Monday, October 22, 2018

Fall Pumpkin Party Cooler

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Football season and fall just go hand-in-hand in our house.  We love having our friends over on Sunday afternoons to watch all of the games and root for our favorite teams (and fantasy players!).

I'm always looking to create something festive, whether the party is big or small.  This time of year, how can you go wrong with pumpkins?!  You can find them at any store (even the market!), and they last so long, even when carved.

Last weekend, when we had our friends over for the games, I carved out a pumpkin to use as an ice bucket.  Of course, we filled it with our favorite Coca-Cola beverages.  What's great is that Coca-Cola offers so many different varieties that there's a Coca-Cola for everyone.  Coca-Cola Zero has all the real Coke flavor with zero sugar and Diet Coke is always a fan favorite.
When I went shopping at Food Lion for my Coca-Cola, pumpkin, and pumpkin-carving tools, I also picked up a few of their Private Label items to serve with my favorite soda:

Once you get home, all you will need to make your own festive fall cooler is:
- 1 medium to large pumpkin (preferably with one flat side)
- pumpkin carving knife and scoop
- ice
- your favorite Coca-Cola varieties

1. Lay the pumpkin on its flat side, and cut a wide hole around the top side of the pumpkin.
2. Remove the lid, and scoop out all the insides of the pumpkin and discard.
3. Fill the pumpkin with ice and Coca-Cola.
What's great about this DIY is that after you're done, make sure you save the lid!  You can stand it back up and carve a pumpkin face for Halloween!
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With a Coke for everyone, you can be sure that it's an integral part of Fall Football!


Melissa said...

That pumpkin cooler idea is SO cute! We're throwing a little Halloween party this year, and that would be perfect for all the kids' juice pouches! So fun!

Missy said...

What a cute little idea! So festive!

Ashley @ A Cute Angle said...

This is such a great idea!

The Girl who Loved to Write said...

this is so cute!

Julie said...

Cute idea!

Emily @ Martinis | Bikinis said...

Cute idea for some Fall entertaining! Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis

Kate at Green Fashionista said...

This is too cute! I wish I had seen this before my daughter's pumpkin themed party last week <3
Green Fashionista

BLovedBoston said...

This turned out perfectly! xo, Biana-BlovedBoston

Sarah said...

That is so cute! I never would have thought of it but I love it.

Stella Cadente said...

What a fun idea! Thanks for sharing!

Lauren Elizabeth
Petite in Pearls

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