It’s barely been a day since we brushed the last bit of sand from our feet, but the unofficial harbinger of fall is here: Starbucks released the Pumpkin Spice Latte this morning! As you sip the spicy sweetness, consider these tasty recipes, party planners, and funky decorating ideas to help you get your squash varietal on.


Pumpkin Palooza

Woman’s Day

So you finally mastered the art of the perfectly arched jack-o’-lantern eyebrow last year. Time to up your game even further with these carved robots, space monsters and vampires.

Garden Variety Pumpkins

Food Network Magazine

Don’t be the only house on the block without a Bok Choy Cyclops pumpkin out front. Plus, bake Ina Garten’s Pumpkin Roulade with Ginger Buttercream filling and take the pumpkin IQ test.


Family Circle

Thirteen frightfully fun projects to set the spooky scene for your Halloween party, from creepy critters to pumpkin spiders, mummy lanterns and scary snacks.

Not-So-Scary Pumpkin


Pumpkin Wonton Ravioli, Pumpkin and Chicken Curry—even Pumpkin Mac ‘N’ Cheese—are full of potassium, vitamin A and antioxidants. Shhh. We won’t tell your kids if you don’t.