Summers mean soaking up the sun, spending time outdoors with your family and enjoying to the fullest. Summers are when the entire family can unwind in their backyard, spend some quality time together, have friends and family over and visit new places together. Given the previous lockdown due to the pandemic, families are now more than ever looking forward to enjoying this summer, and we have compiled a list of five things you can buy to make this seasons even more fun for your family and friends:
1. An outdoor television
An outdoor television is great for outdoor entertainment during the summer. Whether you are hosting a birthday party and want to feature videos or pictures of the birthday boy or girl, or are hoping to host an outdoor movie night – an outdoor television comes in handy and is an absolute essential for your backyard. You may opt for anti-glare and high brightness LEDs to have a clear picture and viewing quality even on sunny days. You should also choose a waterproof and durable television to ensure that it can take whatever nature throws at it.
2. An RV
An RV or a recreational vehicle is an absolute must if your family is planning to travel nearby during this summer by road. If you cannot possibly afford buying an RV, you can always rent it at affordable prices from an RV rental company. The pandemic has introduced people to traveling by road and an RV is the perfect way to do so. If you are planning to camp in the mountains, an RV is great as it is both safe and cozy for you and your family to spend the night on. However, make sure that your RV has basic amenities and an RV roof air conditioner to combat the harsh summer heat.
3. A Grill
A grill is an absolute must if you are hoping to host your friends and family during the summer. The best summer parties are often those that are hosted in one’s backyard and have a live BBQ for all the guests. If you are handy on the grill, you can turn any mealtime into a fun and social event. You can choose between a portable grill, gas grill, charcoal grill or electric grill, and will be able to choose a size and style that suits your grilling skills and your backyard.
4. Backyard games
Backyard games are a great way for your family and friends to bond and have some fun over. If you are hosting a dinner, they are a fun activity that you can introduce for your guests while you finish setting up the table or getting food ready. It also would give your teen a reason to finally put down their smartphone or tablet and spend some time without a screen. You may opt for newer games such as Cards against Humanity, or go for classics such as Monopoly. It is great to have a collection of different games that your guests can choose from depending upon the event and the ages of the attendees.
5. An inflatable pool
If you want to make your backyard more fun during the summers, the easiest and cheapest way to do so is by adding an inflatable pool. Inflatable pools can turn your backyard into a mini waterpark and be great for your kids. On a hot summer afternoon, your kids would absolutely love to have a quick swim in the pool’s cool water, followed by lunch and a nap. Inflatable pools come in different sizes and you are sure to find something that suits your family dynamic. You can either get a medium sized pool for the adults in the house and a small one for the kids, or simply get a large sized inflatable pool where your entire family can spend its summer afternoon.
6. A fire pit
Nothing can make your backyard more cozy that an outdoor fire pit. It is great for summer evenings when your family and friends are laying out in the backyard and start feeling chilly after the sun goes down. Add in a few blankets and marshmallows, and you have the perfect recipe for a well spent summer evening. Outdoor fire pits come in all shapes and sizes and hence you are sure to find something that suits your backyard and its layout.
7. A hammock
A hammock is a summer essential that is both comfy and versatile. Your family and friends can use it to lounge in the backyard and spend some time cozying up. You may also use it for a quick afternoon nap on a quiet summer afternoon. Not only does a hammock feel quaint and charming, it also is a great lounging piece to have in your backyard.
8. Multiple bug sprays
There is only so much that citronella candles can do to ward away bugs. Bugs can be very annoying when your family and friends are lounging in the backyard to enjoy their summer evening. Hence, ensure that you have multiple good quality bug sprays in your backyard which you can use to ward away pestering bugs. You may also opt for bug repellent sprays that are scented to that in addition to the air being bug-free it also smells nice.
9. Fairy lights
Fairy lights can make absolutely any space look pretty and your backyard is no different either. Have fairy lights around your backyard to lighten up cool summer evenings and make your backyard picturesque and pretty. They are great to wrap around lounging chairs, hammocks and any tables. If your backyard features a lot of trees, you can also wrap fairy lights around tree trunks.
10. A portable speaker
Portable speakers are absolutely necessary for your backyard if you are planning to enjoy some music with your friends and family. They come in very handy as not only can they be used in your backyard, you can also carry them anywhere in your home and along with you on road trips. If you have a pool and are hosting a pool party, a portable speaker is an absolute must.