New Year’s Eve 2014 is right around the corner, and so we must queue the nostalgia. We have all been around to witness such global extraordinary events such as the Outkast reunion, Frozen dominating the billboard for 20 weeks straight, and the resurrection of Michael Jackson himself! Or at least his old archived and unreleased music. New Year’s Eve is a special time of year mixed with romance, hope, and new year’s resolutions. But everyone knows that you can’t simply enter into the new year, you’ve gotta ring in the new year with the most craziest, biggest, and alcoholic party imaginable. To that end, here are a few New Year’s Eve drinking games to help get your party going strong.
1. Cheap Champagne Pong.
When in doubt, adapt a classic. Play it the same as beer pong, but use the cheapest champagne you can find instead of beer. It’s the party game you love the most, done New Year’s Eve style! While your at it, impress your bros and girlfriends with the most sickest neon glowing beer pong table to match the New Year’s eve decor.
2. Don’t Say It!
For this game, have a list of words that people can’t say. Make them words appropriate to the occasion that are quite likely to come up in conversation, like “party,” “new year,” “resolution,” etc. Anytime someone says one of the forbidden words, they have to take a drink. This won’t necessarily result in people not saying the forbidden words, but it definitely will result in everyone drinking a little more and a little faster. Which is basically the point.
3. Ball Drop Drinking Game
As midnight approaches, it’s inevitable that people will start to cluster around the TV to watch the ball drop in Times Square. To liven up the experience, take a drink every time one of these things happens on TV.
The news anchor utters any of these phrases:
- “live from Times Square”
- “In [x] minutes, the ball will start to drop
- “people have been camped out here since [whenever]”
- “Performing later tonight will be [x]”
The screen shows any of these shots:
- The ball at any point before the countdown
- A pan of faces of people waiting for midnight
- The empty stage where they keep telling you interesting things will happen
Even if you don’t turn the TV on until ten minutes before midnight actually strikes, there will still be plenty of opportunities to drink!
With this set of games prepped, you’ll be able to throw the best party in the history of 2014 and set 2015 off to a really great start.
Posted 4 days, 20 hours ago at 7:51 pm. Add a comment
You’re going home for the holidays, which means lots of ugly sweater parties and awkward questions about your activities at school. To help you prepare for this inevitable slump in your social life, we’ve brought you five holiday drinking games to jingle your bells before you head home.
Holiday Drinking Game #1 – Christmas Carol Conundrums
Do you know all the words to “jingle bell rock?” Are you sure? Get a group of your friends together and distribute shot glasses. Have whatever liquor you like on hand. Someone in the group should start out by singing the first line of a Christmas carol or other holiday song. Go around in the circle, with each person singing the next line, until someone screws up. That person then has to take a shot and start the next song.
Holiday Drinking Game #2 – Twelve Days of Christmas
Warning: this drinking game is not for lightweights. Winning could quite probably involve alcohol poisoning. You’ve been warned. You’ll need a different kind of liquor for each of the 12 days of Christmas, preferably festive or creative varieties depending on what your budget will allow. Then you all start singing: “on the first day of Christmas…” and take a shot of the first beverage. On the second day, “two turtle doves” gets the a shot of the second kind of liquor, and the “partridge in a pear tree” gets you another shot of the first. And so on. The last person standing is the winner.
Holiday Drinking Game #3 – Holiday Musical Chairs
The usual setup for musical chairs, but play the most obnoxious holiday music you can find. With each round, whoever is eliminated has to take a shot. As a variation, have half the group sitting on the chairs the whole time. When the music stops, whoever is walking around has to sit on someone’s lap. Depending who sits on which person’s lap, this could be naughty or nice!
Holiday Drinking Game #4 – Vodka Roulette
Prepare a shot glass for everyone in the room. All but one will contain water, the last one contains vodka. Everyone takes their shot at the same time, and whoever gets the vodka is out. They then get to prepare the next round. You can do all the rounds at once, or you can intersperse them randomly throughout the night to add that element of surprise.
