Outdoor party games for adults are a great way to get everyone involved in the festivities. From classic party games like charades and frisbee to more unique options like garden party bocce or ladder golf, we’ve got some ideas for everyone to enjoy. At Kombi Keg, our expert party planners know of fun outdoor games for your backyard, large open fields, or event space. So when planning your next birthday party, backyard bucks party, or even corporate event, take some inspiration from these lawn games.
Charades is a party game that everyone knows and loves. The best part is it’s an indoor and outdoor game. The object of the game is to act out a word or phrase without speaking, and guess what it is. This party game is great for all ages, making it perfect for family gatherings or adult parties. You can even spice it up by adding a party theme to the game, like movie charades or TV show charades.
Giant Beer Pong
Beer pong is a classic when it comes to outdoor yard games but If you’ve got a large event space, why not create a giant beer pong game? You can use lightweight volleyballs and large tubs for the cups or if you’re feeling creative why not handmake giant party cups with storage tubs? This game is perfect for outdoor parties. If you want to keep planning easy and stress-free, you can order giant beer pong sets online.
Another classic party game, corn hole is a fun activity that will keep guests entertained for hours on end. To play, you’ll need a minimum of two players. Each player takes turns tossing bean bags into their corn hole board. Whoever gets the most beanbags through wins! Games are relatively short and can be played in teams, making it one of the best outdoor games for larger groups.
Tug of War
This classic party game is always a hit, especially with guests of all ages. All you need is a long rope and two teams of willing participants. To play, each team lines up on opposite ends of the rope. Have one person as the referee, and when they say go, each team pulls on the rope until one team has pulled the other team across the line.
Giant Jenga is a classic beer garden game. The object of the game is simple: pull out a block from the tower and place it on top without toppling the whole structure. The catch? As the tower gets taller, it becomes more unstable, making for a thrilling (and frustrating) game. More competitive games are fun but sometimes all you need is a simple outdoor game to keep the guests entertained!
Bocce is a fun lawn game that can be enjoyed by people of all ages. The object of the game is to roll your bocce ball as close to the target ball (or pallino) as possible. You don’t need a huge amount of space so you can even play it in your backyard.
Party Card Games
If space is limited and you’re having a smaller intimate gathering, why not consider card games? You can buy sets of card games such as Cards Against Humanity, What Do You Meme, and many others. These games are bound to get some laughs and start some interesting conversations. Alternatively, you can opt for traditional card games such as 21, poker, or spoons.
When looking for fun outdoor games that don’t require huge amounts of space, try ring toss! This is a classic party game that can be enjoyed by people of all ages. You can purchase a ring toss set or make your own using bottles and rings. The object of the game is to toss the ring onto the neck of the bottle. The player who gets the most rings on wins!
Four Square Volleyball
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This is a twist on the classic game of four square. The object of the game is to hit the ball back and forth between players, like a volleyball, without letting it touch the ground.
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This is a fun game to play at night. You will need a Frisbee that lights up and a goal such as a bucket or a laundry basket. The object of the game is to throw the Frisbee into the goal. The player who scores the most points wins!
Giant Noughts & Crosses
This is a giant version of the classic game. You will need a large piece of paper or cardboard and some markers. The object of the game is to get three in a row, either horizontally, vertically, or diagonally. The first player to do so wins!
Pin the Tail on the Donkey
For this party game, you will need a picture of some kind of animal or character. Each player is given a ‘tail’ and must try to place it as close as possible to the correct location on the image. The player who places their tail closest to the correct spot is the winner!
Giant Connect Four
You can purchase or hire giant connect four boards! The giant outdoor game is played just like the traditional game. The first person to connect four with their coloured disks wins. The giant version is great fun for all ages and can be played by two to four people.
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Another fun party game for adults is garden bowling. You can DIY garden bowling in a number of ways. One method requires some lightweight balls and tin cans. Set up the garden hoses in the shape of a bowling lane. Participants then take turns simply trying to knock over the tin cans with the bowl.
For a fun party game that gets everyone moving, try outdoor twister. This requires several pieces of brightly colored tape or spray paint to create the ‘twister’ pattern on the ground. You can use an existing twister spinner or DIY your own. The participants then simply have to follow the twister spinner commands with their bodies as they compete against one another. The last one standing wins!
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Kan jam is a fun party game for adults that can be played with teams of two. The aim of the game is to throw or deflect a Frisbee into a trash can or bin. The team that scores the most points wins the game. This outdoor game can be an easy DIY project or you can purchase Kan Jame equipment online.
Looking for outdoor games for adults? The aim of this outdoor drinking game is to balance a tray full of drinks and walk from one end of the party area to the other without spilling any of the drinks. If you do spill a drink, you have to drink before continuing on.
Kubb is a Swedish party game that can be played with teams of two or more. The aim of the game is to knock over wooden blocks (kubbs) by throwing wooden stakes at them. The team that knocks over the most kubbs wins the game.
Backyard Mini Golf
This is a fun party game that can be played with any number of people. All you need is a few garden items to use as obstacles and golf balls. The aim of the game is to get the golf ball around the obstacles and into the hole in as few shots as possible. Limited on space? Why don’t you try playing mini-golf on a smaller scale by using cones or garden ornaments as obstacles?
Let Kombi Keg Take Care of the Drinks at Your Next Outdoor Party
Did you know you can hire classic outdoor games like these alongside your Kombi Keg? Whether you’re hosting a party in your backyard, at the local park, or beach, these fun, and easy-to-play party games are sure to keep your guests entertained for hours. Looking for more party planning tips? Check out our Ultimate Party Planning Checklist.