Get your carving tools out, because we have 33 ways—from spooky to elegant to jolly—to make your house Halloween ready.
Looking for Halloween pumpkin carving inspiration for either your front porch or for a Halloween pumpkin carving contest? Look no further as we’ve got the best pumpkin carving ideas for you and your family this Halloween. We’ve got Halloween pumpkin ideas that range from easy pumpkin carving ideas like polka-dot pumpkins to no-carve pumpkin ideas like simple pumpkin stacks or a miniature pumpkin wreath that will last throughout the fall. We’ve also got simple how-to instructions for party pumpkin serving ideas like a pumpkin cooler or pumpkin luminaries for your driveway. Of course, this wouldn’t be the Southern Living guide to Halloween pumpkins if we didn’t have some super Southern ideas for your pumpkins like carving your state flag into your pumpkin. What a creative pumpkin carving idea!