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​The Can't-Miss Way to Make Cinco De Mayo Parties a Smash Hit

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Uno De Mayo is this coming Monday. That means Cinco De Mayo falls on a Friday. We’ll pause a moment while you shake your maracas. And...we’re back. Are you thinking what we’re thinking? (We’re thinking this calls for a loooong weekend of celebration.) There’s one easy way to make sure your celebration is memorable.

What has one ring, two horns, and a face full of jerky?
No, it’s not a married trumpeter on a protein binge. It’s the Man Crates exclusive Jerky Piñata! You could roll up to your Cinco De Mayo fiesta with a regular, old candy-filled piñata. If it happens to coincide with a kid’s birthday party. But if you’re Cinco-De-Mayo-ing with grown-up guys, candy doesn’t cut it. That’s why we conducted stringent tests in the Man Crates lab to find out the best man-centric piñata. As you can see in the video, it got pretty messy. Ultimately, we landed on individually wrapped pieces of delicious jerky.

Speak softly and swing a big stick
Party Gifts for Men
Just imagine the pure joy on your guests’ faces as they spin the weapon wheel and take their turn swatting at the elusive “El Toro.” That can only be topped by the sheer surprise of seeing chunks of savory jerky spill out of that cracked bull cranium. Your Cinco De Mayo celebration—or any other special get together—will be the talk of the town. Break out the blindfold and bring an umbrella. It’s gonna rain jerky.

Snack Attack: What the Man Crates Team Eats on the Job

All the time, customers ask us questions like, "What's the snack situation like in the Man Crates office? Must be insane." It is. Being a gift company that curates snack-packed crates, we’re nuts about all things sweet and savory. So as you might expect, our office is filled to the brim with the best snacks [...] Read More

Roll It, Twist It, Rub it, Dip it: How to Make Your Own Pretzels

The pretzel is quite possibly the world's best finger food. Warm, soft, savory and fun to eat, it makes an ideal companion for beers of all kinds. You even get to tear it to pieces, which can be a mini stress reliever. But before disassembling your next twisted doughy delicacy, consider making your very own [...] Read More

Top Shelf Help: Getting Down and Derby with the Beer Julep

In preparation for the Kentucky Derby right around the corner, what’s better than a refreshing spin on the classic Southern drink: The Mint Julep? Quit horsing around and place your bets on the Beer Julep as the winning signature cocktail of Derby watch parties everywhere. The Beer Julep We’ve teamed up with Minneapolis-based restaurant and brewery The Freehouse to bring [...] Read More

Grooming Your Groomsmen: Roles Your Team Needs to Fill

On paper, the duties of groomsmen are simple: Show up on time and try not to ruin any pictures. But the best groomsmen go above and beyond these basic requirements, taking care of little things behind the scenes to ensure the big day goes off without a hitch. Well, really, with just the one hitch. You’ll want to select [...] Read More

Pipe Hype: The Best Tobacco Pipes for Beginners

Anyone who has ever considered having deep thoughts, being contemplative, philosophizing or signing up to be a patch-elbowed professor has likely, at one time or another, also considered smoking a pipe. Equal parts relaxation and ritual, pipe smoking has been a habit of gentlemen and scholars—as well as some rogues—alike. Now, it may seem intimidating [...] Read More

Imagine the Pastabilities: Our 7 Favorite Pasta Recipes of the Moment

What weighs 2.7 millions tons and goes great with marinara? If you guessed the amount of pasta Americans consumed in 2014, you’re right! While the dictionary defines pasta as “a food made from a mixture of flour, water and sometimes eggs that is formed into different shapes,” they can’t define our love affair with it. [...] Read More

Quick Sips: Make It Rain with an April Showers Cocktail

When the calendar flips over to April (or you swipe left on March), there’s a feeling of rebirth, renewal and rejuvenation. The temperature finally begins to warm, nature wakes up, things begin to bloom and the sun begins to shine. Most importantly, it’s when anyone who’s had to suffer through a cold Winter can [...] Read More

​Recycle, Reuse, Recreate: Giving Crates a Second Life

Man Crates crates have a heck of a life. They get to carry a unique collection of curated goods. They bring smiles to the faces of their surprised recipients. And they put up a good fight before opening up to reveal their bounty of gifts. With Earth Day right around the corner, we’ve got some [...] Read More

Down The Rabbit Hole: Our ‘Most Gifted’ Easter Eggs

When springtime rolls around, parents and gigantic bunnies alike scatter about gifts of candy like benevolent 1800’s sugar barons. In that spirit of generosity and in honor of the hunt, Man Crates is sharing our favorite Easter eggs from movies, video games and around the web to keep you satisfied long after your stash of [...] Read More

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