If you are looking for something a little different for your jack-o-lantern this year, try sculpting it! Just use a vegetable peeler to get the outer orange part off and then carve into it to make facial features. When it's dark, the light shines through the peeled areas and looks really awesome.
Our sculpted Jack-O-Lantern:
I also saw a great tip on Pinterest about spraying your pumpkin with a bleach/water mixture to keep it from molding as quickly. Gotta love Pinterest!