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A JACK O’ LANTERN EXTRAVAGANZA (YES THAT’S BEY & JAY)

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I love Fall! I love Fall! Sweaters, boots, pumpkin lattes (basic), football, corn mazes, hayrides, JACK O LANTERNS! I could never ever ever ever ever live in a place that didn’t have Fall listed among their seasons.  Okay fine I’d live in San Diego, twist my arm.  But I’d fly back just so I could breathe in the Fall air of Massachusetts.

I love seeing the first pumpkins come out.  We buy ten mini ones to line our driveway entrance and 6 midsize ones to put near the Mums.  (MUMS = Fall.)  We buy some for our front steps and more for our side entrance.  Then we buy our main pumpkins to actually draw and carve on/into.  I loved carving pumpkins as a child it’s one of my happiest memories.  We would put the seeds in the oven and my sister and I would suck the salt off of the piping hot baked ones.

We always try to do something Fall related with the kids – mostly because I love Fall related things and if having kids isn’t an excuse to relive your childhood, what is?

Two years ago we did a corn maze and a hayride, last year we went apple picking and this year we’ll be headed to Franklin Park Zoo to go on their Jack-O’ Lantern Journey.  If you didn’t just click on that link you are seriously missing out.  Some of these designs are insane!

Just looking at some of these designs gives me a hand cramp…

The event is happening October through early November and will feature more than 5,000 hand-carved glowing jack o’ lanterns over the span of a half mile trail. It takes place Thursdays through Sundays after dusk and will also feature live pumpkin carving demonstrations, a pumpkin patch, fall food and beverage, and other fun interactive experiences.  There is something for everyone! I think our invitation to be a guest carver got lost in the mail? I mean just look at this masterpiece:

I’m excited to continue our tradition and to carve out some lasting memories, how about you?? Advanced tickets are required so use code Mommyhood for 20% off your ticket!

-MIM-

Kristin is an ambassador for Zoo New England.  This is a sponsored post.  
The opinions are the author’s own.

 

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