If you're hosting a planned event such as a birthday party or holiday BBQ, consider offering a fun take-home treat. As the party winds down, fill a small beach bag with any extra supplies, such as flashlights, sunscreen, insect repellent, bubbles and sidewalk chalk, for each family. Your guests will go home with great memories, lots of pictures of your spectacular soiree and a few goodies for their next outdoor adventure.
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Keeping your guests entertained
Provided by entertainment expert Katie Brown
When planning outdoor gatherings, don't let your guests lounge for too long. Get them up and interacting with a few fun games and activities provided by Katie Brown. Plan an assortment of activities designed to engage all ages with these tips:
•A bubble refill station: Engaging activities are fun for kids -- they can blow big bubbles in the yard while the parents watch and mingle. •A cookie decorating station: Create a theme for the party and have guests colorfully decorate cookies to reflect the party theme. •Classic picnic games: What outdoor gathering is complete without a round of croquet, horseshoes or bocce ball? Consider a classic race game, such as the three-legged race, potato sack race or wheelbarrow race. •Photobooth fun: Hang a large vintage picture frame from the branch of a sturdy tree. Supply a bucket of props and disposable cameras so guests can create a memento that will last a lifetime. •Water balloon toss: Have guests take turns throwing water balloons in bowls set up at varying distances. The winner is the person who lands the most unbroken balloons in the bowls.
If you plan to give guests more than just the thrill of victory as a prize, aim for a fun summertime theme. Give out beach towels, pool toys, sidewalk chalk, bubbles, kites, coolers or beach bags. These also make great party favors.
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