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2019 Holiday Gift Guide: The Experience Edition

How to buy less stuff and make more memories this holiday season Do you ever feel tired of giving, receiving, and eventually getting rid of stuff? We sure do. This holiday season, think outside the gift box and give your family and friends experiences instead. Because toys break. Clothes go out of style. Gadgets are soon replaced by the next best thing. But memories of an amazing experience with the…

In Favor of a New Tradition this Holiday Season

Find your perfect holiday tradition to bring family and friends together The phrase “holiday tradition” conjures up a different image for everyone. When I hear those words, I’m instantly transported to my childhood home. I’m curled up with my family around the fireplace, nestled together, buried under blankets. It’s cold outside and the only light comes from the flickering fire and a small reading lamp in the corner. I close…

Holiday Activities to Bring You Together

Tips for stress-free family fun this holiday season The holiday season is nothing if not busy. Between all the shopping, cooking, and gift-giving — all undoubtedly important parts of celebrating the holidays — it’s easy to overlook the most important thing: spending quality time with the people you love. This year, make quality time a priority with our suggestions for games and activities. We know that tensions can run high…

4 Ways to Eliminate Holiday Stress

Holiday Planning Tips for Your Most Festive and Fun Season Ever The holiday season is a magical time of year. Chilly nights with the promise of snow. Cozy evenings curled up by the fireplace. Twinkling lights, delicious food, and time spent with loved ones. But the holiday season is also a stressful time of year. Between planning, shopping, cooking, and cleaning, Thanksgiving and Christmas can be some of the busiest…

Holiday Party Ideas to Make Your Next Office Party Amazing

Everyone has a story about a holiday office party — from the wild ones to the cringeworthy ones to the boring ones. Planning a company holiday party is a small but great way to show appreciation for the people who make the business function from day to day. It’s also a way to unwind and get to know your coworkers better — outside from water cooler talk. If you want…

6 Pro-Tips on Planning a Last Minute Holiday Event

Raise your hand if you’ve ever left planning a holiday party to the last minute. You can’t see, but our hands raised. We’ve talked about why you should start planning early, but even we are guilty of having to plan a last-minute holiday party. Are you only a few months out and scrambling to get everything ready? Check out tips from our event planners to guarantee your last-minute holiday party…

Hosting an Amazing Office Party on a Budget

THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO HOLIDAY PARTY PLANNING When you think of a company holiday party, does your imagination immediately drift off to the Mad Men-era of fancy events, heavy on the booze? If yes, you’re also probably seeing dollar signs, holiday office parties were once known for coming with a large price tag. Don’t worry though, we’ve got good news! You don’t need to break the bank to host an…

Choosing the Best Date for Your Office Party

THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO HOLIDAY PARTY PLANNING Planning a company holiday party can be overwhelming — especially when you’re working with the schedule of an entire office. Chances are, every employee has several other parties they’ve already committed to — and there are only so many Saturdays during the season. But, before you can plan anything, you have to pick a date. So what are some things to remember when…

Santa on the Sea

ST. NICK CLIMBS ABOARD FOR BRUNCH ON THE BAY On the roof of the Belle there arose such a clatter…but it was expected, so nothing was the matter. Santa stopped in to San Francisco for the first of three weekends of brunch cruising on the San Francisco Bay as part of Santa’s Champagne Brunch aboard the California Hornblower. Christmas cheer was evident on all decks as Santa visited children both…

House Rabbit Society + Hornblower = Hoppening Easter

To really get into the swing of Easter, House Rabbit Society — an international rabbit rescue — decided to spend the day on the bay with the Hornblower crew. This great organization has chapters spanning across the U.S., Australia, Greece and many other countries rescuing abandoned rabbits and finding them forever homes. So why partner with the organization during Easter? 80% of bunnies purchased on this holiday are surrendered. Did…

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