Shot-Ski – Hitting the Slopes without Ever Leaving the Bar

Shots are a popular bar drink, and even a popular party drink, but when we take them with friends it becomes fun for the entire group.
You have heard of a round of shots held high in the air, a toast, or a gesture of appreciation toward another. Taking shots as a group is an age-old tradition that will never fall out of style. The shot-ski takes the pleasure of a group shot and adds a twist of increased difficulty that will liven up any crowd.

This technique literally requires the participants to imbibe in a shot that has been glued to the length of a single ski, or board. Depending on the length of the ski, multiple participants can line up to take their shot. The average length of a shot-ski allows for four drinkers. However, extreme skis have been crafted to allow additional positions along the board.

What happens next sounds simple, but is rarely so. The participants raise the board, together, and tip the shot back so that they all drink at the same time. Problems arise when you have drinkers of varying heights. Coordinating several individuals to take a shot at the exact same moment, often results in someone catching a face full of liquor. This can be a hilarious crowd pleaser. Additionally, a successful shot-ski, with perfect execution, can draw cries of victory from the crowd. In either case, the shot-ski is a group activity that provides as much entertainment for the drinkers, as it does for bystanders.

If your local bar does not offer the shot-ski experience, crafting one on your own does not require a high level of skill. While some shot-skis are elaborately decorated and crafted to perfection, the task can be completed with a long piece of wood and a decent amount of heavy-duty glue. This thin item is easy to take along to any party or tailgate and, even if you have not mastered the technique, it is sure to draw a crowd.

The Game of Cornhole

Having a tailgate or lawn party can be a lot of fun as there are many games you can choose to play. One of our favorite games to play is Cornhole, also known as tailgate toss. The game requires a wooden board with holes large enough for the included bean bags to pass through. Each time a player scores or passes a bean bag through the hole they will receive points. This game is very popular and can be played by young and old alike. It is also great for warm summer nights when you just want to have some fun with your friends and family.

More importantly, you will see this game at every tailgate party you ever go to. It is especially popular in the south where custom team boards and NCAA school logos prevail. We cannot even begin to tell you how many cool different designs we have seen. You definitely need to start going to some big-time tailgate parties to see for yourself!

How to Play Cornhole Tailgate Toss

To play this popular game, you will first need two tailgate toss boards. Each board will have one hole near the top and will typically be made out of wood, although there are a lot of portable plastic products available. In recent years many people have started designing their own cornhole boards by custom printing graphics and logos.

playing on a custom set

Today you can find all sorts of boards with sports logos, beach images and much more. A quick Google search will show you just how many variations there really are out there!

Once you have you your equipment and you are ready to go, start playing! The typical round will include a player tossing four times with a ten second rest in between; this game can be played with doubles as well. Any team that passes a bag through the hole will automatically be awarded points. Any bags that land on the board are also eligible to receive points, depending on how many bags there are and how close they are to the hole. There will be no points for bags that do not come to rest on the board. You can also Google official cornhole rules to learn the standard rules and see how others play.

Why Cornhole is So Fun

As you can see, the game of cornhole tailgate toss is a great way to have fun with your friends. This inexpensive game can provide hours of enjoyment in almost any weather. Have a great time with this fantastic lawn game and be sure to share the fun with all of your friends and family. If you need some information on where to purchase products, or how to design your own, you have come to the right place. We are friends with plenty of manufacturers and designers who can help you get the perfect board for your every need!

On top of all of this, here is a great video with tips on how you can master the game by learning the perfect throw.

Print Your Own Custom Product

In case you haven’t noticed, I am an avid tailgater and enjoy traveling across the country to see what fun things different tailgate parties and stadiums have to offer. Well, in my travels, I have discovered a number of fun games that have become incredibly popular at events across the nation. There are tons of different games that people play and enjoy, but the two particular games that stick out to me are beer pong and cornhole.

