How to Create the Perfect Event Menu

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You want your special day to be perfect, and that means the meal – one of the biggest highlights of the evening – has to be perfect too. But it’s hard to do the job right, especially with so many competing decisions. Appetizers, main courses, sides, beverages, cakes and more … it’s a little exhausting.

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Trends in Formal Dinner Attire

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The name is Bond … James Bond. Oh wait, no it’s not, and most of us aren’t in the habit of wearing tuxedos to every dinner event/at bedtime/during boat chases. You get where we’re going here; it can be hard to tell what formal dinner attire to wear at events, and even harder to know what to say when requesting it for your wedding.

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Outdoor Company Retreat Ideas

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When planning a company retreat for a large group, it’s important to plan activities that will engage guests and encourage them to get to know each other. Here are some unique retreat ideas that take advantage of the wide-open spaces here at Southfork Ranch.

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Dallas TV Series Fun Facts

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History at Southfork Ranch began in 1978 when Lorimar Productions chose it as the site for the CBS TV series Dallas. The hit series, which counted millions of viewers across the United States and in 95 countries as fans, was originally broadcasted in the United States from 1978 to 1991. Because of the ranch's high profile on television, the beautiful white mansion, the pool, the barns, and surroundings quickly became a tourist mecca.

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Must-See Mansions in Dallas

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In 1978, Dallas aired as a prime time television soap opera in which Southfork Ranch was the Ewing family home. For 13 years, Americans were captivated by the Ewing family’s massive oil empire and their larger-than-life Dallas lifestyle. The show set rating records and captivated millions of viewers across the world. The series finale of the original series aired on May 3, 1991.

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How to Plan an Unforgettable Dallas Christmas Event

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When planning a large group event at Southfork Ranch, we have many rental spaces to choose from. When you first set foot on our property, you’ll find a quintessential barn, perfectly manicured lawn, and the beautiful mansion made famous in the long-running television series Dallas. You can’t go wrong with choosing Southfork Ranch as your venue for a magical Christmas event.

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Corporate Team Building Activities for Small Groups

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When planning a corporate event for a small group, it’s important to plan some interactive activities that will help break the ice. Team building activities might get some eye rolls at first, but the end results are positive. A group of people that feels connected and engaged with each other will likely be more productive and conducive at work. Here is a list of our favorite team building activities for small groups.

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Avoid These Mistakes When Planning a Corporate Retreat

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If you’re planning a large group event in the Dallas area, you’ll need a venue that can accommodate your attendees but doesn’t fall flat when your employees show up to the corporate retreat. It’s hard to figure out how to choose a conference venue that’s both unique and on budget, but avoid these mistakes and you’ll be on the right track. As experts in event planning, we’ve compiled this list of things not to do when planning a corporate retreat.

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