How to Plan the Most Epic Summer Backyard Game Day Ever

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Who says game night has to be reserved for nighttime only? When it comes to summer, everything's just better outside. So, invite the whole gang over for a daytime soiree filled with fun activities and games. From life-size dominos to cozy lawn pillows, these backyard party picks will have everyone begging for more game days. (Sorry, game night.)

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The object of the game: Roll a snake eyes (double ones). First person to complete that task or get to 21 points with their other rolls first, wins bragging rights all summer long.


When life gives you lemons serve up lemonade and snacks on this adorable melamine platter.

Light up the night and keep the party going all day long.

Here's a colorful take on an old-school classic.


It's time for a quick snack break. Fire up this three-in-one gas grill to cook up burgers, dogs, and fresh veggies for your crew.

Forget what you think you know about Connect Four — this set is 3 feet by 3 feet so all strategy bets are off.

Don't let full hands get in the way of the competition. Pop these by each game station as a portable drink and food holder.


When game night and garden party worlds collide.

Throw some of these around your lawn so your audience has a comfortable place to cheer you on from.

Ping-Pong's just more fun when it's chartreuse. (Plus, this cute set folds right up for easy-to-transport fun.)


Decorative glassware is what summer cocktails were made for.

Marbled bocce balls — for the highbrow game day enthusiasts.

A set of four of these adorable plates will set you back less than $10, so go ahead and get a few packs.

Your challenge, should you choose to accept: Create a slo-mo falling dominoes video that'll crush on Instagram.



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