Tailgate Beer Pong

The game of beer pong has become the most popular game to play at any drinking event. The game usually involves a 2×8 folding table that features many different designs and graphics. There are a ton of standard tables that will allow you to print the logo or design of your choice. This way, you can support your favorite team whenever you want! You can see one of our custom designs below.

custom printing on a table

Cornhole Tailgate Toss

Cornhole is another great game that I have seen all over the country. It involves two boards and some bean bags. Two teams take turns tossing the bags like horseshoes, trying to get them into the hole of their opponent’s board. This game is incredibly popular and just like beer pong, there are a number of different products that you can customize by printing your favorite team logos or graphics! Check out one of our custom tailgate toss games below.

Remember, these are only 2 of the many games that people play and enjoy at stadiums all over America. Although these are the most popular, there are a bunch of other fun games you can learn and take part in. If you would like some information on other games people play, feel free to contact me!
As I previously mentioned, I am a tailgate fanatic. I have spent years searching for the best venues, foods and products to use at America’s parties! I am happy to report that I have obtained a wealth of knowledge and can help anyone custom print their own design on virtually anything. Please do not hesitate to reach out as I have great relationships with a number of product manufacturers as well as designers and printers who would all be willing to help you create your own masterpiece!

Have a look at the great video below on just one of the companies that we work with that offers custom printing. This same idea can be applied to tables with official beer pong table dimensions, many inflatable tables and of course our foam products. You can also custom print on cornhole boards as well as other tailgate games.

Tips for Planning a Great Party

Most people don’t know how to answer to the age old question, where do you start when planning a party? If you are interested in hosting your own, you might start with a guest list. You might also start with a budget. You might start with a party theme, but most people start with a list. Many people will tell you that the easiest way to stay organized and plan anything is to create a list and stick to it. You can pick 5-10 or so things to do and start with 1 and go down the list until you finish. Here is a great list you can use if you are looking to plan a great party.

Number 1. Figure out who you want to invite and how many invitations to send. Are you thinking of a small gathering or a huge group? This is crucial to determine beforehand. Are you trying to entertain 100 people, or are you thinking of an intimate group of 5 to 10 friends for a sit-down dinner or a backyard barbecue?

Number 2. Food. Everyone loves to eat and parties are great for airing out your favorite recipes or trying something new. Of course, you could just order pizza, wings and garlic knots. However, you will also want plenty of snack items, because folks still love to nibble here and there, especially at a party. Fortunately for you, finger foods come in many shapes and sizes!

full martinis at a party

Number 3, Man can not live with bread alone. He must have a beverage or some kind of liquid nourishment. The big decision here is whether or not to serve alcohol, which is usually an easy one to make. Are you inviting a drinking crowd or not? It’s that simple. If you are going to introduce alcohol, make sure everyone parties responsibly and no one drinks and drives.

Number 4. Not every party requires organized activities, but fun games like beer pong, volleyball and basketball in the backyard can spice up any get-together. This is especially true if you have a younger crown, people with energy to burn!

Number 5. Entertainment and music. Are you thinking about hiring a band or a DJ, or are you just going to play music on your home stereo? Are you going to set up a dance floor for people to get wild? These are all important things to consider as no party is the same without music and dancing. The critical decision here is figuring out what role you want to play in setting up the entertainment. Sometimes it’s easier to delegate these party chores so that you can have a good time yourself.

These are just 5 of the most important things to consider when trying to plan a great party. You are going to have to finish the rest of this list yourself depending on what type of event you will be hosting. At first glance, hosting your own event could seem quite daunting. However, after proper organization and planning, you can easily host a great party without too much effort at all!

The Importance of Making Time for Social Events

Even the busiest people need to take the time to enjoy themselves every once in a while. No matter what your age, background or lifestyle, every individual should take the time to relax and spend time with those that mean the most to them. Without these relationships, life can become a whirlwind of loneliness with nothing but work to keep you company. This is why everyone needs to make time for social events.

picture on how to be social

If you truly do not have a lot of time, then planning or hosting your own events might not be the best option for you. With your hectic schedule, adding the pressure of planning an event may only result in more stress and frustration. This does not mean that you should eliminate the possibility of participating in social events. It just means that you shouldn’t plan your own.

