Since my favorite backyard essentials for summer was such a hit, I decided it was only right to do a follow-up post about my favorite backyard games and activities.

Giant Jenga

Giant Jenga

Regular Jenga is cool, but giant Jenga is a game changer (literally). Depending on the size you get, this game works best if you’re outside. Unlike the toppling of the original size game, giant size Jenga might actually hurt or do some furniture damage, so it’s best to keep it outdoors.

Corn Hole, or Whatever You Might Call It

Corn Hole

Corn hole is the quintessential backyard game. If you aren’t already familiar with how the game works, it’s quite simple. Players, usually teams of 2, throw bags of corn (old school) or bean bags at a raised platform with a hole in the car end. If a player gets a bag in the hole they score 3 points, while a bag on a platform scores 1 point. Gameplay lasts until a team scores 21.

mike's HARD Watermelon Lemonade

Pro-Tip: There’s no better way to enjoy Corn Hole than with a cold, refreshing adult beverage. You know, to balance your pro stance while you throw the bean bags. With it’s all-natural and refreshing flavor, mike’s wide variety of flavors means there’s a flavor for everyone. I’m loving mike’s newest summer flavor – HARD Watermelon Lemonade.

In-Ground Trampoline

Have kids or just a kid at heart? You might want to try putting in an in-ground trampoline.

In-ground Trampoline
Source: Sunken Trampoline

One of the things I’ve always hated about trampolines is how obtrusive they look. They’re just one big eyesore, and something I would never want in my backyard. But, after visiting a friend’s house recently, I’ve fell in love with the idea of putting the trampoline into the ground. It looks cool and doesn’t take away from your backyard’s beauty.

Pig Roast

Look away, my vegetarian friends, this isn’t for you.

Food is what makes an outside get together, a get together. It can single-handedly make or break your backyard fun. I recently went to my first pig roast at a friend’s house and was instantly hooked. There’s nothing better than a 40-50 lber to feed your entire party. Depending on the amount of guests you have, you will most likely have a lot of leftovers, but who would hate that?

These are just some of my favorite backyard activities and games. What’s yours? Share with us on Twitter by tagging @JoesDaily and @MHL in a Tweet. 

This post was sponsored by mike’s HARD Lemonade. All opinions are my own.