BOTTLE BASH TOURNAMENT
We are lucky enough to team up with some terrific brands for our events! One of them is Bottle Bash...we all love to play Bottle Bash, it is a serious game in this hood and they were kind enough to sponsor our first annual Tuesday on Jasmine Bottle Bash Tournament by providing us with all the game sets and swag we needed!
If you haven't heard of or played Bottle Bash before, you seriously have to give it a try! This is our go-to yard game for all of our outside get togethers and events. Here's a quick overview of how you play...The game set includes a set of two poles, two bottles and one frisbee. The poles get setup about 30 feet apart and a bottle is placed on the top of each pole. Teams then throw the frisbee at the poles trying to knock down the bottles. If a bottle is knocked down, the team earns 2 points. If the frisbee isn't caught, 1 point is earned. If both hit the ground, 3 points are earned! It is a blast and gets super competitive!
With the teams randomly selected and the bracket ready (this was a whole process 🤣), we set up the event at our neighborhood park and got down to business! Each team had a matching bandana color and the TOJ ladies were rocking our Bottle Bash t-shirts!
We had 7 teams and played a double elimination style tournament that took us a significantly longer time than anticipated. - about 3 hours total (when you are old and out of shape, that's a long time, don't judge us haha). It was such a fun and exciting afternoon that we decided this will be an annual occurrence here on Jasmine!
There were bumps and bruises, broken nails and skinned knees but in the end we crowned the yellow team victorious. Kailey & Austin were rockstars, way to go guys!! Shoutout to Crown Awards for such fast service! We ordered first and second place trophies from them and they came the next day, personalized and all!
The kids even got in on the fun! We setup a separate set that they could play with throughout the day. Check out some of these action shots and those SMILES :)
It wouldn't be a tournament without having somewhere to grub on all the concession food everyone loves! We put together this concession stand canopy that was built to sit perfectly atop a 6 foot table, however, we used a slightly larger one just to provide some more space. This was a fast, cheap and easy project that provided a great focal point and can be reused and customized to many parties! This will definitely be taking a space in our 'leftover' party bins!
We started the day with some easy snacks like nachos, chips, candy and popcorn. Then, brought out some of the kids favorites: hotdogs and corndogs!
We wanted to keep with the traditional Bottle Bash colors, so we filled up these fun green water bottles with Gatorade and embellished them with Bottle Bash stickers! The kids loved these and they cut down on half drank gatorade bottles sitting around (all mom's know exactly what we are talking about)!
We also were lucky enough to partner with local ballon artist, The Balloon Lady! She put together this beautiful coordinating balloon arch on a 9 foot tall golden ring. She does AMAZING work and is so kind and easy to work with. We highly recommend her for all of your party balloon needs!
Shout out to the men behind the women - it wouldn't be a Jasmine bash without the hubbies pitching in, right? Remember the bar and axe throwing station they built us?! This time, one of the artistic hubbies hand painted us this beautiful TOJ Bottle Bash tournament sign on one of our left over fence boards (that we also used for the Cheers & Beers signs!). We are always so thankful for their willingness to lend us a hand whether it's sampling our drinks, building us props, or blowing up our balloons - we love all 5 of them!