Monday 31 October 2011

Happy Halloween!

I hope y'all are having a really scary day! 


Marco and I just got our pumpkin carving in on time yesterday.

Here are some of the essential ingredients for pumpkin carving at our house. First things first: some spiced apple juice. Spiced as well as spiked, as you can see.

Secondly, you obviously need pumpkins. And a handsome carving companion will always be welcome, too.

We drew our designs on the pumpkins with CD markers. The lines were really easy to remove with nail polish remover and some cotton pads.

This is how our pumpkins turned out. Marco did a classic face, whereas I went all fancy and carved a cat and some windows. I used an apple coring tool to make some round holes as additional embellishments.

 Then all we had to do was to wait for it to get dark...


I hope you have fun today, if you are celebrating. We have the candy bowl at the ready and will be watching some scary movies tonight. Happy Halloween! 

© Text & Photos - Annika - All The Live Long Day (unless otherwise stated).


  1. They're really good - you're little cat is very cute! I'm very impressed.

  2. just returning to correct my grammar... clearly I should have written "your little cat".

  3. How fantastic! I love that you also showed your process - and that cat is so gorgeous! Happy Halloween!

  4. cute pumpkins!
    and this post reminds me that i bought mulling spices last year and never used them! i think tonight is the night to curl up with my box of tissue (fighting a cold) and a harry potter movie! :) happy halloween!

  5. Oh awesome!! I love the cat (obviously!). We didn't get round to pumpkin carving this year, rather sad about that as I do enjoy it.

  6. Cute! I like the flower shape lid!

  7. Oh, it looks like you had so much fun Annika, and what beautiful pumpkins! The spiced/spiked cider sounds pretty good to me!!

    Thank you so much for sharing these wonderful photographs at The Creative Exchange.

    Have a great evening!


  8. How absolutely lovely.
    Such a nice excuse for a drink :-)

  9. Wonderfully enjoyable picture story! Happy Halloween!

  10. So it was a fantastic and wonderful Halloween :)
    Best regards Senna


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