Pump Up Excitement for the Summer Games with Your Own Games!

Post Date June 7, 2016

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Beach BallThe Summer Games are coming August 5 to August 21, 2016! Are you getting ready to celebrate this festive time? Need some new ideas to energize your friends and family? We’ve got lots of terrific ideas for you to take your summer games celebration to the next level. With our ideas and a little creativity, you can create loads of fun in your own backyard for kids and adults of all ages.



Inflatable Goal Post for Summer Games



Summer Games Ideas

    • Archery: Set up a dart board area with Velcro darts (they’re safer)
    • Badminton: This is a fun game for all ages.
    • Baseball: Have ‘em trying their pitching arm with a baseball corner
    • Basketball: If you’ve got a hoop in the driveway, have free throw contests
    • Cycling: Set up a small course in a large parking lot or have an endurance race around the neighborhood.
    • Football: Set up an Inflatable Goal Post for field goals
    • Golf: Tee up a unique golf corner with a mini-golf type course
    • Gymnastics: Create a balance beam with a long piece of tape on the driveway
    • Handball: Have contests using fun Paddle Balls
    • Sailing: Use a small “boat” and rope on a pool and have people pull themselves along.
    • Table Tennis: Bring the ping pong table outside for fun in the sun.
    • Volleyball: Pick a corner of the yard for beach ball volleyball.



Other Cool IdeasCheckerboard Rug for Summer Games



Keep Contestants Fueled with FoodPopcorn Machine for Summer Games

    • Set up concessions machines for larger Summer Games, like popcorn, hot dogs, sno cones, and more
    • Offer quick bites for quick fuel like fresh fruit, nuts, or pumpkin seeds
    • Make sure there is lots of water for to everyone hydrated
    • Check out our recipe for Red, White, and Blue Fruit Cups below
    • Don’t forget to have people wait a while after eating before any water sports!




Water Games!Kids in Water at Summer Games
Got a pool? Take advantage of it for your version of the summer games. Organize swimming races, diving competitions, or even a floating ring toss. Don’t forget to have a lifeguard around to keep an eye on the kids. And make sure everyone knows how to swim or has easy access to floaties.





Patriotic Decorations
Use red, white, and blue decorations for your backyard Summer Games. Use items like table covers, pennants, garlands, hanging decor, cutouts, balloons, and much more!

134-A28408-Bronze-Medal-Award-000 After all the fun, hand out award medals to all your contenders!

Check out M&N Party Store’s Sports products, Party Supplies, and Island Luau products to spark more creative ideas for your Backyard Summer Games.









Red, White, and Blue Fruit CupsRed, White and Blue Fruit Cups
Recipe courtesy of foodnetwork.com
10 min. prep time; yields 4 servings
1 pint fresh strawberries
1 pint fresh blueberries
1 pint fresh blackberries
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 pint heavy whipping cream

Slice strawberries and combine in a bowl with blue and/or blackberries. Sprinkle two teaspoons sugar over berries. Whip cream until soft peaks form and sweeten with remaining sugar. Serve berries in small cups with generous spoonfuls of fresh whipped cream.