We were so impressed by the pumpkin carving handiwork of our PEOPLE.com readers that we just had to share them with you! These few caught our eye as being exceptionally spooktacular, but you can check out all the awesome submissions on our Your Turn pin board. Now presenting 2013’s Pumpkin Hall of Fame, starting with…
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Let’s run down your Halloween party checklist:
Here’s looking at you!
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Everything you need to know about this adults-only pumpkin milkshake: It’s made with an entire pint of ice cream and is totally worth busting out of your silver Miley Cyrus spandex costume on Halloween.
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When Tom Hanks revealed that he has diabetes, it got us thinking about how much sugar we ingest in October, and—with all the candy bars in the office and the bag we bought for trick-or-treaters that we keep dipping into—the numbers are nearly as terrifying as watching Carrie with the lights off.
This October 31, orange isn’t the new black. For a goth-inspired party, ditch the bright side of Halloween’s classic color duo and stick to jet-black decor illuminated only by candlelight. The creepy-chic look is sure to haunt guests long past midnight.