Holiday Drinking Game #5 – Holiday Buzzwords
Everyone gets assigned a word at random: “Christmas,” “ho ho ho,” “snow,” “reindeer,” etc. Anytime during the party when someone hears their word they have to take a shot. This is also a great game to play surreptitiously on your own while at your family’s ugly sweater party. Make sure your punch is spiked, and take a sip anytime a family member says something awkward.
This set of games is sure to keep your holiday parties well-lubricated and full of holiday cheer.
Posted 2 weeks, 5 days ago at 10:28 am. Add a comment
November is upon us, and that means one thing: Thanksgiving Drinking Games. Yes, of course Thanksgiving is all about family togetherness, and while that can be awesome (“fantastic stuffing, mom! I can’t wait for the pumpkin pie!”), it can also be kind of awkward (“uh…grades? Future plans? Life goals? What?”). But here at Party Pong’s we like to offer the best solutions that promise good drinking games while sharing strong family values, cause you know, family’s important dude. Introducing Friendsgiving: a Thanksgiving-style gathering with your closest friends, in which you feast, drink, and party with friends who feel just like family. And if not, figure out whose family is crazier too.
Once you’ve shared whatever potluck food you’ve all brought and are working your way into the booze, you might want to consider a few games to get to know your friends better. Personal favorite? A variation on “Never Have I Ever”. Instead of sharing embarrassing stories about drunken escapades, share your most awkward family holidays moments. “Never have I ever…had to help an older relative find her misplaced dentures. Never have I ever…walked in on visiting relatives getting it on.” Anytime someone has had that happen, they take a drink. So everyone gets to know each other better, with the added solidarity of knowing that they’re not alone in having found their rabidly teetotaler uncle pouring himself a double scotch.
Another great get-to-know-your-friends-better game is “would you rather,” in which you ask the collective which of two bizarre things they’d rather do. Examples can range from completely innocuous (“would you rather run a mile barefoot or walk 50 miles in shoes?’) to the incredibly salacious (insert two examples of things unfit for print).You can write these down ahead of time, but it’s more fun if you just go around the table and take turns providing the choices. Between the two choices, whichever group has the least amount of people must all drink. Collective drunkenness? Best way to get real with your bros.
These are two examples, but there are lots more out there. Consider a Thanksgiving themed party, dress up as a pilgrim, an indian, a turkey! At of course, lead it all up to a classic thanksgiving beer pong game of pilgrims vs indians. The holidays are a special time, make the most of it! What games are you planning on having at your Friendsgiving?
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Party Pong Beer Pong Party
Everyone loves a fantastic party full of beer pong! Everyone wants to go, get drunk, play pong, have a great time, and maybe get laid. Everyone dreams of hosting the biggest, most epic party imaginable.
And then, the next day, when your entire house smells like spilled beer, there are empty cups and beer cans everywhere, you can’t tell what color the floor is, there are three strange people asleep in your bed, and you and all your bros are nursing hangovers…you’re going to hate yourself and everyone who came to the party, because while everyone else gets to stay in bed with their hangovers, you’re the ass who has to clean up.
Relax, bro. It’s not so bad. Here are the best ways to host an epic party at your house and not hate yourself the next day.
- Get a beer pong table that will set you up for success
The days or regular folding tables are over, bro. You will increase your epic-ness and reduce your cleanup woes if you use a dedicated beer pong table with pre-drilled holes to hold your cups. You gain bro points because dude, you actually have your own beer pong table. You gain morning-after points because you’ll have a hell of a lot less beer on the floor. If you really want to up the ante, get a custom table with a playmate emblazoned on the surface, and then get your bros to wipe off the table between games. After all, you can’t be disrespecting that playmate’s luscious boobs!
- Keep it outdoors
Do you have any outdoor space at all? Is the weather even slightly above freezing? Keep your party outdoors as much as possible. You’ll have more space to put people if you have indoor and outdoor action going on, and you’ll have less mess and spilled beer inside the house to deal with the next day. Plus, having most of the party taking place outside reduces the chances that you’ll find random strangers making out in your bed at the end of the night.
