Even though there are always classic games like kickball or badminton, sometimes it’s better to play something new. These outdoor games will spice up even the most relaxed of garden parties.
Lawn scrabble is pretty much exactly what it sounds like. By simply painting letters onto cardboard squares, it’s simple to take this board game and transform it into a lawn game that works on any turf. There’s something about the resizing of this classic game that makes everyone’s playful and competitive side come out.
If board games are too low-tempo, bocce ball is a still-relaxing way to get the blood moving with outdoor games. In this game, a ball called a pallino is tossed down the bocce ball court. Other players then try to get their own ball as close as possible to it, sometimes knocking out opponents’ balls in the process. This simple game requires few pieces and can easily be played with a cocktail in hand.
There’s nothing worse than being the one to knock over the Jenga tower. Well, by resizing the game to a larger scale, the competition just gets amplified. This is a simple setup and just requires the right sizes of wood for hours of relaxing fun.
Bobbing for Donuts
This much sweeter play on a classic game will have any child from 1 to 100 ready to play. All it involves is dangling donuts from strings, and participants must try to eat the donut without using their hands. Whether children or adults are playing, this game is bound to get messy and will always be hilarious.
When it comes to finding the right outdoor games for a garden party, it’s all about reading the crowd. Whether they’re in the mood for playful fun or a physical test without hitting the gym, it’s never a bad idea to try something new next time there’s a backyard full of friends.