Bring back a college favorite at any tailgate party by making this football-themed beer pong table, brought to you by Evite in partnership with Hefty® Ultimate™ Easy Grip® Cups. So what if you’re not a professional football player? You can still play the game. Participants must be of the legal drinking age of 21 or older only to play. If guests don’t want to drink alcohol or you have kids interested in playing, you can substitute beer with water, soda, juice, a mocktail or other nonalcoholic beverages.
Time: 45 minutes plus 12 hours of drying time
- 4-foot rectangular folding table
- 2 cans of Rust-Oleum Ultra Cover 2x Primer Spray (Flat White)
- 1 can of Rust-Oleum Satin Enamel Spray (Hunter Green)
- 1 can of Rust-Oleum Painter’s Touch Ultra Cover 2x Gloss Spray (Sun Yellow)
- 2 cans of Rust-Oleum Painter’s Touch Ultra Cover 2x Gloss Spray (Clear)
- 2 wooden blocks, each 2″ x 8″ x 2″
- Power drill
- 3/4-inch drill bit
- Wood glue
- 4 six-inch pieces of 1/2-inch-wide PVC pipe
- 6 one-foot pieces of 1/2-inch-wide PVC pipe
- 4 half-inch-wide PVC elbow connectors without threading
- 2 half-inch-wide PVC tee connectors without threading
- 1 roll of white electrical tape
- 1 pack 3M Command Velcro Picture Hanging Strips
- 18-ounce Hefty® Ultimate™ Easy Grip® Cups
- Ping-pong balls
Step 1: Prime your folding tabletop with a coat of white primer spray. Wait 15-20 minutes until the primer is dry to touch.
Step 2: Spray two layers of green spray paint on top. Wait 30 minutes until the green coat is dry to touch, then add two layers of gloss clear spray, until coverage is even.
Step 3: Drill a 3/4-inch wide hole in the center of the two wooden blocks. Use wood glue to secure one 1-foot-long PVC pipe into each wooden block stand. Let dry for 20 minutes.
Step 4: To create the goal posts, cap the bottom of the tee connector to the top of the 1-foot-long PVC pipe sticking out of the wooden block stand. Then slide two 6-inch-long pieces into each end of the tee connector. Cap elbow connectors on the opposite ends of the two 6-inch-long pieces of PVC pipe, with the other opening facing upward, and slip the two 1-foot-long pieces into each elbow connector. Repeat to create your second goal post.
Prime your two goal posts with the same white primer spray used for the tabletop. Wait 15-20 minutes until the primer is dry to touch. Spray both goal posts with yellow spray paint — one or two layers until coverage is even.
Step 5: Use measuring tape and a permanent marker to mark 9 evenly spaced “yard lines” across the width of the table, starting from the center and working your way out to each end. Cover the lines with white electrical tape to create a football field design.
Step 6: Attach your goal posts on opposite ends of the tabletop by taping one side of a Command Velcro strip on the table surface and the other on the bottom of your goal post. Tip: Detachable goal posts make for easy transportation to and from tailgate parties.
Step 7: Set up 6 cups in a pyramid shape on each side of the table (3 cups in the back row, 2 in the middle and 1 in the front center) — we like Hefty® Ultimate™ Easy Grip® Cups. Set aside an extra cup of water on each side for players to rinse their ping pong balls in after each turn, then fill the rest of the cups with beer (if participants are 21 or older) or a nonalcoholic beverage of your choice. Give each team two balls and start sinking those throws!
Challenge your tailgate crew to a game of football-themed beer pong by sending out this free EVITE invitation below, or another one from our Tailgating invitation gallery or our Watch the Game invitation gallery.
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