I make several fresh pumpkin pies every fall. We usually have a good crop of pie pumpkins. I was surprised how long I had to look for a pie recipe using real pumpkin. It seems Americans prefer everything in a can :(
Elf house on a tree! That would be cute in the garden, especially in the tree over grown with ivy. How about some battery tea lights in the windows during outdoor parties. I hear the fairies/elves whispering "home school project" in my ear.