Happy Friends in backyard

Fun Things to do in the Backyard with Friends

While you could invest in a magnifying glass and some ants, there are far more entertaining ways to spend your time off.

The backyard provides you and your friends great potential to participate in outdoor activities. So what are some fun things you can do in the backyard with your friends? 

Below is a list of things you can do in the backyard with friends:

Above are just a few examples of what you can do with your friends. Below, we are going to get into some other adult things you can do this summer.

Eight Fun Adult Activities You Can Do in the Backyard

Backyard With friends having fun


Outdoor games don’t have to be limited to the kids; below are some adult activities you can do in your backyard. 

Backyard Picnic & Double Date

It’s easy to look for open restaurants. While going on a double date is excellent, a double date picnic is a unique way to approach this

Laying down the picnic blanket on a single date is enough. However, if you combine this with a double date, that leads to potential fun for you and your friends. Don’t forget the wine!

Adult Water Balloon Fight

The age of being stuffy parents died a long time ago. Today, even adults can enjoy an excellent excuse to pelt each other with water balloons.

As a fun backyard activity, you can also include the kids. However, don’t forget that you need some days for yourself; this is the adult list after all.  

Try Something New Night (Cooking)

If you’ve ever watched Archer, you might be aware of something called “Stir-Friday.” If not, I’ll wait. 

Cooking is an excellent way for many adults to coordinate on a complicated process. In this case, we are talking about outdoor cooking (on the grill), so pick a night where you and a few friends can try something new. 

Thankfully, your brainstorm zone is the grocery store. You can combine this with other activities like lawn games. 

Adult Scavenger Hunt

If you prefer the creative type of outdoor fun, a scavenger hunt can still be fun. Who says that kids are the only ones to enjoy these friendly games? 

You can scavenge anything from nature to full beer cans to whatever comes to mind. Just don’t play scavenger hunt with your friend’s car keys; they might not like that.

A nature scavenger hunt gives you an excellent opportunity to appreciate objects in nature.

Regular Board Games

Backyard games don’t have to be the size of the backyard. Sometimes, you want to play a game of Clue while watching the sun go down. 

The idea of coming a bit of fresh air with outdoor space and indoor activities is excellent. When the nights get cooler, combine this activity with a big jug of hot cocoa. 

Arts and Crafts 

You don’t have to be able to build a treehouse in your sleep to craft something. There is a common misconception that you have to be good at something to have a hobby.

That’s toxic, and you should eliminate that from your mind right away. 

Instead, engage in a variety of hobbies that will be fun for both kids and adults. Build bird feeders, wicker baskets, and paint a portrait because you can.

Don’t just yourself for being bad at a thing; do it. With enough work, you are naturally going to get good at something. You might be able to bring a custom-made picnic basket. 


Not all outdoor activities require you to run through an obstacle course of balloons and weird pastries. Instead, you can choose to create whatever activity might be boring or weird to others.

Believe it or not, there are groups in your area for almost anything. 

Birdwatching is an old habit that involves birdseed, peanut butter, and a camera for hours of fun taking beautiful pictures.

Outdoor Movie Night

A movie screen in your backyard is basically just an unstained white sheet. When you invite a group of friends to enjoy an outdoor movie in your backyard, you become the center of the neighborhood.

Just make sure your neighbors appreciate the noise coming from your backyard projector. 

Final Thoughts

When it comes to summer fun, it’s important to put aside some time for adults. Inviting your friends can be done over a fire pit or a movie; make sure you have fun. It’s important to take care of yourself these days; explaining that to your kids will help.  

As an adult, don’t be afraid to jump in a pile of leaves or hang onto a tree swing. Just be mindful of those weight limits!

If you are looking for real adulting-based activities, consider building a greenhouse. Here’s a list of plants that grow better in a greenhouse. Thanks for reading!

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