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.
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You realize that you have to be back at college in just a few short weeks, right? You want to have the most awesome party house on campus this year, right? Well, we have three words for you that can make it happen: Beer Pong Table. You need one. And not just any beer pong table, because the guy who lives two buildings over already bought or made his own boring beer pong table. You need the Ultimate Beer Pong Table. And we’re going to tell you how to get it.
Get the right start: We love all kinds of beer pong tables, we really do. But if your goal is to have the most awesome beer pong spot on campus, you have to go classy. Start with a wood beer pong table and get a bonus 100 Classiness Points. Think “I don’t always play beer pong, but when I do I play it on a premium wood beer pong table with a water-proof sealant coating”.
Get the girl: Have you heard that we’re partnered with Playboy to put hot girls on every inch of your beer pong table? Well, now you know. There is nothing more distracting to your beer pong opponent (other than the increasing intoxication) than trying to focus on cups that are sitting just beyond the half-covered bosom of a Playmate. There are dozens of images to choose from and you really can’t go wrong. You’re combining sexy ladies, beer, and competition all on one table here!
Get upgraded: Don’t stop now, you’re almost at maximum awesomeness. What if we told you that you can combine sexy ladies, beer, competition, and music all into one amazing table? Mind blown? Scoop your jaw up off the floor and let’s talk about beer pong tables with built in speakers. You can add speakers to any table for less than $50! Yes, you COULD zip-tie some computer speakers to the table legs, but remember we’re building the Ultimate Beer Pong Table here. Zip ties are not classy.
Get stability: Finally, you’re so close to the Ultimate Beer Pong Table. Take it to the next level with cup placement holes pre-drilled! Unless you’re someone who really believes in the fun of spilling beer everywhere on every other turn, cup holes are the way to go. Keep the game organized and your floor clean at the same time.
There you have it: the Ultimate Beer Pong Table. It’s classy, it’s sexy, it’s musically talented and it will keep holding your beer for you even after you throw things at it all night.
Posted 9 months, 3 weeks ago at 11:34 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 1 year ago at 9:33 am. 8 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, 2 months 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, 2 months 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, 3 months ago at 9:48 am. 22 comments
Break out your beer pong table, some pong balls, and a bowl of popcorn. It’s time to kick back and watch some movies that will inspire you to play your best game of beer pong yet!
St Elmo’s Fire: This delightful coming-of-age film about post-grads will make you glad you’re still in college. Pour the beer and let the good times roll!
Animal House: Still, after all these years, “Animal House” is the quintessential college party movie. Haven’t seen it? Then your life is incomplete.
Revenge of the Nerds: Spoiler alert: the nerds win in this hilarious, classic college film. It’s sure to inspire a fun round of beer pong no matter whose side you’re on.
Old School: Will Ferrell is at his best in this hilarious tale of a group of men who just can’t let college go.
Road Trip: Beer Pong: Actually, we haven’t seen this one, but we couldn’t ignore a film with “beer pong” in the title. Someone review it for us.
Mortal Kombat: The Mortal Kombat movie is about a group of martial artists who will compete in a tournament that will determine the fate of the world. Sure, the stakes of your beer pong game may not be quite as high, but watching this movie will definitely help you put your game face on.
Accepted: A movie about love and acceptance (sort of), “Accepted” will provide inspiration for all your college antics.
Van Wilder: Van Wilder is destined to be a new classic, coming from the fine and upstanding “National Lampoon” family.
Smokey and the Bandit: Get your culture on with this campy 1977 movie about a man who tries to run a trailer full of beer over county lines.
The Big Lebowski: The Dude abides in this brilliant piece of cinema, which captures the spirit of beer pong even though it has nothing to do with college or beer pong.
Which of these movies or others inspire you to play some beer pong?
Posted 1 year, 4 months ago at 2:52 pm. 18 comments
One of the most important parts of beer pong is choosing the right team name. Our five suggestions for selecting a fool-proof team name are below:
1. Pop Culture References
There’s no better team name than a relavent, clever pop culture reference. And thankfully, celebrities are saying and doing stupid things every day! Take a leaf out of Kanye’s book with a name like, “I’ma let you finish, but our team is the best beer pong team of all time.” Or reference your favorite TV show. For example, call yourselves the “Night Men” after the famous “Night Man” episode of “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.” There’s an endless supply of pop culture gold to mine; Charlie Sheen alone can provide countless team names (“Winning?” “Tiger Blood?” The possibilities are endless).
