As Halloween approaches, you’ll want to make your parties Halloween themed without succumbing to cheesy trick-or-treat type gimmicks. One solution? Take your classic beer pong and turn it into pumpkin pong. This is a labor-intensive adaptation of the game, so you’ll want to give yourself plenty of time and maybe enlist a friend or two to help.
You’ll need a minimum of 20 small pumpkins, one for each of the cups you would normally use for a regular game. Given that things can get knocked over, and in the presence of drunk people accidents are likely, you’ll probably want to have at least 5 extra pumpkins on hand. Maybe more, if your friends are klutzes.
Take however many pumpkins you’ve decided on using, cut off the tops, and scoop out the insides like you’re making a jack-o-lantern. If you’re really ambitious, you can save and roast the seeds to snack on during the party. Once the pumpkin innards are clean, keep the pumpkin shells in the refrigerator until they’re ready to be used.
When gametime comes, set up the hollowed-out pumpkins and fill them with beer, just like you would for a normal tournament, and play just like you normally would. Once you’re finished, feast on roasted pumpkin seeds and Halloween candy, and congratulate yourself and your friends on giving your favorite holiday from when you were five a truly grown-up twist.
Posted 6 months, 1 week ago at 5:49 pm. Add a comment
It’s about time you F yourself up with some knowledge
It’s time for another version of Beer in the News, where we find you all the latest beer and pong-related items and tidbits! Plus, Beer in the News give us an excuse to say “tidbits.” Without further delay, here are the latest happenings in the world of beer and beer pong:
Pong Beer, a beer made specifically for beer pong, is now available in 15 states: What makes this beer so great for beer pong? Well, its biggest selling point seems to be the price; a 30-pack runs for $17. At that price, you’ll have enough money left over to treat yourself to a custom beer pong table! Have you tried this beer yet? What do you think?
Students in Nevada kick off their engineering week with “cosmic pong”: Fun features of cosmic pong include fluorescent cups, black lights, and, of course, some of the tipsiest nerds around.
New York judge throws out the fascinating “case of the injured beer pong player”: So this guy became so drunk playing beer pong that he wandered across a busy highway, got hit by a car (no! really?), and then tried to sue the bar where began playing his multiple hour-long game. This man violates several rules in our Party Pong Code of Conduct, and we know you’re much smarter than this, esteemed Party Pongers.
A newspaper in Michigan reveals the results of their beer haiku contest: And some of the winners are the sort of poetry than can bring a tear to the eye. Rock on, you thirsty wordsmiths.
One ballsy beer company offers up a beer made from fungus-infected grapes: And the most surprising thing? Critics agree it’s great! People describe Dogfish Head’s “Noble Rot,” as it’s called, as a cross between wine and beer. We’re sold.
And finally, at some point in the near future, you may be shaving your face with beer waste. Sweet.
Well, that’s all for the news today, beer pong fans! Did we miss anything? Let us know in the comments!
Posted 9 months, 1 week ago at 5:05 pm. 18 comments
Odds are if you are reading this blog, you enjoy drinking games whether its beer pong, tip cup, beer chess, or something more specific. There are many games that are helped by the addition of drinking rules, and it is so easy to write your own drinking game for any topic of your choosing, that it can begin to seem like all games are potential drinking games. Be warned however, not all games should be combined with alcohol. To save you from learning this the hard way, please avoid the following games while drinking.
1. (Sport) Ice Hockey: This game is an excellent predecessor to drinking, but the game should be completed prior to engaging in the consumption of alcohol. Let’s face it, skating with sticks using sharpened blades on your feet is not safe when sober. Please do not try it combined with alcohol.
2. (Video Game) Grand Theft Auto IV: The camera cuts, swerving and high speed motion are a key component in the following equation:Beer + G.T.A.IV= Motion Sickness
3. (Sport) Polo: Polo is an excellent drinking sport, for the spectators. While you enjoy your field side beverages, please remember not to jump into the fray. Neither water nor horses and mallets should be combined with beverages that reduce aim.
