Playin’ Around: 10 Outdoor Games Perfect for a Long Weekend
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Playin’ Around: 10 Outdoor Games Perfect for a Long Weekend

The first three-day weekend and the unofficial start of summer is almost here. Get ready for those BBQs, picnics, and pool parties with these 10 games that you can buy or DIY.

1. DIY Lawn Bananagrams: Word nerds rejoice! These jumbo Bananagrams tiles just require some cardboard and paint or a poster marker. (via Constantly Lovestruck)

2. Bocce Ball Set ($298): Pricey? Yes. But this bocce set from Terrain just might be the most beautiful one we’ve ever seen.



3. DIY Lawn Twister: A little bit of paint and a circle stencil is all it takes to recreate this classic game in your backyard. (via You + Me)

4. Ladder Ball ($60): No outdoor party would be complete without a game of ladder ball.

5. Giant DIY Jenga: Make this topsy-turvy game even more challenging by supersizing it. (via Interiors by Kenz)

6. Joust Pool Game ($30): If you’re lucky enough to have a pool, channel your favorite knight of the seven kingdoms with this inflatable jousting set.

7. Pipe Ball: Similar to cornhole, this pipe ball game is just a bit more challenging, but you can quickly rack up point. (via This Old House)

8. Croquet Set ($248): If it’s good enough for the Heathers, it’s good enough for us. Oversized blazer and pleated plaid skirt not required to play (but highly recommended).

9. Badminton Set ($63): Good thing this set can withstand the weather. Once you put it up, you won’t want to take it down all summer.

10. Catch & Toss: It’s a ‘90s throwback (literally!). Watch Brit show you how to make your own Catch-and-Toss set. (via Brit + Co)

What are your favorite summertime lawn games? Tell us in the comments below!