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Fun Outdoor Games for Summer Birthday Parties

If your child has a summer birthday, why not host the event outdoors? It’s the perfect time to put away the video games and enjoy some traditional fun with family and friends. The following games are ideal for party guests of all ages.

Water Balloon Toss

While the goal is to keep the balloon from breaking, this event is a great way to cool off on hot days. You can even add a little twist to this classic game by using a towel or small laundry basket to catch the balloons. This method may be better for younger children or older adults who don’t appreciate being fully drenched by an incoming balloon.

Cornhole Toss

This game has gained popularity in recent years. Similar to a beanbag toss, cornhole bags contain kernels instead. The object of the game is to toss the bags through a hole in a raised wooden platform. Modern cornhole boards are available in a variety of designs and colors. While the design you choose is a matter of preference, the best cornhole boards are stained to provide protection from harsh weather elements.

Frisbee Golf


A relatively new sport, Frisbee golf is a unique game that combines two fun activities. Even if you don’t own a Frisbee golf set, you can create a homemade golf basket using basic materials like boxes, rocks and sticks. All you really need is three Frisbee discs and a little imagination to design an inexpensive backyard course.

Egg-and Spoon Race

The egg-and-spoon race is a straightforward yet challenging game for both kids and adults. This activity puts your balancing skills to test. If you are worried about creating a big mess, use boiled eggs instead for an easier cleanup and less waste.

With all of the time that kids spend indoors these days, it’s nice to unwind for a few hours with some classic backyard games. Regardless of your child’s age, an outdoor birthday party lets kids reconnect with nature while enjoying a variety of food and fun. In fact, an outdoor event may help kids to interact more because they’re less likely to be tempted by distractions such as TV or smartphones.

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