Tailgate parties are known for their free-flowing suds, boisterous games of cornhole, and spirited debates over whether Oklahoma is still a state. Agree unanimously on pre-game entertainment with today's Groupon: for $135, you get a custom tailgater cornhole set from Davis Family Creations in Chesapeake Beach (a $285 value). Customers can pay an additional $29.95–$65 shipping fee or opt to pick up their sets in person.
Davis Family Creations' woodworkers sculpt recycled boughs into customized cornhole sets through an entirely eco-friendly process that employs nontoxic glues and water-based hues. Tailgaters kick-start car-side festivities by lobbing included bags into the yawning mouths of opposing two-by-three boards clad in hand-painted alma mater colors or renderings of mascots and advanced-calculus instructors. After besting competitors, merrymakers collapse the set’s planks at the hinge and stow bags inside before hoisting game pieces into truck beds by metal handles. LED lights, available for an additional fee, guide bean sacks or empty milk cartons toward bull’s-eyes on opulently embellished sets (not included with today's Groupon; an additional $125–$175).
Davis Family Creations
According to the Washington Post, Brenda and George Davis have built more than 500 custom-made cornhole sets over a two-year period. Like all of the pieces that come out of their workshop, these custom beanbag games are made and finished by hand and created through collaboration with the client. Boards can be decorated with the client’s favorite sports team’s colors and logos, but other designs have included musical bands, landscapes, and cartoon characters. The family also crafts traditional furniture pieces as well as custom pieces such as toy chests, wine cabinets, rocking chairs, and even birdhouses fashioned to look like football players' heads.