This year we followed a slightly different vein when it came to our pumpkins. We purchased them from a local grower in our village and glad we did as we got a huge selection to choose from and also were able to get some to turn into Pumpkin Soup.
When we got them home we asked Oliver if he wanted to carve his pumpkin to which he answered that he wanted to colour it in instead. The above photo is the result of his and Leo’s hard work.
They loved the task and we loved the lack of mess to clear up.
Tips for Halloween on a budget.
Welcome to A Spookily Thrifty Halloween!
With Halloween now less then a week away we thought we would spend the next few days giving you hints, tips and craft ideas to help keep the cost of those Halloween Parties for the kids down.
We are covering everything from Decs and Food through to Costumes and Music.
So stay tuned to our spooky blog for money saving tips this week.
A couple of weekends back Keighley was away on a Girlie weekend so I had the boys all to myself for two days. On the Saturday morning I decided I wanted to do something with them to keep them busy.
I had read on a local Facebook Group about a farm that allowed you to go and pick your own pumpkins and thought the kids would love it. Last year we had taken them Potato Digging and they loved it so thought this would be a fantastic idea.
When we arrived we parked in a field near the entrance and were greeted by two huge round hay stacks with pumpkins painted on. Oliver loved them and ran up to them asking for his photo to be taken.
We entered the place which was obviously a great big field to be greeted by a very friendly person who explained what we had to do and what else there was to do once we’d finished picking our pumpkins. This included things like Pumpkin Bowling and other games.
We grabbed a wheelbarrow and headed off into the field. Oliver and Leo immediately started picking up pumpkins they wanted so Daddy had to step in and sort out what was actually useable for us.
We ended up with six pumpkins and Oliver also picked some corn on the cob to take home and eat, which in total came to £9 so a lovely cheap trip out. The kids had a lovely time and Oliver has asked if we can go again.