Get the pumpkins out!
This big boy is waiting for me on a tabletop with some wood-carving tools! You'll always want to cut fruit (and vegetables) out early enough for an event, but late enough so that it does not dry, rot, or mold before its big debut.
More later once the design is decided, and carving begun.
Contact Sally for a lesson in Thai fruit carving at 312-863-1954!