As many of you know, I'm an Oilfield wife; which means I don't get near as much time with my husband as most people do. This past week, he's been home at a decent hour almost every night, so please forgive me for neglecting my blog. I try and soak in as much hubby time as I can. :)
The past two weeks haven't been much to blog about. Normal day to day stuff, nothing fun or crafty going on over here. This past week, I spent most of my time getting ready for my birthday party! Will was thoughtful enough to invite some of my friends over for a small party, but then realized how much goes in to acutally throwing a party. So after the house got a deep cleaning, it was prep time!
We did small finger foods, nothing big. The biggest hit, as always, was the green beans wrapped in bacon. Yum!
How to make a Pumpkin Keg:
Start off with any size pumpkin you'd like. I used a big pumpkin since we were only going to serve one type of beer via pumpkin keg.
Cut the top so you can remove all the fillings.
Once you've removed all the seeds, there's 2 options.
If you're going to use an Oktoberfest beer, you won't need to clean the inside of the pumpkin. It helps give the beer a better flavor.
Scrape all of the insides of the pumpkin out until it's hollow. This way there isn't any pumpkin flavor in your beer. If you'd like, you can add a small (4gallon) trashbag on the inside. The bag makes the nozle portion tricky, but we'll get to that in a minute.
You'll need a spicket/nozle as pictured above. Simply outline the nozle then carve the circle in your pumpkin. If you're not using a bag, you can screw your nozle in and you're good to go!
If you're using a bag, you'll need to hold the fastner(I don't know the acutal term for the piece inside the pumpkin to hold the nozle on, sorry!) on the inside of the pumpkin and turn the nozle itself. This helps from tearing the bag inside.
Party favors :)
Will's so crafty. He carved me a Poodle Pumpkin!