Our Halloween Weekend: Painting Pumpkins and Kicking Leaves

I haven’t been able to post for the last few days as I have made the move to being self-hosted! Wahoo! I will post more about that another day but for now a recap of our Halloween weekend!
October 31st in our family has always been less about Halloween and more about it being my younger brother’s birthday. This year he made the trip with his fiancé to see us all in the south which was lovely, and we managed to have some Halloween themed fun at the same time.


Pumpkin Painting

On the Saturday morning Joe was at work, so Lily and I set about creating some Halloween artwork. I had bought a large pumpkin, but wasn’t too sure what to do with it, as Lily is too young to carve with a sharp knife. I took to the Internet and saw that many younger children paint their pumpkins instead of carving them. I saw photos of lovely multicoloured pumpkins and we decided we would do the same.


Armed with paintbrushes and lots of colours we started to paint the pumpkin, Lily loves painting, I would say it’s her favourite thing to do at the moment, so she was in her element. Soon enough however the colours were merged together in to her signature brown poo colour. At least she was having fun. In an attempt to brighten it up a bit I gave Lily some coloured spongey shapes, feathers and lollipop sticks to add to her pumpkin. The end result we were pretty pleased with! What can I say.. The girl loves her accessorising and bling!


Pumpkin Prints

Once every tiny bit of space on the pumpkin was covered we moved on to printing. I cut an apple in half and showed Lily how she could paint it orange and the stalk green. Her face lit up when I showed her the first print. Soon getting the hang of it she had great fun stamping it all over a white piece of paper to make little pumpkin prints. I only gave her orange paint for this activity so she couldn’t go for the usual brown mixture of colours.

Autumn Leaves

I have a new found love of the Autumn this year as the first year Lily has been old enough to notice the leaves falling off the trees. We had great fun this weekend looking at the different colours, listening to the crunching sounds walking and kicking the leaves, and making big piles to jump in!

Finally a cosy roast dinner…

We topped the weekend off with a gammon roast cooked by my mum. Ever since the honeymoon Lily is better at sitting at a table, and it turns out she loves peas!





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  1. Well done on going self hosted someone looks like they lots of fun with the pumpkins super cute pictures Thanks for linking to the #THAT FRIDAY LINKY come back next week please

  2. Wow that looks so great! I wish I had seen the apple/pumpkin idea sooner to do with my daughter. Definitely saving tho for next year! #ThatFridayLinky

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