The most important step in maintaining social relationships is to make time to spend it with those that you care about. It is as simple as that. It is essential that you make it a priority in life. If not, you may be alone, forever. Pencil it in. Set a regular date. Do whatever it takes to make sure that you will have some time for social interaction.

If you only have a few moments to spare, go for something simple like meeting for coffee, or having a quick meal after work. Make sure to focus on positive conversations that contribute to a healthy relationship. If you are stressed out with work related stuff, don’t talk about work. Talk about that great party you went to last weekend, or something else that is exciting.

Another great option is to get outside and be active. Go for a walk with your friends, visit a park, or maybe take a bike ride down some nearby trails. Not only is nature a great way to get away and bond with friends, it also promotes relaxation and energy.

One of the best ways to stay involved in the social scene is to frequent house parties, barbecues, pool parties and any other type of event that you can. Even as adults, humans love getting together to play fun games, interact with each other and forget about the stresses of everyday life. Bring some party games, some booze and have fun with those that you do not get to see that often.

What you really need to remember is that you have a lot of options to stay socially involved. This means you should be able to easily find something that will fit into any busy schedule. You really need to make this personal time a priority as social interactions are incredibly important. By creating time to get away from work and spend it with others, you will have a lasting impact on your personal happiness and all of your relationships.

Adult Only Cruises for a Great Party Atmosphere

If you are like most Americans, after months of hard work and long hours, you are ready for a vacation. Are you looking for a relaxing trip with fun activities and grown-up entertainment? If so, you should consider an adult-only cruise for you and anyone else who needs a relaxing break.

What better way to enjoy your time off than on a beautiful coastal cruise? There are many benefits to booking your vacation on a cruise line, including exquisite foods, tropical weather and day trips to a variety of places. Cruises provide many opportunities to explore different locations, cultures and partake in activities.

 

This sounds like a dream vacation, but, many vacationers avoid cruises because they assume that the ships will be overcrowded with children and families. While there are certain ships that cater to kids and families, this is not always the case. There are a bunch of different adult-only, party style cruises that are a great way for grown-ups to enjoy themselves with other fun-seeking adults.

If you want to enjoy all of the amazing benefits a cruise has to offer without the typical distractions, there are still plenty of options for you. The best way to avoid kids and families is to avoid traveling during the primary school vacations. Parents don’t typically pull their kids out of school for vacations, they go during the weeks when school is closed. This is why you should plan your trip around these times, so it doesn’t coincide with the main winter holidays, spring break, or summer vacations.

One of the easiest ways to do this is to stay away from advertisements that offer cheap deals for families and kids. Seems obvious, but it is still important to mention. A few of the popular cruise lines that you will see advertise this are Disney, Carnival and Princess. These all cater to the younger crowds and offer a family atmosphere.

girl dancing on a ship

The popular adult-only cruises are from Celebrity, Radisson and Crystal. All three of these companies offer adult-only and singles vacations. This is the perfect way to get away with that special someone, or go by yourself if you are looking to meet some new people.

Once aboard, you can partake in fun adult activities like gambling, drinking, sexual behavior and much more. Isn’t this the reason most people want an adult-only vacation anyways? These types of vacations offer the perfect getaway for anyone looking to relieve stress from the everyday pressures of life.

If you, a loved one or some friends are looking for a great way to get away and have some fun, an adult-only cruise may be the way to go. They offer a way to get away from home, leave life behind and party your face off with like-minded people. If you only get the chance to take a break from work once or twice a year, this could be your perfect escape!

