Make your pumpkin into a keg, because jack-o'-lanterns are overrated

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Pumpkin keg

Halloween parties are nothing without at least three "cereal killer" costumes, or a hefty stock of booze. And while most hosts are content to make a punch bowl of so-called witch's brew for their guests, you're not doing that. Because you're making a pumpkin keg.

The fine folks at Mashable put together this important tutorial on crafting your own pumpkin keg. It's very easy to follow, so even if your last attempt at pumpkin carving ended up looking like Sloth, you can pull this job off. Mashable filled their gourd with Sam Adams Harvest Pumpkin Ale, and while that's a perfectly acceptable move, we humbly suggest you try one of these brews.

Kristin Hunt is a Food/Drink staff writer for Thrillist, and also thinks Halloween parties require Elvira cut-outs and smoke machines. Follow her at @kristin_hunt.