Best Yard Games for an Outdoor Party

Best Yard Games for an Outdoor Party

If your summer plans entail hosting or attending any backyard bbq’s, picnics, family reunions or other outdoor parties, you need to stock up on some yard games that make any outdoor gathering more fun – for kids young and old(er).

Best Yard Games for Your Next Outdoor Party


While Memorial Day weekend usually is the official kick off for summer, we started a little early with a picnic with good friends last weekend complete with yard games. We had such a fun day and both the kids and adults were entertained the whole time!

picnic at Walnut Woods

I was thrilled to finally break out my DIY Yard Dice for a game of Yardzee and the kids loved playing lawn darts, frisbee, corn hole, and various other games we brought along.

yard yahtzee

Here’s my list of favorite backyard games, most with links to both buy and diy options. (Some links are affiliate links to trusted retailers. I try to list Amazon Prime options for you Prime lovers, like me!).

Lawn Dice – These are great to play any popular dice game, especially Yahtzee! DIY: Sometimes Homemade or BUY: Amazon

DIY Wooden Yard Dice

Giant Jenga
-We’re definitely making one of these this summer. Just watch out when the pieces fall! DIY: A Beautiful Mess or BUY: Amazon

Giant Yard Jenga - Best Outdoor Games


Corn Hole (or Bags if you’re not from the Midwest) – this is a favorite for all backyard parties and tailgating season! DIY: DIYNetwork or BUY: Amazon or Etsy for custom themes.

Corn Hole (or Bags) Game - Best Games for Outdoor Parties


Ladder Ball – My in-laws refer to this as “Dick Ball”, something about their friend name Dick.


  1. All of this looks so fun. Im planning on doing manybarbecues this summer so these games would be perfect! Thanks for sharing

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