Cleaning Up Pumpkin Palooza With Mr. Clean + Giveaway!

Mr. Clean Pumpkin Palooza and Giveaway Raleigh Moms BlogWe do Halloween big in our household. From rubber bats dangling from the rafters to plastic spiders creeping down the walls, we go all-in when it comes to decorating.

Of course, the picture wouldn’t be complete without a patch of bright, orange Jack-O’-Lanterns lining the pathway to our front door. But I’ve got to admit that nothing frightens me quite like the thought of having to clean up the stringy guts of half a dozen pumpkins from my table and floors. Halloweens past, I solved the problem by relegating my carvers to an outdoor patio.

This fall just as I started the task of digging our ghosts and goblins out of the attic, the makers of  Mr. Clean made us an offer I couldn’t refuse. Host a Pumpkin Palooza Party (presumably inside) and Mr. Cleaner would help me wipe up the whole mess. An excuse to throw a party and the chance to receive new cleaning supplies? I couldn’t say no.Mr. Clean Pumpkin Palooza and Giveaway Raleigh Moms Blog

After inviting a few of our favorite friends, my husband rounded up a basket full of big, round pumpkins and the folks Mr. Clean, shipped us box full of goodies for carving, decorating and cleaning.

Mr. Clean Pumpkin Palooza and Giveaway Raleigh Moms BlogOn the day of our party, we got an added surprise when a mini Mr. Clean showed up to help us celebrate (sorry that cutie isn’t part of the giveaway, he belongs to a friend). Soon after, the rest of our guests wasted no time putting every available tool to use. Little ones channeled their creativity with easy-to-use, squeezable paints while their older siblings sliced out intricate scenes with the help of stencils from a carving kit. A few kids stuck with tradition, Mr. Clean Pumpkin Palooza and Giveaway Raleigh Moms Blogusing child-friendly carving tools to slice triangular eyes and wide, toothy grins from their hollowed out pumpkins.


With so much chattering excitement, it was easy to overlook all the slippery, stray seeds littering the floor as we sifted through the innards. Usually, my husband toasts the seeds after soaking them in salted water, but I was eager to try the Honey Roasted Pumpkin Seed recipe that came in our party box. It required a little extra work, but the end result was worth it. My kids gobbled the seeds up by the handful!

Mr. Clean Pumpkin Palooza and Giveaway Raleigh Moms Blog

Mr. Clean Pumpkin Palooza and Giveaway Raleigh Moms BlogOur Pumpkin Palooza Party was a definite success as far as the kids were concerned. The tools made it easy and safe for them to carve their own designs with little to no help. They happily posed next to their finished creations just after inserting the battery-operated lights inside.

And once the last guest left and my own carvers disappeared to play, I grabbed my own goodie bag filled with Mr. Clean and a fresh sponge. From the kitchen counters and table to the hardwood floor, Mr. Clean removed the dirt and grime with minimal effort on my part. In no time at all, I had every surface sparkling clean again (maybe even cleaner than before the party.)

Thanks to Mr. Clean for sponsoring our Pumpkin Palooza Party! For more information about the products we used to clean up, please visit or check out their cleaning tips and demonstrations at

Want to win your own Pumpkin Palooza Party Kit From Mr. Clean?Mr. Clean Pumpkin Palooza and Giveaway Raleigh Moms Blog

We are giving one lucky winner a prize pack full of goodies, including a lovely ceramic pumpkin tureen and ladle to serve up festive floats for all your friends! You will receive:

Holiday Hosting Tip Sheet
Pumpkin carving and decorating supplies 
Messy Fall recipes (4)
MrClean Concentrated Cleaner 
Ice cream scoop
Pumpkin tureen with ladle
Candy apple sticks 

To Enter: Comment on this post with your family’s favorite Halloween tradition. We will select one winner at random on 10/29!

11 Responses to Cleaning Up Pumpkin Palooza With Mr. Clean + Giveaway!

  1. Jessica Dixon October 28, 2015 at 8:55 am #

    Our favorite Halloween tradition is decorating our yard with spooooooky decorations.

    • Tara B
      Tara B October 28, 2015 at 9:50 am #

      Cool. We also decorate outside and I am always looking for new ideas. Do you have any special tricks or themes you rely on? Do you make or purchase your decorations?

  2. Candace M October 28, 2015 at 3:32 pm #

    We like to trick or treat with friends.

    • Tara B
      Tara B October 28, 2015 at 4:41 pm #

      I remember trick or treating with friends as a kid. We all had pillow cases full of candy by the end of the night. We typically go out as a family now since we don’t live in a neighborhood.

  3. Kendra Gibbs October 28, 2015 at 4:50 pm #

    Our family tradition is always visiting a pumpkin patch and lots of baking! This year we are painting our pumpkins teal to raise awareness for food allergies. Of course, we also bake goodies such as allergy free pumpkin muffins and pumpkin pie! Yum!

    • raleighmomsblog
      raleighmomsblog October 29, 2015 at 6:40 am #

      Congratulations Kendra! You are our winner! Check your email for my message 🙂 -Jill, Owner of RMB

      • Kendra Gibbs October 29, 2015 at 9:44 am #

        Yay! I never won anything before! Thank you RMB! 🙂

  4. Darla Picozzi October 28, 2015 at 8:06 pm #

    Our tradition for my kids and myself for Halloween day is to make a Halloween inspired dinner and dessert and watch it’s the great pumpkin Charlie Brown.

  5. Elizabeth Layton October 28, 2015 at 8:21 pm #

    My family and I began a tradition 5 years ago of visiting a local nursing home on Halloween afternoon, visiting with the residents and trick-or-treating with those who are able. I love seeing their faces (especially those who are confined to their beds) when they see the kids! I have really enjoyed the life lessons that my children have learned (and continue to learn) through this tradition!

    • Tara B
      Tara B October 29, 2015 at 7:06 am #

      That is the best tradition yet and one worth adopting. I visited a nursing home weekly as a middle schooler and it gave me such a sense of gratitude and compassion.

  6. Jessica Black October 29, 2015 at 4:30 pm #

    We do warm apple cinnamon tea in sippy cups for our Halloween walking. Mommy also goes easy on herself and does a pizza or take out! Lol <3

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