Keep the pulp and make... pretty much anything except for traditional American pumpkin pie! The classic pie is best made with tinned pumpkin (difficult to get in the UK), 'culinary pumpkin' (which isn't the sort you carve for Hallowe'en decorations) or even butternut squash. Click here for Felicity Cloak's detailed investigation and definitive recipe.
Use the pulp as an alternative to squash or carrot in your favourite Autumn recipes - try pumpkin cake, pumpkin soup, pumpkin and ginger tea bread, pumpkin and chickpea curry or pumpkin and spinach lasagne. Recipes and image from BBC Good Food
Use biscuit cutters to carve your design - if you have a small pumpkin, you can push them straight through for the easiest carving ever! We have a great range of Hallowe'en biscuit cutters to make great spooky designs, including bats, cats, witches and ghosts. Idea and image from Built by Kids
Even easier - but best for adults only - is using a drill to create your design. Make star patterns, shape outlines, or carve a fairy and use the drill to add a sparkly trail. Idea and image from Decorating Your Small Space and Instructables
Safety first! Use battery-powered LED candles to light your carved pumpkin, rather than tealights. As well as being safe around children and pets, they're much easier to light and will last longer.