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Pumpkin Party Cooler

You don't need a fairy godmother to turn a pumpkin into an ice bucket.


  • Pumpkin
  • Serrated knife or keyhole saw
  • Glass or plastic bowl


  1. Step 1

    Choose a large, wide pumpkin. Cut off the top third with a serrated knife or keyhole saw and scrape out the pulp and seeds.

  2. Step 2

    Line the gourd with a glass or plastic bowl to prevent it from becoming water-logged. If the pumpkin opening is a bit too small for the bowl, carefully shave the inside edge with a spoon. Finish by filling the bowl with ice and bottled drinks.

  3. Step 3

    Fill the bowl with ice and bottled drinks.

Martha Stewart Living, Volume 143 October 2005

Reviews (1)

  • sylpro 28 Oct, 2013

    This was a unique touch to my party. Excellent idea!