This is the third year I have attempted to carve a Jack-O-Lantern scary enough to meet with the Bumble Bee'rs approval. I bought the biggest, stable pumpkin I could find; not stable as in wouldn't stab you with a knife, but stable as in won't fall over and set the house on fire. Pumpkin stability is of vital import.
I felt it was time to get some professional help; I choose the scariest design I could.
Stencil placed, check. Black permanent marker, check. Carving tools, check.
Forty-five minutes later...
It was such a lovely pumpkin that I save some of the seeds for us to plant and grow our own Jack-O-Lantern next year.
Here is Jack, in prime position by our front door.
'Wow Mum! That is the scariest one ever!' - mission accomplished.