Monday, February 1, 2010
summer is on the way. Pools, beaches and vacations
and loads of outdoor fun. I have been getting a head
start for I hate being the last person to know what is
hot and what is not and during my travels on the net
I came across a place that I remember seeing something
about last year and since I was well, knocked up, I
couldn't get all excited about. This year I am not and
I am going to enjoy the summer every single way I can!
Now you guys might have read about it last year for
not all of you were with child so I have to ask....
WHY DIDN"T YOU TELL ME!!!!!
Port a Pong is a game meant for adults but can
be modified for the kids in a blink of an eye. It is
perfect for passing those long hot summer days and
a blast to turn any party in "The" party of the summer.
When you are not using it for a game you can always
just float around the pool on it and catch some rays!
I just loved the fact they people finally got off their
duffs and make some water activity's that don't include
chasing a beach ball all over the pool cause Mama her is
getting too old to chase and not so old where I no longer
want to have some fun! I am posting the set up for the
game I grabbed off their site but if you have kids or
don't want to drink, hey, here is a novel idea, leave the
glasses empty. Andy and I messed around with this in
the living room and that is just what we did! With
or without the Beer it is still a blast and such a fun way
to get the whole family together in the water for some
fun. Next summer on Family Game night take it out
to the pool so you can get out and move!
Here is the set up: 10 Cups are arranged on each end
of the table, in a pyramid shape (4 in the back row, 3 in the
next row, etc.) The remaining 2 cups are filled with water,
and each side gets one of these cups for rinsing their ping
pong balls should they become dirty. Each team should fill
the ten cups with the same amount of beer (usually 2 or 3
beers split evenly.) It is customary to play with a light,
American lager or pilsner style beer, as these are both less
filling, and less expensive, than other beers.
Now to play there are several different variations listed
on the site but what I did was you break into teams or
maybe just you and another person and take turns tossing
a ping pong ball to the side farthest from you. If your ball
goes into one of the cups you remove that cup and the first
team that has all the cups gone wins! Watch it though for
as the cups disappear it gets harder and harder to make it in!
Now if you are using this for drinking I suggest you follow
a version listed on the site and lord help you on the difficulty
for it was super hard to get it in with just me and Andrew
being sober, I can imagine what it would be like after a couple
of cocktails though I plan to find out on the first nice day
I have some friends over for the pool! We really had a blast
playing this and it reminded me of those games at a
carnival where you toss the ping pong ball into the fish bowl
only this is a lot more fun and you don't end up dropping
a small fortune when you play. Andrew and I ended up in
a fit of giggles but Mom here has skills and ended up beating
him round after round! I am so ready to take my show on
Port a Pong has a bunch of different style and all of them
•4 Pieces of rope
•2 Repair patches
•4 Grommets for hanging action or to tie your table down
•1 set of instructions
•6 feet long x 3 feet wide x 4 inches tall
•Additional cup holders
•Quick inflate/deflate valve & regular blow valve
•Designed to hold up to 20 oz cups
•Made of durable vinyl!
And remember when you are not playing with it Port
a Pong doubles as a 6 foot super durable raft! Port a Pong
was created in 2007 and has made a splash since then
and is rapidly becoming one of the most popular games
of the summer. They have hit the media hard and have been
on TV, Radio, Magazines and the net and with as much
fun as they were I know they are only going to continue to
grow in popularity. Like I told you, adult can have a blast or
minus the beer and keep your kids busy for hours in
the water for they totally rock in comparison to some of
the cheap pool toys I have bought for my son over the years!
Next time you have a party make it a party they are going to
talk about for a lifetime and invite Port a Pong for the
ride! Now the guys over there are a hoot and sent me
a sample of their new product they are ready to release
that keeps your beverage cold. A beverage cozy that is sure
to bring giggles and laughter to any event you have and
though I can't post a picture on the site, PG rating and
all, guys are going to love it. Lets just say it takes a beach
babe and gives her dimensions. As I told you the guys will
love it and the ladies will just roll their eyes! Port a Pong
is a total blast for all ages and I hear Andrew wants a rematch
as soon as we open the pool!
Port a Pong was really fun and the guys over there want
to show you how fun they are by letting one of my readers
win one for themselves. One reader will win a Port a Pong
in their choice of color just in time for the summer season.
Ah, and if you think you can take on the champ give me
a jingle! To enter just head over to their site and take a
look around and then come back here and post something
you have learned in a comment. The contest will start
tonight and run to Midnight on March 24th!
USA and 18 and older can enter daily and the winner
will be contacted by email and have 72 hours to
contact me with their mailing information. As always
you can earn a bonus entry by entering the contest of
the day and other ways to enter are posted below.
Port a Pong
Extra entries only count after the initial entry
1. Become a follower of my blog or
post that you are. 3 entries,
please post 3 times.
2. Enter any of my other contest. I entry
per contest, separate post for each entry.
3. Grab my button. 5 entries. Please post
4. Blog about this contest somewhere else
and post the link here. 5 Entries Please
post five times.
Hey there, while you are here don't forget to enter
my Lyons Creations and Snow Stoppers contests!
Port a Pong will also be on my Summer Must have