Pineapples Are the New Jack-o'-Lanterns This Halloween

Try carving this tropical alternative.

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Pineapples might not be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about decorating ideas for Halloween, but it turns out, the fruit works pretty well as a tropical alternative to the traditional pumpkin jack-o'-lantern.


Need proof? In the lead-up to this year's spookiest season, people have been sharing pictures of these spiky-haired fellas on social media.

And as photo evidence from last year suggests, pineapple lanterns go down well at a party too. Particularly if you're serving piña coladas...

While their prickly exteriors mean the carving options are quite limited—a triangular eyes and nose looks like it's the easiest design to go for—the process isn't too difficult, according to this YouTube video.

Once you've chopped off the top, the tutorial recommends using a pineapple cutter to remove the inside of the fruit, then you'll need a knife to carve out the face and a tea light to place in the center.

As the tutorial warns, the pineapple version won't last as long as a pumpkin, but its sweet aroma is sure to smell pretty good. And if trying the pineapple trend sparks an urge to experiment this Halloween? Apparently pepper-carving can be done, too...

Katie Frost