Your guide to backyard fun with affordable products, games, toys, and fashion for our summer staycation ahead.
Backyard fun is not canceled!
The next few months are shaping up to be an unusual summer there’s no doubt. Between the face masks, 6 foot distancing between friends, and limited openings of public parks and outdoor spaces we are all wondering how to make summer fun, enjoyable, and normal feeling.
My advice create a backyard oasis that feels like a vacation. Stock up on outdoor games, grilling tools and supplies, flowers, and water gadgets. Create a relaxing sitting area with a dining space. Add color and pattern for that feeling of fun and vibrancy.
I’m sharing some of my summer staycation favorites to make your backyard seem more like a vacation and help you take advantage of Memorial Day and end of spring sales.
Summer Staycation For Her
One of the best parts of summer is the wardrobe: colorful styles in cheerful prints and lightweight fabrics. Don’t stay in your sweats all summer long, instead break out the linen, seersucker, and chic dresses for that vacation feel in your own backyard. I’m ogling this pink tasseled coverup, this vintage style straw tote, and some chic new Ray-Bans. Summer sun dresses are also high on my list, so I nabbed this linen one and this off the shoulder style ($29).
Don’t miss these Memorial Day sales:
Ray-Ban Enjoy 20% Off Sitewide + Free Shipping
Nordstrom Rack up to 60% off Activewear
Lands’ End 50% off order with code HOLIDAY
Tuckernuck extra 25% off markdowns with code Berry25
Elizabeth Wilson 30% off MEMORIALDAY1
Cabana Life extra 40% off sale with code MEMORIAL
Keds 20% off use code WEEKEND
Summer Staycation For Him
Help your man relax and enjoy the backyard this summer with a fun yard game like Bocce ball or chill in the pool with these simple floats. Up his grilling game with this charcoal chimney or this portable grill. Keep drinks cool in the best ice cooler S. and I have ever purchased — on par with a Yeti, but half the cost.
If your guy runs hot natured, invest in a few Columbia PFG Bahama shirts ($29) to keep him comfortable.
Al Fresco Summer Dining Picks
You can’t have a backyard staycation without stylish and functional tableware. Invest in some great melamine plates and serving pieces, so you don’t worry about breaking anything. I just ordered these snazzy aqua goblets for poolside.
I’m also ogling this gorgeous Chippendale style patio set from Target, which is having a 25% off sale on all patio for Memorial Day.
More Memorial Day Sales:
Wayfair up to 70% off clearance
Dyson save $100 on the V11 Torque Drive and V11 Animal
Pottery Barn buy more save more use code SAVEMORE
Mark & Graham 20% off with code SUMMER
Summer Staycation For Kids
Creating normalcy and those classic summer memories for kids right now is one of the most important things for your summer staycation. Stock up on backyard games and water toys like this camping kit or this water sprinkler. And since most summer fairs will be canceled or too risky get your own face paint kit to re-create that magical summer tradition.