Great Pumpkins, Everywhere!

Great Pumpkins, Everywhere!

Pumpkins are the true star of fall. We all know and love them! Since the pumpkin season is finally upon us, we decided to give you a list of all the best fall activities involving pumpkins! Grab the family, some friends, or your favorite person and enjoy the fall! 

Visit the Pumpkin Patch!

There’s nothing quite like visiting a pumpkin patch with loved ones in the fall! Pick out your favorite pumpkin, go on a haunted hayride, enjoy some delicious fall classics, and have fun! 

Recipe: After you get your pumpkin from the patch and carve it, you can use it to make a pumpkin latte! Separate the seeds and use the insides to make a pumpkin purée. Combine that with some milk, spices, and vanilla extract and bring it to a boil. Once it’s all melted together, you can put it in your coffee for that sweet Starbucks-style flavor, without the hassle! Our Coffee Lovers Gift Set makes the perfect pairing equipped with gourmet ground coffee, a French press, and so much more!

Pumpkin Carving

Carving pumpkins is one of the most enjoyable parts of autumn! It’s a great way to bring people together and have so much fun! Some cute carving ideas could be silly ghosts, jack-o-lantern faces, a wicked witch and her black cat, anything you want really! Need some inspiration? Check out our Pinterest board! We have so many cute and clever ideas featured here! You can also use the pumpkin carving kit from the Halloween Gift Set.

Recipe: Once you’ve carved those pumpkins be sure to save the seeds! Not only are pumpkin seeds delicious, they are very healthy! After cleaning the seeds, spread them out on a baking sheet. Cover them in olive oil, salt, garlic powder, paprika, and black pepper. Roast them at 350 degrees for 15 minutes and enjoy! 

Painting Pumpkins

If you have little ones and are worried about them carving pumpkins, no worries! Another fun way to decorate pumpkins is to paint them together! Acrylic paint stays on the best. Find some cute and easy designs or get creative! Either way, this makes for a much less messy but still enjoyable way to enjoy your pumpkins! 

While the kids are working, how about a snack? Our Snack Crate is equipped with Rice Krispie Treats, Act II Popcorn, and so much more for them to enjoy! 

Halloween Movie Night

There’s nothing quite like a movie night with the people you love. What better movie choice to celebrate the start of fall than It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown! Our Movie Night Care Package is perfectly packaged with all the movie necessities like popcorn, candy, treats, and more! 

Recipe: To keep with the fall theme, try out some pumpkin spice popcorn! In a saucepan add butter, sugar, water, a little bit of vanilla extract, salt and pumpkin pie spice. Once the sugar has melted, pour it over popped popcorn. Use a spoon to cover every piece then place in a baking tray. Spread out evenly and place in the oven at 300 degrees for 15 minutes. Let it cool and then enjoy your perfectly flavored popcorn! 

Pumpkin Science Experiments

Need some more fun pumpkin ideas? Try out these fun little pumpkin experiments! Create a pumpkin volcano, make a pumpkin “disappear,” or use toothpicks to create pumpkin architecture! These ideas and more can be found on Pinterest or online!

Recipe: If you want to try a cooking experiment with the kids, here’s a recipe for homemade pumpkin pancakes! In a bowl, mix together milk, pumpkin, egg, oil and vinegar. In another bowl, combine flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, allspice, cinnamon, ginger and salt. Pour the pumpkin mixture in just enough to combine the ingredients together. Then heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium high heat. Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle, brown on both sides and serve hot, and enjoy! 

We hope these ideas bring you and your family some great pumpkin joy! We’re in the business of caring here, which means we have gifts for everyone! Check out some of our amazing products here!