It’s New Year’s Resolution time again, and what better way to start the new year than by resolving to improve your performance at the one thing that matters: beer pong! Here are 5 tips to improve your game and get better at beer pong in the new year–some of them might even help you develop other skills as well!
Practice, Practice, Practice
The same thing that gets musicians to Carnegie Hall is the thing that will bring you to beer pong glory. You become better at everything through practice, and beer pong is no exception. Play at parties, play at bars, play plain old ping pong if you must, but the more time you spend hitting balls with paddles, the better a player you’ll be.
Play Video Games
Yeah, you heard us right. Playing video games is actually good for you, no matter what your parents say. Video games have been shown to improve hand/eye coordination, which is a crucial skill in perfecting your beer pong shot and in making the epic saves that will win you the game. So if you really want to win at beer pong, get out your PlayStation and practice!
Determine Your Technique
There are dozens of ways to hold and throw a ball, with detailed YouTube tutorials on every possible variation on beer pong technique. Try out all of them (bonus points if you practice with one of our customized beer pong balls), and you’ll figure out there’s probably one way in particular that works best for you. Practice that and make it your signature technique, and your muscle memory will carry you through game after game victorious.
Pay Attention to Your Feet
That thing we said about trying out every possible technique for holding and throwing a ball? It applies to your stance as well. Contrary to popular belief, beer pong doesn’t just happen with your upper body–the way you stand, the bend in your knees, which foot is forward…these things all matter. So practice your stances, and find the one that works best for you and that supports your signature throw.
When you’re playing beer pong at a party, there’s a certain level of intoxication inherent in the practice. If you practice your beer pong technique with a beer on board, you’ll develop your muscle memory with the same level of intoxication that you’re likely to have when you’re playing for real. So if you’re trying to figure out how to win at beer pong, one part of the answer is to practice with beer!
This is just a short list of beer pong tips that can help you win more games in the new year. If you need more tips, check out the Three Activities That Will Improve Your Beer Pong Skills. Do you have other tips to recommend? Let us know in the comments!
Posted 1 month ago at 9:17 am. Add a comment
Ah, Christmas. Time for joy, presents, tons of food, and awkwardly hanging out with relatives. More importantly, time for parties! Nothing says holiday spirit like a festive game of beer pong–especially when you have a light up beer pong table to match your mistletoe! Holiday parties are not made by beer pong alone, however–Christmas is the perfect time to impress your friends and relatives with your detailed knowledge of how different beers can be paired with the best Christmas dishes!
Turkey with Lager
A light lager will help to offset the heaviness of the classic turkey, mashed potato, and gravy combination, and it acts as a palate cleanser between bites. Go for something a little more upscale than your usual fare, like a Belgian light lager–it’s the holidays, after all!
Glazed Ham with Rauchbier
Sweet and smoky glazed ham should be paired with a rauchbier–a smoky German beer–if at all possible. The smokiness of the beer complements the smokiness of the ham, and you’ll get bonus points talking about a type of beer that not everyone will have heard about. If you can’t find a rauchbier at your local shop, go for a rich oktoberfest-style beer instead.
Prime Rib with Porter
Grilled red meat pairs perfectly with the dark, malty flavor of a good porter–there’s the perfect balance of similarity and contrast to make the flavors of both the beer and the meat pop when you put them together. Just make sure that your porter isn’t too bitter, or it will overpower the meat.
Sweet Potatoes with Brown Ale
A malty, hoppy brown ale will match the sweetness of the potatoes but have just enough bite to cut through the glaze. This combo is good enough that you might just want to skip out on the rest of the meal (but you won’t because all the other pairings are awesome too).
Dessert with Stout
Let’s be honest–it doesn’t actually matter what dessert it is for us to say that you should pair it with stout. Pumpkin pie? Pair it with stout. Figgy pudding? Pair it with stout. Literally anything else sweet that’s served with piles of whipped cream? Pair it with stout. The big flavors in the stouts offset the sweetness of the desserts, and everyone feels better about life after dessert and stout are on the table. Bonus points with your family if you then play board games with them after dinner–no one else needs to know that you’ve invented your own scrabble drinking game for every time your aunt asks “what do I do with a Q?”
Want to learn more about beers? Check out our post about The World’s Most Unusual Beers.
