DIY Lawn Games

Dani Caruso
By Dani Caruso

There are so many occasions where lawn games make the perfect activity: picnics, weddings, cookouts, holidays, more. Lawn games are fun for all ages and allow for some friendly competition amongst guests. These activities are especially handy when entertaining—friends and family stay occupied while you try to balance hosting duties.

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Corn Hole

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This bean bag game is a party staple. The stars and stripes design from Alayna’s Creations is perfect for a patriotic bash.



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Typically played on a table, bring this classic game outdoors. Friends and family will love this oversize version from Momstastic.



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Everyone grew up playing some variation of this memory game. And after a few cold ones at the barbecue, it’s probably harder for the adults than the kiddos. Recreate Studio DIY’s fun and bright theme for use your own!


Connect Four

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What’s better than connect four? Giant connect four. Check out this game our very own Jenn Largesse from Build Basic created for The Home Depot.


Tic Tac Toe

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This inexpensive tic tac toe set is made using scrap wood, rocks, and paint. Hit the link for project details from Tatertots & Jello.


Bottle Ring Toss

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Put a cute spin on this carnival classic by Felicity Greiner for Deco Art that can be packed up and taken to wherever the party’s at.



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Jenga is indisputably the most popular party game these days. Experience the thrill of building this supersize tower from Lemon Thistle, and hoping you’re not the one who lets it crash down.

Ladder Golf


Unlike most ladder golf games made from plastic pipe, this DIY by Build Basic uses sturdy materials that ensure it will last for many summers to come.

Dani Caruso
By Dani Caruso
Dani is House One’s assistant editor. As a Norwalk, CT native, Dani graduated from UConn with a BA in Digital Media and Design. This millennial longs for the days of All That, Tamagotchis, and Dunkaroos. When she’s not working, she’s hanging outdoors, playing with her dogs, or watching makeup tutorials on YouTube.

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