DONCASTER dad Karl Broadbent likes to make a big thing out of Halloween - because it’s his birthday.
So while most people get cakes decorated for their big day, the 40-year-old from Bessacarr, and his family have got busy - decorating pumpkins!
Karl, and daughters Mollie, aged nine, and Ella, aged 12, have created six of the traditional favourites which they will display at his birthday party.
He said: “It was the girls’ idea, because we are having a party in the garden. I’d done basic ones before, with just eyes, a nose and a mouth, but nothing like this.
“The girls kept seeing really complex designs on the internet and said ‘I bet you couldn’t do on like this’. I wasn’t going to be beaten, so I said ‘yes I can’.
“So I wanted to do something intricate.
“The girls drew the designs on there and I carved them out, because I didn’t want my children using very sharp knives. I used an electrical screwdriver for some complicated bits. I think they look great!”
He said they thought they were a great way to help celebrate his birthday in style. Karl says he has no qualms about sharing his birthday with another high profile celebration and does not feel it detracts from his big day. “I like it,” he said.
It is not the first time Karl has got creative to try to entertain his daughters. In the past he has created a 26ft tall snowman which was as tall as his home.
Now businessman Karl, of Bawtry Road, is hoping to throw the gauntlet down to others to try to better his efforts.
He is offering £500 in vouchers for his his business, Bawtry Paintball Fields, to the best creations on his Facebook page, Bawtry Paintball Fields.