Football Tailgating in the Fall

Every Fall, football fans begin to get excited simply because they get to start tailgating again. They love supporting their teams at every game and tailgating is integral party of all the action. Decorations start going up, team colors get worn, and fans all over the country start enjoying themselves. The beginning of Fall is one of the most pleasant times of the year as it usually comes with long days and cool, crisp evenings. This is the perfect weather to check out a few sporting and tailgating events. Whether you’re at a high school, college, or at a professional football game, pre-game rituals are often as enjoyable as the matches themselves, and offer great place to meet up with friends to have some fun. If you are interested in learning more about tailgate partying, here are a few quick tips to make the most out of these exciting parties.

adults partying at the tailgate

One of the nicest things about tailgating events is that they don’t have to be particularly elaborate or fancy. There are rarely any dull moments because everyone attending has something in common. Talk is based around the game and breaking the ice with new friends or acquaintances is easy with a quick chant or lively conversation. It is the perfect venue to relax with old friends or even meet some new ones.

When it comes to food, you’re likely to find almost anything you can think of. For many people, they only go to tailgate parties for the food. Grilled meats, smoked wings and a variety of appetizers and side dishes would have anyone’s mouth watering. If you run a small food truck or catering business, you can make some serious cash at one of these events.

Of course, there’s also going to be drinking at these events. Booze is one of the most popular reasons why people love these types of events. You can see chugging contents, social drinking and also a variety of drinking games like beer pong, bean bag toss, flip and more. These parties offer the perfect venue for outdoor partying, so any fun game you can think of will do. Also, if you are attending, make sure you pack your own cooler full of beer so that you never run out!

Essentially, the main point of these events is to have fun, enjoy yourself and root for your favorite team with thousands of fellow fans. Tailgates are the perfect way to spend an entire day with the people you love, supporting your favorite school or team. If you have never been to one of these events, you are seriously missing out. Hopefully, this brief article educated you on how awesome these events really are!

How to Plan a Great Party: Party Themes

It’s a simple fact that of life that everybody loves throwing parties. What’s not to like about the fun, the excitement, the drinks and the food and entertainment? If you have ever planned one before, thoroughly preparing for parties and making sure all the components are in place is not as easy as you may think. This is often not that much fun, and can be downright stressful. If you are having issues planning some great parties, this post should help.

In order to make anything a success, you need to ensure all of the correct ingredients go into the mix. Whether you’re making a cake, writing an essay, fixing a car or hosting a party or event, this will still apply. Essentially, a party is only going to be as good as the sum of all of its moving parts. Therefore, choosing the right party supplies that will suit all of your guests and their tastes is one of the most important things you can do.

adult party costumes

Probably the easiest way to get your party started off on the right foot is to choose a theme. For most of us, the most memorable parties we’ve been to have all been built around a theme or style, as a well-prepared theme can keep everyone entertained. This is also a great way to make your event a lasting memory. People always remember the Halloween party where they dressed up in something outrageous. Think of some cool theme ideas that you can introduce to impress all of your friends.

Selecting a theme shouldn’t be too difficult. There is almost an endless variety of possibilities based simply on whatever it is you enjoy or like to do. Take a minute to first consider the goal of your party. Think about what you will celebrating and who you will be inviting. This could easily help you pick a theme for any event and venue. For example, if you’re having party outdoors or at the beach, you can have a themed event with beach balls, volleyball and fun games like beer pong, cornhole and Frisbee. Your theme can definitely dictate what types of games and activities you can play with all of your guests.

By taking this simple tip into consideration, you’ll be able to get a great head start planning any event. Once a theme has been selected, you can then work on what type of food and beverages you will be serving, as well as who to invite and what fun games to play. This way, you can ensure you are always prepared for every event and you can ensure that you plan the best possible parties that you can!

Summertime Beach Party Fun

Who doesn’t love partying on the beach? There’s little doubt that the sun and sand combine to make a fantastic party atmosphere, and the location offers everything from peace and tranquility to excitement and fun. This is why beaches are perfect to plan pretty much any type of party you desire. This post will educate you on the typical beach party and how easy it is to plan one.

