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Root Beer Sampler

My friend from college, Mark Allen, offered to help me move my blog from blogger to wordpress last year. I suspect he may have regretted that offer a few times over the last few months as he worked late into the night on programming the new site. I wanted to do something for him to say thanks so we’ve been sending treats to his office everyday. My trusty studio manager Alexis helped me put these together. Day 1: was Root Beer. I had Alexis go to BevMo (my favorite place to get vintage brand sodas) and pick up 12 different kind of Root Beer. (I was inspired by Erin Jang’s brilliant Root Beer gift back here.) The drink carriers were free from BevMo and the crate is a CD Crate from JoAnn’s but it was the perfect size and made the gift look a little polished and legit.

This would be a great idea for Father’s Day.

Photos by Alexis Birkmeyer for Oh Happy Day


To celebrate five years of blogging on Oh Happy Day I’m giving away a trip to Paris! See the rules and how to enter right over here. (The comments weren’t opening yesterday because of a bug but now they should be working fine.)

  1. How fun would it be to do a root beer float party. Or have a root beer float station at a BBQ or something.

    – Sarah

  2. Kerry {Super Swoon}

    June 8, 2011

    What a cute idea! Love it!

  3. Deanna (Silly Goose Farm)

    June 8, 2011

    Now, if only it came with some vanilla ice cream 🙂 This is really sweet, I’m definitely going to try!

  4. Tania

    June 8, 2011

    Oh cute! Would love to see the other treats you send. I love yout ability to invoke a sense of celebration in everyday gestures.

  5. Mark

    June 8, 2011

    This was almost better than a free trip to Paris, and has made me the most popular guy in the Yelp office this week. Thanks!

  6. Sarah @ Knit York City

    June 8, 2011

    That really is a fantastic idea for a Fathers’ Day present! That frosty mug looks heavenly! I’m so curious about which one is his favorite!

  7. Lily | The Yuppie Lifestyle

    June 8, 2011

    I almost want to go to BevMo and buy some bottles of soda just so I can get those crisp, white drink carriers!

  8. Megan

    June 8, 2011

    Completely awesome, Jordan.

  9. Michelle | Gold-Hearted Girl

    June 8, 2011

    Super awesome idea for Father’s Day! I’d actually go with a real beer sampler myself…;)

  10. Jules

    June 8, 2011

    You’re right; this is a great idea for Father’s Day! Thanks for the inspiration.

  11. Lauren Kutz

    June 8, 2011

    I’m totally stealing this idea for my rootbeer-loving dad for Father’s Day…thank you!

  12. jillian

    June 8, 2011

    this makes me want to try a cream soda sampler 🙂 xoxo jillian:: enter in TWO GIVEAWAYS over at cornflake dreams

  13. Jess

    June 8, 2011

    What a great idea! My dad loves root beer! I think I found his present for father’s day!!!

  14. Haydee

    June 8, 2011

    This is such a cute idea, I love it.

  15. Katie

    June 8, 2011

    I love this idea! I love Root Beer Like 100 x over and so much more than beer.

  16. Serena

    June 8, 2011

    As a root beer lover, I think this idea (and the presentation!) are fantastic! Such a fun gift.

  17. Lea Andrew

    June 8, 2011

    I LOVE root beer! What a cute idea! LOVE your blog! Keep up the fun posts. ( :

  18. kati

    June 8, 2011

    i’ve been trying to see the rules link for the paris trip, but it won’t come up for me! did you already choose someone? because i’d love to have my name thrown in if possible 🙂 🙂

  19. Lori

    June 8, 2011

    I would love to receive a surprise like this at work!

  20. nicole @ deliajude

    June 8, 2011

    terrific idea. my hubby makes his own rootbeer (&beer)…this is a fun way to take it all to a party.

  21. amy

    June 8, 2011

    super cute! and i love that wooden cd holder from joann’s. i have one i use in my kitchen for organizing oils and vinegars and two more in the bathroom for washrags and cosmetics. thanks for thinking of yet another use for them!

  22. Kacie

    June 9, 2011

    I LOVE that idea! I’m going to do that as a gift asap!


  23. Natural Childbirth

    June 9, 2011

    I love this idea. We don’t drink “real” beer, but a six pack of root beer is a great father’s day idea. So, original and classic.

    Now I am craving some good ole’ root beer. 🙂

  24. Stacy Remer

    June 9, 2011

    I love this idea! So fun and unique.


    June 9, 2011

    Jordan: Mark’s office thanks you as well! Rest assured, the treats (and now your website) have been enjoyed by many at Yelp. 🙂

  26. katrina

    June 9, 2011

    I LOVE this as a father’s day gift… I just wish I had a good picture of the first time that my now 4 yr. old had her first sip of root beer {against my wishes} Her grandpa give it to her.. the picture would be classic to put with this as a great memory for Father’s day!

  27. Bri {collected}

    June 9, 2011

    A few years ago I did a Root Beer of the month club for Father’s Day. It was such a hit. Each month we got 2 different six-packs of root beer to test out. It was one of my favorite gifts I’ve given!

  28. Jordan G @ The Happy Homebodies

    June 10, 2011

    Such a great idea! My dad is obsessed with Slurpees… I wish I could do a Slurpee sampler for Father’s Day!

  29. spiele

    June 16, 2011

    Nice looking this site!. It`s very amazing.This is Awesome!
    The post is very informative. It is a pleasure reading it. I have also bookmarked you for

    checking out new posts.

  30. Amanda

    June 18, 2011

    I think root beer is great, but we recently had some German friends visiting and when we had them give it a try for the first time they both agreed, “This tastes like something we’d put in the bath water!” They don’t know what they’re missing 😉

    By the way, what a great giveaway! Very cool for that lucky winner!

  31. Megan Gibson

    June 22, 2011

    What a great birthday idea! It looks so awesome that the bottles are different shapes and sizes. Thanks for the inspiration!

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