Halloween Fun

I love Halloween. When I lived in Toronto, it was a time for the adults to sit on their porches or wander over to the neighbour’s house and catch up. By 8pm we’d all be gathered in front of one house with our bowls of treats and a warm beverage. We would chat and call the kids over to the house where we’d landed. Now I live rurally on Amherst Island. I head into the village to Lorna’s place with my bowl of treats and carved pumpkin. I enjoy seeing the costumes and catching up with the parents of younger children.

Tis the season for pumpkin carving and decorating your front porch, so it’s time to round up some resources from the web for the festivities!

Pumpkin carving

Have you seen this trick for cleaning out your pumpkin in 2 minutes with a drill and beater? Video below:

There’s a ton of free stencils on the web for pumpkin carving. Better Homes and Gardens has various categories of stencils, including ones for dog and cat lovers.

The Tett Centre has a pumpkin carving workshop on Thursday, October 28 6:00-9:00 PM

If you’re looking for inspiration, how about visiting the Fort Henry Pumpkinferno, open nightly until October 31: Kingstonist article | Event page

Fort Henry's Pumpkinferno dragons

Photo from The Kingstonist

For decor, head to HGTV.com for their favourite 100+ Halloween decorating ideas.

Photo from hgtv.com

And for safety tips, head over to canada.ca.

We hope you have a fun and safe Halloween!

About the Author
A farm girl from Colborne, I became familiar with the Kingston area as a university student in the 1990s, and gravitated back to the area in 2016.
With a passion for helping others, I'm eager to help with your home buying and selling needs in the Kingston area. Previously an artisan entrepreneur and software consultant, I use the marketing, tech, and customer service skills I gained to help you sell and find the right home with honesty and integrity.
When not helping clients, I enjoy time outdoors and volunteering for community organizations on Amherst Island, where I live with my husband, two children, and our whoodle.