Carolyn Reyes, original photo on Houzz

Memorial Day is just around the corner, which means summer is just about here! Whether you want to spend the day playing lawn games with friends and family, or prefer to just sit back with a cool drink, this roundup of outdoor picks will have you covered.

Hammock Hangout

Make your backyard (or living room) the envy of all your friends with this super-comfy hammock chair. At 44 inches wide, it has plenty of room for one to sit, stretch out or curl up. Just bring a book and lounge the day away!

A Game of Strategy

Board games don’t have to be for rainy days — take the fun outside with this giant four in a row game. Simply set it out on your lawn and let people play as they please. It even comes with a carrying case for convenient storage.

Toss Away

If you really want to get some friendly competition going, set out this game of cornhole. Complete with four red and four blue bean bags plus a convenient storage bag, this is the classic game to have at all your backyard parties.

Don’t Let it Fall

Surprise your guests with the biggest version of this game they’ve ever seen! Standing almost three feet tall, it would make a lively centerpiece to any Memorial Day barbecue. It even includes a carrying case and dry erase board to keep score.

Play Ball

Even if you’ve never played before, bocce ball is easy to learn and fun for a group. Play anywhere from your lawn to the patio and get some rivalries going! This set also comes with a carrying case, so you can take the game camping, to the park or even to the beach.

Keep it Cool

Ensure there’s always a spot to cool down and escape the sun with this teal umbrella. Fitted with solar light bulbs that can last up to 12 hours, this umbrella is perfect for adding a bit of nighttime ambiance to your backyard. And since it’s completely run on solar power, there’s no need to plug it in!

All Drinks on Deck

Whether you’re simply hanging out in the backyard with family or you’re planning a full-on Memorial Day barbecue, having plenty of refreshing beverages on hand is a must. This white galvanized metal tub can hold about 30 drinks at a time, and will look so much more attractive than an old cooler.

Outdoor Comfort

After a long winter, your backyard may be in need of some sprucing up before you feel like spending an afternoon in it. Add some color and comfort to your yard with this yellow and white striped rug. Made of polypropylene with a durable weave, it’s ideal for outdoor use.

Sit Back and Relax

Don’t forget to just sit down and savor your day off — and the many months of nice weather ahead! This classic adirondack chair will allow you to do just that. Made of pine and fir wood and sealed with a varnish, it’s rugged enough to withstand the elements while still offering the ideal relaxation spot.

Cushy Seating

Go for maximum comfort with this oversized bean bag chair, made of UV-resistant polyester. With a chic navy blue and white links print, 50 percent recycled fill material and a machine-washable slipcover, this lounge chair is both practical and fun.

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