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Paint Pink Pumpkins for Breast Cancer

Updated on September 9, 2014

Welcome Pink Warriors!

October is a spectacular month with both Halloween And breast cancer awareness kicking off the holiday season. So why not combine a great cause with a fun holiday to show your support? Did I mention you can play with glitter, ribbon, paint & feathers...and rhinestones!?I paint pumpkins because my spectacular friend Alisha devotes her entire October every year having pumpkin painting parties & getting the word out about mammograms & early detection. So really the least I could do is paint a few cool pumpkins...I do get to use the glitter after all.

Why Paint Pumpkins Pink? - Funny you should ask...

  • It spreads awareness & reminds women to get checked out.
  • You can display your awesome artwork at work or drop them off at businesses to display.
  • What's more fun than a bottle of wine, pumpkins & pink paint?!

Now take a second to pop over to Facebook & spread a little pink pumpkin love for Alisha!

Little Pink Reminders

Fueled by a creative mind and generous spirit, Alisha Moreland turned a simple idea into a growing means of raising awareness for the importance of early breast cancer detection.

— ELLIE HENSLEY

The Basics of Pink Pumpkin Painting

So you want to have a pumpkin painting party? You need a few things or at least a list to spread out to your friends so they can help you with all the fab painting goodies.

Rust-Oleum 249123 Painter's Touch Multi Purpose Spray Paint, 12-Ounce, Berry Pink
Rust-Oleum 249123 Painter's Touch Multi Purpose Spray Paint, 12-Ounce, Berry Pink

Paint...obviously you need paint. I usually get 3-4 colors of pink, one silver & a black spray paint. Ideally if you have kids coming to the party you want their pumpkins already painted the base color. Kids & spray paint is not a great idea, even for a party.

 
Loew Cornell 73 25-Piece Brush Set, Stencil Pack
Loew Cornell 73 25-Piece Brush Set, Stencil Pack

This brush kit is great, it includes lots of cheap brushed & sponge brushes & it's a great price. The round sponges are awesome for polka dot pumpkins.

 
1,440pc Loose flatback Acrylic Rhinestones Round 3mm - 10ss flatback Clear
1,440pc Loose flatback Acrylic Rhinestones Round 3mm - 10ss flatback Clear

Oh yea, you know you want these! Bedazzle that pumpkin like you've never Bedazzled before!

 
ZUCKER Turkey Marabou Loose Dyed Feathers - Pink Orient
ZUCKER Turkey Marabou Loose Dyed Feathers - Pink Orient

You can really never have enough feathers for a craft project...never.

 

Other Fun Goodies for the Party!

Elmer's Craft Bond Tacky Glue, 4-Ounce, Clear
Elmer's Craft Bond Tacky Glue, 4-Ounce, Clear

Craft glue is a must, also a glue gun on hand is a great option.

 
Martha Stewart Crafts Pom Poms, Pink, 2 Sizes
Martha Stewart Crafts Pom Poms, Pink, 2 Sizes

Pom poms? Heck yeah! They add a great 3D element to your fab pink pumpkin.

 
Martha Stewart Crafts Essential Colors Glitter Set, 24-Pack
Martha Stewart Crafts Essential Colors Glitter Set, 24-Pack

Loose glitter, for the advanced crafters that know what they are doing. (keep the kids out of this!)

 

Let's Paint!

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Would you throw a pink pumpkin painting party?

Would you throw a pink pumpkin painting party?

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We (pink warriors) paint pumpkins in every shade of pink (think blush and bashful) to spread the word about early detection being the key to kicking cancer. The goal is to encourage and give courage to women everywhere to get their yearly mammograms.

— Alisha

Don't forget to check out Alisha's Pink Pumpkin Painting Party Official page!

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      Tammy Bassile 

      21 months ago

      I am an Advisor for a club for Future Health Professionals (HOSA). We painted pumpkins and made a pink pumpkin patch to create awareness. We put them in the Media Center at school along with information/literature. But after only a few days we had to throw them out because they rotted! Did you use real or plastic pumpkins? It was a great idea but we would not use regular pumpkins if you want them to last.

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      akarrik0 

      5 years ago

      Thank you for this idea! I really love it and never thought about doing this :)

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      Lorelei Cohen 

      5 years ago from Canada

      This is an amazing Halloween idea. I would never have thought of painting a pumpkin pink. Beautiful and haunting.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 

      5 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Great idea. Love these pink pumpkins

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