- Set up obvious places for your empty beer cans to go
It’s not rocket science, bro. Put out big trash bags in obvious places, and people will figure out that the empty cups and cans go there. People will barely notice during the party—sticking trash in trash bags is kind of automatic—but you’ll notice the next day, when you won’t have nearly as many random plastic cups all over your place.
- Pitchers of water
Yeah, we all know that half the point of a party is to get wasted, but make sure there’s water and other non-boozy stuff for people to drink. Hydration is good, and people are a lot more likely to remember to drink water if it’s out there and obvious. Believe us, everyone will be happier, both during the party and after, if there isn’t vomit in the sink.
- Stock up on your cleaning stuff ahead of time
You know that massive beer and supply run that you make before you host a party? When you get booze, chips and salsa, red solo cups, and whatever else you and your bros want for the big night? Add cleaning supplies to that supply run, and you’ll be a significantly happier person the next day. Think paper towels, extra trash bags, Swiffer stuff, Clorox wipes, a metric ton of febreeze…you get the picture. You might feel like a loser when you’re shopping, but believe us, your hangover will thank you the next day.
So. Now you know the secret to not hating yourself the morning after throwing an enormous party. What the hell are you waiting for bro? Next party’s at your place!
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Sex & Beer Pong. 2 of America’s Favorite Activities
Ever wonder what the similarities are between your two favorite activities? Look no farther: the answers are here.
1.) Playing with Balls
Let’s start with the obvious: you’re sending your balls towards holes. We’ll leave out the obvious quibble about how in one activity your balls go in the holes and in the other your balls are near the holes because other things are actually inside…the analogy is close enough to allow for a hell of a lot of innuendo, which anyone but the densest bro instinctively understands.
2.) Going all Night Long
A man who’s truly dedicated to his game can play beer pong all night long. If you get tired out early on in the evening, it’s time to start working on your stamina!
3.) Fingering and blowing
Traditionally in beer pong, if a ball is spinning around the edge of a cup, girls are allowed to try to blow the ball into the cup, and guys are allowed to try to flick it in with their fingers. Girls blow and guys finger….we won’t insult your intelligence by spelling out the analogy here.
4.) The amount you talk about scoring…is inversely proportional to how often you actually score.
This one’s a no-brainer, courtesy of Psych 101. The more a bro talks about what great game he has, the more likely he is to be overcompensating. Do with this info what you will.
5.) Single partners, group games, and serial monogamy (oh my)
You can play beer pong with one other person…or you can play two on two, three on three, four on four… You can also play one on one sequentially with multiple different people. As long as everyone involved is a consenting adult, it’s all good!
Anyone else have any good comparisons? Leave them in the comments!
Posted 8 months, 1 week ago at 4:08 pm. 7 comments
Romantic beer pong is way better than chocolates and flowers
Most of the time, when people think about romance, they think about wine and chocolate and flowers. Those things are alright, but we all know what’s better: beer! Unfortunately, under normal circumstances, your girlfriend might not agree. Here are the top five ways to make her change her mind.
- Craft beer tastings
If your girlfriend isn’t that crazy about beer, taking her to a craft beer tasting could be just the thing for a romantic day out. Find a brewery in your area and call ahead to make the arrangements, then surprise her with roses and a special tasting to find out exactly which brews she likes.
- Romantic picnic
What could be better than a romantic picnic? A romantic picnic with really nice beer! Try a lambic or similarly fancy import to impress her, and make sure the picnic is full of all her favorite foods. Find a nice spot outdoors, or have a picnic on your living room floor…just be creative and have fun!
- Beer in a champagne bottle
Part of what your girlfriend likes about champagne is that it involves a bit of ceremony: you have the untwisting of the wire, the popping of the cork, the pouring of fresh bubbly into champagne flutes…Nowadays, though, there are fancy beers that come in champagne bottles, meaning that you can have the same amount of pomp and ceremony with something that you actually want to drink.
