Halloween Costumes: Karate Kid

All of us at the Sandbar love any holiday that encourages costumes- heck, we look for any excuse to dress up and often create our own reasons.

Halloween is, of course, one of our favorites and we love to see the creativity of our customers and staff.

On the Friday before Halloween this year, the B+ team (or whatever they're calling themselves these days) of Blair, Tegan, and Andrew wanted to work together because they had a great group costume planned.

Karate Kid– everyone's favorite 80's movie.

Tegan went all out to transform herself into Mr. Miyagi, the karate instructor. You might think that Andrew, the resident "kid" of the bar, would be Daniel-san, but instead he was one of the mean Cobra Kai's. Blair, our athletic rugby player, was Daniel the Karate Kid.

And to complete the whole experience, the Karate Kid movie played on one of the TV's above the bar all night.

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The group rocked this costume again on Saturday night. They even added another Cobra Kai, our friend Erick.

It’s Almost Halloween!

And our second-favorite holiday of the year! (The first being St. Patrick's Day, if you've somehow missed this information.)

For some of us Halloween has already started, given that there were parties this weekend and costumes were spotted in the Sandbar on Saturday night. 

We encourage you to stop by the Sandbar anytime this week wearing your favorite disguise! We also have several events planned that you might want to put on your calendar.

Rocky Horror Halloween

This Friday, load up on our party bus and travel to Ottawa for a special Sandbar screening of the Rocky Horror Picture Show. Meet us at The Sandbar at 7 pm; the movie starts at 10 pm. We haven't decided what time the bus will leave Lawrence yet, but as soon as I know, I'll post it here.

For $25 per person, you get a designated driver to and from Lawrence; fun and refreshments on the party bus; movie tickets; and a goody bag for the movie. That's a bargain when you consider the fun we'll provide. Oh, and costumes are encouraged, whether they're costumes from RHPS or whatever you want to wear.

Halloween in Lawrence

On Saturday night come back to The Sandbar for our annual Halloween extravaganza, complete with the costume contest that we always forget to actually have. We'll try to remember this year. Prizes for the winners, as voted on by the crowd.

There will be a cover charge. Give the doorguy your best trick, though, and maybe he'll waive it. Don't be a jerk or he might double it.

Halloween in Ottawa

If you're in Ottawa on Saturday night, come out to our second Sandbar location. The Cash Cage is back! Starting at 8 pm, everyone in a costume is eligible to jump in the Cash Cage and try to win! We'll have $200 up for grabs, but you have to be in costume to participate!

We'll have pictures from all the events to share next week- feel free to send us yours, too!

Meet Tegan

It’s so exciting to be able to profile a current employee! Tegan has worked at the bar for awhile now, so she’s not really new anymore, but she’s one of the newest staff members.  Read on to find out all about her.

How long have you worked at The Sandbar?
  Six months.

How did you get the job?  I loitered and talked KU Basketball with Dave.  {I should remove this question.  Everyone seems to have gotten this job because they loitered.}

How long were you a customer first?
About a year. 07sep28sb1_11

Other jobs you have had?
KU men’s basketball manager, cart girl at Alvamar Country Club, beer cart driver at Overland Park Golf Course.

Favorite job besides The Sandbar? KU men’s basketball manager.

Favorite drink to drink? Pacifico.

Favorite drink to make?  We make drinks here? I’m just here to hang out!  The Big Wave Dave.

Most embarrassing moment at the bar?  Not any noteworthy ones…yet.  It’s pretty much embarrassing anytime I get up on the bar to dance.

Favorite jukebox song? "What I Got," Sublime.

Song you never want to hear again?
  "Dancing Queen," or "I Will Survive."

Favorite bar dancing song? Sandbar song- "Car Wash."  Jukebox song- "Rocky Top."  I love my Tennessee roommate!

Img_0120 Favorite Sandbar float?  I’ve always been with the basketball team traveling in March for the NCAA, so I’ve never actually seen one.

Longest you’ve waited in line?
  About 30 minutes before I gave up.

Hobbies: Golf, working out, sleeping, shopping, Royals, and any KU sporting events.

Favorite quote:  "If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?"- John Wooden

Favorite ice cream: yogurt from TCBY

If you could live anywhere:
any place tropical

Five Random Facts About Tegan:

  • I have a phobia of Asians and anything Asian.  If you see me, you’ll scratch your head.  {see the photos in this post.  yeah, we don’t get it either.}
  • I played golf my first two years of college.
  • I own over 40 different color combinations of Ralph Lauren Polo shirts and a sick shoe collection.
  • I bake cookies for The Sandbar every Tuesday. {and they’re yummy!}
  • I won’t eat mayo on anything.

There you have it.  Stop by and visit Tegan on Wednesdays after work.