Fourth of July is the perfect time to gather with friends and family for some wholesome outdoor fun on a hot summer day. But backyard BBQ cookouts, 4th of July or not, are perhaps one of the most charming summer activities with so many cool ways to make it a fun time for all. The dog days of summer are chock full of opportunities for outdoor entertaining, and there’s no shortage of ways to maximize the fun, comfort, and ambiance needed for them.
Backyard Entertainment Ideas
Fortunately, most of the DIY hacks you can use to make your summer of backyard fun better are also simple, affordable, and accessible to all.
Backyard Picnic Bench
First things first, a good cookout host needs a fuss-free place for all their guests to sit comfortably. You could hall out your indoor dining table and some chairs, but that’ll get tiresome after a few backyard parties. Instead, consider treating yourself and your guests with a DIY picnic table. Nothing says intimate and homey quite like a purpose-built picnic table you built yourself. All you need to make your picnic bench is a couple of free days, some cedar wood, a hand saw, construction adhesive, and some four-inch deck screws. This project is quite easy, so don’t sweat it if you aren’t a master carpenter.