'Vomiting Pumpkins': The Halloween Decorations We'd Die Without (PHOTOS)

Adriana Velez | Oct 24, 2014 Food & Party
'Vomiting Pumpkins': The Halloween Decorations We'd Die Without (PHOTOS)

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How can something so gross be so adorable? I'm talking about vomiting jack-o'-lanterns, puking pumpkins. You carve your pumpkin, save the seeds and goop -- then you arrange the gunk so it looks like it's pouring out of your jack-o'-latern's mouth. EWW! But the seeds-and-strings trick is just the beginning. There are so many fun variations on this Halloween decoration idea, it's sick.

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Which is your favorite? See them all and tell us!


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  • The Classic Vomiting Pumpkin


    Image via JD Hancock/Flickr

    Here you go, the classic puking pumpkin. You'll want to make sure you carve a mouth that actually looks like it's vomiting: Open, no teeth, corners pulled down. Poor thing! It ate way too much Halloween candy.

  • Drunk Pumpkin


    Image © iStock.com/graemenicholson

    This is maybe the less child-friendly version of the idea. This pumpkin's nausea was apparently caused by a night of excess. You're drunk, Jack! Go home.

  • Pumpkin Guacamole Server


    Image via Amee's Savory Dish

    Something about guacamole makes it a perfect stand-in for vomit. Is it the color? This cute Halloween party food arrangment with a pumpkin vomiting guacamole is just the right amount of gross and funny.

  • Pumpkin Eyes


    Image © iStock.com/tabithablue

    Another pumpkin vomiting guacamole! We love the way the eyes were carved as if the poor thing is in anguish. This makes the trick even more effective.

  • Nacho Ordinary Pumpkin


    Image via maribellah_/Instagram

    Here's the nachos version of the vomiting pumpkin. So cute! And tasty.

  • Pumpkin Candy Dish


    Image via ILovetoCreate.com

    If the guacamole or nachos are too lurid for you, try creating a candy-vomiting pumpkin. I Love to Create has instructions for building one with a foam pumpkin, but you could probably adapt it with a real pumpkin.

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  • Puking Pumpkin in Science Class


    Image via TerrificScienceStaff/YouTube

    We love this crazy, chemical- and vapor-filled pumpkin in this classroom science demonstration. But what IS the secret ingredient? Our guess is hydrogen peroxide with potassium iodine.

  • Sump Pump Pumpkin


    Image via jlfonz/YouTube

    One man has a sump pump running under constantly -- so he used it to create this funny vomiting pumpkin decoration. Clever!

  • How to Ruin a Pumpkin Pie


    Image © iStock.com/cislander

    No, not on the pie! NOOOOOO!!!! We aren't sure how the seeds taste on the pie, but it sure does LOOK awesome, right?

  • Puking Pumpkin: A Cautionary Tale


    Image via Kenward/Flickr

    Set this out as a warning to your kids: This could be YOU if you try to eat all your Halloween candy in one night!


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