4. (Group Game) Red Rover: “Red Rover, Red Rover, send Bud right over?” Not so much. The only thing that seems like fun when playing this game and drinking is crashing into the other players. It’s a recipe for injury at best, and angry drunken brawls at worst. Not a good idea, especially if you ever want to engage in drinking games with those friends again.
5. (Board Game) The Game of Life: This game is boring. Beer is a depressant. Combine the two and you will likely fall asleep. And then you cannot drink or play anymore until you wake up. And that is counterproductive.
This list is not comprehensive, but hopefully it provides you with a sampling that can help determine when a game just isn’t fit for adaptation to drinking. And if you have a way to make one of these games work, spread the word!
Posted 10 months ago at 4:58 pm. 24 comments
Beer Pong, Flip Cup, Drunk Ball, and many other drinking games are expanding their reach. They remain an excellent past-time for friends gathered to enjoy an afternoon of camaraderie and are, of course, a staple of parties nation-wide. But a rising demand for organized venues by people who are tired of beating, or losing-to, the same crowd has motivated social sports leagues to expand their offerings.
In many areas flag-football and dodge ball leagues have begun offering bar leagues. These organized drinking game leagues team up with local venues. Some bars have the facilities already set up for games such as shuffleboard, candlepin, or indoor bocci. Others don’t have the facilities full time, but are more than willing to allow a league to set up portable beer pong tables on a week night in exchange for the money made from the league buying beer.
The benefits of participating in a beer pong league (or any other drinking game of choice) are all about fun. You meet new people, witness new techniques, and possibly drink new beers. And the people are the kind you want to spend time with, after-all they also put in the effort to find and join a beer pong league. But just as important, you have a scheduled time to write on your calendar “I am having fun now!”
So, if meeting new people and showing them your beer pong skills sounds like a worthwhile pursuit the next step is to find, or form, a league in your area. Because leagues are less likely to succeed if there are too many in one area, start with a general search; “Social Game League (insert location)” will likely turn up anything already in your area. Looks like the local league is still limited to flag football? Give them a call before you give up, they may have it and suck at advertising. Check offline, as many meetings of Beer Pong Leagues are listed in the social section of a local paper. And if that doesn’t work, take your own table to the local bars and find a location to get one going.
Posted 10 months, 1 week ago at 9:19 am. Add a comment
When playing beer pong or other drinking games, common practice is to buy any inexpensive beer to fill the cups. This is perfect for newer beer drinkers, pong players on a budget (who isn’t on a budget these days?), and gatherings where the focus is on company and entertainment rather than beverage. But then, when drinking is less for sport and more focused on taste it can become difficult to choose among the beers offered in the local store. Those beers aren’t Bud Weiser, or Miller, but what are they like? A beer fan can read up on the latest beers in any number of blogs. But no words equal the experience of tasting.
Fortunately, tis the season for festivals! Across the country cities and towns are hosting street festivals and fairs of all varieties. And one particularly fitting festival that crops up around the nation during summer months is perfect for drinkers seeking to find their tastes in the beer world.
July alone hosts more the fifty beer festivals around the United States, with several more overseas. Many of these festivals include upwards of 200 beers available in one location!
For the price of a ticket (often less than $50 per festival), visitors can sample a wide variety of beers and gain a feel for their own tastes. The tasting of beer is broken up by seminars on the uses for beer, or on brewing beer of your own. Food is offered for pairing with the festival’s beers, so guests can spend the day tasting and enjoying them. All in all, these festivals offer a wonderful way to dive into the world of beer. Enjoy!
