Carving Pumpkins

October 27, 2015

This Jamaican girl carved her first pumpkin! Hell, a Jamaican girl, a Brazilian girl and a Korean girl carved pumpkins for the first time the other night. Culturally, it is not something we did with our families, so we are a tad late to the craving partaaaaay! I was scrolling through Instagram, as per usual and came across one of my friends perfectly carved pumpkins. Suddenly it dawned on me that I should get my friends together and do some carving of our own.

The wine was sorted and we picked up the best pumpkins we could find. The pumpkins were shaped differently than my friend's. They were wider and were a little green on the inside, but we made it work. We all can't have perfectly grown California pumpkins, right?


My friends pumpkins were next level, as you can see above. According to her post, they were practice pumpkins before her actual pumpkin carving party. Naturally, I messaged her for all the info on carving and what kind of tools I needed. Apparently, there are toolkits and stencils, that can be purchased at target. I am in Korea and purchasing anything from target to carve pumpkins, would never arrive in time for Halloween.

We decided to keep it simple and use knives and youtube instead. You learn any and everything on youtube these days! It was our first pumpkin carving session, after all. We watched a few videos, drank a few glasses of wine, ate basil ice cream and then carved our little hearts out. It was super fun to do it with friends and it was an excuse to have a splash of wine together. Things got a bit messy, but we  had so much fun.

What Do You Need?

1. Wine

2. Pumpkins

3. Knife

4. Pen/marker

5. spoon

6. Bag for trash

7. Tea lights

8. The Internet (for youtube)


1. Cut the top of the pumpkin in a circle

2. Clean out the inside of the pumpkin with a spoon

3. Draw what you want you pumpkin to look like

4. Sip some wine

5. Cut out the drawings you made

6. Stick a tea light inside

7. Take a selfie with you pumpkin!

8. Drink more wine

Finished Product

I hope you enjoyed this post and that you get to carve some pumpkins this Halloween, wherever you are in the world. Please leave your thoughts in the comments section below and Happy Halloween! 

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