I bought my pumpkin to
Cut a lid from the pumpkin, scooped out all the seeds and pulp. Set the seeds aside, soaking in some water so they'd be easy to clean.
I found the easiest way to take the flesh from the inside of the pumpkin was to use my apple corer. I put the flesh into a pan as I went along ready for the soup.
When I'd removed most of the inside, leaving a firm shell, I took a large, sharp knife and cut out a couple of triangles for eyes, used the apple corer to give a "button nose", then a simple crescent for a smile - I'm not into spooky faces, just a simple, happy pumpkin for my callers:-)