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Adult Only Thanksgiving Parties And Games

Thanksgiving is a holiday noted for its family atmosphere. This is a time for the grandparents to visit or for the family to head out of town and give thanks for health and humanity. But what about leaving those kids behind? Is this really the type of holiday where you need all those noisy headaches running around?

The standard dividing lines, of course, involve couples without kids or grandparents who are too old (cranky and fussy) to enjoy having their home taken over by so-called rug rats. Those situations lend themselves to adult-only celebrations, which can be a truly great way to enjoy the holiday.

One of my favorite Thanksgivings ever was at a neighbor's home, which included an open invitation to adults who had no family with whom they could share their Thanksgiving. Picture a college town with many adults living for a short period of time, some for an entire school year. Add in one or two lonely-hearts and pretty soon you have a handful of adults who are contemplating sleeping through Thanksgiving or going out to a restaurant to eat alone. There are many of these almost-homeless types that live under the radar. They are not homeless; they are family-less.

This situation came about many years ago, when an elderly woman in my neighborhood named Claire stopped driving. She lived far away from her own children and there were too many grandchildren to accommodate in her apartment. So, she stopped going to her family for the holiday and couldn't handle inviting them over. She was a widow, who was faced with the idea of spending her favorite holiday alone. So, she sent out invitations to some friends. Shortly after that, she had established an annual dinner at her house for those without nearby family. It became a very cheerful, warm and friendly annual gift from her to her community. Even better, she made many friends over the years by doing this. Every year, it seems that she had even more to be thankful for that in previous years.

I attended three of Claire's Thanksgiving meals. One of the stipulations was that everyone had to show up with a dish to pass. One of the other requirements was some alcohol. Of course, I always brought a bottle of local wine and a bunch of beers for everyone to enjoy.

These were interesting affairs. Each meal started with a gathering of people who were strangers to each other. This meant fishing around for a topic that would interest others. Midway through the meal, conversation began to swell. By the time dessert had come along, strangers were beginning to feel like trusting friends.

What follows dessert in many homes is after dinner drinks and tailgate party games. After the meal at Claire's, there would be a pause in the conversation. After a moment, Claire would announce the game she had in mind, which would be Apples to Apples, Charades, Trivial Pursuits or a nice game of corn hole toss. This alone would get people excite for next years event.

In my experience, when there are children at Thanksgiving, things can get complicated. This does not sound like much fun at all. Without kids, the adults can haul out the party games and really enjoy themselves. It's almost like they don't want to get caught by their kids playing games, so they wait for an adult-only Thanksgiving to start having fun. If you ever have the chance to have an adult only Thanksgiving, this post should help you understand how enjoyable it can actually be.

Tailgate Parties: A Great American Pastime

If you live in the United States, it can be difficult to imagine any major sporting event without people tailgating and partying in the parking lot. This great American pastime usually involves grilling food, drinking alcohol and playing a variety of different party games. It has become a great tradition that brings family and friends together to have fun and support their favorite team, before a big game. It has become so popular that people even take part in tailgating at non-sporting events like weddings and barbecues. Some schools even use these types of events to raise money for their programs. Here is some great information about what goes on at some of these tailgate parties and how you can easily host your own.

Popular barbecue and party foods are the staple of any tailgating event. You can almost guarantee that hamburgers, hotdogs and side dishes like coleslaw and baked beans will be on every menu. You can also guarantee that there will be a variety of alcoholic beverages. If you decide to host one of these events, make sure you remember to separate raw meats from pre-prepared foods to avoid contamination. When it comes to the drinks, cold beer is probably the most popular. It is essential that you bring a large supply of beer, coolers and ice, to ensure that all of your beverages stay cold. Some people will want to drink other types of alcohol and even some non-alcoholic beveraages, but beer is definitely the most popular.

