6 Tips to Throwing a Holiday Office Party Your Employees Will Actually Enjoy

6 Tips to Throwing a Holiday Office Party Your Employees Will Actually Enjoy

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The holidays are coming— and with them comes the ever-expected, obligatory holiday office party. If the thought of planning or attending your holiday office party leaves you feeling less than enthused, you’re not alone.  According to one 2015 report, 54% of employees whose workplaces host office parties do not actually look forward to them! There’s some speculation about why the majority of workers are coming up short in the holiday cheer department, including (but not limited to): They’re not having fun: A 2013 report on holiday office parties revealed that 70% of office parties forbade people from dancing (a la “Footloose”)— up 32% from the prior year— and 44% of parties banned booze— up 21% from the prior year. They’re given lackluster food: In the article This is Why Your…
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20 Games to Play at Your Halloween Party

20 Games to Play at Your Halloween Party

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Fall is officially here, and for many Fall fans, that means Halloween isn’t far behind! You may already be making your costume and buying up candy for all your trick-or-treaters. But Halloween is more than just costumes and candy... it’s also a great time to throw a killer party! Get your Halloween party started with these 20 fun games— for kids and adults— that will get your guests in the Halloween spirit. 1.Bobbing for Apples. A traditional game often played in the fall and around Halloween, bobbing for apples is a game with a simple set up and a bit of a messy result! Without using their arms, guests try to bite into apples bobbing in a big tub or bucket filled with water. It’s a good idea to keep some…
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16 Ways to Celebrate Sweet 16

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If you’re the parent of a teenager, you know that the teenage years are full of coming-of-age milestones— some great and some not so great! One of the greats is much anticipated (by your teen) and often feared (by you): the 16th birthday! Sixteen is the legal age of driving in most states, and marks only two more years until your baby is officially an adult. To commemorate this teenage occasion, here are 16 ways you can celebrate Sweet 16: 1. Get that driver’s license (or permit)! Depending on your state’s driver’s ed requirements, your teen’s sixteenth birthday may be the exact day you can take them to get their much-longed for driver’s license or driving permit.  If you’re ready to let them on the road, celebrate Sweet 16 by taking…
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3 Party Themes to Get Kids Ready for Back to School

3 Party Themes to Get Kids Ready for Back to School

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Besides Christmas, the start of school every fall may be the most wonderful time of the year— at least for parents! But for kiddos, going back to school after the freedom of summer vacation can be a sad and dreary time.  They may not exactly be looking forward to getting back into the routine of early mornings, homework, and long school days. To help make the transition more fun and exciting, turn it into a celebratory event!  Back to school parties are an ongoing trend that many kids and parents enjoy as a way to close out the summer and open a new chapter in the year.  To throw your own back to school bash, try out one of these special party themes that kids will love! PARTY IDEA 1#:…
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5 Family Traditions for the Fourth of July

5 Family Traditions for the Fourth of July

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Fireworks. Flags. Food. A day of celebration. The Fourth of July is a little over a month away, and we’re already ready to celebrate with our families! July 4th is our most patriotic holiday, and marks the anniversary of our nation’s independence.  Every year families and friends get together to commemorate July 4th in all kinds of ways. Have you made your Independence Day plans yet? It's not too early or too late to get ready for a fun, family-friendly Fourth! Here are 5 traditions that many families enjoy every Fourth of July: Fireworks. Besides the American flag, there’s probably nothing else that says “Fourth of July” like a fireworks show! A longstanding tradition, the first July 4th fireworks were set off on July 4, 1777. John Adams was the…
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Quick Tips to Throw an Awesome Last-Minute Graduation Party

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  Brace yourselves— graduation is coming!  After years of doing homework, taking tests, and running from one extracurricular activity to another, it’s all about to come to an end, as a new chapter begins. After all your struggles and accomplishments, graduation is a time for celebration! On the other hand, graduation is also an overwhelming time. Late night study sessions, eleventh-hour cramming for exams, taking the SATs, applying for jobs, saying goodbye to friends you’ve seen every day for years… the list of stressors goes on! As exciting as graduation is, it also includes its own particular blend of stress and sadness. So, if you haven’t gotten around to some important graduation details yet, like planning a swanky graduation party, don’t worry! It’s still possible to throw together a last-minute…
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One Thing About Your ‘Dream Wedding’ That Isn’t So Dreamy

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Congratulations! You’re engaged, ready to get married, and about to plan your dream wedding.  When it comes time to choose your venue, decorations, entertainment, and guest list, you want to make sure everything is perfect. But, there’s one part of a wedding that may not be so dreamy: the wedding budget. “Budget” is not a word that suggests thoughts of celebration and fun. You’re probably thinking of an accountant’s visor and spreadsheets instead of gorgeous dresses and wedding dances.  Nonetheless, budget is a necessary word when it comes to planning an event that could, potentially, end up costing thousands (or eeek, tens of thousands!) of dollars when all is bought and paid for.  It may seem like a no-brainer, but starting your wedding planning with a budget will save you…
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Back To School

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After School Fun Homework.  Spelling tests.  Inflatables?!  Why not cheer up the kiddos now that they are back to school?  The summer fun doesn’t have to end – surprise your kids and their friends and rent something from NEO Amusements for some after school fun. NEO Amusements has a wide assortment of outdoor games and activities for kids.  Can you imagine the look on your child’s face when they walk in the backyard to find a castle bounce?  From an array of inflatables to life-size outdoor games including Giant Jenga, Giant Checkers or Giant Kerplunk, we have affordable rental options for creating a playdate like no other! NEO Amusements is your source for after school fun!  Did you know we offer a 10% discount for weekday and Sunday rentals for…
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