Get ready to raise your Halloween celebrations to a new level with ‘Wine in a Pumpkin’!
Halloween is upon us and it’s my favorite time of the year! Not only do I get to decorate my house from top to bottom with all my favorite Halloween decorations but I get to cook fun festive food and more importantly awesome Halloween cocktails!
My house has always been the Halloween Party destination. For years, I would have loads of friend and kids coming over after trick-or-treat. So what’s a girl on a budget to do but come up with low cost cool ways to entertain and serve a group of friends.
So here’s my idea….serve inexpensive boxed wine but put it in a Halloween craft pumpkin with the spigot coming out of his mouth!
On a normal day I do enjoy a nice glass of wine but when you’re having a group of people over that can get expensive.
Boxed wine is a good alternative and you don’t have to compromise on taste. Black Box offers a really good Cabernet and Boto Box has good options as well.
Let’s dive into this devilishly delightful idea that will have your guests spellbound!
The Wine – An Affordable Choice
On any regular day, a glass of wine is my go-to indulgence, but when you’re entertaining a group, serving up high-end bottles can quickly become a graveyard for your budget.
That’s where boxed wine comes to the rescue.
Don’t worry; you won’t have to compromise on taste. Brands like Black Box and Bota Box offer excellent options, like a rich Cabernet Sauvignon.
Crafting Your Pumpkin
- Choose the Perfect Pumpkin: Head to your local Michaels or Hobby Lobby, and you’ll find a plethora of craft pumpkins to choose from. Opt for a taller one as it’ll snugly accommodate the wine bag.
- Pre-Cut or DIY: You have a choice here. I personally love the charm of using an already carved jack-o’-lantern. It’s utterly adorable to have the spigot peeking out of its mouth. However, if you prefer a plain craft pumpkin, you can cut a hole for the wine bag and create a circle for the spigot. The pre-cut option is a bit simpler.
- Get Cutting: Regardless of your choice, you’ll need a sharp knife or saw to slice off the bottom of the pumpkin. This opening will be where you insert the wine bag.
- Position the Wine Bag: Slide the wine bag into the pumpkin and ensure that the spigot is perfectly aligned with the mouth. It should look like your pumpkin is ready to serve a drink!
Serving With Spooky Style
To make pouring a breeze, place the wine-filled pumpkin on top of an upside-down basket or any sturdy support.
This elevation will ensure you can easily fit a glass under the spigot, making it simple for your guests to serve themselves.
Add A Spooky Touch
And for that extra dash of Halloween charm, if you have any spider rings lying around, they make perfect wine glass charms!
Grab an array of colors, decorate all your glasses, and voilà – your drinks are now in the spirit of the season.
Let The Halloween Party Begin!
With your eerie wine-filled pumpkin ready to bewitch your guests, it’s time to send out those invites and plan a spooktacular Halloween party of your own!
Cheers to a night filled with frightful fun and deliciously thrifty drinks. Happy Halloween!
Wine in a Pumpkin
- 1 Sharp Knife or Saw
- 1 Basket to display the pumpkin
- 1 Bowl or plastic tupperware to place under the wine bag inside the pumpkin
- 1 Box Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Or any boxed wine of your choice
- 1 Tall Craft Pumpkin or Jack-O-Lantern
- Slice off bottom of craft pumpkin
- Open box of wine and remove the bag
- Push the wine bag into the pumpkin and pull the spigot through the mouth
- Put the plastic container or bowl on your basket and position the pumpkin on top which will lift the wine bag a bit
- Remove the seal from the spigot and serve