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Whether you’re looking to stay away from sharp objects and opt for a no-carve painted pumpkin, or want to test your artistic abilities with an intricate design, decorating a pumpkin for the fall season is an essential part of celebrating. Plus, it’s an amazing indoor activity for when the weather starts to get chillier. Keep reading for 5 incredible ideas from some of our own Jellystone Park™ team members! We’ve rounded up our favorite pumpkin decorating ideas in the hopes that they’ll inspire your own festive creations.

“Burger” on the Grill

burger pumpkin

Who said cookouts are only for summer? It’s time to fire up that grill and grab some inspo from your favorite warm-weather eats. This pumpkin burger is such a creative way to decorate – anyone want to try a hot dog?

Doughnut Platter

doughnut pumpkin

Pumpkins have never looked so sweet. Instead of grabbing the biggest, roundest pumpkin you can get your hands on, opt for these smaller (and cuter) versions for a fun twist on decorating. We love the sprinkles for an added touch on these pumpkin doughnuts– they look good enough to eat!

Campfire & Treats

campfire pumpkin

S’mores & a campfire are a necessity for every camping trip, no matter the season. Use these gooey treats as inspiration for your next pumpkin masterpiece! Just don’t mix them up with your real s’mores.

Yogi Bear™ & Friends Masterpiece

yogi bear pumpkin

Here’s a challenge for all the artists out there. A pumpkin can act as a blank canvas for those who have skills they wish to put to the test. The opportunities are endless when choosing what to paint. Recreate a famous piece of art, paint something from your favorite movie or storybook, or “draw” inspiration from Yogi Bear™ himself!

Clown Carving

clown pumpkin

Pick up that knife, mini saw, or the carving tool closest to you! While painting pumpkins results in less mess and is a safer option, if you have the correct tools and a great idea, carving a jack o’ lantern masterpiece is a great way to add some light to the night. Plus, who doesn’t secretly love cleaning out all the “guts” from your pumpkin?!

 

The creativity doesn’t have to end once the painting and carving is done!  Continue the festivities when you book a stay at Jellystone Park™ this October. We’ll award the Best Decorated Site (first place winner gets a prize valued at $500!), host costume contests, candy hunts, and celebrate all things pumpkin!

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Choose a deal that fits your needs - like $25 campsites, free nights, and 25% off!⁠⁠
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Click the link in bio to view all of our deals. ❤️
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You may be seeing some leaves 🍁🍂 changing in your neck of the woods...and Jellystone Park™ is THE place to be when colors are in full peak!⁠⁠
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By mid October, our Camp-Resort is set to have vibrant reds, oranges, and yellows everywhere you look!⁠⁠
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Find out when the fall foliage will peak near you via the link in our bio. 🗺
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Our water attractions officially close after this weekend! This is your LAST CHANCE to book a family getaway and enjoy access to our Water Zone and swimming pools! 💦⁠⁠
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There's only a few cabins left for September 17-19, then we are sold out!⁠⁠
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Click the link in bio to book now.
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Happy Grandparent's Day! We love helping you make family memories today & everyday. ❤️ ...

Congratulations to Julia Todd for being this year's "Best Vacation Ever" photo contest winner! Our ice cream is a big hit, and we love that you included it in this photo - mess and all! 🍦⁠⁠
⁠⁠
Please send us a PM to claim your $250 in camp credit & $100 gift card to @gorumpl! ⁠⁠
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Thank you to all our campers who participated – we can't wait to see what you come up with next year!
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The first day of fall is only 2 weeks away, but here at Jellystone Park™, we're already getting started on the fall fun! 🍂 Read our latest blog to see why fall camping is a must for you and your family. Link in bio! ...

Don't mind us, we will be relaxing this Labor Day! 😴 ...

Heading into the long weekend ready to splash the days away! 😎💦 ...

Our Best Vacation Ever Photo Contest ends this Monday, 9/5! Be sure to enter for your chance to win $250 in camp credit and a $100 gift card to @gorumpl! 📸⁠⁠
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STEPS:⁠⁠
1) Take a photo having your best vacation ever at our Camp-Resort!⁠⁠
2) Share your photo on our Facebook page or post on Instagram with @jellystonepa #jellystonepa and #bestvacationever⁠⁠
3) After Labor Day, we will select 5 finalists and you will vote which photo should be this year's winner!⁠⁠
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Click the link in bio to view the terms & conditions. Start snapping!
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There's only 1 Deluxe RV Site left for Labor Day Weekend, then we are SOLD OUT!⁠⁠
⁠⁠
Click the link in our bio to secure the last spot for this weekend. 🚐☀️⁠⁠
⁠⁠
Pssst - is your favorite site already booked for Labor Day Weekend, but you would like to stay with us when our water attractions are still open? We have weekend availability throughout September! *𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘞𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘳 𝘡𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘪𝘴 𝘰𝘱𝘦𝘯 𝘸𝘦𝘦𝘬𝘦𝘯𝘥𝘴 𝘰𝘯𝘭𝘺 𝘶𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘭 9/19, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘱𝘰𝘰𝘭𝘴 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘰𝘱𝘦𝘯 𝘥𝘢𝘪𝘭𝘺 𝘶𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘭 9/19.
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September is right around the corner, which marks the beginning of our Science & Discovery Weekends! 👨‍🔬⁠⁠
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Join us any weekend from 9/3 - 9/19 for these fun themed activities. This is a great way to ring in the school year!⁠⁠
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Click the link in bio to view the activity schedules.
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It's #NationalDogDay! ⁠⁠
⁠⁠
We PAWS-itively love our 4-legged campers and have pet-friendly cabins and campsites as well as a Bark Park for them to play in! 🐾 ⁠⁠
⁠⁠
Celebrate your furry friend and bring them along on your next camping trip — book one now with the link in our bio! Woof!
...

