I am lucky to live in a neighborhood where families come together all year long for an array of community-building activities. We have an annual Octoberfest block party, cookie swap, and Holiday party, and for the first time this year, a Pumpkin People Scarecrow Making Contest. The rules: Create a scarecrow with a pumpkin head. An “expert” panel of judges will pick the winner today, and I’m crossing my fingers that my Meal Makeover Mom pumpkin person wins! (The idea was inspired by the Pumpkin People of Jackson, NH., an annual fall celebration.)
Don (with a little bit of help from me) created this scarecrow complete with a Meal Makeover Mom apron, chef hat, muffin tin, and mini pumpkin cupcakes!
My neighbor, Moe, has four boys and the family loves to ski, so it was no surprise when her pumpkin person ended up on skis.
Guess what my neighbor Billy does for a living? That’s right. He’s a plumber. He and his very humorous family created a pumpkin plumber … complete with a plumber’s “pumpkin crack.”
Gone fishing ….
This is the cutest pumpkin-face fish I’ve ever seen.
Go Patriots …
This scarecrow is reading a book on “Creative Scarecrows.” No surprise that this scarecrow was built by my neighbor, Jen, who organized the event.
I’ll update the post tonight after I find out who won! In the meantime, if you’re looking for healthy pumpkin recipes for your family, read our latest pumpkin-licious blog post.