DIY Skeleton Drink Bucket

Halloween is just around the corner and we are gearing up for our party.  With Halloween being on a weekend this year I thought it would be fun to host a get together with our friends before we head out trick-or-treating.  Nothing too fancy, just a few Halloween treats and drinks. Of course that means we need a few festive touches to make it an extraordinary celebration.  And who wouldn’t love grabbing a frosty beverage from our DIY Skeleton Drink Bucket.

DIY Skeleton Pick Your Poison Drink Bucket Giggles Galore

This year I’ve been obsessed with decorating with skeletons. I think I have some in every room of our house, in fact you may have already seen my two favorite bony guest at our Murder Mystery Dinner Party. The other day my kids were playing with one of them and the legs popped off.  It’s really no biggie (they pop right back in) but it inspired me to create this fun DIY Skeleton Drink Bucket.

Pick Your Poison Drink Bucket with Skeleton

Like most of my projects this is an easy one.  All you need are a few supplies and your favorite beverages.


  • Drink Bucket
  • Skeleton
  • Black Vinyl
  • Transfer Tape
  • Drinks
  • Ice and Dry Ice (optional)

First you will need to create a Pick Your Poison label for your drink container.  I used my Cricut to design a sign and cut it out in black vinyl.

Pick Your Poison Vinyl

Cover the vinyl with transfer tape and rub it onto the front of your drink container.

Pick Your Poison Vinyl Transfer

Gently peel back the transfer tape to revel the Pick Your Poison sign.

Pick Your Poison Vinyl on Bucket

Take your skeleton and remove the legs, place it in the bucket.  Add your drink and then dump in the ice to keep your drinks cool and help the skeleton stand up straight.

Pick Your Poison Drink Bucket with Skeleton

I love adding dry ice to my Halloween drinks or bubbly cauldrons of homemade root beer, it’s the perfect spooky touch to our skeleton drink container. However, if you are going to add the dry ice you will need to put it another container before putting it inside of the drink bucket.  Also, just as a precaution I would not let the kids reach in and grab drinks from the bucket.

Pick Your Poison Dry Ice Bucket

Set up a designated drink station for guest to help themselves to their favorite “poison.”  Guest can dig in and grab their favorite drink or grab a DIY Skull Themed Halloween Cups and fill it up with our famous poison punch.

Kid Friendly Halloween Poison Punch

I have to admit I absolutely love how this simple little project turned out and I think it will be the perfect touch to our Halloween get together.

Skeleton in Drink Bucket

What do you think, would your guest love to grab a drink from this spooktacular DIY Skeleton Drink Bucket?

Mariah Leeson is the creative mind behind With a passion for celebrating, Mariah created Giggles Galore to inspire families to celebrate life’s little moments with creative, budget friendly ideas. She loves cooking, reading, crafting, hosting parties and most of all spending time giggling with her family.

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  1. This is so cool looking. I love it and great for a party for sure or outside when you’re passing out candy. So much fun. I would love it if you can share this awesome post at a link party I am co-hosting. I hope to see you there. Have a great week.

  2. I love this! Great idea!

  3. This is super cool! I love Halloween. There are so many creative possibilities. Thanks for sharing at Funtastic Friday.

  4. Mary Beth says:

    would you be willing to share your cricut file on the words? Thanks!

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