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, 2 weeks 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
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
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, 6 months ago at 3:00 pm. 3 comments
Many of our customers, building their custom beer pong tables at www.partypongtables.com, ask us whether or not we would recommend getting a beer pong table with pre drilled holes or vinyl triangles. Every time, Party Pong will recommend getting a beer pong table with pre drilled holes for the playing cups and here’s why: Imagine a game of beer pong where nothing is spilled on the floor. With pre drilled holes, cups are securely resting only 2 inches into the table, but enough to prevent cups from sliding or spilling off of the table. Party Pong used the 16 ounce, red party cups to determine the exact template measurement, ensuring that the rims of each and every cup perfectly touch one another. The edges of the holes have been smoothed and are safe to touch. Party Pong does recognize 2 stipulations to the pre drilled holes: 1.) Some re rack formations are unable to be formed with the holes and 2.) the cups rest about 2 inches lower than the standard height of beer pong cups. Our response: We feel the benefits far outweigh these 2 stipulations. However, at Party Pong, we aim to please all. Therefore, we also offer the vinyl triangle option on our beer pong tables, providing an outline for that infamous, beautiful beer pong rack.
Posted 1 year, 8 months ago at 4:59 pm. 1 comment
A long time ago, one of the first Party Pong beer pong tables were assembled in a garage in San Diego, CA using PVC foam board, plastic cement, and PVC pipe caps. 5 years later, Party Pong is proud to introduce it’s latest and greatest Plastic Beer Pong Table model. Very similar to its predecessor, again Party Pong guarantees this beer pong table will not break. In fact, it is the only beer pong table sold in the World, that is guaranteed to not break. The newest features on this beer pong table enhance the overall rigidity of the plastic tabletop halves. Additional side brackets have been installed to prevent any hyper-extensions of the beer pong table, a problem that rarely, led to malfunctions in the center table hinge. Steel rivets have replaced the softer aluminum rivets, providing additional strength in the center hinge. The tabletop surface remains the same as our 100% ABS molded plastic has proven to be unbreakable. Reasonably priced at $124.99 you can build and customize your beer pong table in minutes, by choosing your table graphic, holes, triangles, or neither, and speakers or no speakers.
Posted 1 year, 8 months ago at 9:33 am. Add a comment
Everyone here at Party Pong loves the FX Original Series “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.” So much so, that we manufacture the official beer pong tables sold online at the FX Networks Always Sunny Store. When they asked us to ship a table down to San Diego for use at the Maxim/FX party, we did just that. Here is a picture of the beer pong table being used for a classic game of Flip Cup or in this case “Flipadelphia.”
Posted 1 year, 9 months ago at 4:10 pm. Add a comment
Beer pong tables and naked Playboy girls are two beautiful things and when you put them together you have one epic party. Which is exactly what it was at the Playboy Beach House party filmed in Malibu, CA and expected to air on the Playboy channel within the next month or two. Of course Party Pong was invited and of course, a few members of the staff “HAD” to go. The Playboy Beer Pong Table made several appearances over the weekend which included some heated matches by a few well-known celebrities. No pictures were allowed, but we were able to get our hands on these photos just to prove we were there.
Posted 2 years, 7 months ago at 8:43 am. Add a comment