Don’t Ignore the Pool This Fall: 5 Ways to Keep Enjoying Your Backyard
Even after temperatures start falling, the backyard is a magical place to spend time with family and friends. Don’t let the area around the pool go unused this fall. Consider some of these creative ways to continue using the space with family and friends after the swimming season ends.
Several Tips for Extending Poolside Backyard Time:
- Consider family friendly, season appropriate outdoor activities. Some examples of fall seasonal fun are a DIY bean bag toss game, pumpkin bowling and other party games, or a candy corn relay race.
- Install an outdoor TV for football season. Inviting friends and family over to watch the game in the comfort of a brisk fall afternoon is a great idea. This allows kids to run around and play while the adults watch the game and socialize, all with the wonderful fall colors, beautiful pool, and cool weather as backdrop.
- Buy a fire-pit for cozy nighttime hangouts. When night falls and the temperature really drops, a great option for evening socializing outside is around a fire-pit. Making this a weekly event provides ample reason for placing a more permanent and safe fire-pit, while allowing a warm and comfortable place for roasting hot dogs and marshmallows.
- Have a poolside campout with the kids. Even with the chilly weather, camping in the backyard pool area is fun and relaxing. Make sure kids are old enough and remain within adult view to avoid any mishaps, but otherwise just enjoy the setting of your own backyard!
- Play night glow ring toss. A fun and beautiful nighttime backyard activity is glow ring toss. This is a simple DIY option that requires a short pole in the ground and a bunch of glow-in-the-dark necklaces and bracelets. Get a variety of sizes to make the game more challenging. It’s also a good idea to color the pole with glow-in-the-dark paint.
No matter what you come up with, enjoy the backyard space and include the ambiance of your pool in fall. Don’t forget to incorporate seasonal traditions like warm pies and hot cider, and decorate and light up the backyard to keep it looking festive year round. This creates a place the kids will enjoy no matter what the season and makes good use of an area that’s usually neglected once summer ends.
Our Pinterest boards offer an endless supply of DIY ideas for both décor and activities, so there’s no reason not to be inventive.