Guest Writer: Kyrin Sowah Spending time with family is very important. Whether it's inviting everyone over for an extravagant pool party with tables of food and excellent decor or something as simple as a backyard BBQ. The bonding and the memories shared will be unsurpassed for years to come. Now let's get started on the keys for a successful family get-together. Making sure that there is a mutual activity both the adults and children to partake in is crucial. Activities such as swimming, playing games, outdoor movie night, and even dance parties can be fun! Something as simple as cooking together can also be a real treat and bring everyone together. Preparing personal pizzas or s'mores are a few fun ideas to entertain the whole family. Having a simple yet versatile entree that everyone could enjoy will be a definite home run. Don't forget about fun drink options for all ages. The ideal drink in the summer is cold and refreshing, and not loaded with sugar sorry soda! Enjoy this recipe for a Honey-Ginger Limeade from Better Homes and Gardens. Decor may not be everyone’s cup of tea but you may be surprised what a little change can bring to your home. Try thinking green! Did you know the human eye can recognize more shades of green than any other color? Green is a terrific summer color that complements a nice sunny day and will look beautiful however you decide to use it. Add a centerpiece with green apples on a lime-green table cloth for a nice touch. As you give these tips a try, remember a successful family get-together is also about the memories you create!