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How To Make a Homemade Pumpkin Keg

by Courtney on October 27, 2012

Hey, guess what guys and gals?

THIS gal got a little crafty this afternoon. Check it out!


Is that not super fun or what?

As much as I wish I could take the credit for this fabulous idea, I can not. A few weeks ago, I received a fun little package in the mail from


It’s actually their new subscription box called a Celebrate Crate, which is filled each month with party inspirations and supplies. For October, the crate included lots of fun Halloween stuff, including ice cube trays, glow in the dark paint, plastic eyeballs, and of course, the one that stuck out the most to me…the spigot.


I saw it, not having any idea what to do with it, but after reading the inside of the box, I quickly discovered what it was for. Remember last week when I bought those pumpkins and said I had something fun to do with them? Winking smile


Welllll…this was it! Surprisingly enough, it was actually super simple to do.


So once I finished the carving part of things, I decided to “dress it up” a bit, juuuuuust in case people didn’t know what the heck it was.


Now, once we get to our party tonight, we’ll fill it up with some Octoberfest and be ready to go!


In case you’re interested, here’s the tutorial I watched on how to make the magic happen.

Like I said, super easy! You can pick up a keg tapping kit easily on Amazon, too.

And quite possibly, just as exciting as the pumpkin keg? Roasted pumpkin seeds, baby!


I rinsed and dried the seeds, then tossed them in a little melted butter, sugar, salt, cinnamon, and pumpkin pie spice. Baked at 300 degrees F for about 45 minutes.


And now I’ve got a sweet and salty yummy little snack.

Now if we could juuuuuuust get our costumes situated… Winking smile

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1 Kristy @Kristy's Health Revolution October 27, 2012 at 3:38 pm

But….doesn’t the beer go flat when you pour it into the pumpkin? I think this would work really good for a fall punch or something.
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2 Lauren October 27, 2012 at 3:50 pm

Shut up!! That is fantastic! :)
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3 Brittany @ GOtheXtraMile October 27, 2012 at 3:59 pm

Omg, best idea ever!!!
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4 Lisa October 27, 2012 at 4:05 pm

This may be the perfect post for me right now! I’m going to a Halloween party tonight and had no idea what to bring! Genius!


5 Kerry @ Totes My Oats October 27, 2012 at 4:12 pm

That is such a great idea! I love it!!
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6 Marielle October 27, 2012 at 5:19 pm

That’s one of the coolest things ever!!
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7 Brittany October 27, 2012 at 5:33 pm

Love your pumpkin keg. So cute!
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8 Danielle@cleanfoodcreativefitness October 27, 2012 at 6:29 pm

So awesome! How creative!
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9 Natalie @ Free Range Human October 27, 2012 at 6:32 pm

This is so crafty! Super fun!
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10 Danielle October 27, 2012 at 7:05 pm

that is such a cute idea! love it!
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11 Jana @ Newly Wife Healthy Life October 27, 2012 at 7:49 pm

Love that idea! Absolutely adorable, unique, and thrifty! So fun to be a part of a monthly party-supply subscription too! What will they think of next? :(
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12 Holly October 27, 2012 at 7:50 pm

Am I allowed to say that I REALLY wish I could come to your party! Nothing like inviting myself, huh?! ;)
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13 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More October 27, 2012 at 8:19 pm

This is AWESOME!!!
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14 Kristen @ notsodomesticated October 27, 2012 at 8:28 pm

I think this is the first time my husband got really interested in reading a blog post I was looking at!! ;)
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15 Sarah October 27, 2012 at 8:33 pm

My best friend made a watermelon keg for her dad’s birthday… Personally my favorite part about a pumpkin is the seeds, though!
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16 Stellina @ My Yogurt Addiction October 27, 2012 at 8:47 pm

this is the best idea ever
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17 Candice October 27, 2012 at 10:39 pm

What a fun idea!!
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18 Khushboo October 28, 2012 at 12:27 am



19 michelle kim October 28, 2012 at 9:37 am

Wow! How awesome is that keg?? Super cool :D
And now those pumpkin seeds sound so yummy!
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20 Erica @ For the Sake of Cake October 28, 2012 at 10:40 am

Ah, that’s awesome! So perfect for a Halloween party!
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21 Linz @ Itz Linz October 28, 2012 at 10:55 am

pumpkin keg?! AWESOME!
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22 Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers October 28, 2012 at 11:16 am

The pumpkin keg is totally cool! I want one for my water! I think I’d drink more if I got it from a pumpkin keg!
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23 Ashley @ Sweat for Sweets October 28, 2012 at 2:21 pm

Cool! Does the beer end up getting a pumpkin flavour?
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24 Courtney October 28, 2012 at 3:53 pm

Some people said yes, some people said no…I’m thinking maybe it was in their heads, but who knows? haha ;)


25 Katy October 28, 2012 at 7:52 pm

OH.MY.GOD. That is the coolest thing I have ever seen! I can’t wait to hear how it turned out.
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26 luv what you do October 28, 2012 at 9:03 pm

That is an awesome idea!
So fun!


27 Katie @ A Frizzy Life October 28, 2012 at 9:46 pm

what an awesome thing to have at a halloween/fall party! love it.


28 Bek @ Crave October 29, 2012 at 4:09 am

That’s pretty sweet! What costumes have you got in mind?
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29 Meghan @ After the Ivy League October 29, 2012 at 11:59 am

Omg, super cute idea! Looks awesome
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30 Emilie @ Hungry Delights October 30, 2012 at 11:44 pm

The roasted pumpkin seeds look so yummy… what a perfect snack!
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31 Mih October 25, 2014 at 2:43 pm

Please, post the video on Youtube, because i cant see it “due to my location”, and i really sucks D:


32 Karen October 25, 2014 at 4:16 pm

I will do this. I think I’ll use that boxed wine instead, and just take it out of the box. I can cut a hole to poke the spigot out. I’ll get one red wine and one white, label my pumpkins Blood and Bone.


33 Patricia Gerke October 25, 2014 at 4:30 pm

It would be great with a spiced apple cider (with or without alcohol), or a spiced rum drink of somekind


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