Whether you have a big or small outdoor space, it’s always lovely when you can use it as an entertainment area to spend more time with family and friends. Have a barbecue, lounge in the pool, play with the kids or even share a nice conversation over lunch or dinner. Create the ultimate outdoor entertainment space with these decor ideas that your family will love!

Planning an Outdoor Entertainment Area

To create an outdoor entertainment area, you need to consider three major things:

  • Space - How much space is available to you? Regardless of the size, you’ll need to create a layout that will maximize every inch
  • Budget - How many funds do you have to complete this project?
  • Weather - Consider the outdoor furniture you’re going to use, will they be able to withstand the weather conditions in your area?

Once you’ve put these things into consideration, you’ll be able to plan an outdoor entertainment area that is enjoyable and functional.

Outdoor Entertainment Ideas

With the right planning, you can easily achieve an outdoor entertainment area that will bring joy to your family and friends. Here are a few ideas to get you started:


Giant Jenga

Do you remember how much fun you used to have playing Jenga? If you love the tabletop game, then you’ll love a giant Jenga. It’s a perfect yard game for the kids and kids at heart.


Dining Set

What better way to enjoy the outdoors than sharing a nice conversation over food? Create an outdoor dining space to celebrate special moments or just to have a casual dinner in your backyard.

6 Piece Outdoor Acacia Wood Dining Set with Wicker Stacking Chairs – $725.99

11-Piece Outdoor Rattan Wicker Patio Dining Table Set Garden Outdoor Patio Furniture Sets -$489.99
4 Row or Connect 4

A childhood classic that will fondly take you back to your younger years and an entertaining game for the kids. If you want an activity that’s more brain stimulating but still kid-friendly, then a giant four connect is just the game for you.

Huge 4 Connect Family Fun with Coins, Case and Rules – $64.99
Take the Movies Outside

Love watching movies? Then why not have a movie night outside! If you have a screen projector, you can set up an outdoor movie “theater” and add some comfy chairs to give it that luxury feel.

Home Cinema Theater Projection Portable Screen – $16.99
Cornhole Game

Another classic game you’ll enjoy – cornhole! This recreational game is suitable for teams so if you want a little competition, cornhole will definitely keep you busy for hours!

GoSports Portable PVC Framed Cornhole Game Set with 8 Bean Bags and Travel Carrying Case – $32.96
Pool Floaties

If you have a pool in the backyard, add some floaties or get some fun pool games. Water volleyball, basketball for kids, and other games. These will be a hit at your next get-together.

Giant Shootball Basketball Swimming Pool Game Toy – $30.80



Not exactly a game or an activity, but having good or creative lighting can do so much for your backyard. It can set the ambiance and serve as a focal point.

Globe String Lights with 50 Clear Bulbs – $31.99
With these outdoor entertainment ideas, it will be hard not to stay outside. Which of these ideas will you be trying out? Share them below in the comment section!


Dannica is a caffeine-dependent life form. She graduated with a degree in Communication and is now working as a freelance content writer. Also, loves dogs (I have 5!).

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