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Dust Off Your Croquet Set
Both Hopkins and Stark are huge fans of old-fashioned lawn games, including croquet, cornhole (a.k.a. beanbag toss), lawn bowling, horseshoes and badminton. "It's a way for people to have a little entertainment—a short departure from the party," Hopkins says. Stark also finds having these diversions can help get a gathering started and prompt people to meet each other.