Not everything is terrible about summer coming to an end. Okay, so it will be the end of the warm days and long nights, the end of free time with the kids, and the end of the ability to pick up and head to the beach at a moment’s notice…gee, okay, that’s depressing. But! The end of summer also means some great deals to be found in the stores on classic summer supplies and games. So, that’s something to look forward to, right?
Now is the perfect time to stock up on some fun outdoor equipment at end-of-summer discount prices and to arrange a backyard games day. You’ll find games such as croquet, lawn jarts (the safe, plastic kind) and horseshoes on sale at sporting goods stores or department stores this time of year. Pick up any and all games that you think your family, friends and neighbors might enjoy and invite everyone to stop by for a laid-back and fun time playing games. You’ll have a blast choosing teams to play croquet all throughout the yard, or to throw horseshoes and see who is the best. Serve up some lemonade, have your guests bring a few casual side dishes, throw some burgers and hot dogs on the grill and spend of the final weekend afternoons or evenings playing these fun, old-fashioned backyard games to celebrate summer winding down.