Although I was not matched with a cousin, I still attended the OU Cousins pumpkin carving event. It was my first time ever carving a pumpkin because my family doesn’t celebrate Halloween. While I was there, I met a girl from Australia, and it was also her first time doing this. After talking for a while, I learned that Halloween isn’t as big of an event in Australia as it is here. We also talked about the differences between Australian and American candy. She told me that they have Twix and Snickers, but they also have Tim Tams and other unique candies.
When everyone was finished with carving their pumpkins, we all headed into a dark room to see them side by side. There were tons of really intricate and cool designs on the pumpkins. I didn’t get a chance to take a picture of the one I did because my phone died, but I can verify that it wasn’t as good as some of the other ones haha. Overall, this experience was fun and I’m glad I got to meet new friends. I am now able to say that I have carved a pumpkin.