Outdoor Games for Picnics, Parties and More

Have more fun starting right now when you shop west elm's selection of outdoor games. These fun accessories, amusements and pastimes give you more reasons to invite over friends, get outside and get active. Designed to showcase interesting lines and bold, cheerful colors, outdoor games add another layer of memories to your backyard gatherings. Look for classic games like paddle ball, bocce, croquet and other favorites and let the good times begin.

Outdoor Play for All Ages

There's no upper limit to enjoying yourself. Take the time to select games that fit your yard, your social style or stretch your skills a little bit. With so many ways to play outdoor games, you can try out a wide selection of game sets and see which one sticks with your group.

  • If you like to kick back with cocktails, add a game like croquet into the mix. This game is slow-paced, but requires skill and precision most people can master within a few rounds.
  • For a more athletic hangout, try paddle ball. Keep the ball in the air with handheld paddles that are easy to take to parks or the beach.
  • For a larger lawn, set up a game of bocce. If you get really into it, you can make a court pretty easily, but any expanse of grass will do. Hit the park if you don't have the yard.

Pick Up Backyard Essentials

Don't forget to stock your outdoor space with the basics. Even if your version of getting outside is sitting on your balcony or finding a good rooftop, you can make the most of the air, the scenery or the skyline with backyard essentials.

  • Grab a gorgeous cooler. With lots of new cooler styles trending right now, finding a unique one is a great way to get in on what's really a classic outdoor element. Candy colors and gleaming finishes are the way to go.
  • For a little unexpected fun, try a foldable picnic table. To make it romantic, add a candle. This set-up still works without the traditional blanket, although you can use the table to serve and a blanket for dining in the right setting.
  • If you have a pool or at least a friend with one, a beach towel is a must. Make sure you have at least one on hand for beach days.

Choose a few of these pieces for friends, too. Outdoor gifts are the perfect way to celebrate a housewarming or give your barbecue host a meaningful thank you.

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