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Thanksgiving Party Ideas!

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If your social media is flooded with red Starbucks cups and your senses are overwhelmed with minty evergreen and cinnamon scents, don’t be alarmed, it means the holidays are officially here! Hosting Thanksgiving this year? Here are a few fun game ideas, so you can share the memories at the next family gathering!  

  1. Shake your tailfeather!

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You may also know this game as the tissue box game, but we added a Thanksgiving flare. Empty a tissue box for each player and replace the tissues with craft feathers. Tape a pair of pantyhose or thick ribbon onto each box so the box is in the middle of the pantyhose. To play, give each player a box tied with pantyhose and have them tie the pantyhose around their waist so the tissue box is on their backside. Players must move around and shake, shake, shake until all of the feathers fall out of their tissue box. First person to empty out all the feathers wins!

  1. Feast or Football

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Give each player mini footballs and line up a bunch of large pots and pans, on the other side of the room, all at varying lengths. Dishes toward the back of the room are worth 7 points, dishes in the middle are worth 3, and dishes closest to the players are worth 1 point. Players have one minute to throw the footballs into the dishes, scoring as many points as possible . Or have teams play simultaneously by using different colored footballs, and see who can get to 21 points first. 

  1. Thanksgiving dinner

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This is great game which tests your memory and requires very little physical activity, perfect for the post-meal recovery! Everyone gets together and sits in a circle. The first person starts off by saying “At Thanksgiving I like to eat turkey.” Then the next person says the same thing but adds another dish. This continues all the way around the circle with each person reciting the dishes in the exact order they have been given and then adding a new one. If a player makes a mistake they slide out of the circle and the game continues. The person left who can perfectly recite the Thanksgiving menu wins.

We hope these games spice up your Thanksgiving party! Stay tuned for next week’s blog 🙂 

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10 Season Highlights!

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Football season is one of the greatest times of the year! It’s a reason to hang out with your friends, eat delicious finger foods, and cheer for your favorite team. In honor of the 10th anniversary of Sunday Night football and the first game starting on September 10th…here are the 10 of  Crystal Auto Mall highlights!

  1. Construction

A great deal of time and effort was invested into reconstructing and expanding the service drive and showroom. Our customers and employees tackled obstacles throughout construction such as fumes and loud noises, as we counted down to the grand reopening!

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  1. Baby Picture Contest

This contest was a sure touchdown with the Crystal employees! Employees had to guess which baby picture belonged to whom. The person with the most correct matches scored an awesome prize! Together, we traveled down memory lane to the days when we were little, adorable, and had hair.

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  1. Employee Family and Friend Grand Reopening Celebration!

There is nothing better than showing off our new work place than with those closest to us! The ice cream and food truck galore was very popular with  our guests. The memory board we created was a great play-by-play display of how far we have come.

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  1. New Owners Event

The cowboy hats and BBQ was a great way to kick-off our cowboy themed new owners event. Mohammed, one of our sale reps had a great time offering helpful tips at this fun and informative event. Make sure to ask about the upcoming owners’ event to so you can participate!

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Getting ready for his presentation!
  1. National Night Out

One of my personal favorites was National Night Out because it was a great opportunity to hang out to the local residents and help out the Green Brook Police Dept. With music, food, and bouncy houses, Crystal Auto Mall was proud to be a part of this fun and memorable event. Our Toyota Sienna was the MVP of night, being that was very popular amongst kids as they climbed through it and took a ride in the front seat.

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Kevin Curran from Toyota Motor sales and Michael Rendine, one of the Crystal Auto Mall owners, presenting their donation to the N.J. Survivor & Welfare Fund.
  1. Winner of the First Facebook Promotion

Our new Facebook campaign makes getting into a new car easier! If you match the number of likes on the photo taken with you and your car with your monthly payment, Crystal Auto Mall will write a check for that amount.  That is something to surely cheer about! Here is a flashback to our first winner of the Facebook Campaign, Danielle Williams:

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Congrats Ms. Williams!
  1. Kidsfest at Rutgers University

If it is not a check, it could be a flat screen TV! We had a great time at the Rutgers Kidsfest, with our Mazda CX-9 and Toyota Highlander. Our candy and goody bags were a huge hit, but everyone wanted a chance at winning a brand new flat screen TV. Danielle was our lucky winner! Although I wish I could have entered myself, it was fun picking the winner and giving her a call with the awesome update.

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Alan Mine and I at our table!
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Danielle picking up her awesome prize!
  1. Customer Grand Reopening with Magic 98.3

Of course, we had a special day just for our customers to come celebrate and tour our new home. We had DJs from Magic 98.3 join us to raffle awesome prizes like tickets to Six Flags Great Adventure and concert tickets for Rascal Flatts…(yes, we love doing giveaways). It was a beautifully spent day with a BBQ and fun prizes.

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The winner of four tickets to Six Flags Great Adventure!
  1. Cash Bash!

Here at Crystal, we love three major sports: Football, Soccer, and Baseball.  So, we had a sports themed cash bash this year where our staff wore their favorite team jersey. Although many were supporting rival teams, we had a great time trying to win some cash!

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  1. Petstravaganza

Just like your car, your pet is a huge part of your life.  The staff brought in photos of their beloved pet with their car. The cutest picture with the most votes won. If only new cars came with an adorable puppy inside every time.

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How cute?!

These are the top 10 highlights from the past few months! We are excited for football season to start, so make sure your tailgate ready!