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How To Carve A Pineapple Like A Pumpkin For Halloween

Long the live the pineapple jack-o'-lantern! 

Let's be real. Floridians don't get much of a fall. Yes, the temperature does occasionally drop below 70 F, but when you head to the pumpkin patch in flip flops, shorts and a tank—clutching a cold bottle of water for sweet relief—the reality that we don't have seasons really begins to set in. 

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So when we spotted a photo of a pineapple jack-o'-lantern this time last year, we thought it was the perfect representation of a tropical Halloween. And this year, we couldn't wait to get our hands dirty and carve one of these babies ourselves. 

All in all, we discovered the process was faster and less messy than carving a pumpkin—no slimy, seed-filled insides to deal with—plus, you can save the scooped-out fruit for a smoothie or a boozy piña colada. (Always a win-win in our book!)

Here's what you'll need:

  • Large, sharp knife
  • Paring knife
  • Spoon(s)
  • Tea light
  • Newspaper (or something to cover your working surface)

We'll let our video show you the rest. Watch above, and be prepared to be inspired. 

Still looking for things to do this week and on Oct. 31? Check out our guide to Broward Halloween events here