Red Solo CupsSo what are Red Solo Cups?
Red Solo cups also known as party cups or american party cups are a phenomenon bought about by their use in some of Hollywoods top movies and TV shows, such as:
- American Pie
- The Hangover
- Desperate Housewives
The cups are used both for drinking out of but also used in games such as Beer pong, commonly known as Beirut, it is a drinking game in which players throw a ping pong ball across a table with the intent of landing the ball in a cup of beer on the other end. The game typically consists of two to four players on each team and multiple cups set up, in triangle formation, on each side. Although there is no official rules and rules may vary widely by state or territory, though usually there are six or ten plastic cups arranged in a triangle on each side. Each team then takes turns attempting to lob ping pong balls into the opponent teams cups. If a ball lands in a cup, then the contents of that cup are consumed by the other team, and the cup is either placed aside or put back into the triangle. If the cup is reinserted and the other team knocks the cup over, it is removed. If the opposing team throws the ball into an empty cup, they must consume the contents of one of their cups. The first side to eliminate all of the opponent's cups is the winner.
The order of play varies with both players on one team shoot followed by both players on the other team, or players on opposite teams can alternate back and forth, the rules are fairly lax and can be adapted to suit number of players or whatever takes your fancy.