How To Make A Pumpkin Cooler

How To Make A Pumpkin Cooler

Pumpkin Cooler

At your next Halloween party ditch the ice chests and chill your drinks in a homemade pumpkin cooler. Pumpkin coolers are a frightfully fun way to chill drinks, and they make boo-tiful table centerpieces too. These spooktacular pumpkin coolers are easy to make. All you need is a pumpkin, plastic bag, ice and a few drinks to chill. You will also need something to scrap the pulp and seeds out of the pumpkin. If you want to take it one step further, you can decorate the pumpkin with markers, paint or stickers. Here is an easy tutorial for making a pumpkin cooler.

How To Make A Pumpkin Cooler

Pumpkin filled with drinks

Turn a pumpkin into a frightfully cool cooler for your Halloween party!

What you need to make a pumpkin cooler:

  • Large pumpkin
  • Plastic bag
  • Ice
  • Drinks

Instructions for making a pumpkin cooler:

  • Cut the lid off your pumpkin. Make the cut wide so you will have plenty of room for the drinks to fit inside.
  • Remove the pulp and seeds from inside the pumpkin.
  • Line the inside of the pumpkin with a plastic bag. This will hold the water when the ice melts. 
  • Fill with ice. Leave room for your drinks to fit. 
  • Add bottle or can drinks.
  • Add a little more ice.

Pumpkin Cooler Photos

Inflatable Pumpkin Cooler

Just inflate, add ice and drinks! Easily deflates so it can be stored and used year after year.

Pumpkin Inflatable Cooler
Amscan, Inc.

Inflatable Pumpkin Cooler

This inflatable pumpkin can chill approximately 48 cans.

Pulp and seeds removed from the pumpkin. You can bake the pumpkin seeds and serve at your Halloween party.

Pumpkin Seeds

Pumpkin Seeds

You can discard the seeds from the pumpkin or you can turn them into a tasty party treat that you can display in bowls next to your pumpkin coolers. Pumpkin seeds are easy to bake and they're nutritional too.

How to bake pumpkin seeds:

  • Separate the seeds from the pumpkin pulp.
  • Rinse the seeds under water.
  • Pat the seeds dry with a paper towel or let them dry over night.
  • Place the seeds in a single layer on a lightly greased baking sheet.
  • Sprinkle with salt or other seasonings.
  • Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes or until toasted.

Pumpkin Cooler Tutorial Video

Pumpkin Gutters and Carving Kits

Pumpkin kits have everything you need to carve a spooktacular Halloween masterpiece. Pumpkin carving kits are convenient and safer than using sharp knives to carve your pumpkin. 

Pumpkin Power Carver Kit (Standard)
Seasons (HK) Ltd. $11.99

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Lol...I am quickly discovering that a person can do just about anything with a pumpkin. I would never have thought of using a pumpkin as a cooler but they are in the gourd family I believe so would definitely work for it. So cute.
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Marie on said:
A great idea for a Halloween or fall themed party.

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