Where you are actually tailgating can determine a lot of things. For starters, the weather can play a huge role in the success of the event. If it happens to be a windy day and you only have a charcoal grill, you will need to pack some extra charcoal. This is because the wind makes them burn much quicker. If this is the case, you can position the grill to minimize wind coming into the bottom vents. The weather can also have an effect on your clothes and wardrobe. If it is cold, make sure to pack a winter hat and some gloves as you will be outside for hours before the game. One thing you never want to do is get caught outside in the cold without the proper gear.

Another important thing to remember is that you want to pick the absolute best spot to set up shop for your tailgate. Finding the best parking spot may not be at the top of the list for most people. However, it is important to factor this in to your plan as you can maximize everyones experience by making sure you park in a great location. This will make your party easily accessible for everyone and it can also provide an easy exit after the game. If you have ever been to a major sporting event, you know how brutal traffic can be leaving the game. The last thing you want to do to you or your guests is make them sit in traffic for hours after the game.

Once you find the best spot, it is time to start partying. If you have ever been tailgating, you know that there are a variety of games that people love to play. If you already own some of these fun games, make sure to bring them. Popular games include ladder golf, horseshoes, beer pong and the most popular tailgate game in the world, cornhole. Cornhole, also referred to as bean bag toss, is the perfect game for anyone to play at your event. Most cornhole boards are extremely portable, so you can bring them to any party without taking up a lot of space. Having party games like these will make sure that everyone stays entertained for the duration of the event.

Well, these are just a few of the simple ways that you can liven up any tailgate party. Tailgating has become one of the most popular American pastimes and can be seen at professional and college sporting events across the nation. If you are looking to start hosting your own parties, there are a ton of resources available that can help you plan events that will keep everyone coming back for more!

Types Of Inflatable Beer Pong Tables

With so many different types of beer pong products out there, how could you possibly decide which one is the best for you? Official beer pong tables have been around since the early 2000s, with new ideas and designs popping up every single year. There are tables ranging in size from 4 feet all the way up to 9 feet. There are folding tables, portable tables, tables with neon lights and even tables with digital scoring. So, how could you possibly decide which table is best for you if you are trying to get serious about your beer pong game? This article will introduce a few of the increasingly popular inflatable beer pong tables, the perfect starter product for any beer pong player or enthusiast.

The original inflatable beer pong table was invented by a company named portOpong and debuted back in 2007. It instantly became a hit as these guys revolutionized the way beer pong was played. They did this by creating a table that you could use in the water! Their original design was 6 feet long, 3 feet wide and functioned just like a normal pool raft, except it had recessed cup holes so you could play beer pong. Little did portOpong know that they sparked a revolution as they invented the inflatable beer pong table industry.

About a year or two after the portOpong table was invented, a company called PongHead came out with another marvel, a floating beer pong table with a unique plastic racking system. See, the one flaw with the portOpong table was that the cups did not sit perfectly in the holes. Most people did not care because they were just happy to be able to play a game of pong in the water. However, PongHead designed an inflatable table that came with a plastic racking system, rather than individual cup holes. This allowed players to have tight racks and to be able to rack their cups anyway they wanted. They called their table The Air Pong Table and it quickly gained popularity across the globe.

Roughly a year or two later, PongHead outdid themselves again, coming up with a new redesign of their already top selling product. They redesigned their table to have a cooler in the middle of it. Now, the Air Pong Table is the only inflatable out there that has this plastic racking system and a built in cooler. These guys have thought of everything! The cooler can hold more than a dozen cans and ice, and it can still float when it is packed full. This product is perfect for lake parties and anywhere else you can play pong and need cold beer.

As you may know, there are hundreds, if not thousands of beer pong tables out there. These are just a few of the inflatable tables that will help anyone find a cheaper alternative to some of the larger, more expensive products. If you are looking to get involved with beer pong, or have been playing for years and want a cool table, you should consider getting one of these products. It will help you practice, elevate your game, and of course, entertain you for hours on end.