Always Have A Plan B

When planning an outdoor event, make sure you have a plan b in place just in case Mother Nature decides to throw a temp tantrum with bad weather.


Some ideas to consider would be a cooking extravaganza. Everyone likes to eat, so call in the kitchen experts and have attendees tap into their foodie-side. Opt for hands-on cooking class. Or better yet, put a reality show spin on the event by hosting cooking competitions or culinary challenges.


Charades is always a fun game to play. Take it a step further and divide attendees in to groups to create and act out their own theatrical performance and let the guests guess the story, book or movie.


Dance classes are easy to throw together because all you need is space, music and an instructor. People can learn to dance country line dancing, hip-hop, square dancing and more.


Another idea is to bring the outdoors in by having a virtual golf game where participants select the course destination and hit the ball into a screen. It is almost like being outside as the course simulates weather conditions.


Take a gamble and bring in professional dealers and casino equipment for poker, blackjack, craps, roulette and slot machines. This will turn any event into a festive environment.


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