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Summertime gatherings are more fun when you have plenty of activities to keep guests entertained. Games are a great option because they give everyone something to do together, even if they don’t know each other well. Plus, games are a great way to help shy people get in on the fun without too much pressure. It’s easy to incorporate games into your next barbecue or pool party. Just set them up at various spots around your yard and people will start to play! Here are a few of our favorite games that are just challenging enough to be fun for grownups, but just silly enough to be relaxing enjoyment.


1. LED Ladder Toss

Pinterest how to help

If you’re wondering about how Pinterest works, get ready for some fun. Pinterest is like an electronic room full of bulletin boards save images on Pinterest where you can pin things you find on the web…or that you find on the Pinterest boards others create. You can even pin your own photos to Pinterest when using the Pinterest app on your smartphone or tablet.

Okay, we’ve all been there: you start the new year all fired up about your resolutions, but by mid-January you find yourself on the couch with a bag of potato chips and the remote control, thinking, “Oh well, I’ll meet that goal next year.”

Here at the Solutions office, we’ve been through the resolution make-and-break cycle a time or two (or ten!), and we’re here with some advice. No, not advice on how to keep your resolutions; if we knew the secret to that, we’d all be millionaires. Instead, we polled our whole team and gathered a list of great excuses for breaking your resolutions. Each of these tried-and-true justifications has been used by a member of our team with rousing success. So if you find yourself at the end of January surrounded by broken resolutions, just pull out one of these for an instant excuse!

When we heard about Disney Family Fun magazine’s “homemade ice cream from a baggie” recipe, we had to spread the word. It’s a fun activity to do with kids and it’s super easy to make. What a great idea!


2 tablespoons sugar
1 cup half and half
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup salt (Kosher or rock salt works best, but table salt is fine.)
Ice cubes (enough to fill each gallon-size bag about half full)
1 pint-size ziplock® bag
1 gallon-size ziplock® bag

Serves 1



1.     Combine the sugar, half and half, and vanilla extract in the pint-size bag and seal it tightly.

2.     Place the salt and ice in the gallon-size bag, then place the sealed smaller bag inside as well. Seal the larger bag. Now shake the bags until the mixture hardens (about 5 minutes). Feel the small bag to determine when it’s done.

3.     Take the smaller bag out of the larger one, add mix-ins, and eat the ice cream right out of the bag.


Looking for a quick housewarming gift?
Fill a basket, bucket or box with essentials that any new house might need. Get creative an include something for every room. You can include dishcloths, light bulbs, kitchen gadgets and even cleaning products. You might also want to throw in any useful local neighborhood information for those who are new to the area.

You can even pick a themed gift basket, such as a garden basket filled with gardening tools.