Here is an easy to make and unique way to keep Halloween party beverages cold and add a decorative touch to the table – Use a large pumpkin to create a spider pumpkin for an iced beverage holder and small pumpkins for spider pumpkin candle holders for decoration and ambiance during a Halloween party.
How to Make a Halloween Party Pumpkin Beverage Holder
All items needed to turn an ordinary pumpkin into a spider pumpkin Halloween party beverage holder can be found at Wall Mart and/or a craft supply store. Items needed are:
- Large, wide pumpkin with a flat bottom
- Black crepe paper
- Black tape
- Small black toy spiders
- Roll of thin aluminum wire
- Plastic wrap
Cut off the top third of the pumpkin and scoop out the seeds and pulp (save pumpkin seeds for roasting). Line the inside of the pumpkin with plastic wrap.
Cut eight, 10 inch lengths of black crepe paper and wire. Loosely roll the crepe paper around the eight wires, length-wise, leaving one inch of wire exposed on one end. Use black tape to seal the opposite end of the crepe-papered wire. Place two pieces of black tape around the center of the crepe-papered wires (this will create a spider leg joint).
Poke the exposed ends of the wire into the pumpkin one inch down from the cut off top, four wires on one side of the pumpkin and four on the other side to mimic spider legs. Bend the wires into a spider leg position with the bottom of the wires touching the table.
Adorn the Halloween party beverage holder with the black toy spiders, fill with ice and container beverages.
How to Make Spider Pumpkin Candle Holders
As an easy and decorative table adornment to go with the Halloween party spider pumpkin beverage holder, make some small spider pumpkin candle holders. Items needed: Mini pumpkins, tea lights and black pipe cleaners
Cut the tops off of the mini pumpkins and scoop out the seeds and pulp. Insert eight black pipe cleaners (four on each side like spider legs) near the top of the mini pumpkins and bend the pipe cleaners to look like spider legs. The ends of the pipe cleaners should touch the table, cut off extra length if needed. Place a tea light in the center of each mini pumpkin and place on the party table around the pumpkin beverage holder.
These easy to make beverage and candle holders combine practicality with fun décor for a Halloween party.