It worked. We raised them to eye level and covered tables, overturned garbage pails, etc, with black draping (lawn bags work well!) so the pumpkins looked like they were floating.
I can't say I'll carve this many again (tho the Pumpkin Gutter is an amazing tool!), but it gave us a better idea of setup, etc, for the years to come. It was all worth it from comments from the kids, etc. They came for a show, and they got one, even if it wasn't quite the show they were used to getting from us. One mom said she had waited two years to feel her little ones were old enough to come up on our porch! There was no pee your pants moment this year, but her kids loved it anyway. The best came during cleanup. A group of teenage boys came by to see the "haunted house" they'd heard about. Oops, not this year. But they were amazed by the pumpkins, so we told them to choose what they wanted and bring them home. Their excitement was the best return of the night.
The goal was a movie theme, with a little something for every age. Extra special thanks to Kelli Collins for the info I needed to pull this off.
|Avengers in light|
|Thor (my fave!)|
|Edward and Bella|
|Elmo and Kermit|
|Animal and Count|