Is there any holiday more synonymous with backyard parties than the 4th of July? Images of kids running around in bathing suits, ice-filled coolers, a BBQ smoking, and sparklers drawing names in the sky–all come to mind, at this time of year. If you're the one hosting, what you need to complete this scene is a number of lawn games for your Fourth of July party.
If you're the Pinterest type, I commend you, and offer you several DIY options in this list which will end up looking absolutely amazing. I have friends in my life who would make these types of games from scratch, for sure, and I am jealous of their craftiness. For the rest of you, there are a bunch of lawn games here that you can just buy and play. (Don't worry, I won't judge.)
Some of these games are total classics that you might have grown up playing, but there are some new games here as well, or at least new to the general populace. Regardless of what you end up choosing, just remember: a party isn't a party without some games, and if you can balance out the sporty ones with some good old-fashioned types where the possibility of embarrassment is high, then really, your 4th of July party may be the best one yet.
To keep your festivities fun and fresh, here are nine lawn games for your Fourth of July party.