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.