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Ultimate Lawn Games (Boccee Ball, Ladder Ball, Bean bag toss) and why we love lawn games

Everything You Need to Know About Three Popular Lawn Games

Summer is officially here, and it's time to get out and enjoy the outdoors. Lawn games have been around for years and provide a safe, easy way to entertain a whole group of people, no matter what their ages are. This article will go over three of the most popular lawn games and how to play them. They will provide hours of fun all summer long. 

Bocce Ball

Bocce ball has been around for decades. You can have up to eight people per game, on teams of one, two, or four. You get a set number of balls depending on how many people are on a team. A team of one has four balls, a team of two has two balls, and a team of four gets one ball each. When you set up your bocce ball game, you set up a four-foot line, a ten-foot line, and a center line. There should be a four and ten-foot line on each side of the center line. There is jack that you toss and the objective is to get it over the center line, but not further than the four-foot line. After the jack is in position, the teams alternate throwing the bocce ball. You want to get it as close to the jack as possible, or to move your opponent's ball further away. You score by having your ball closest to the jack at the end of the round, and the game is played until 12 points are reached.


Ladder Ball

Ladder ball is a lawn game that can be played with up to four people per game. You set up the ladder, and each team gets a bola. You stand fifteen feet away from the ladder and toss the bola. The object is to get your bola to wrapped around one of the three ladder rungs. The top rung is worth three points, the second rung is worth two points, and the final rung is worth one point. You must throw the bolas in groups of three before the next player can go. The object is to be the first team to get to 21 points.


Bean Bag Toss

This game is played by teams of two to four per game, up to eight people. You set two platforms up with a hole in the end and then stand a predetermined distance back. There are two different colors of bean bags, and each team gets a color. The object is to get your bean bag into the other team's platform. Any bag that goes through the hole is worth three points, and any bag left on the board is worth one point. You want to be the first team to get to 21 to win, and you have to get exactly to 21. If you go over, you have to wait for your next turn to try for 21 points. 

Lawn games are important for family or friends to be able to bond and have fun. They provide an easy way to entertain a group of people, and they allow you to get outside into the gorgeous summer weather. They're versatile, and they can be used almost anywhere, with two or more people.


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How To Throw The Ultimate Summer BBQ (Here Is What You Need)

The summer months are ideal for relaxing with friends and family outdoors, and hosting a barbecue party is a great seasonal idea that can bring everyone together for a good time. If you have never hosted a summer barbecue party, you may be wondering what it takes to pull off an exceptional event that everyone will love. While a barbecue party is usually a casual, laid back event, it does require proper planning. You can easily plan your summer BBQ party by walking through a few easy steps.


Choose the Ideal Location

One of the most important first steps to take when planning a summer BBQ is to choose the right location for your event. Many of these parties will take place in the host’s front or backyard, but you can also have your party at a local park or another outdoor venue. When you choose a location for your party, think about things such as weather conditions, exposure to sun and wind, the availability of shade, lighting, insects and more. You also need to think about seating options, grilling equipment, bathroom facilities and recreational opportunities at each location you are considering. Some venues are much more well-suited for a large get-together than others. If you plan to use a public space for your event, research the need to make a reservation to ensure you have the space you need for the event. 


Plan the Menu

Your menu will play a major role in the success of your event as well as your budget. Some options, such as sausage wraps and hot dogs, are much more affordable than others. Burgers, steaks, chicken and brisket may be delicious, but they can be much more expensive. Remember that you need plenty of sides as well, such as coleslaw, potato salad, watermelon, chips and even a few dessert options. Sodas, water, juice and beer as well as paper plates, napkins and utensils may also be needed. If you want to keep your event costs low, you can ask each guest to bring an item or two to contribute to the party. 

Think About the Ambiance

You should plan ahead to control the ambiance at your summer barbecue party. For example, if you are planning an afternoon event in an area that does not have extensive shade, you may need to rent or purchase a canopy and a few outdoor fans. On the other hand, if you plan to host your event at night, outdoor lighting may be needed. Mosquito and ant repellent, music and other elements should also be planned for to ensure the comfort of all of your guests. 


Incorporate Fun and Games Into the Festivities

Music, food and drinks are necessary for a successful summer BBQ, but your guests can easily get bored if you do not plan a few fun activities to keep them engaged. Some great barbecue games are cornhole or a bean bag toss, horseshoes, frisbee, volleyball and more. Choose an ideal number of games or activities based on the number of guests in attendance. 


A summer barbecue can be a memorable, fun event for all of your friends and family, but it does take properly planning to pull off the best event possible. By focusing your attention on these points, you can more easily plan a great event that everyone will love.


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