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Backyard Party Idea

As the weather begins to warm up, most people are ready to get outside and start enjoying the sunshine. Why not invite your friends over for a little get together in your backyard?

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The food and decorations are pretty easy given that backyard parties are usually casual, but what are you and your guests going to do when they arrive? Here are a few backyard party ideas for you to consider:

Card Games - Playing cards is a classic backyard party idea and there are so many games to choose from.

Texas Holdem Poker is huge right now and a lot of people love this game. All you really need are tables, chairs, cards, chips and money. Whether you chose to use chips or money is up to you and your guests.

If children are at your backyard party, set up a couple of smaller tables with some kid card games such as Uno or Go Fish.

Card games are a good choice because they can be enjoyed by all regardless of age and fitness level.

Printable Games - In addition to card games, another option for sit down outside activities is printable games. Our partner, Python Printable Games, has several for you to choose from covering almost every holiday and special occasion.

This 4th of July Games Pack is just one example. Several printable games available very inexpensively for immediate download. Buy games separately for $6.95 each or as a pack for $19.95.

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Visit these pages for more fun backyard party games.

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Hire a DJ or Band - This isn't necessarily the cheapest form of entertainment, but it's a great backyard party idea. The best part about having a band is that you don't have to manage the music. Just express your preferences at the beginning of the party and let the band do the rest. Your guests will appreciate the extra effort.

Volleyball Tournament - If your guests enjoy activity, set up a volleyball net in the backyard. Most active adults and children love this fun outdoor game plus it's a team sport so several guests can play.

Organize a Pig Roast - Another great backyard party idea is to host a pig roast. Not everybody will appreciate it but a pig roast is a great way to feed a lot of people. There are many companies that you can hire to do everything from start to finish, including bringing the grill, roasting the pig and serving it. Add a few side dishes and you've got yourself a party for a crowd!

Movie Night - Invite some friends over and watch a movie in the backyard. Weather permitting, set up a projector and screen, arrange some chairs around the screen or lay out some pillows and blankets so your guests can get comfortable. Kids absolutely love this idea.

Hawaiian Theme Party - Rather than spending the money to visit Hawaii, how about bringing Hawaii to you? You can do so much with this backyard party idea.

Set the theme with exotic flowers and a table bearing exotic fruits and fancy cocktails. Ask your guests to come in Hawaiian shirts or grass skirts for the ladies and hand out colorful leis as they arrive.

If it's an adult party, the key to hosting a Hawaiian theme party is in the decorations and cocktails, even if they are non-alcoholic. There are so many recipes for foo-fee cocktails that you can serve. Here a few to get you started:

Limoncello Mint Lemonade
Black Iced Tea Cocktail
Pineapple Bleu
Pear Vodka Martini
Pomegranate Blueberry Martini

Decorate these colorful Hawaiian cocktails with umbrellas and fresh fruit and your guests will love them!

You might also find some inspiration by visiting our Luau Party Ideas page.

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