• Tell Your Friends

There’s nothing quite like gathering with friends and family during a holiday weekend and engaging in some “friendly” games of cornhole/bean bag toss, horseshoes and croquet. (I say “friendly” because we all know backyard games can secretly become pretty intense.) The best part about all of these yard games is that they can be easily handmade or bought on a budget. Check out some of my favorite finds, then click on the images to find out how you can bring the fun to your backyard.


Backyard Games - CroquetGreen Wedding Shoes

Cornhole / Bean Bag Toss

Backyard Games - Cornhole

Backyard Games - CornholeHGTV’s Going Yard

DIY: How to Build a Regulation Cornhole Game

Ladder Toss With Bean Bags

Backyard Games - Ladder TossLandee see, Landee do

Lawn Jenga

Backyard Games - Yard JengaK.I.D. Collective


Backyard Games - BocceStyle Me Pretty


Backyard Games - Horseshoe PitThis Old House

Backyard Twister

Backyard Games - TwisterYou + Me

What Labor Day festivities do you have planned? Share your ideas with us in the comments below.



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8 Responses

  1. Okay, maybe I am a little competitive but I just love that chalkboard for keeping score outside.

  2. Connie says:

    Good ol horseshoes.

  3. pixelecho69 says:

    There is so much to do outdoors all you have to do is relax and enjoy your family.

  4. Stephanie says:

    How about some good ol' washer toss – http://www.bigbouncefunhouses.com/home/view_produ

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  6. Sean says:

    How could you forget pirate chess? This will be the biggest game on the east coast beaches next summer!

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Kayla KittsKayla is a special projects editor at HGTV.com and a co-editor-in-chief for Design Happens. Kayla is an overbearing cat mom with a love for vintage-modern furniture, artisan cocktails, organizing all...


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