- Beer brewed with chocolate
We all know that chocolate is one of the main things that women want in life. But did you know that there are actually beers brewed with chocolate? Find one and give it to her, along with a box of actual chocolates, and the beer romance factor goes basically off the charts.
- Beer cocktails
Sometimes, only a fancy cocktail will do. Fortunately, there are beer cocktails that can be classy and romantic, like a Black and Red or a Black Velvet.
Whether you’re celebrating Valentine’s Day, a birthday, an anniversary, or just a day that your girlfriend really wants to be romantic, you now know five different ways to incorporate your favorite beverage into whatever you do.
Posted 10 months, 2 weeks ago at 11:12 am. Add a comment
If you’re serious about playing beer pong as a sport and not just as a game to get wasted at parties, you’ll want to start looking at ways to improve your performance. Other athletes in other sports think about things like how their shoes affect their performance, and it’s high time that, as legitimate athletes, beer pong players should do the same. Here are some of the things to think about when you’re looking at shoes in which to play beer pong.
If you’re really serious about the game, you probably want to get yourself to a running store and choose your shoes with the same care you’d use in choosing shoes for a marathon. Do your feet tend to pronate your feet, or do you roll them outwards? Which part of your foot absorbs most of the shock when you jump vertically to score that epic point? Investing in good running shoes tells the world that you’re seriously hardcore when it comes to your chosen sport.
Sneakers are great, but sometimes it’s hot out. Sometimes you’re at the beach. Sometimes you just really don’t want to wear sneakers. It’s okay. Sporty sandals are your friends. Pick a pair that you could go hiking in, a pair for running, jumping, and climbing trees. They might not be quite as hardcore as sneakers, but high-tech sandals can still give you that competitive edge.
- Glove shoes
Love them or hate them, the glove shoes with the individually articulated toes do have some distinct advantages when it comes to sports. They give your feet their full range of motion, making it easier to run, jump, and land. You get the au naturel feeling of being barefoot without having to worry about stepping on nails, broken glass, or whatever nastiness is on the floor at 2am during a frat party. The jury is out on how hardcore these toe shoes are, but as long as whatever you wear on your feet comes from a pure place of wanting to be all that you can be at the pong table, that’s hardcore enough for us here.
What are your favorite shoes for playing beer pong? Tell us here!
Posted 1 year, 2 months ago at 11:19 am. 7 comments
The recent heat waves in California caused a 3 hour power outage last week and got us thinking…what do we do to entertain ourselves if the power goes out??
You can always play beer pong on a Party Pong Table with new Glow Lights. DON’T play pong or any other game involving moving objects by candlelight—the reasons for that should be pretty obvious. But as long as you’ve got a crowd and all the necessary equipment, go for it! It will make a great story to share with your friends who were less well-prepared and spent powerless hours draining their smartphone batteries by obsessively checking the department of water and power’s website. Take photos and earn bragging rights when you finally have Facebook again.
If you’re not fortunate enough to have your Party Pong table nearby when the lights go out, or you lack non-flammable light sources, never fear. There are plenty of games you can play with no light—the best ones are throwbacks to being thirteen at summer camp. Truth or Dare? Truths get racier the more drunk you get, and dares get more ridiculous. Go to a professor’s office hours in your boxers! Ask someone out while standing on your head! Dares can also wait until the power comes back on to execute, which gives you plenty of anticipation points to help you pass the evening. Variations can also include tales of your exploits from ages past—swap stories about the crazy things you did when you actually were thirteen at summer camp, and take a drink every time someone says “camping,” “hot counselor,” “saddle sores,” or “poison ivy.”
