Friday, October 31, 2014

Halloween at Home Part 2

Happy Halloween!

Here is part 2 of my Halloween at Home posts for The Curious Professor Z. I saved the best for last! The best part of Halloween day for me is carving the pumpkins and handing out candy to the little ones. I made sure to shop early and get some nice plump pumpkins this year. They are perfect for carving!

I basically wanted a Tim Burton style pumpkin this year. I drew out my design on the pumpkin with a sharpie. 

And started carving! 

I wired up some Grote strobing lights that my hubby had around the house. 

The final step is to clean the sharpie off with some degreaser. 

And here they are all lit up on the porch. 

And here are some treats for after all the Trick or Treaters have gone to bed. Movies and Cupcakes are the perfect ending to the evening. And it wouldn't be Halloween without a screening of John Carpenter's Halloween! 


  1. Sounds like you had a blast! I wish I had your pumpkin carving skills

  2. Thank you. Even though it was cold and rainy we had a ton of trick or treaters last night. We were the scary house on the block. The kids loved it and the cauldron was empty at the end of the night.

  3. Your pumpkins look amazing! So big and plump hahaha! Mine was a pathetic little thing because I got mine late. I like to think I gave a little reject pumpkin a good home.

  4. I am coveting your Halloween decor, LOVE it! And that hat you're donning is really something. All very pretty!