Everything you need for a pumpkin carving party

Story highlights

  • Use these tips to carve out a pumpkin and a party for Halloween
  • Choose smooth, firm and symmetrical pumpkins for carving
  • Use the right tools: Melon ballers and linoleum cutters work!

The October Issue of Martha Stewart Living and the Martha Stewart Halloween Special Edition are currently available on newsstands.

(Martha Stewart Living)Host a gathering that kicks off Halloween with a movable feast, friends and family, and a riot of funny faces. Here's your go-to guide for everything including pumpkin picking strategies, carving techniques, and printable templates. We'll even show you what to do with the seeds!

Smashing pumpkin Halloween invitations
    Get your party started right with Halloween invitations adorned with a familiar