You don’t to be an expert carver—or even an amateur artist—to come up with an eye-catching pumpkin this year. Just browse our collection of easy, creative pumpkin carving ideas to turn your gourd into a Halloween highlight. We have loads of pumpkin-picking tips and tricks, including secrets to spotting a good one and keeping it from bruising, plus ways to lengthen your Jack-o-lantern’s shelf life. Want to throw a pumpkin decorating party? Find clever hosting tips and simple recipes for seasonal treats like mulled cider and sweet and salty pumpkin seeds. Get the scoop on goop-removing tools to prep your pumpkin, and pick up plenty of knife know-how: the best knives for carving a pumpkin versus stabbing through tough parts, carving 101 step-by-steps, and more. Turn to our troubleshooting primer for quick fixes for mess-ups and pieces that won’t pop out. Prefer to skip any slicing? Our artful, no-carve pumpkin design ideas will inspire you too.