Whether you’re planning your end of summer camping trip or looking forward to a fall camping getaway, there’s no better time than the present to review steps on how to be the best camper during your vacation.⁠

Read our guide to camping etiquette via the link in bio!
...

Save BIG this fall when you book a stay at Jellystone Park™! 🙌 Whether you're looking to add a Thursday or Sunday night to your stay, or would like to stay 4+ nights, we have a deal for you!⁠⁠
⁠⁠
Choose a deal that fits your needs - like $25 campsites, free nights, and 25% off!⁠⁠
⁠⁠
Click the link in bio to view all of our deals. ❤️
...

You may be seeing some leaves 🍁🍂 changing in your neck of the woods...and Jellystone Park™ is THE place to be when colors are in full peak!⁠⁠
⁠⁠
By mid October, our Camp-Resort is set to have vibrant reds, oranges, and yellows everywhere you look!⁠⁠
⁠⁠
Find out when the fall foliage will peak near you via the link in our bio. 🗺
...

Our water attractions officially close after this weekend! This is your LAST CHANCE to book a family getaway and enjoy access to our Water Zone and swimming pools! 💦⁠⁠
⁠⁠
There's only a few cabins left for September 17-19, then we are sold out!⁠⁠
⁠⁠
Click the link in bio to book now.
...

Happy Grandparent's Day! We love helping you make family memories today & everyday. ❤️ ...

Congratulations to Julia Todd for being this year's "Best Vacation Ever" photo contest winner! Our ice cream is a big hit, and we love that you included it in this photo - mess and all! 🍦⁠⁠
⁠⁠
Please send us a PM to claim your $250 in camp credit & $100 gift card to @gorumpl! ⁠⁠
⁠⁠
Thank you to all our campers who participated – we can't wait to see what you come up with next year!
...

The first day of fall is only 2 weeks away, but here at Jellystone Park™, we're already getting started on the fall fun! 🍂 Read our latest blog to see why fall camping is a must for you and your family. Link in bio! ...

Don't mind us, we will be relaxing this Labor Day! 😴 ...

Heading into the long weekend ready to splash the days away! 😎💦 ...

Our Best Vacation Ever Photo Contest ends this Monday, 9/5! Be sure to enter for your chance to win $250 in camp credit and a $100 gift card to @gorumpl! 📸⁠⁠
⁠⁠
STEPS:⁠⁠
1) Take a photo having your best vacation ever at our Camp-Resort!⁠⁠
2) Share your photo on our Facebook page or post on Instagram with @jellystonepa #jellystonepa and #bestvacationever⁠⁠
3) After Labor Day, we will select 5 finalists and you will vote which photo should be this year's winner!⁠⁠
⁠⁠
Click the link in bio to view the terms & conditions. Start snapping!
...

There's only 1 Deluxe RV Site left for Labor Day Weekend, then we are SOLD OUT!⁠⁠
⁠⁠
Click the link in our bio to secure the last spot for this weekend. 🚐☀️⁠⁠
⁠⁠
Pssst - is your favorite site already booked for Labor Day Weekend, but you would like to stay with us when our water attractions are still open? We have weekend availability throughout September! *𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘞𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘳 𝘡𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘪𝘴 𝘰𝘱𝘦𝘯 𝘸𝘦𝘦𝘬𝘦𝘯𝘥𝘴 𝘰𝘯𝘭𝘺 𝘶𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘭 9/19, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘱𝘰𝘰𝘭𝘴 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘰𝘱𝘦𝘯 𝘥𝘢𝘪𝘭𝘺 𝘶𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘭 9/19.
...

September is right around the corner, which marks the beginning of our Science & Discovery Weekends! 👨‍🔬⁠⁠
⁠⁠
Join us any weekend from 9/3 - 9/19 for these fun themed activities. This is a great way to ring in the school year!⁠⁠
⁠⁠
Click the link in bio to view the activity schedules.
...

It's #NationalDogDay! ⁠⁠
⁠⁠
We PAWS-itively love our 4-legged campers and have pet-friendly cabins and campsites as well as a Bark Park for them to play in! 🐾 ⁠⁠
⁠⁠
Celebrate your furry friend and bring them along on your next camping trip — book one now with the link in our bio! Woof!
...

Whether you’re planning your end of summer camping trip or looking forward to a fall camping getaway, there’s no better time than the present to review steps on how to be the best camper during your vacation.⁠

Read our guide to camping etiquette via the link in bio!
...