Have your own favorite holiday beer pairings? Tell us about it in the comments!
Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago at 2:00 pm. Add a comment
They say that no true party is complete without beer pong. They also say that no true game of beer pong is complete without the right beer pong accessories. They’re right, whoever “they” are. Fortunately, Party Pong has all the best beer pong accessories you’ll to take your next party to the next level of awesomeness.
First and foremost: tables! Party pong has all kinds of custom beer pong tables for you and your bros to play on–and we can emblazon them with anything from your favorite sports team’s logo to the iconic image of Miley Cyrus’s tongue. Get together with your bros and pick your favorite image, and turn your dreams into beer pong table plans.
No game of beer pong can be played without balls, and party pong definitely has your balls covered for your next big game. Did you know that your beer pong balls can also be customized to go with your table? Choose your favorite image or graphic, and put together some custom beer pong balls so that all your bros know that you’re the beer pong boss.
Finally, just as no party is complete without beer pong, no outdoor event is complete without cornhole. Since Party Pong makes custom cornhole boards, you can bring your biggest parties to the next level by customizing your cornhole boards as well. Make them match your beer pong table, or customize them with something completely different–just know that whatever you choose, your boards will make you the envy of everyone in town.
What do you want to feature on your custom beer pong table? Let us know in the comments!
Looking to improve your beer pong skills? Learn what shoes are the best for improving your game.
Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago at 9:45 am. Add a comment
When you and your bros are gathered around the beer pong table, epicness ensues. Your beer pong good times need to be remembered, and unfortunately, one hazard of losing a game or two is that you might not remember everything the next day. Fortunately, the internet! Here are some of the best beer memes that you can use as inspiration to immortalize your beer pong greatness.
First of all, there’s the beer itself. As we all know, beer is basically sent from heaven to make us happy.
And at the party, it will convince you that you have abilities you had never before dreamed about.
But, it’s at the beer pong table where things really get interesting.
Sometimes, you level up. And then you level up higher.
Wait, there’s no beer pong table at your spring break destination? We can work with that!
At the swimming pool rather than the beach? You can totally take your game underwater.
When you really think about it, you can play beer pong pretty much anywhere.
Play it in traffic.
Play it after a snowstorm.
Play it with elegance.
Play it with your birthday cake.
Play beer pong however and whenever you want. Because remember: beer is sent from heaven so that we can be happy.
Have you captured your beer pong epicness in meme form for the world to rejoice at? Share your glory in the comments!
Posted 2 months ago at 3:15 pm. Add a comment
So, you’re crushing on that cute girl in the Comp Lit department, and beer pong just isn’t her thing. But hey, there’s got to be a way right? She likes words, you like beer… Drunken Scrabble. What better way to introduce to her the joys of drinking games? It’s almost a match made in heaven.
Rules of the Scrabble Drinking Game:
Take one Scrabble board, with all the various and sundry pieces associated with it (bags of letters,etc). Get together the girl of your dreams and a few more friends (best bet is to have 8 people total, and you can play in 4 teams of 2). Bring a case of beer (ask beforehand what she likes, extra romantic points dude).
As you start to play, take a drink each time someone plays a word worth more than 10 points. If you’re playing with people who are at all intelligent, this should be nearly every turn. Take 2 sips anytime anyone scores higher than 20 points, 3 whenever someone gets more than 30, and so on.
Partway through the game, make the suggestion that creativity counts in terms of both spelling and what constitutes a “real word.” Shakespeare made up words, didn’t he? So can you! If you can come up with a plausible-sounding definition, it counts! By the end of the game, the board should be full of ridiculous nonsense words and everyone should be ridiculously tipsy and giggling.
Take a picture of the board when you finish, and share it when you’re all sober the next day. See if you can remember what all your made-up words meant. With any luck, your lady love will have had a great time, remember most if not all of the crazy made-up definitions, and be eager to have a drunken scrabble match again. Voila—second date!
Posted 1 year ago at 1:26 pm. Add a comment
Whether its the Oscars, the Emmys, or Golden Globes, you know you’re going to watch the awards shows. Now whether you have any real interest in the celebrities or not, the one thing you do know is that you might as well drink while you’re doing it. Here’s a new drinking game, applicable to any awards show you may be watching.
- Anytime anyone says the name of the award show, take a drink.
