How to Pick the Perfect Pumpkin

Finding the PERFECT PUMPKIN is always something I love to do with my family. I feel like it’s such a beautiful and fun Fall Seasonal activity to do with your family. As you can imagine – with 5 kids – there’s a ton of deciding when it comes to finding the PERFECT pumpkin. I love watching the hunt and seeing each of them light up when they’ve discovered the “ONE!” I know that this is one tradition I cherish and will always hold true to my heart. It’s something I will enjoy doing with the kids – even when they’re in college! They still let me snap photos of them, which I love!

So when it comes to choosing the PERFECT pumpkin or finding the perfect pumpkin, it’s something we’re all different about. I always look for a pumpkin that is perfectly round. For me – that’s my favorite! My sons? They’re all different! And my daughter? She just wants a princess pumpkin! It really is adorable!

I found the most PERFECT little PUMPKIN this year!

Awe… my girl!!

But in all reality, here are some tips for finding the PERFECT PUMPKIN:


  • Choose a pumpkin that feels firm and heavy for its size.
  • Choose a pumpkin that has consistent coloring throughout.
  • Turn the pumpkin over and place pressure on the bottom with your thumbs. If it flexes or gives your pumpkin is not fresh.
  • Look for soft spots, mold, wrinkles or open cuts that would indicate damage or early spoilage.
  • Choose a pumpkin with a solidly attached stem.
  • A green stem indicates a freshly harvested pumpkin.
  • Place your pumpkin on a flat surface to check to see if it will sit flat after being carved.

It’s always a blast watching the kids enjoy this time! It’s also FUN, too!

Make sure you take the time to get some pumpkins for your house!!

About Audrey

Audrey McClelland has been a digital influencer since 2005. She’s a mom of 5 and shares tips on her three favorite things: parenting, fashion and beauty. She’s also a Contemporary Romance Author.

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