It is evident that if you are going to throw a Halloween party, you will have several pumpkins around you. You may also use some of the pumpkins for decoration purposes while others for carving. But here’s a new technique which you can into a new use for this Halloween party. It would be surprising for you that you can also use your pumpkin as a drink cooler. If you wish to know how you can use your pumpkin as a drink cooler, read the points thoroughly.
How to turn a pumpkin into a drink cooler?
You can turn a few of your pumpkins into tabletop coolers to keep drinks chilled and fit your spooky decor as per the Halloween theme. The things you require for turning your pumpkins into tabletop coolers are as following:
- One pumpkin- it is a better alternative to use an uncarved pumpkin)(you can use the other one also if you do not have carved pumpkin)
- A sharp knife to cut the top off of the pumpkin
- A bowl, or line of aluminum to hold the melting ice
- A plastic placement or towel
- Ice for the drinks to remain chilled
- And, use pumpkins that are wide and have a flat bottom (It’s a must)
So, as soon as you have all these things handy, you are ready to turn your pumpkins into tabletop coolers. The plus point here is that it will not cost you anything extra, and you will be able to make your Halloween party appear more spooky. It will also complement the spooky decor theme of your party and take things to the next level. So, here is how you can turn the pumpkins into tabletop coolers with the list of things, as mentioned.
Procedure for turning the pumpkin into a drink holder
You will get the best results with the uncarved pumpkins. So always try to have those for your tabletop coolers. The uncarved ones will let you can choose the shape and the size for a cooler according to your preference. If you have already jacked one, it will work too. But make sure that you pick the pumpkins that are wide and have a flat bottom.
In the first step, you have to cut the top of the pumpkin. You are doing it so that you can add plenty of drinks and get the maximum space to fill up the pumpkin with drinks. This step is for the uncarved pumpkin.
In the case of a carved jack, you have to cut its top wider than its previous cut. Then, you have to remove the pumpkin guts. Let it dry out for some time before proceeding onto the next step.
The next step for pumpkins into tabletop coolers is to put a bowl inside the pumpkin. Or, you can also line it with aluminum foil instead of putting the bowl inside. You are putting a bowl or aluminum paper into the pumpkin so that it catches the melting ice. And, also to avoid too much condensation, from collecting on the outside of the pumpkin.
Next, you have to fill the pumpkin with ice. Take care that you leave enough space inside the pumpkin to hold the drinks. Do not stuff the whole pumpkin only with ice.
The final step in using a pumpkin as a drink cooler is putting a plastic placemat or towel under the pumpkin. This step is only a precaution against condensation. You may even skip this one if you do not wish to follow it.
So, your pumpkin drink cooler is ready for a spooky Halloween party. Do not forget to use this lifehack whenever you host a party for Halloween.