Posted 11 months ago at 8:51 am. 19 comments
So you’ve given it some thought and you’ve decided to take the plunge. Congratulations! You’re getting a beer pong table! But before you pick out your little bundle of joy (we’re still referring to the table, of course), keep in mind that different tables suit different types of people. Below our the three main kinds of beer pong table we sell, and who they’re going to be good for:
Aluminum Tables (AKA “The Man in Black”)
This sleek and classy table is designed for the Ponger of Mystery. Think dark sunglasses, handsome suits, and awesome Bond-like contraptions like, um, iPads. The aluminum table is the lightest and most easily transportable of all the tables, and it folds into a briefcase so you can take it with you on your jet-setting, crime-fighting tours.
Plastic Tables (AKA “The Serious Partyer”)
This indestructible bad boy is designed to handle any spill, scuff, or party pratfall. Did one of your teammates take a stumble and crash head-first into the table? We can’t make any guarantees for your teammate, but the table, for one, can handle it. The plastic tables come in a wide array of colors and also lend themselves very nicely to custom graphics, so you can show off your spirit no matter what you’re celebrating. They can also come with pre-drilled holes for game cups, to keep your beer from spilling.
Wood Tables (AKA “The Good Ol’ Boy”)
The smooth, classic wood table is the perfect compliment to any bar, pub, game room, or basement. It comes with two leg types—standard or detailed—so you can match it to the décor. It blends right in with comfy couches, bright dart boards, or fancy dogs playing poker.
Don’t forget, the above are only guidelines. Fit your table to your personality even better by adding bumpin’ speakers and custom graphics!
Posted 11 months, 2 weeks ago at 9:33 am. 8 comments
Are you one of those people who thinks a party is the perfect excuse to let it all hang out? Think again. Contrary to popular belief, the morning after a party most people do remember what went on the night before. Luckily, we at Party Pong tables are here to remind you how to avoid the most embarrassing party pratfalls. So sit back, peruse this article, and make sure you don’t become the next campus legend for all the wrong reasons.
1. Being a sore loser
So you and your friends have broken out your favorite beer pong tables for a quick game. Things aren’t looking so great for your team, and you end up getting clobbered by the opponents. Do you:
a) Smile charismatically and make a joke about how you’re still the top player where it counts (in the bedroom)? Or do you:
b) Throw your beer pong balls across the room and run out sobbing about how the game was rigged?
Please, for the love of all that is holy, choose the first option. Losing a game can hurt your pride, sure, but if you smile and make jokes, there are still plenty of ways to come out on top.
2. Shamelessly pursuing a guy/girl who isn’t interested in you
We admire your optimism and your persistence. But if you get a couple of rejections in a row from the same person, move on. There are plenty of fish in the sea—but the uninterested fish you pursue relentlessly will hurt your chances.
3. Drinking way too much
This brings us back to our original point: just because you forget a party doesn’t mean other people won’t. Getting tipsy enough to keep things boisterous and entertaining? Good. Getting so hammered that you’re falling down and slurring your words? Embarrassing!
4. Starting a fight
Just don’t. Seriously.
5. Publicly hooking up
Okay, so you found a hottie who’s interested in you! Do everyone a favor and take them to a private place—and no, by “private place,” we do not mean the party host’s bed. Hooking up is fun and will earn you some mad props—but not if you’re hooking up in front of everybody.
So soldier on and stay classy, Party Pongers!
Have you ever made any embarrassing party faux pas? Let us know in the comments below!
Posted 1 year ago at 11:32 am. 14 comments
Okay, we are aware that you can’t play beer pong all the time. You’re a busy person, with classes to get to, people to meet, and a resume to build. But did you know that certain extracurricular activities will actually improve your beer pong skills while making you a better, more well-rounded person? It’s true! Below, our top three “cross-training tips.”
1. Volunteer to coach a Little League team.
Volunteering for a children’s sports team—whether it’s baseball, soccer, or golf—will do wonders for your hand-eye coordination. If you’re teaching a child to sink a basket, block a goal, or hit a home run, you’re also training yourself to make difficult shots from far away. Additionally, putting up with children is a great way to learn good sportsmanship. And it never hurts to add a little volunteer activity to your resume!
2. Take Up Golf
Just practicing my beer pong skills!
