Step 1: Make sure there are ample cocktails available. I made up a couple varieties of drinks and made sure there was plenty of beer (and juice/soda/water for the children) to keep everyone comfortable in the heat.
Step 2: Find something to distract children. I set up my daughter's splash pad and kiddy pool for all the children to play with.
Step 3: Food! We had chicken sausages with saurkrat, fruit salad, spinach and artichoke dip, green salad, and loads of other food for people to keep their mouths busy with.
We sat and stood around and went through our phones, making recommendations to each other and competing in multi-player games we downloaded. A lot of laughter, cocktails and downloads later, the night was declared a huge success.
Thank you Verizon Wireless and Crowdtap!!