The Backyard: Your Ultimate Staycation
Spring is in the air! After the cold winter months, everyone is itching to get outside and spend some time in the sun. If you’re at the beach, in the park, or even in your own backyard, it feels great to know you and your family are getting the most out of the nice weather.
Family time, outdoor decorating, and gardening all jump back into motion as soon as the warm weather hits, so it never hurts to be prepared for any activity.
Here are some simple ways to keep the fun going in any outdoor setting:
Whether you’re headed into the woods for the weekend, just crossing the street to the park, or entertaining guests on the patio, hunger strikes in every setting. Be prepared to bring out the snacks, or even the heavy artillery of a full-on meal. If you haven’t got a simple, outdoor-friendly recipe on hand, try something from our Campfire Cookbook 4-Set. Make snacks like bacon cheese dogs, main courses such as brat kabobs, and even desserts like lemon cookies or stuffed peanut butter cookies. Or, get creative and make a spinoff recipe! The options are limitless.
The outdoors just aren’t the same without an activity that gets you moving. We all have those fond memories of running around outside until our lungs gave out during the summer months. If you’re with a larger group, try organizing a game of Capture The Flag or soccer. Or, for smaller groups, try out the Deluxe Lawn Dart Set or Pop-Up Disc Golf games, perfect for the backyard. You can also tailor these outdoor games to any age.
Décor & Garden
Use your artistic side to create an inviting outdoor space right at home. Flowers, homemade furniture, lighting, and even a bird feeder can all contribute to making your backyard the most popular one on the block. Enjoy a quiet morning coffee or entertain your neighbors and show off your stunning patio. Try out some of these DIY outdoor projects and keep the atmosphere as warm as the summer air.
As the cold temperatures give way to summer heat, it’s important to have a variety of activities up your sleeve for everyone. Not to mention you want to keep everyone well fed and in a good mood. Combining engaging activities, good food, and great atmosphere is the ultimate recipe for a great time.