The Genius Way to Make a Pumpkin Into a Beer Cooler

Obviously, no legit Halloween party is complete without at least three people wearing the same "Department of Erections" costume and plenty of pumpkins carved into makeshift beer kegs. But there's an even easier way to keep your beers chilled to the bone, and it's scary brilliant: pumpkin ice buckets.

Thanks to a helpful infographic from the wizards over at (shown below), you can simultaneously keep your brews cold and decorate for the holiday. All you need is a pumpkin, carving tools, a glass bowl, ice, and beers -- the last of which shouldn't be a problem. Some might call it a festive fall pumpkin cooler, or if you're really feeling candy corny, a hack-o-lantern. But we'll just call it genius.

Making a Pumpkin Cooler

Now, all you have to do is get some pumpkins, your favorite pumpkin beer, and your party will be a downright Monster Mash. You're welcome.

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Tony Merevick is Cities News Editor at Thrillist and is going to carve a tall and narrow pumpkin into an ice bucket for some champagne because he's fancy. Send news tips to and follow him on Twitter @tonymerevick.