Summer is here and it’s time to soak up the sun. Whether you’re hosting a backyard BBQ or a poolside soiree, we’ve got you covered with some of the best family-friendly game ideas that are sure to make your summer bash unforgettable. So, grab your sunscreen, fire up the grill, and let’s get ready to have some serious fun in the sun!
Set up a few of these games in your backyard or at the park near you and let everyone enjoy an amazing day outside playing together.
- Water Balloon Toss: This classic game is always a hit, especially on a hot summer day. All you need is a bunch of water balloons and two teams. The object of the game is to toss the water balloons back and forth between team members without dropping them. If a balloon pops, that team is out!
- Frisbee Golf: This game is a combination of frisbee and golf – two of our favorite outdoor activities! All you need is a couple of Frisbees and some makeshift targets (could be buckets, or anything else you can think of). Take turns throwing the Frisbee at the targets – whoever gets the Frisbee in the target with the fewest throws wins!
- Sack Races: Another classic game that’s perfect for outdoors! Divide into teams (or race individually) and line up at the start line with your sack (could be an actual sack or just a pillowcase). When the race begins, hop your way to the finish line – first one there wins!
- Hula-Hoop Contest: Get your hula-hoop ready and see who can keep it going around their waist for the longest time! This is a great game for all ages and is sure to bring lots of laughs.
Considerations for an outdoor summer bash
When planning an outdoor summer bash, there are a few considerations to keep in mind. A supply of water to keep everyone hydrated. You may also want to have bug spray on hand in case of mosquitoes, and sunscreen to protect against the sun’s rays. Don’t forget to plan for snacks and drinks, too! With a little planning, you can throw the ultimate outdoor summer bash that everyone will enjoy!