There are more similarities between golf and beer pong than you might think: both games involve directing a ball to a small, specific area; and if you become good at one game, chances are, the other will become much easier. Golf is also a great way to meet people you might want to impress someday. Plaid attire is optional.
3. Play Video Games
We’re about to give you a valid excuse to play video games. You’re welcome! Studies have shown that playing video games improves hand-eye coordination and reaction time, two important skills to take to the beer pong table. So next time you need to relax and sit down in front of the Xbox, just consider it practice.
And now that you’ve rounded out your life, step in front of your favorite beer pong table and prepare to dominate.
Posted 1 year, 1 month ago at 10:29 am. 17 comments
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A friend of ours approached us recently and complained about having to miss out on what is undoubtedly one of the best beer-related holidays of the year: Saint Patrick’s Day. Now, we’re sure he’s not the only one; sometimes life just gets in the way of us celebrating some of the best holidays.
So in honor of those who had to work, who had other plans, who were sick, or who just had to deal with life, we present to you our list of The Best Beer-Related Holidays (that aren’t Saint Patrick’s Day). So drink up, play some beer pong, and never worry again if life prevents you from savoring some Guinness on your favorite holiday. For your reading pleasure, we are only including holidays that take place in mid-April or later.
Saint Monday–Any (or every! Monday)
Nobody likes Mondays. So in the 1800’s, clever tradesmen handled this by taking Mondays off for “union meetings.” They would then meet at their local pub or bar and drink in honor of Saint Monday. A fine tradition, if we’ve ever heard of one.
King Gambrinus Day–April 11
April 11 is the birthday of the respected Flemish King Gambrinus. Why should you care, you ask? Well, because King Gambrinus is credited with adding hops to malted brews to bring you the fine and delicious beer you know and love today! So drink up in honor of this pioneering man.
St. Arnold’s Day–July 18
Saint Arnold is the Patron Saint of Brewers. Need we say more?
International IPA Day—August 4
It’s not clear as to whetehr this is an official holiday or not, but we do know that thousands of IPA fans are doing their best to make it one. So knock back a cold, delicious India Pale Ale and celebrate.
International Beer Day—August 5
…And just in case you didn’t celebrate enough on August 4, there’s International Beer Day on August 5. So sip on a stout or guzzle a porter, and invite everyone over to play a rousing game of beer pong. And then never worry about missing out on a beer-related holiday again!
Posted 1 year, 1 month ago at 12:22 pm. 24 comments
Beer in the News Volume 1
We at Party Pong Tables are starting a new tradition, designed to keep you up to date on urgent, earthshattering, breaking news in the world of beer and beer pong. So here it is, our first edition of Beer in the News:
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/breaking/chi-coors-light-surpasses-budweiser-as-no-2-us-beer-20120110,0,4064773.story. Bud Light is number one, in case you were wondering (we were). So, what made the difference? Probably the fact that Budweiser is the only full-calorie beer in the top five U.S. beers. People have to watch their slender figures somehow! Are you a Budweiser or a Coors Light loyalist? Let us know in the comments.
http://blogs.villagevoice.com/music/2011/12/asher_roth_interview_pabst_and_jazz.php. The hip hop artist and scribe of the popular song “College” even belongs to a fantasy beer pong league. We knew there was a reason we loved this guy so much.
http://www2.insidenova.com/news/2012/jan/10/man-attacked-glass-beer-mug-woodbridge-ar-1598812/. Ouch! The suspect is still at large. Remember, kids: no matter how badly you lose at beer pong, do not attack each other. You’ll risk ending up on the news where fine, upstanding beer pong blogs can mock you mercilessly.
http://www.foxsportsarizona.com/01/09/12/College-footballs-biggest-party/landing.html?blockID=642814&feedID=10113. Now, that’s just inspiring. We hope they were smart enough to order a few (dozen) football-themed beer pong tables!
Any news we missed? Let us know!
Posted 1 year, 2 months ago at 9:48 am. 22 comments