Post # 1
What do you put in yours?
DH was mentioning that we should pick up some tea lights so I said ok, but sometimes they are difficult to find. He told me no they are not. I assumed he meant the battery operated ones, but he meant the real flame ones. A bunch of excited little kids, and the occassional mischeivous older kid makes this seem like a very bad idea to me. Apparently his parents always used candles, I didn’t realize people still did that!
My parents always used plugged in lights. We bought a plastic Jack O’ Lantern like that, but also got the battery operated candles if we get around to carving our own.
Post # 3
I like the ones with a black light in.
Post # 4
We have battery powered tealights because they last until the next morning.
Post # 5
I’ve used a mix of real candles (votives because they last longer than tea lights), battery tea lights, and other battery lights they market for pumpkins.
Post # 6
We’ve always used real tea lights and have never had a problem. Mostly because we’re frugal though and they are cheaper than those cute battery-operated ones. 😉
Post # 7
We use the battery operated ones so we don’t have to keep replacing them or relighting them.
Post # 8
We’ve always used real candles. My childhood, my siblings’ childhood, my nieces and nephew, cousins, etc….no tragic accidents with a candle.
Post # 9
Is that yours? It looks great! I usually stick to the typical triangle type of faces. Even with the templates, I don’t think I could make anything like that.
Post # 10
I guess the real flames are still used quite often.
Post # 11
I’ve always used real tea lights and never had a problem. I figure the inside of a pumpkin is way to wet to catch on fire. I might be concered about it getting knocked over if I were putting in on a wooden porch or steps. Our front area is concrete, so there’s nothing to worry about there.
Post # 12
I have always used real candles or tea lights, because that’s what I have around the house (we have a huge bag of tea-lights we take camping with us).