meant for the job. You can find pumpkin carving kits in even grocery, hardware, or even at a pumpkin patch. You have complete freedom to do what you want on the pumpkin – carve your favorite Halloween figures or even your favorite vintage actress!
Here are some simple instructions on carving your pumpkin:
Make an incision at the top of the pumpkin around the crown of the pumpkin.
Take a large spoon and scoop the seeds, fibers, and some of the flesh.
Grab a marker and draw the desired design.
Make small incision through your design until desired outcome.
Place a tea light inside the pumpkin and close top with pumpkin crown
Place outside and enjoy!
The designs can vary depending on your personality. You can carve out the classic jack –o’ -lantern face or if you are committed even the Eiffel Tower. Just get inspired by your pumpkin and enjoy the reliving and making messy memories with family.
You don’t always have to carve a pumpkin to decorate your house. You can always have fun painting the outside of the gourds and placing it outside with a candle placed beside it. Pumpkins also make wonderful decorations on their own, or painted like gourds. Place a few medium to large pumpkins in the yard and you are ready for Halloween.
Here are some tips to make sure your beautiful carved creations last as long as possible. Jack -o’ – lanterns do not fare as well as uncut pumpkins, which can last up to 12 weeks, so it is advised to cut your pumpkins about five days before Halloween or whenever you want to show these veggies off! You can also soak them in a bleach solution of 1 teaspoon bleach to one gallon water to help preserve them. We hope you enjoy this classic way to celebrate the season, and we can’t wait to share more fun next week!