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How far before Halloween do you carve your pumpkins?

 
Leigh519121

Asked by Leigh519121 at 6:51 PM on Sep. 26, 2010 in Holidays

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  • We decorate (paint, foam, glitter, etc) pumpkins the first part of October. We wait and carve the week before Halloween so that they last. We also do the petroleum jelly trick - it works great!

    scout_mom

    Answer by scout_mom at 9:00 PM on Sep. 26, 2010

  • Only a few days. They tend to get mushy rather quickly. But if you coat the inside of the pumpkin with cinnamon you may be able to get them to last as long as a week.
    duckigrrl

    Answer by duckigrrl at 6:52 PM on Sep. 26, 2010

  • Day before.
    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 6:52 PM on Sep. 26, 2010

  • One week. Hope it is cool so they last.
    tootoobusy

    Answer by tootoobusy at 6:53 PM on Sep. 26, 2010

  • We usually carve the day before.

    Christine0813

    Answer by Christine0813 at 6:53 PM on Sep. 26, 2010

  • My husband likes to do it the night before... I don't...soooo...
    We semi-comprised on the day... now it's 3 days before....
    gmasboy

    Answer by gmasboy at 6:53 PM on Sep. 26, 2010

  • We usually do it a few days before so we dont have moldy pumpkins for trick or treat :)
    foxracing43701

    Answer by foxracing43701 at 6:57 PM on Sep. 26, 2010

  • I usually buy the pumpkins last minute so within the week or so is when they get carved. It's a lot of fun but when I've cut them too soon they can go bad quicker.
    CafeMochaMom1

    Answer by CafeMochaMom1 at 6:59 PM on Sep. 26, 2010

  • We do ours about a week. We rub petroleum jelly on the inside of them to keep them from drying out before halloween and they always look wonderful :)
    justduckie_mom

    Answer by justduckie_mom at 7:00 PM on Sep. 26, 2010

  • Never... I've never figured out how or seen any fun in that kind of thing... We get the little ones and paint them instead. Usually around the beginning of October...
    SabrinaMBowen

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 7:03 PM on Sep. 26, 2010

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