Make a Big Splash: Festive Tips and Tasty Nom Noms for Pool Parties and Beach Outings

Get your summer party started with these pool-friendly tips: Skip the classic buffet table so guests won’t congregate in one area and instead set up a few mini serving spots around the pool. It’s a good way to encourage mingling. Place candles or outdoor lamps around the entire outdoor area. Clusters of light cast a more flattering glow. Word of warning—don’t put citronella candles Read more ...

On the Road Again: Options for Kid-Friendly, Road-Tripping Snacks

Packing up the kids and heading on vacation this month? Don’t leave home without a variety of snacks to munch on, especially if you don’t plan on stopping much (except for necessary potty breaks and a meal or two). Here are some easy options for road-trip snacks. Cleaned and sliced raw vegetables Apples, oranges, bananas, grapes Snack-size dried fruit Granola bars String cheese Yogurt Read more ...