Happy Halloween! Celebrate with Tacoma Boys Selection of Pumpkins
What’s more fitting for the month of October than Halloween pumpkins?! Pumpkins are so lovely to decorate with and carve during the autumn season. It’s hard to not be tempted by cute little pumpkins as well as the big ones to turn into jack-o-lanterns. At Tacoma Boys, you’ll find a large selection of pumpkins in many shapes, sizes, and colors for all of your Halloween decorating needs!
Tis the Season for Halloween Pumpkins
There are so many ways to carve and decorate with Halloween pumpkins… The standard Jack-O-Lantern Pumpkins are perfect for – You guessed it – Making jack-o-lanterns! Large and with few blemishes, these pumpkins can be carved with any design you’d like. Or, go for a Warty Goblin Pumpkin, which looks exactly how it sounds… A variety of different pumpkins of size and color look great together and can spruce up any space with the festiveness of Halloween. Grab a few extra Sugar Pie Pumpkins to cook with and you’ll be set for the season. Corn Stalks and other seasonal produce and plants are also great to decorate with when you can. It really sets the mood for fall and the upcoming harvest season!
All pumpkins are gourds, but not all gourds are pumpkins. Gourds refer to the species of produce that include edible and nonedible pumpkins and squash. Some can be carved or cooked, and all are great for decoration. Grab a few different gourds and enjoy their variety! You can find types of gourds and pumpkins like these ones at Tacoma Boys:
- Warty Goblin and Knucklehead
- Sugar Pie
Pumpkin Picking at Tacoma Boys
Did you know you can go pumpkin picking conveniently at Tacoma Boy or H & L Produce in Tacoma, Puyallup, or Lakewood?! Different pumpkins for different uses are plentiful. Browse pumpkins to carve, eat, and decorate with. This is in along with the usual selection of plants and flowers that are perfect for decorating your home. Of course, the addition of a pumpkin or gourd instantly makes any space fall-themed! The cute mini or funky shaped pumpkins are especially a hit throughout the season.
Which Pumpkin Is Best For You?
There are a few things to consider when pumpkin picking at Tacoma Boys. The size of the space you want to decorate or whether or not you want to cook or carve the pumpkin are a couple considerations. You can use sugar pie pumpkins to decorate for a couple weeks, then cook it up too! Or, grab a variety such as white ghost pumpkins and short cinderella pumpkins. If you choose a jack-o-lantern to carve, look for one that’s smooth, sits upright, and has a greener stem — This indicates freshness.
Pumpkin Decorating Tips:
- Paint a pumpkin: For an easy and kid-friendly alternative to carving pumpkins, break out the acrylic paint! Paint a scary face, cute design like an animal, or something abstract with any color.
- Work with variety: Group together some smaller pumpkins with some big and differently shaped ones. Use a mix of colors and textures in the same space like on your porch, the mantle, or piled in a big basket.
- Pair with greenery and plants: Accent decorative pumpkins with fall colored leaves, flowers, and maybe some apples. You can even carve out a smaller pumpkin and fill with flowers, moss, and succulents!
- Use it as a wine cooler: Wow your guests when hosting Halloween parties by using a large hollowed out pumpkin as a wine cooler centerpiece. Just fill with ice and nestle in a bottle of chilled wine to serve!
Halloween and Holiday Recipes
Holiday recipes like Halloween-themed snacks and sweet treats are a necessary part of celebrating. After all, what’s a party without fun food to munch on?! You can add candy googly eyes to just about any food to make a Halloween themed snack. Other common styles of Halloween recipes include making food look like mummies or spiders. The internet is full of examples and ideas for Halloween and holiday recipes! You can also incorporate seasonal foods like squash, spices, and pecans (which are harvested in the fall) into meals and appetizers.
Tacoma Boys has a few specific recipes to check out if you’re cooking with a Halloween theme:
From pumpkins to Halloween-themed dips, sweet treats, and more: There are so many ways to cook through October and the autumn season! Tacoma Boys has all the seasonal produce and speciality groceries to help you craft your delicious recipes. Plus a huge selection of craft beer, cider, and wine to pair with these recipes.
To stay up to date on insider deals and specials, sign up for Tacoma Boys’ text list. Just text (253) 246-1661 to tell Paul you want to be on the list!