Check Out the Pineapple Jack-o’-lantern – a New Trend for Halloween

Halloween has always been seen as a bit dangerous, in general, but this year threatens to be truly terrifying. But that doesn’t mean you can’t stir up the scares on your own.

Haunted hayrides, parties, and trick or treating might be verbotten, but there are new ways to spice things up on your own front stoop. And this year, you don’t even need to head to the pumpkin patch.

Try something a little more…tropical?

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Halloween is 3 days away😈🍍 What’s your favorite Halloween treat???

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Pineapple jack-o’-lanterns are a recent Halloween trend taking social media by storm. The idea sprung from beach cities and towns across America, which, we suspect, is because pumpkins are harder to come by in those areas.

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Happy Halloween!! 🍍🌺 . . . . #happlyhalloween #halloween #pineapple #carvedpineapple #halloweenpineapple #tropical #pineapplejackolantern #sandiego #beachart #beach #ocean #sunset #hibiscus #westcoast #westcoastbestcoast #beachsunset

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No matter where you’re located, you can add pineapples to your Halloween tableau. A carving kit or an old fashioned kitchen knife is all you need to cut your pineapple into a traditional jack-o’-lantern or something more sinister.

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No matter where you live, you can bring island vibes to your home this Halloween season by ditching gourds and carving pineapples instead. Read about this new tropical tradition — and the many reasons why they actually might be superior choices to pumpkins — in the THINGS section of our website.

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To do this, you’ll need a pineapple, something to cut it with, and an LED light or candle to light it from the inside. Black card stock, bamboo skewers, tape, and scissors are optional if you want to give it bat wings.

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Happy Halloween Hawaiian Style #happyhalloween #halloween #halloweenpineapple

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Cut the pineapple top off at just below the stem and hollow out the inside, removing the pit. Remember, pineapples are prickly—you won’t be able to draw on the outside of one like you would a pumpkin—you’ll have to design and cut freehand.

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Halloween + my love of summer 😃 #pineapple #halloween #jackolantern #pineapplejackolantern

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Place your LED light or candle inside. If you’re going for bat wings, cut those out from black card stock, tape them to bamboo skewers, and insert into the pineapple’s sides.

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So here is my Pineapple Jack O'Lantern 👀 #pineapplepumpkin #becreative

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There you have it—tropical scares everyone can enjoy!

If you try this, let know us how it comes out in the comments below!