2. Scare your friends all summer with horror movie nights.
There are more slasher films than summer days. Why not watch them all? Set up a projector and spread blankets and pillows on the lawn. Then sneak off to dress as the villain and scare the crap out of your friends during the climax.
3. Host a country western barbecue.
You need: plenty of meat, cold beer, horseshoes, a pair a jeans that fit just right, and the radio onnnnnnnn. Not to mention pecan pie, good friends, good stories, and maybe a hound dog or two.
4. Keep things classy with a full moon party.
Who needs daylight? When the sun sets, the fun rises. Place a large paper lantern on a pole and illuminate your space. Bring the lunar theme to the decorations and the dress: black and white. Add Sinatra and cocktails, and you’ll have a ball.
5. Bring out your competitive side with backyard game tournaments.
You need various backyard games, a bracket, refreshments, and prizes for the victors. Have fun with it and hand out awards for “Worst Toss,” “Biggest Fail,” “Beginner’s Luck,” and the fan favorite: “Best Spectator’s Award.”
7. Throw a garden party with lawn games.
Keep the food light and fruity, the beverages refreshing, the decor tasteful, and the croquet fearsome. And of course: everyone must wear white.
8. Relish in seasonal irony with Christmas in July.
Chestnuts roasting on a charcoal grill, Jack Sweat dripping off your nose… Because why should you only celebrate once a year? Drag out those decorations, put on your red and green summer wear, and throw that delicious Christmas ham on the grill.
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