I'll be honest, I hate carving pumpkins... It's seriously no fun job. It’s cold outside which means if you choose to carve/gut the pumpkin outside you’re facing a good hour of freezing, slime covered hands and a kid who's crying because they have freezing, slime covered hands... And then if you choose to carve/gut the pumpkin in the house, you end up with "cementkin". Pumpkin cement. When the stuff dries you might as well get out the chisel. I wish they'd just sell pumpkins like they do turkey's... Cut, cleaned and with the guts already in a neatly packed bag.