2. Team Names That are Puns
Okay, do we need to say it? You’re playing with beer pong balls. If you can’t come up with some great “balls” puns, then what are you doing here? Another great pun: scoregasms. We’re just saying.
3. Names that Directly Make Fun of the Other Team
If you choose a team name that insults the other team, you’re multitasking: you can show off a clever name and get your trash-talking out of the way at the same time! Try a name like “We’re the whoop, you’re the ass,” and you’ll already have a leg up on the other team.
4. Rhyming Names
The great thing about rhyming names is that they can be completely nonsensical, but if they rhyme, people will forgive you. Don’t believe us? “Beer engineers.” “Playing Pong Like Donkey Kong.” Or even “Happy Fun Beer Pong Singalong.” Think about it.
5. Adjective-Noun Names
Always a classic, Adjective-Noun names are your best chance to put your old Madlibs skills to use. Just about any adjective sounds great as a team name when paired with any noun. For inspiration, try “The Horny Goats,” “The Angry Pigeons,” or “The Fightin’ Gingers.”
Now that you’ve chosen the perfect team name, be sure to bring your own custom beer pong balls and you’ll up your game even more. The other team will never know what hit them.
Weigh in with your best team names in the comments section!
Posted 1 year, 7 months ago at 2:51 pm. 13 comments
Alright! Finally we’ve got a beer pong topic that caught your attention. Fingering and Blowing; two words that can mean oh so much. Of course we are referring to the “House Rule” in beer pong where girls may blow and guys may finger the ball out of the cup before it touches the liquid.
It’s difficult to not get excited about anything that has to do with Fingering and Blowing, but in my opinion, the rule does not add much value to the beer pong game as much as one might think.
The biggest problem with the rule is how much longer it makes each game. I have witnessed games go beyond 30 minutes because the girls continue to blow the beer pong ball out of made beer pong cups. There’s nothing more frustrating than waiting for a game of beer pong that just won’t end.
Secondly, the rule states that guys are allowed to finger the ball out of the cup before the pong ball touches the liquid. Unfortunately, with the girls standing 8 feet across the beer pong table, judging whether or not the guys are playing fair is almost impossible.
In conclusion, as much fun as it is to say “Girls Blow & Guys Finger,” the “House Rule” should be set aside for a time when there is no line for beer pong. What are your thoughts on the rule?
Posted 1 year, 7 months ago at 10:18 am. 2 comments
Halloween is just around the corner, which means three things: parties will be happening on every section of campus, women will be wearing slutty costumes, and the heat is on to come up with the best costume or theme idea. And what better way to outdo yourself than to dress up your game of beer pong?
If that sounds daunting, you’re in luck, because we’re here for you. Not only do we sell custom beer pong balls and custom beer pong tables; we’ve also come up with a list of fool-proof theme ideas for your beer pong table. So without further ado, some inspiration:
Sure, your girlfriend may have dragged you to one too many Twilight movies for comfort, but you can’t deny that vampires make for a great theme party. Besides, what could be more satisfying than throwing a ball with Robert Pattinson’s face on it into a cup of beer?
Dress up your table by dying your beer with red food coloring and creating two beer pong teams: Team Edward and Team Jacob. Order custom team balls, throw some glitter onto the table (remember, vampires sparkle in the sun), and go to town with some blood-thirsty fun.
2. Black Lights
Replace your ordinary lights with black lights, which will make anything that’s white glow eerily. Then find some white cups, add white details to your beer pong table, and turn the lights off. Not only will you be able to play a fun and challenging game of beer pong, but you also never know which hot girl will snuggle up to you in the dark.
3. Jersey Shore
Bring out your inner Snookie or Mike “The Situation” with a Jersey Shore-inspired beer pong table. Put a “tattoo” design on your table, like a skull or a snake, don some fake tanner, and play an “anything goes” game of beer pong. Trash-talking and rule-breaking are encouraged! Just promise: no fist-fighting.
We just have to mention this one. Nothing’s more fun than a Playboy-themed party, no matter the time of year. Tell the ladies to bring their bunny ears and swimsuits and get ready for a night of hot fun. And need we remind you? We sell an array of Playboy-themed beer pong tables for your viewing pleasure.
5. Good Ol’ Fashioned Halloween
Sure, there are more original themes, but there’s no denying that a good old-fashioned Halloween party is downright fun. Dress up your beer pong table like a witch or skeleton, buy some black and orange beer pong balls, and drink from the ghoulish punch of a spooky game of beer pong. Plus, it’s a known fact that every girl gets a little more snuggly when there’s something scary around the corner.
Posted 1 year, 7 months ago at 3:00 pm. 3 comments