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Fall Backyard Activities


It's been a long summer, but now it's finally time to get back outside! While the weather is still warm enough to enjoy the outdoors, I'm taking advantage of my favorite season. Here are some of my favorite backyard activities that you can do at home with your friends or family.

Host a weekend brunch

A backyard brunch is a great way to get your guests out of the house and let them mingle while they enjoy some delicious food. The key ingredients for a successful backyard brunch are:

  • Eggs

  • Biscuits or other breads

  • Bacon, sausage links, or other meats

  • Fruit (apples, oranges) and vegetables (cucumbers) for snacking on later in the day/evening if you’re hosting an afternoon party. These can be served either on skewers or laid out in bowls. You don't have to worry about freezing them since it's hot out! Just make sure all your food is fresh so that everyone enjoys their meal as much as possible!

Hosting a backyard brunch is easy once you know what you're doing! If you want something simple yet classy-looking then go with white linens paired with colorful table decorations - no one will ever know how easy they were to set up! Just remember not everything has to match perfectly; mismatched plates can add character while still looking nice enough not only eat off but also take photos of :)

Make pumpkin spice hot chocolate and s'mores

  • Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate

  • S'mores

Have a fire pit party

Fire pits are a great way to stay warm during the cool fall nights. It's also a great way to roast marshmallows and make s'mores! You can even cook hot dogs on the fire pit, giving them an extra crispy outside!

The first thing you'll need for your fire pit party is some wood logs that you've collected from around your yard or from your neighborhood. If you have access to fallen trees there will be plenty of dry branches that can be used as kindling for starting larger fires, but starting off with smaller pieces will help get things going faster! Now place them in a pile near the center of where you want your fire pit and light them up with matches or lighters; once they catch on fire add larger logs until it burns down enough to use as outdoor furniture!

Throw a Halloween costume party

Halloween is one of the best times to throw a party. You can be as creative as you want with your decorations, theme and food. Here are some tips on throwing a Halloween costume party:

  • Set up the house for guests to come in. Make sure there's plenty of room for them to move around so everyone can enjoy themselves.

  • Decorate! It's fun and gives guests something interesting to look at while they're waiting for their drink or plate of food.

  • Have good playlist ready (or ask people ahead of time if they have one). This will help keep it festive throughout the night!

Have a fall-inspired dinner party

When you're planning a dinner party, make sure to use seasonal ingredients. If it's October, for example, that means pumpkins and apples are in season. And what better way to celebrate the change of seasons than by serving up some fall food?

You'll want to make sure that you have enough food for your guests—whether it's an intimate gathering or one with twenty people who can eat an entire cow in one sitting (you know who you are). One way to make sure there's enough food is by including drinks on your menu; having a drink with each course will help fill out those empty stomachs!

Don't forget dessert! You don’t have to go all out with pies and cakes—instead opt for simple treats like pumpkin cheesecake bites. Make sure they're easy-to-eat so that everyone has time left over at the end of their meal without needing extra time spent cutting through crust or munching on icing sugar before getting back into conversation with friends and family!

Decorate your backyard to celebrate Autumn

Fall is a great time to decorate your backyard. There are many ways you can use the natural materials and features of your yard to celebrate autumn, such as:

  • Pumpkins, gourds and leaves

  • Candles and lanterns

  • Natural fabrics like burlap and twine

  • Fresh flowers

Have a harvest party

  • Have a harvest party

The end of summer is approaching, and that means it's time to celebrate the last of the season's bounty. Invite your friends and family over for a potluck feast, where everyone brings something fresh from their garden. It doesn't have to be complicated—just make sure to include some type of corn dish like corn casserole or grilled corn on the cob!

  • Have a harvest-themed game night

If you're not into the idea of going out in public during these hot months (or if you just want an excuse to stay home), invite people over for a game night at your house instead. Maybe even play some games made with fruits or veggies as pieces? Try playing Bananagrams with banana chips as counters!

Go outside to enjoy the crisp Autumn air!

  • Go for walks.

  • Go for bike rides.

  • Go for hikes and runs in the park, or even just around the neighborhood. The crisp Autumn air will feel invigorating!

  • Grab your bathing suit and head to the pool or beach to cool off from those hot summer days that are now behind us! You can also go swimming at a nearby pond, lake or river if you're feeling adventurous!


We hope that these fall-themed backyard activities have inspired you to go outside and enjoy the crisp Autumn air! Whether you’re having a fire pit party with friends or decorating your yard with pumpkins, we’re sure you’ll have fun doing these activities. Just remember to take it easy on yourself—you don’t want to overdo it and end up getting sick before winter rolls around!

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Back Yard Decoration


Back yard decoration is one of the most rewarding aspects of home improvement. If you have a back yard, it's likely that you spend quite a bit of time outside during the warm months and winter months. The back yard is also an extension of your home and deserves to be decorated just like any other room inside your house. Having fun in your backyard is not only good for entertaining guests but also for entertaining yourself!


One of the best ways to decorate your back yard is with plants. Plants can help you sleep better, reduce stress, and add color and life to your space. The benefits of plants are so numerous that we'll just list them for you here:

  • Plants help block out noise from neighbors and traffic

  • Plants give off oxygen, which makes breathing easier

  • Plants smell good (some even smell like alcohol)

  • Some plants are edible (or at least make great garnishes)


Stones are a great way to add color and texture to your yard. You can use them as a decorative wall or pathway, or use them in other ways like as a bench or table. If you have enough space, why not turn it into a fire pit?

You could even get creative with the stones you have by painting them!


  • Furniture:

  • Table and chairs, picnic table, benches. As you plan your backyard oasis, consider the furniture you'll need to set up the perfect space. Do you want a fire pit? How about some loungers or an outdoor couch—if so, pick one that's weather-resistant so it will stand up to the elements better.

Have fun decorating your back yard and remember the functionality of each item

With the right tools, you can create a beautiful space in your backyard. You may have heard that having a garden is one of the most effective ways to de-stress and relax, but did you know that the same goes for decorating your backyard? Your back yard is an extension of your home and should reflect who you are as an individual. It is important to remember the functionality of each item in order to have fun while decorating.

  • Be creative

  • Remember your budget

  • Have fun!


The back yard is a great place for entertaining and relaxing. When planning your decorating project, keep in mind that the more functional your items are, the better. For example, if you want to use an outdoor table with chairs, make sure it has enough space for everyone to sit comfortably.

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