Because they’re informal, out in the open, and already have their own entertainment (the sun, the sand, the waves!), beach parties are very easy to organize. Everybody enjoys hanging out by the seaside, and everybody knows more or less what to expect and what to bring. This is why it won’t be difficult to sell your party idea to your friends. All you really need to is pick up a disposable barbecue and some snacks at any local store. Then, you can easily let the partying begin!

In general, beach parties happen during the day, when the sun warms the sand and you can cool off in the sea. However, the beach is also a great location for night time parties. If you are going to party at night, you should probably contact the local authorities about specific beach rules, as nobody wants their party to be interrupted by the police. In many locations, alcohol consumption is forbidden on the beach, as is the creation of open fires. These are important things to know beforehand. If you have a general idea of what you can and cannot do, it will be so much easier to plan your event.

If you are going to prepare food for your party, it’s probably best to do so at home. Barbecues on the beach are fine, but nobody wants to find grits of sand in their sandwiches. It is so easy to prepare everything at your house and just pack some coolers and bring them to the beach. Make sure all dairy products are kept in a cool-bag or chilled box, as they can spoil quickly. It goes without saying that everyone should ensure they’re always well hydrated, so make sure everyone drinks a lot of water to avoid any problems. That hot sun can be brutal if you don’t drink enough water.

Of course, there are a few downsides to partying on the beach, but these aren’t too difficult to deal with. Sunburn happens to the best of us, so make sure you apply plenty of sunscreen. Also, make sure your guests are using plenty of sunscreen as well. Beaches are naturally exposed to all of the elements, so you can definitely bank on some sun and wind being present. You should take some precautions by making sure all of your personal items are weighed down or hidden from the wind. Don’t forget to find a shady spot every now and then, or wear a hat to avoid too much sun exposure.

beach party sign

These may all seem like basic tips and common knowledge, but you would be surprised to learn how many people suffer from things like sun poisoning and dehydration when visiting the beach. The beach can be a fantastic oasis where you can relax or party your face off with all of your friends. If you are looking to start some beach partying, pay attention to some of the simple tips and you will be all set!

Brew Your Own Beer at Home

It is well known that Americans enjoy their beer and expect the highest quality and best taste from their beers. Commercial beer makers hold a large portion of the beer market, but home beer makers have been slowly increasing in numbers.

In the last twenty years there has been a significant rise in the number of people brewing their beer at home, and customized beers are more popular than ever as people get more comfortable with the beer making process.

Americans have a very sophisticated taste for beer. The easy technique of brewing beer at home, along with its affordability, is a large part of the reason behind the growing popularity. With an investment of just a few hundred dollars, anyone can acquire a beer making kit as well as the equipment necessary to get started. There are home-brew supply stores who specialize in selling beer kits and supplies for this purpose.

beer making kit

Before making an investment, you need to know what you are looking for. Not only are there different kinds of beer you can brew, but there are also key pieces of equipment you need to make sure you have on hand. The brewing kettle is usually made from stainless steel and is used for making the wort, which is the liquid extracted from the ground malt before fermentation. You are going to want to select a brewing kettle that holds at least twice the amount of beer you want to brew.

Next you are going to need a fermenting container. The fermenting container holds the brew while the yeast performs. The container should be clear, usually glass or plastic, so the brewer can see inside. It should also have an airlock to keep the gasses from fermenting out.

A hydrometer is a small probe made of glass. It is used to check the wort’s certain gravity, or density, both before and during the fermenting process. A thermometer is also a great investment to keep track of the temperature of the fermenting process, to ultimately ensure the highest quality beer.

Keeping everything sterile is a very important part of the beer making process. A sterilizer is an easy way to keep everything clean. After your beer is done fermenting, you will need a tube to siphon your beer and move it into a short term container before you bottle it. Bottles and caps are usually not included in beer making kits. You can easily find these separately for a relatively low cost.

After deciding what kind of beer you want to brew and getting the necessary equipment, it is very simple to make your own beer. If you are interested in getting started, you can take a look at this article about brewing your own beer. Soon, you will have your own style of beer to show off to all your family and friends!