Backyard Fourth of July Party Games are a must for any get together that you have planned. Party games are a great way to build lifelong memories.
There are dozens of games that fit right in with a backyard Fourth of July celebration.
Of course, choices of games depend on the types of people there. If the attendees are mostly adult couples, they could be invited to participate in several traditional games.
1. Three-legged race:
Nothing brings couples closer together than when they to try to run with their inner legs tied together, and when they blame each other for falling before they reach the finish line.
2. Wife piggy-back:
This is fair only if the husband outweighs his wife by at least 25 pounds. Even then, it’s quite a task for him to run with that extra weight without collapsing before the finish line.
3. Water-filled balloon toss:
Form two straight lines, ten feet apart, husbands on one side and wives on the other facing each other. Fill balloons with water and require tossing back and forth. The last balloon surviving determines the winning couple. Another similar version of the game is the raw egg toss. It makes for a much messier contest, but great for photo opps.
If there are children there for the backyard games, all of the above could be appropriate for them for participation. For example, a balloon toss could be a competition between kids and parents, or kids teamed with their parents.
5. Whiffle ball:
If the backyard is big enough, set out a miniature version of a baseball diamond. Choose up sides and play several innings with a large whiffle ball and plastic bats. Choose an umpire to call strikes and hits. The teams could be just kids or kids’ vs parents.
6. Pinatas are great for Backyard Fourth of July Party Games:
If there are very young kids at the backyard party, hang one or more piñatas for them to hit with sticks while blindfolded. Buy or make your own piñatas filled with packaged candies and/or small toys.
7. Name that tune:
Choose a master of ceremonies to conduct a quiz program for the entire group. The MC sings or plays a phrase from a song and chooses contestants from a show of hands. If you want to make that game or others more sophisticated, take a large TV with a CD player out to the backyard and play some of the traditional, as well as the most contemporary digital games.
8. Other fun ideas for your Backyard Fourth of July Party Games:
Other games that the whole family can play together are games such as Disc Golf and Phlat Ball, or you can make Sponge Water Bombs. These games are a great way to get some cardio and exercise in while creating memories.
Backyard games for the Fourth of July family gathering can be a lot of fun. The many choices range from the simplest game of catch to the most sophisticated computerized extravaganzas. On all of the games, fun prizes or trophies should be awarded to the winners.
Backyard 4th of July Party Games