Looking to throw an outdoor party and need some inspiration for entertainment ideas? Here are just a few different forms of entertainment that are certain to make your party a fun and memorable event.
Bouncy castles are great for kids’ parties (and adults may appreciate them too after a few drinks). Bouncy castles come in all different shapes and sizes – there are castles with slides and castles with ball pits as well as traditional options. When hiring a bouncy castle, you want to make sure that it’s the right size for your backyard. Certain hire companies may allow you to keep it overnight, while others may want to pick it up at a certain point the same day.
Sumo suits could be another fun idea. This could allow guests to have mock sumo wrestling fights using padded suits in which the objective is to push one another off the mat (expect lots of falling over to be involved). Sumo suits come available in various sizes allowing kids and adults to take part. You could organize your own home tournament.
Providing no-one has a bad back, you could consider organizing a limbo challenge for everyone. This fun game involves slowly lowering a limbo pole and challenging one another to walk beneath it while leaning back without touching the pole. There are companies that allow you to hire limbo poles. Alternatively, you may be able to create your own improvised limbo pole.
Cornhole is a traditional lawn game that involves challenging one another to throw a beanbag through a hole in a board. It’s a great game for anyone to play and doesn’t require too much space. There are companies that you can hire cornhole boards from. There are even companies that sell customizable cornhole boards, which you can learn more about here – such boards could be perfect for a themed party. Those that are DIY savvy could even consider building their own cornhole board.
Potato sack race
This traditional party game involves racing each other in sacks. While this tends to be a kids’ game, it can be fun for adults too. You can turn it into a tournament and could even consider creating a potato sack obstacle course. You can buy sacks cheaply online or rent them from a company.
If you don’t have a swimming pool in your backyard, an inflatable swimming pool could allow you to still host your own pool party. There are many companies that sell and rent large inflatable pools. Inflating and filling up these pools takes time, so make sure to spare a few hours before the event to get it all set up. As with a bouncy castle, make sure that any pool you order is the right size – you don’t want to end up with an unusable inflatable pool that’s too big for your backyard.
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