Porcelain doll pumpkins are trending – the Halloween decoration no doorstep should be without

Forget white or pale green pumpkins... This year, it's all about pink

pink porcelain doll pumpkins
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Halloween is almost here, and many of us have already been stocking up on gourds and spooky home accessories to get into the seasonal spirit. When shopping for your Halloween door decoration ideas this year, keep an eye out for these gorgeous pink pumpkins.

Forget white – or even pale green ones – because pink 'porcelain doll' pumpkins are the latest Halloween trend. We're seeing their soft pink and peachy tones on our Instagram feeds more and more. Luckily, they're not too hard to get hold of.

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Last month, we shared the Halloween color trends reported by Etsy. The online retailer had noticed a leaning towards pastels, earthy tones and metallics. It also said there had been a 123% increase in search for pink Halloween decorations on Etsy.

Although they look like a rare variety you'd expect only to find by striking lucky at a garden center, you can now pick these pink pumpkins up while grocery shopping at Trader Joe's. The specific variety is called 'porcelain doll,' which is part of the 'fairytale pumpkin' family.

We love their sunken and boxy form - not to mention the Mean Girls-approved color - and can imagine lots of them creating a striking display stacked up and stylishly strewn outside our front door. Alternatively, smaller pumpkins styled alongside green ones would look great as part of a fall tiered tray.

pink porcelain doll pumpkins

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There are now hundreds of Instagram posts tagged with the #porcelaindollpumpkin, with the pink-hued gourds proudly displayed in gardens and porches. If you're looking for something a little different, or if you're just not that into orange, these are a chic option. You can pick up seeds on Etsy where they have glowing reviews.

Also, if you are inviting guests over this Halloween, pink pumpkins will certainly take your decorations up a level. Looking for a centerpiece idea for the dining table? You can find lots of inspiration from the endless DIY pumpkin vase ideas.

The #pumpkinvase has currently 27.5k views on TikTok and is relatively easy to make.

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Pumpkin 'Porcelain Princess', available at https://www.sarahraven.com/

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Are porcelain doll pumpkins edible?

As well as making stylish Halloween decorations for lovers of all things pink, you can eat porcelain doll pumpkins. On her website, gardening expert Sarah Raven says their flesh is 'rich orange, tasty and treacly.'

What's not to love?

Millie joined Real Homes in early 2021 as a homes news writer. When she isn't writing about trends, makeovers and houseplant care, she spends her free time making tweaks to her rented flat in North London. Her next project is a very basic armchair reupholstering job to help create a cosy reading nook in her living room. She loves browsing antique centres, tending to her small front garden, and is never without some fresh flowers at home.