If none of those work for you, there’s always the tried-and-true pastime of singing drinking songs. Think beyond “99 Bottles of Beer”—you can turn “Old Mac Donald” into a dirty drinking song if you’re sufficiently creative about it. And the drunker you get, the more inventive your lyrics will be. If you’re not too drunk to hold a pencil, write your songs down for posterity, and do a dramatic reading of them next time you’re sober.
Obviously, this list is not exhaustive. Comment and let us know what you would do if the power goes out!
Posted 1 year, 3 months ago at 5:50 pm. 13 comments
Oktoberfest is a 16-day festival celebrating beer held annually in Munich, Bavaria, Germany, running from late September to the first weekend in October. Even though the “official” Oktoberfest celebration might be over, we’re pretty sure that with a name like “Oktoberfest” it’s entirely reasonable to celebrate for the entire month of October. For that reason, here’s a list of four things that you should definitely NOT do to celebrate this month of German booze.
- Drink any kind of beer other than Oktoberfest Beer
Dude, it’s tradition! Who are you to argue? You can’t drink the normal stuff in October, that’s sacrilege! In fact, you should really try every kind of Oktoberfest beer that you can find. It’s cultural research! You could probably use your data on different Oktoberfest Beers for some kind of paper!
- Wear Lederhosen
Yeah, that whole tradition thing? Keep it for the beer. No one actually wears lederhosen anymore. If they do, they’re probably a) actually from Bavaria, and b) dressed up for a special event. In other world, it’s a costume. You probably already have other costume plans for Halloween.
- Give a speech in a language you think might be German
They say that you always speak foreign languages better when drunk, but your year of high school German probably didn’t prepare you to stand on a table and wax eloquent about beer, October, German traditions, German beer, lederhosen, and anything else that strikes you as inspirational after your sixth pint. If you’re going to stand on a table and make a speech while drunk, it should probably be in English.
- Grope a barmaid
She might be wearing a cute dirndl, and that cleavage may look luscious, but if she’s capable of carrying multiple pint glasses in one hand (which to be serving during Oktoberfest she almost certainly is), then she probably also has a mean right hook. Pretty barmaids who could kick your ass? Also a German tradition.
While there are probably other things that you shouldn’t do to celebrate Oktoberfest, this list covers the biggies. For the others…well…go out and discover them!
Posted 1 year, 4 months ago at 5:48 pm. 16 comments
You know that feeling, when you’re at a karaoke bar and can’t for the life of you figure out a single song that your group can manage to perform? Never fear, here’s a list of the top five karaoke songs for you and your buddies to belt out at the top of your lungs (and get the rest of the bar to join in)!
1. Journey—Don’t Stop Believin’
You know it, “it goes on and on and on and on”…It’s infectious, a rock anthem, and everyone knows it. Great for pretty much any point in the evening, on any given night out.
2. Bohemian Rhapsody—Queen
This song is a huge classic– everybody knows it but very few people actually know all the words. Test which of your friends can actually do the “scaramouche, scaramouche, will you do the fandango” section without tripping over the words—then buy them another beer so they won’t be able to replicate the feat.
3. Celebration—Kool & the Gang
This is the ultimate song for the big party, whether it’s your graduation, your best friend’s wedding, or just your best friend’s 21st birthday (for the 3rd or 4th time). “Cel-e-brate good times, come on!” Sing it midway through the evening, when everyone’s feeling great and the party is rocking on.
This is the song when you’re just drunk enough that you think singing group karaoke to a potential love interest is a really good idea. “Because maybe (maybe)…You’re gonna be the one that saves me (saves me)…” As long as you don’t actually announce that you’re dedicating the song to someone specific, you’re fine.
5. Friends in Low Places—Garth Brooks
This is the song for the end of the night, when you’re totally sloshed and thoroughly enjoying the fact that you’ve gone “down to the O-oasis!” Best sung when you’re all at the point of drunkenness that everyone in your general vicinity is your best friend and you can sway together with your bottles held aloft.
So there you have it: instant inspiration. Go forth and lift your bottles and voices in song!
Posted 1 year, 4 months ago at 10:35 am. 1 comment