What is Bocce Ball?

Bocce, also known as Italian lawn bowling, is one of the most widely played games in the world and is one of the oldest lawn or yard games. Best known in Italy, where you may see a group of retired Sicilians gathered in a town square for a daily afternoon game, bocce has been gaining popularity in the United States and other locations. Its pros: the game is simple, can be played by people of all ages and skill levels,...

How to organize the best corporate party

Any business that wants to build lasting relationships needs to know how to produce professional events. Whether you're hosting a product launch for 300 people or an employee training for 15, it's key to approach each gathering with an understanding of the five elements of event management – research, design, planning, coordination and evaluation. Once an event is broken up into these manageable stages, it is much easier to conceptualize it and pull together the many moving pieces needed...

17 Tips to Throw a Kids’s Birthday Party on a Budget

Want to throw your child an awesome party without breaking the bank? We've got you covered! Here are our best tips for sticking to a budget at your next bash. 1. Timing is everything. Plan your party from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., says Danielle Walker, author of Against All Grain: Celebrations. After lunch and before dinner is the best time to party, when guests don't expect a full meal. 2. Stretch your planning. Start supply-hunting early; it’ll give you time to comparison shop. Plus, you’ll...

20 Tips for Your Best Outdoor Party

Outdoor entertaining: Early-evening cocktailsEven if it’s too brisk for an entire open-air dinner, you can still start the party alfresco.1. Quick spritzer: Instead of the expected cranberry, surprise your guests with pear: Fill a glass halfway with pear nectar (we like Kern’s) and top it with your favorite prosecco.2. Easy eats: Make your own toasted herbed almonds: Combine 2 cups raw almonds, 2 tbsp. sea salt, 1 tbsp. finely minced rosemary, and 2 tsp. olive oil. Roast on a sheet pan for 10 to 12 minutes at 350°. Mobile drink station3. Hands-free...

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