Pumpkin punch bowl is the new fall party must-have

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BY: Michelle Rosique

Everyone else's Halloween party will have a cauldron for a punch bowl, but here's how to be the only one cool enough to pull off a pumpkin punch bowl!

First, get yourself a reasonably large, sturdy pumpkin and cut the top about a third of the way down.

Next, make sure to scrape the inside of the pumpkin super smooth and clean, removing all the pumpkin bits.

Then, mix light rum, cranberry juice, blood orange soda and lemon juice within the inside of the hollow pumpkin to create a spiked vampire punch.

If you really want to up the fright factor, you can add some spooky eyeballs by simply putting a blueberry a piece into an individually canned lychee.

This is by far the best way to serve booze at your Halloween bash. After all, it's called the season of pumpkin-everything for a reason.

For more fall inspiration, check out these delicious desserts!

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Best pumpkin dessert recipes

Spiced Pumpkin Chocolate Chunk Cookies

"This is not a crispy cookie…nary a crispy area to be found. It’s soft, chewy, toasty, warm and 25 shades of fall. Come and get us cashmere sweaters. We’re calling you." - Displaced Housewife

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Pumpkin Coconut Ice Cream

"I’m so excited for all things pumpkin, but am hanging tight to my last days of sunny warm weather.But to satiate my pumpkin cravings, I decided to bring together the best of both worlds in a delicious and decadent Brazilian-inspired Pumpkin Coconut Ice Cream!" - Olivia's Cuisine

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Maple Pumpkin Cheesecake

"Irresistibly creamy pumpkin cheesecake, sweetened with maple syrup and smeared with maple pumpkin whipped cream frosting. It’s your next favorite fall dessert!" - Sweet and Savory

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Pumpkin Pie Bars

"Skip the pumpkin pie this year and go for these Pumpkin Pie Bars that are so much easier to make and to eat! An easy oat crust is topped with a creamy pumpkin filling and a sugary topping to take them over the top." - Taste and Tell

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Pumpkin Mousse with Pomegranate Gelee

"If you like pumpkin, you will love this treat.  It is light and fluffy and the we cut the sweetness some with the addition of mildly tart pomegranate gelee.  This is a wonderful combination and full of the flavors of the season." - Today's Nest

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Pumpkin Pie Cookie Dough Energy Balls

"A good for you snack made with wholesome ingredients and have all the flavors of fall! Pumpkin Pie Cookie Dough Energy Balls will help curb your craving for sweets, yet are healthy for you!" - With Salt and Wit

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White Chocolate Pumpkin Butter Bars

"I sure hope you aren’t sick of pumpkin recipes yet this fall… because these are amazing." - The Wanderlust Kitchen

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