Summer has arrived, and it’s time to start preparing for that annual backyard bash that you plan each 4th of July. If you’re not sure where to begin with the main events, here are a few of our favorite tips to keep things fun for kids and adults alike!
It’s the middle of summer, temperatures are soaring, and everybody needs a way to cool off. How about setting up a slip and slide in your backyard for the kids to play? Make sure you have your lawn properly cleaned up ahead of time so there aren’t any rocks or sticks, and let the fun begin. Playing dodgeball with water balloons is another fast and easy way to keep people entertained.
2. Outdoor Movie Night
Fireworks come and go quickly, but you can carry the fun late into the night by showing an outdoor movie. Use the side of your house as a screen or look into getting an inflatable movie screen to go in your yard. A simple projector will let you watch your favorites on the big screen right from your back yard.
Know somebody with a band? How about karaoke? Set up a mini stage in one corner of your yard and turn up the music. Let the sun set on your concert themed 4th of July party, complete with pyrotechnics in the sky.
4. Scavenger Hunts
Nothing brings people together like some friendly competition. Go ahead and hide some trinkets and prizes in your perfectly shaped trees or in among that decorative grass you planted this year. See how many items your guests can pick up in a set time limit and celebrate with handmade trophies.
5. Garden Exchange
Once upon a time, it was common for neighbors to plan their gardens together. Throughout the year, they would exchange seedlings, fruits, and vegetables. While you’re outside this summer, celebrating the 4th of July, host a garden exchange where you and your neighbors can share in the fruits of your labors, and expand one another’s garden variety.
There are plenty of ways to enjoy your time outdoors this 4th of July, from traditional party themes to unique fun and games. Don’t forget to get your yard ready with Cub Cadet landscaping equipment. Your guests will appreciate your efforts while they’re enjoying cocktails and watching the fireworks.