Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Picnic Planning Tips: What To Bring

Company Picnic Season is just around the corner!
Here at Faulkner's Ranch we are experts on throwing the perfect company picnic and we have plenty of picnic planning ideas for those of you in the Kansas City area.
That is why we have compiled all of our tips and tricks into this bonus series:
Picnic Planning Tips!
Last week was all about how to 
Today we are going to give you the lowdown on 
What To Bring to Your Company Picnic.
Ready, Set, Go!

Checklist of What to Bring to a Picnic
It is important to find out beforehand what you venue supplies so that you can be prepared.
Here are a few key things to be sure to ask your venue if they have on hand...

1.  Bug Spray 
For your the comfort of your guests, it is a good idea to ask if the venue you are having your company picnic at has a pest control plan in place.  If not, then it it is a good idea to bring several cans of bug spray for your guests so that they don’t miss out on the fun just because they are getting munched on by mosquitos.

2.  Sunscreen
Does your venue supply this? If not, then just like the bug spray it is an excellent idea to bring some extra bottles for guests that may have forgotten to bring their own.  No one wants their biggest memory of the company picnic to be the awful sunburn that they got. 

3.  Extra Shade
Be sure to ask what shaded areas are available.  For example, is there a pavilion for guests to sit under? Should you rent tents to bring in as extra shade?

4.  First Aid Kit
Does the venue have the necessary items to treat a scraped knee? If not, then it is a good idea to bring a small first aid kit with you just in case something happens.

5.  Extra Water
You don’t want your guests to be thirsty!  Make sure that they have access to water at all times to avoid getting dehydrated during all of the fun.

6.  Footballs, Frisbees, Etc.
Throwing around a frisbee at a picnic is a classic pastime. Check to see if your venue provides this equipment.

7.  Horseshoes, badminton, croquet, and volleyball
These are all activities that require easy set up and make for fun picnic games!

8.  Fishing gear, hiking shoes, life jackets, towels
If there is a lake or if boating is available then you will definitely want to make sure that you have these items with you

9. Appropriate Attire
Of course, weather plays a huge part in this decision, but it is also important to ask your venue what attire they would recommend.  Will you be playing with water balloons or getting dirty? What about shoes? Sometimes tennis shoes work better than flip flops for the games and activities that are planned.  Also, jackets are recommended for late Spring, early Fall, and overcast or windy conditions.  Sunglasses and hats are recommended for hot, sunny days.

While the list above can get pretty lengthy, you don’t have to worry about it when you have a company picnic at Faulkner’s Ranch!  We have thought ahead and taken care of all of that for you.  All you have to do is come dressed to have some fun and we’ll provide everything that you need from extra water to horseshoes to shady areas!
So give us a call today and book your company picnic or visit our website for more information.
Have a great day ya’ll and we hope to see you out at the ranch soon!

Monday, May 21, 2012

Picnic Planning Tips: Beat the Heat

Company Picnic Season is just around the corner!
Here at Faulkner's we are experts on throwing the perfect company picnic.
That is why we have compiled all of our tips and tricks into this bonus series:
Picnic Planning Tips!

First things first,
How to Beat the Heat at Your Company Picnic!
It’s no secret that it can get pretty darn hot in Missouri during the summer months.
Help your guest stay cool by making use of the following tips.

1.  It’s All in the Timing
If at all possible, try to avoid planning your picnic when the sun is at it’s highest point.  Late morning/early afternoon (10am-1pm) or early evening (5-8pm, 6-9pm) are the best times to schedule a picnic.

2. Rent a Tent
The more shade the better! Tents are great for eating under and relaxing in between activities.  Be sure to ask your venue if they have tents available to rent.  Most venues will at least have a tent company that they use on a regular basis.

3.  Bring Out the Mist Machines!
It is no lie that kids and adults flock towards these!  Not only do they provide a quick cool-down, bu they're fun too!

4.  Paddle Fans
Have paddle fans made with your company logo! These not only help make a breeze, but they serve as a nice little party favor too.

5.  Dunk Tanks
Nothing cools you off faster and is more fun than getting splashed into some refreshing water.  Plus, employees love this fun game, especially when they get to dunk their boss!

6.  Other Things to Bring To Stay Cool
Extra cool water

We hope that these tips help you beat the heat at your company picnic and have a super cool time!
And don't forget to sign up for our 
5 Important Picnic Planning Tips for the Perfect Company Picnic! There you will receive tips on determining your group size, activity, and budget!

Stay tuned for more advice on how to throw the perfect company picnic!

~ Your Friends at Faulkner's

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Meet Our New Babies

It's springtime here on the ranch!
How do we know?
We've got babies everywhere!

Meet the two newest members of the Faulkner family...
Aren't they adorable?
Stop on by our Facebook page and help us think of some names for this adorable twosome!

Have a great day ya'll!

Share With Your Friends!