8 Fun Things To Do In Your Backyard This Summer

8 Fun Things To Do In Your Backyard This Summer

Unleash your inner child.

Believe it or not, you don't have to go somewhere tropical or adventurous to have fun. You're probably like, Jackie, come on. Going somewhere during the summer is a must. While vacationing somewhere tropical and preferably with an ocean nearby sounds amazing, you can make summer the best by just having fun in your parents' backyard. Here are some ideas to use when you don't want to be a couch potato during the summer!

1. Paint Slip-and-Slide

Taking the coolest, easiest activity that we all did as kids, but stepping it up a notch. Instead of just water, add a few different neon colors of paint from Michael's and slide on down!

2. Night Bowling

Take some water bottles and drop some glow sticks in there, bada-bing, bada-boom, you've got yourself a homemade bowling alley!

3. D.I.Y. Pool!

If you've got some hay and tarp, you can make your own pool! How cool is this! Now, if only I had some hay...

4. Real-Life "Angry Birds"

If "Angry Birds" on the phone sounds fun to you, imagine if you brought it to real life! Any boxes you have around the house, then you have balloons that you can use as the birds. You can either just whip a ball at it and hope for the best, or use a bungee cord and make your own slingshot!

5. Paint War

Instead of your typical water balloon fight, have a paint war! Have everyone wear white clothes and fill up the balloons with your favorite colors!

6. Glow-in-the-Dark Swim

Hey, remember that pool you made out of hay? Yeah! Throw some glow sticks in there and make it look pretty! You can even have a race to see who picks up the most glow sticks.

7. Backyard Movie Night

All you need is a bedsheet, computer, speakers, and a projector! Hang up the sheet against a wall or a fence and project one of your favorite movies! Instead of a tent, I would blow up an air mattress and grab some pillows and blankets and make it super comfy outside!

8. Messy Twister

I know, I know. You're probably thinking another paint one? Yes. Because paint is messy and after a long semester of college, there's nothing better than unleashing your inner child you had cooped up in there for a few months. I mean come on, you're making a pool anyway, so you can just jump in when you're all done!
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14 Stages Of Buying Jonas Brothers Concert Tickets As A 20-Something In 2019

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1. Finding out that they're going on tour

2. Hopefully entering your name into the lottery to get presale tickets

3. Finding out that you actually get to buy presale tickets

4. Impatiently waiting for your presale tickets by listening to their songs on repeat

5. And remembering how obsessed you used to be (definitely still are) with them

6. Trying to coordinate the squad to go to the concert with you

7. Waiting in the Ticketmaster waiting room...

8. ...And feeling super frantic/frustrated because there are about 2000 people in line in front of you

9. Actually getting into the site to buy the tickets

10. Frantically trying to find seats you can actually pay for because, let's be real, you're twenty-something and poor

11. Managing to actually get the seats you want

12. Joyfully letting your squad know that you've done it

13. Crying a little because all of the dreams you've had since 2007 are coming true

14. Listening to every single Jonas Brothers song on repeat (again)

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All good things must come to an end.


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1. The Big Bang Theory (CBS)

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2. Orange is the New Black (Netflix)


Final Date: End of 2019

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3. Jane the Virgin (CW)


Final Date: Mid-late 2019

5 seasons//100 episodes

4. Games of Thrones (HBO)


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