Event planning of any kind involves preparing copious amounts of food. Unfortunately, the dishes that weigh down our tables tend not to be of the healthiest variety possible.
Calorie consumption begins with appetizers. The tasty snacks that kick off our shindigs – Buffalo wings, chips and dips, nachos, and more – are usually high in sodium and fat. When you start party planning, especially when planning a party for children, seek out healthier alternatives to these sinful standards. Here are a few healthy recipes that can replace the old standbys without sacrificing any deliciousness.
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When you think of autumn, you think of falling leaves, pumpkin patches, and most importantly, cool evening breezes. These factors make the fall a great season to host a birthday, or pumpkin carving event. What better way to take advantage of the beautiful weather than by planning an outdoor party?
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Let’s be honest, party hosting can be a challenge. Whether you have five guests coming over for an intimate gathering or 50 guests attending a big event, you’ll want to make the right impression by serving up some delicious food. But with an already busy schedule, most of us just don’t have time for any major event planning!
Fortunately, there’s one trick you can take advantage of to ease the entire process, at least when it comes to the food preparation.
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Throwing a memorable party can often sound intimidating, and when it’s a big event – say with 30 or more people – the task can seem flat-out impossible! But remember, entertaining should be fun, and with a good plan in place ahead of time, it’s really not that hard to host a group of friends and family without getting over-stressed.
From kids’ birthday parties to adults-only soirees, there’s one category of food that is always a hit: Appetizers! Give them an upscale twist and your guests are guaranteed to be impressed. If you’ve taken on event planning responsibilities for an upcoming gathering, be sure to give these 3 easy recipes a try:
Outdoor and drive-in movie screenings may seem like things of the past, but have no fear, movie buffs—you can screen your favorite flicks right in your backyard by renting a projector and an inflatable movie screen.
These easy-to-operate setups are perfect for warm nights, allowing you to get your entertainment fix without staying cooped up indoors.
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In an age of video games and online homework, parents have a tough job when it comes to planning outdoor activities for kids. Even though your family’s routine can be crazy, try to set aside some time each week or month for outdoor excursions.
Hikes, beach visits, nature walks, and bike rides are all great ways to relax, commune with nature, and bond as a family. Of course, none of these excursions is complete without a well-stocked picnic basket.
Let’s take a look at a few tasty, out-of-the-box dishes that can travel with you to the great outdoors.
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