5 Ways to Enjoy Your Backyard This Summer
With warmer weather finally underway, you might be craving some outdoor adventure. Although you can plan many different outdoor trips to strike your fancy, sometimes the most fun outdoor activities can be held right in your own backyard! Check out our list of the top 5 ways to enjoy your backyard and make this summer one to remember!
Have a Backyard Camp Out
Who says camping has to require hauling your family all the way across town to the campgrounds? Some of the best camping can be had right in your own backyard! Grab the kids and let them help you set up tents in the grass. Bring snacks and flashlights and tell stories once it gets dark. You can even roast marshmallows over a fire pit, or a grill will do if you don’t have one. The best part is, you can have all the fun of camping with all the convenience that comes with home being just a step away.
Host a Grill-Off
Nothing says summer quite like grilling out in your yard, but you can kick the summer fun up a notch by hosting a grilling competition! Invite your neighbors to set up their grills or smokers in your backyard and let the competition begin. Let your neighbors bring in their best secret recipes and enjoy lots of tastings all day long, and those who aren’t grilling can bring a side or a dessert for the whole group. At the end, you can crown a winner with a fun prize like a spatula painted gold! The best part is that everyone gets to join in on the feast!
Throw a Field Day
If you’ve got children, keeping them entertained in the summertime can certainly be a challenge. Chances are a lot of parents in your neighborhood feel the same way. Why not hold a backyard field day and kick that summer boredom to the curb? Get your family together, and even invite some friends or neighbors, to enjoy a day of fun outdoor competitions right in your own backyard. You can try your hand at the water balloon toss, coloring competitions, hula hoop contests and any other event that kids (and adults!) will like. What a great way to get the family outside and moving without having to make a trip across town!
Celebrate with a Garden Party
Do you have an occasion coming up, but don’t want to deal with the logistics of planning an event outside of your home? A garden party is the perfect way to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, and any other event. Here are some ideas:
- Have your kids help you color garden-themed invitations.
- Create a menu that features lots of fresh fruits and crisp vegetables.
- Make colored cupcakes to showcase the colors of summer.
- Decorate with fresh flowers, colorful streamers, and floral tablecloths.
Don’t forget to add in fun games like bean bag toss, corn hole, and horseshoes, too! Then, get ready to party with your family and friends!
Enjoy Some Summer DIY
Let’s face it, how many times have you bought supplies for that awesome-looking DIY project, but left them to collect dirt and dust in the backyard? Why not make this year your summer of DIY? Dust off that toolkit, grab your materials and get to work making great projects all summer long. If you need some easy but useful ideas, how about trying these on for size:
Is Your Yard Ready for Your Outdoor Fun?
While summertime is a great season to spend outdoors, if you’ve got mosquitoes in your yard, you may be feeling pressure to stay inside. Here at Terminix Triad, we believe that mosquitoes should never keep you from having the summer fun you deserve. Our mosquito treatments can minimize the number of mosquitoes in your yard all season long so you can enjoy your backyard this spring and summer without itchy bites giving you grief!