In decorating for Halloween this year I wanted to add in bright pops of color. I love this bunch of bright pumpkins, and the festive touch they bring to our normally dark fall decor.

After cutting out the pumpkins, I wrote on the inside of each a fun fall family activity. We are using them as an October afternoon countdown calendar. Every day the kids pick out one pumpkin and we open up the honeycomb and do what is inside. It’s a fun way to welcome the season, and gives us specific activities to do together while we await Halloween.

Making the honeycombs is easy. I cut out these pumpkin honeycombs from honeycomb paper (buy it here). Draw a half pumpkin template and butt it to the side of the honeycomb paper, trace and cut. For the larger pumpkins-combine two halves together. Use double sided tape to secure and fan the paper into shape.

Here are the activities we are excited to do this month, if you’d like a few ideas… package and send leaves to Grandma, roast pumpkin seeds, paint pumpkins, make homemade apple cider, bob for apples, lay under a tree and watch the leaves fall, play flag football, watch the classic, “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown,” build the first fire of the season, stomp in leaves, squash bowling, go on a hay ride, and practice trick or treating.

Photography in collaboration with Erin Holland.