With spring and summer just right around the corner it’s time to start thinking about what fun things could you create in the backyard whether you have kids or want a more grown up oasis. Here are some great ways to get that backyard you have always dreamed of and start creating unforgettable memories in your home sweet home.
Ever since the summer nights at the drive in, movies under the stars in your car have become harder to find. These days recreating the event by having a summer movie night in the backyard has become a rather popular choice in recent years. It can be a great way to get people together and enjoy each others company on a summer night. Have blankets, popcorn, pillows, candy, or whatever else you can think of available and ready to use. Get a white sheet, tarp, or pull down screen to make a makeshift screen and get ready to have the lights camera and action start rolling.
Little ones love to use their imagination and create a magical world. Why not get those old sheets, some clothespins, and rope to make their very own fort outside. Have them go on an adventure, their makeshift reading nook, a secret hideout, have a tea party, or even let them sleep outside among the stars. Forts are a great classic that anyone can enjoy.
Grow A Secret Garden
Secret Gardens are fun for any age. Make a special place in your yard that creates a relaxing atmosphere. Grow wild flowers, make a tiny fairy village, have a seating area, have stepping stones or better yet; make your own, have a statue or two, have a water feature, or an awning or gate. Add any of these elements to make the garden space inviting and personalized to your specific style and taste.
This is a great way to add some extra fun without taking up the whole backyard. Twister using spray paint on the grass can create a lot of fun. When all is said and done, mow it to start from scratch. Chess or Checkers out of square cement pavers, Pickup sticks with using wooden dowels, creating a scrabble game out of MFD board or plywood. The list can go on forever at all the different lawn games you can play.
Play Night Games
Who doesn’t love to play the childhood night games of our youth? Kick the can, sardines, hide and seek, tag, steal the flag. Take time to recreate these fun memories of yesteryear with your own children, spouse, or a group of friends.
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