Has come and and gone. He lasted only two days because I had a 25 watt bulb in him. The new one, of which I don't have an acceptable photo, should fare better since he's only being lit with a 15 watter.
Halloween is by far our favorite holiday, as anyone who knows us would guess. It's the only one we really decorate the restaurant for. Last year I carved probably 10 pumpkins total, made anatomical displays for the entryway and meringue bones for mignardises.
We've also started closing for Halloween night and having an employee appreciation party. This year we're having it at our house rather than the restaurant. I'm thinking a cauldron of bollito misto.
This one of Johnny, is from last year. He had died that year and I swear he visited the pumpkin since after he had been glowing in the window a day or two the pumpkin literally hopped off its base and dropped to the floor.
This year I should be able to really go nuts since the GM bought a Dremel. I tried it on the pirate above and didn't really like it and reverted to the hand tools, but this morning I did the mummy (photo later) with it and it ROCKED. I loved it, except for the noise.