Today is It’s My Party Day, which means it’s the perfect time to throw a fabulous fall fête for you and your friends. Why? Oh come on, do you really need a reason to have a party? Simply celebrate this sensational season with a fun fiesta full of your fall favorites, from caramel-covered apples to the color-changing leaves, spiked cider to plenty of pumpkin. We’ve got a slew of fun, festive decor, appetizer and cocktail ideas, everything you need to throw a killer seasonal soiree. So invite your best buds over for an impromptu fall bash that they’ll remember for seasons to come!
- Christina Izzo
Pumpkin Party Cooler
Need a way to ice down all of those yummy bottled ciders and pumpkin beers you’ll be serving at your fall bash? Sure, you can go the usual cooler or fridge route, but that’s b-o-r-ing. Go fab and functional with this Pumpkin Party Cooler from—who else?—Martha Stewart. Repurpose that huge pumpkin you hauled home after a day at the pumpkin patch as a drink cooler by cutting off the top third of the gourd with a serrated knife. Scrape out the pulp and seeds, and shave the inside edges of the pumpkin with a spoon to make enough room for a glass or plastic bowl to fit inside. Fill the bowl with ice and your sipping selection, and you’ve got yourself a drink station that’ll surely wow your guests!
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