Holiday

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The whole family is home for the holidays. It’s chilly outside, warm inside - and everyone is gathered around the table laughing. The connection feels deep, and the smiles are aplenty - it’s game night. It’s a truly unmatched joy! Below are some of our favorite family games to get ready for the upcoming season! 

Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza

Oh boy. This game. It doesn’t matter if you’re “into games”, if you like strategy, or if you’re young or old. This game will have you flailing your arms and laughing hysterically in no time about the absurdity of the quick, easy-to-learn, 10-minute-a-round game. Imagine a Slap Jack-esque game with hand motions as the main rules. This family found it as a game “keeper”, and you very well could, too! 

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Congratulations on hosting Thanksgiving dinner! Whether it’s your first time or your annual tradition to host, it can be a feat like no other to pull off getting a large and complex meal on the table for friends and family to share! Thanks to the grand aspect of this annual meal, prepping isn’t just a “nice to have”, it’s a true necessity! Our mouths are watering just thinking about the feast to come - cheers!

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Create Your Guest List 

Think about whether or not you want a sit-down meal or a more casual meal where more people can be accommodated throughout the house - then, invite away! Not only will creating your guest list allow you to make sure your guests know they’re invited and mark their calendars - but you’ll know what

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We’ve all seen the posts about how this Halloween is a full moon, a Saturday, and daylight savings - an ultimate setup for THE Halloween. The only thing? COVID. Fear not though (well, aside from Halloween spookiness); Halloween can never be canceled! While large group gatherings may not be able to happen, and things may not look the same - Halloween is and should, absolutely be celebrated! Here are a few activities (ranging for little ones to adults ) that we’re looking to try this Halloween season:

Spider Web Walk 

By creating a spider web (or part of one) with painters tape in your home, you’re essentially creating a Halloween themed playground on the floor that your little ones can play on all season long! How? Take painters tape and create

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Fourth of July celebrations come in many shapes and sizes, but one thing that seems to go without saying is that the Fourth is best enjoyed by gatherings outside - whether that be at the beach, a lake, a backyard, or a cul-de-sac. You may have a decades-long standing tradition, or you may be hosting for the first time, but either way, it’s always fun to throw in something new. Here are some ideas of “must-haves” to get you ready for the Fourth! Host(ess) with the Most(est) is in your future.

 

Lawn Excitement

No summer gathering is complete without a little play - and of course, some friendly competition can’t hurt either. The great thing about yard games is that it’s fun for all ages and all ability levels. The options for yard games are

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It’s almost that magical time of year again – 'tis the season to choose Christmas trees, flex those decorating skills, and create the perfect centerpiece for our holiday celebrations. One question remains, though, and this year it was our Parks great debate: should the modern tree-hunter opt for a real or artificial Christmas tree?

We’ve dug up the real dirt on this decades-long tree skirmish, and we have good news: it’s not as complicated as you might think.

When analyzed from financial and environmental perspectives, one clear winner emerges – but which will be best for your home this holiday season? Read on for our advice.

Money Matters: Which Type of Tree Fits Your Budget?

Buying a traditional live tree will set you back somewhere

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Can you believe it's already December? 2019 sure did fly by! Let this month of holiday cheer, recollection, and celebration begin. The Nashville Christmas Parade is back, as are other local favorites such as Murfreesboro's Frosty Fun Run and Columbia's Mule Drop. New events are always popping up so make sure to mark your calendars and prepare yourself for a whole lot of fun!

December 1st-15th: Festival of Lights
Drakes Creek Park | Hendersonville

For the first time ever, the City of Hendersonville will be able to drive through and look at spectacular Christmas light displays in Drakes Creek Park! This is a prime opportunity for the community to enjoy some holiday festivities with friends and family. After looking at the lights, you can stop at

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Does your family normally cruise around searching for holiday light displays every year, or settle for waving at The Parthenon in its lit-up holiday glory? This year, up your game with Parks' guide to the Best Places to See Christmas Lights in Middle Tennessee!

We’ve selected seven award-winning stops from all around the region, at a range of prices: from astounding, world-renowned commercial displays to the most beautifully decorated private neighborhoods. Whether you’re looking for a musically synchronized dancing light experience or a long walk down a romantic lane of classic lights, we have the perfect destination for you and yours listed below.

Gaylord Opryland’s A Country Christmas
2800 Opryland Dr | Nashville | Donelson
Cost: Free

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For most Americans, Thanksgiving means creating and enjoying delectable meals with those we love. Tennesseans know the truth, though: try though they might, few places in our great nation layout a Thanksgiving spread as delicious as ours!

Naturally, desserts are no exception to this hard-and-fast rule, so we knew we’d strike gold as we set out in search of the Best Places for Thanksgiving Dessert in Middle Tennessee. We asked Middle Tennessee locals to share their top picks, and the results are in.

If you’re new in town and dreaming of the perfect pie for your table, look no further. Please note: most of the eateries and bakeries listed will require you to order all Thanksgiving desserts well in advance, so now is a great time to start your

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Many children say that trick or treating on Halloween is one of their favorite annual activities. Tennessee puts its heart into all holiday festivities, and Halloween is no exception! Parks has the scoop on the best places to trick or treat in Middle Tennessee. Our guide will highlight the neighborhoods and events that are well-known for delivering huge candy hauls and having robust community turnout.

While more families each year retreat from the sidewalks and choose to attend “trunk or treat” events instead, take heart! There are still crowds of spooky little ghouls and ghosts parading through the area. Festivities begin on the weekend and wind down on Thursday night.

Note: Halloween 2019 falls on a school night, so many areas have posted an

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Halloween is a holiday that screams (pun intended), for decorations. With no rules or need for any type of “must-do” traditions, Halloween is the type of holiday that gives room for limitless creativity. Pick a theme, get colorful, artsy, silly – whatever your style may be – and have fun with it! Here are a few of our favorite ideas this time around:

Get Colorful 

If you love color, don’t let the traditional colors of Halloween stop you. Have fun with it! Pick a color palette that adds a little oomph to the traditional orange and black – what about off-white, orange and gray for your porch colors, and don’t forget those yellow mums! For the ultimate color lovers, try painting mini pumpkins different colors of the rainbow and line them up in order

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