Six alternative things to carve if you’re just so over pumpkins Posted on October 30, 2019 (March 11, 2020) by Charlotte Rhind-Tutt Spooky watermelons, where are you? Move over pumpkins. You make delicious soup and, yes, you’re usually the best thing about Halloween – but it’s not all about you. Turns out there are some other fruit and vegetables that we reckon are even better to carve. Now, we admit we have no idea if having a go at a pineapple jack-o-lantern will go to plan – don’t blame us if you end up reverting back to a plain, old pumpkin – but just take a look at these for some inspiration. Pineapples View this post on Instagram Carving pineapples, drinking piña coladas, and getting in the Floridian Halloween spirit today🍍🍊🍍 #socialhouseopenhouse A post shared by Social House (@socialhouselw) on Oct 25, 2016 at 12:58pm PDT People’s pineapple craftwork is taking over Instagram, and we can see why. The spiky outside of the tropical fruit makes for a scarier look, and they just look so fun, don’t they? FYI, to successfully carve a pineapple, we have some top tips: just cut off the top, remove the juice after hollowing out the inside and then be sure to dry it out with a towel. Watermelon View this post on Instagram Happy #watermelonhalloween A post shared by Julius Hoo (@julius_hoo) on Oct 25, 2015 at 4:51am PDT Don’t be foolish and let that blood red flesh you’ve scooped out go to waste. Why not blend it all into a smoothie or make tangy watermelon lemonade? Remember you could add any kind of alcohol into the mix too – what a great excuse for hosting that Halloween party (like you even needed one). Peppers Pinterest OK, admittedly they’re a lot smaller (and potentially a lot less scary to trick-or-treaters) than their giant orange counterparts. But where peppers are a winner over pumpkins is you can stuff them with whatever takes your fancy and turn your carving efforts into a meal. What about this drool-worthy recipe? Courgette https://twitter.com/PSJF/status/130733471546081280?s=20 Yesterday at Edfords we carved some pumpkins (and an overgrown courgette) for Halloween. What do you think? pic.twitter.com/UoDkVS0k2f— Edfords Care Farm (@EdfordsCareFarm) October 27, 2015 It's the Halloween courgette & his little ghosty friend!! pic.twitter.com/zHr0WEdFMd— Emma Littlechild (@EmmaLittlechild) October 31, 2013 Who knew a courgette could be so versatile, eh? We are particularly loving using one vegetable to make two decorations. Such great Halloween handiwork. Oranges View this post on Instagram Sempre quis fazer uma abóbora de halloween e nunca fiz (por falta de abóbora e preguiça), hoje resolvi fazer uma.. mas não tinha abóbora.. Então fiz minha LARANJA DE HALLOWEEN!!! 🍊🍊 kekeke! Pq laranja agora é a moda u.u #HappyHalloween #NoPumpkin #OrangesHalloween #NadaDeAbóbora #LaranjaDeHalloween #FelizDiaDasBruxas A post shared by Camila Mazochi (@camilamazochi) on Oct 31, 2014 at 8:39am PDT Potentially a bit (OK, very) fiddly, but if you use a grapefruit spoon to scoop out the orange flesh, it should be a bit easier. And there’s no worry about these taking up too much room as a Halloween decoration – how cute does it look as part of this selection? Pumpkin shortage, so we have pineapple, butternut squash and a satsuma. #Halloween pic.twitter.com/dmS8lWleQd— Sam Gore (@Smivo72) October 31, 2015 Butternut squash That's the halloween window done. Be afraid, be very afraid (especially if you're a Butternut Squash) #nightmareonprincessstreet #knutsford pic.twitter.com/kg3cRTRAwy— Dexter & Jones (@dexterandjones) October 24, 2016 When you wait until Halloween to buy pumpkins and end up carving butternut squash… pic.twitter.com/2DBKEVVd5v— Katherine Memmel (@KatherineMemmel) November 1, 2015 For all those people who leave buying pumpkins until the last possible moment, turns out a butternut squash really can live up to expectations as a worthy replacement. Honestly, the non-pumpkin possibilities are endless. Next article Related Posts:Not just a tremor: 10 early symptoms of Parkinson’s…Over-50s life insurance: What options are available…How much exercise should you be doing over the age of 50?