Have you ever thought about hosting your own summer game night? With a little planning, you can have an entire night of fun for the whole neighborhood. Invite the neighbors, your friends or just your family and let the games begin! Here are some classics, and you can even add your own twist.
● Marco Polo- Always a good time.
● Basketball- All you need is a floating hoop, a ball and some willing teammates.
● Invisi-bottle- Get a clear soda bottle with a white cap and remove the label. Fill it with water and toss it in the pool. It will be almost impossible to find. First team to bring it up wins!
● Sharks and Minnows- The “shark” stands in the middle of the pool, and the “minnows” line up at one end. The shark yells out “Fishy, fishy cross my ocean!” and then the minnows have to try to get to the other side of the pool without being tagged by the shark. The last remaining minnow becomes the shark for the next game. Make it more difficult by having the shark close their eyes.
● Frozen t-shirt contest- Freeze 2 t-shirts 2-3 days before your game night. Take it out when you are ready to play. Divide everyone up into 2 groups, and give each group a shirt. The team can use anything in the yard to thaw out the shirt, but they must change up the person thawing the shirt every 15 seconds. The first team to put on the frozen shirt wins.
● Watermelon Relay Race- Get two full watermelons and put them in the pool. Divide everyone up into two teams. The first team to push their melon across the pool without touching the ground with their feet is the winner.
● Jousting- Get two players to sit on blow up rafts in the middle of the pool. Give each one a noodle, and see who can knock the other one off their raft first. The winner then goes on to the next round.
These are just a few ideas to get you started. Get creative! If you are thinking of hosting your game night at night, you may want to consider adding some lighting to your pool. That’s where we come in. Give us a call today and we’d be happy to help you renovate your pool for the next neighborhood game night.