Activities for Teens
Most teenagers love being outside; in fact, during the summertime most can be found in their backyard.
One thing, when it comes to teenagers, is that many are hard to please. This is because many teenagers are at the age where they easily lose interest in certain activities. If you are the parent of a teenager, especially one that will be spending their summer break at home, you may want to familiarize yourself with some popular backyard activities, especially those designed with teenagers in mind. Not only may this familiarization give you ideas for family friendly backyard activities, but it may also help to ensure that your teenager is outside, instead of spending their summer indoors. If your teenager will be spending their summer break alone, you may want to establish some pool rules. These rules may help to ensure that they are safe while swimming alone.
Besides swimming, you may want to focus on other fun, outdoor water activities. Many teens enjoy playing with water balloons or water guns. These water activities are a great way to cool off, but they are also fun to play with others. Whether your teen is playing with their siblings or their friends, it is safe to assume that everyone will have a fun and cool time.
Other fun, but dry, outdoor games may include horseshoes, basketball, football, soccer, kickball, baseball, or volleyball. As with most games, the games that your child will be able to participate will depend on if they are playing by themselves or with someone else. For those playing alone, basketball is an idea. Teens playing their siblings or friends will not have a shortage of games to choose from. In fact, most backyard games are designed with two or more players in mind.
When organizing garden party activities, for your teen, you may also want to get them involved. Teenagers are at the age where they like to make their own decisions. While your suggestions may be great appreciated, your teenager may have their own backyard activities in mind. If this is the case, that is fine; however, you may want to make sure that those backyard activities are not only fun, but safe.
Night Time Activities
Summer is the time for a garden garden party. The days are warm and the evenings are cool. It is fun to spend time outdoors and it‘s fun to plan a party.
Moonlight and Roses would be a good theme. White flowers show up well at night. You can also float flowers in your water feature which can be really beautiful.
You can add the little fairy lights to your trees and bushes and they give off good light.
You can buy mason jars and put candles in them. Then you can line them along your swimming pool or pond,. It looks really good and adds more light at night.
If you have a charcoal type barbecue (kettle type probably best) then you can buy fire logs from the supermarkets. They come in a bag and you light the bag and it all burns lovely. That way you could have a small fire if you want and being in a the barbecue its a bit safer and provide some heat for the adults outside keeping an eye on the kids to snuggle around. That number of kids I think will be able to amuse themselves - and you could always ask each parent to bring a garden party toy of their own with them?
We are all children at heart.While it is important to focus on backyard garden party activities, such as games, you may also want to think about what your child will eat. If they will be spending the majority of their time outside, you may want to think about allowing them to eat in the backyard. Barbeques are ideal, when adults are present. If your teen will be alone or with their friends, you may want to suggest a backyard picnic. A few drinks, sandwiches, or snacks can make for an easy and safe backyard meal.
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