- Anytime the host’s attempts at humor fall flat, take a drink.
- Anytime anyone uses the words “excitement” or “anticipation” to describe the atmosphere, take a drink.
- Anytime there’s a big, dramatic pause between “and the award goes to…” and an actual name, take a drink.
- Anytime the camera pans to the candidates for an award and at least one of them isn’t wearing a big, fake smile, take a drink.
- Anytime the winner doesn’t immediately register that their name was just read and they should get the hell onstage, take a drink.
- Anytime a winner starts to cry during their acceptance speech, take a drink.
- Anytime a winner thanks their family, take a drink for every family member they mention by name.
- Anytime a winner thanks God, take 2 drinks—one for you, and one for Jeebus!
- Anytime a winner talks over the allotted time, chug from whenever the host tries to shut them up until they actually stop talking.
This set of rules should get you pretty sloshed, pretty quickly, no matter which awards show you’re watching. If you have ideas for rules of your own to add to this list, either for awards shows in general or for a specific one, post them in the comments below!
Posted 1 year ago at 4:25 pm. Add a comment
It’s freaking freezing outside, and the snow is up past your knees. The sensible thing to do would be to stay inside and get drunk normally. I mean sure, you could even have some classic drunk karaoke. But for an intrepid bro like yourself who recognizes the voice of opportunity, there’s only one thing to do: play snow pong!
What is snow pong? We’re so glad you asked! Snow pong is the combination of your most epic beer pong battle in history combined with all your childhood fantasies of building epic snow forts. The steps are simple:
- Call your bros and tell them about the impending epicness. Get them all together and go outside.
- Build yourself a beer pong table/beer cooler out of snow (this is where the epic snow fort fantasy happens—bonus points if you have a major snowball fight while you’re building the table). Make it the same height and dimensions as a regular beer pong table, but hollow out places in the sides to hold your beer cans, so that they’ll be naturally nice and chilly for the game.
- Play pong! You can use the normal rules, or make up extra rules to reflect the fact that you’re outside in the snow. Add a chunk of snow to each cup, make the loser create a drunk snow angel…whatever your drunk creativity wants to do.
- Repeat until you’re all too frozen to continue. Go inside, get warm, and then go do it all over again!
- Send us photos and tell us in the comments about your variations on the game. The more ridiculous the shenanigans, the better!
These simple steps are the essential keys to your winterfest bronanza!
Posted 1 year ago at 11:58 am. Add a comment
Nothing is worse than warm beer. But not all beer cooling methods are created equal. Here’s a rundown of the options, so as the weather gets hot you can keep your beer cold and icy.
1. Styrofoam coolers
Pros: the ultimate in portable and disposable. Take it with you to the beach or to the mountains or wherever the hell your road trip will take you, abuse it thoroughly, and know at the end of the day that even if you destroy it, you’ll still have had cold beer and you’ll have only spent a few bucks on the container.
Cons: Styrofoam’s bad for the environment, dude. Get something that costs a couple bucks more that’s reusable.
2. Beer can sleeves
Pros: They keep your individual can of beer cold while you’re drinking it.
Cons: They only work for one can at a time. Also, they mostly look dumb.
Pros: Holds a couple of beer’s worth of booze, designed to go with you wherever you go.
Cons: Everyone needs to bring their own, because one thermos definitely won’t hold enough beer to share. Also, make sure you get one that looks like it actually belongs to an adult and not an elementary-schooler.
Pros: They hold an entire keg! And keep it cold! With science!
Cons: They’re not exactly portable. You can use it for a kickass house party, but you can’t take it on the road.
5. Freezable Beer Pong Coolers
Pros: It’s a rack to help you line up your cups perfectly! It keeps your beer cold while you play! It’s portable! It’s specifically designed for beer pong!
Cons: Is it possible to have cons for anything specifically designed to help your beer pong game go better? There is absolutely nothing wrong with this method of keeping beer cold!
Clearly there are plenty of options for keeping your beer chilly…but only one that will keep your beer cold WHILE YOU PLAY PONG. We have a winner!
Posted 1 year ago at 12:41 pm. Add a comment
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 1 year, 1 month ago at 7:51 pm. Add a comment
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!
Posted 1 year, 4 months ago at 2:53 pm. Add a comment