We have a tradition in our family that was passed down by my Dad. I am not sure how it started or where my dad got the idea. it did not start with me, but with my younger brothers. When they were little, they got SMURFS in their pumpkins. :)
what you do is have your kids try to pick out a magic pumpkin. this can happen at the pumpkin patch (or in busy sports seasons) the walmart because the magic can happen anywhere! before the kids pull off the top, you need to be tricky and quick-fast like a ninja and sneak the small prize into pumpkin before anyone notices. one year we had to do a magic pumpkin chant around the house (because we were not sure if it was magical), while dad stood watch in the kitchen. if you don't do something like this, try it this year. it is exciting for the kids and such a fun family tradition to pass down.
in the spirit of magic and give-aways...leave a comment on my blog and i will pick a chick tomorrow to win this cute set:
after my blog, pop over to wendy's:
"good times" strip