I think it’s pretty well established that I have a serious pumpkin addiction; as in, I’ve never met a pumpkin I didn’t want to buy. Mike jokingly suggested that next year I should try growing my own pumpkins. CAN YOU IMAGINE THAT, YOU GUYS? What a wonderful disaster that would be. Obviously I’m going to do it.

A few weeks ago Annabel and I were at Trader Joe’s and of course, we were both drawn to the pumpkins. There was a large box of Fairytale Pumpkins, and when I told Annie that’s what they were called she said, “Mama, that’s because they look like Cinderella’s pumpkins!”

That got my wheels turning, and I thought it could be fun to put together some “Princess Pumpkins” for Annie. I gathered up a few accessories, and last night I put them all together after Annie went to bed.

disney princess pumpkins

First up was the Cinderella pumpkin that inspired me:

Cinderella pumpkin
This one was (obviously) very simple.

Tiana, from The Princess and the Frog:

Tiana pumpkin
Tiana is definitely not one to make her jambalaya from a mix, but we’ll just let that slide for now.

Belle from Beauty and the Beast:

Belle pumpkin
Reading books, drinking tea, all in a day’s work.


Pocahontas pumpkin
She’s ready to paint with all the colors of the wind.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs:

Snow White pumpkin

Ariel from The Little Mermaid:

Ariel pumpkin
I had to make sure Ariel had her Dinglehopper.

Rapunzel from Tangled:

Rapunzel pumpkin
I have a feeling this braided yarn wig is going to be a big hit with Annabel.

Merida from Brave.

Merida Pumpkin
…and once Annie gets tired of the Rapunzel braid, the Merida yarn wig will be next.

I have the pumpkins all arranged on our kitchen floor so she can see them as soon as she enters the room in the morning. I am excited to see her reaction! I hope she likes them.


She loved them!

seeing her princess pumpkins

She squealed, “Oh my gosh! Those pumpkins are dressed like Princesses!” She then went on to identify who each pumpkin was supposed to be, which is more than some people in this house can do, ahem Mike.

loves her princess pumpkins