Our 5 Favorite Ways to Relax Outside

Patios and poolside dining tables are prime locations for cookouts, birthday parties, and other festive events, but you can’t constantly be in hosting mode. The great outdoors is just as inviting on your own, especially after a grueling week at the office or a non-stop weekend full of dance recitals, volleyball practices, and grocery shopping with the kids. Your backyard provides a natural escape from … Continue reading Our 5 Favorite Ways to Relax Outside

Backyard Fun: A Night of Stargazing

When the sun sets and the stars are out in full force don’t run inside just yet. You may have finished a scrumptious meal on your POLYWOOD® outdoor dining set, but there are still plenty of ways to enjoy the great outdoors. One of our personal favorite pastimes is to involve the entire family in an intimate and magical night of stargazing! Stargazing is a … Continue reading Backyard Fun: A Night of Stargazing

Our 5 Favorite Ways to Entertain Outside

Pop quiz: how are you reading this article? Perched over your laptop? Cradling your smartphone or tablet? As a culture we are becoming steadily more obsessed with technology, and with all this scientific advancement comes a tendency for us, and especially our kiddos, to stay indoors. Don’t let your beautiful patio go to waste — we’ve compiled our five favorite outdoor pastimes so you can … Continue reading Our 5 Favorite Ways to Entertain Outside

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How to Bocce

How to Bocce We here at Poly-Wood are a competitive bunch. From golf leagues to ugly Christmas sweater contests, or even challenges for who can eat 6 saltine crackers in 60 seconds (only me at this point) — we enjoy pitting ourselves against our fellow co-workers in friendly competitions. However, the most prestigious and fiercely fought competition here at our Syracuse HQ is the Annual … Continue reading How to Bocce

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Host an Outdoor Movie Night

Take advantage of a clear, mild evening and gather up your family and friends for an outdoor movie night under the stars instead of under your roof. Here’s what you’ll need to make sure it goes off without a hitch. Technology Don’t let the tech gadgets scare you away from an awesome outdoor movie night. It’s actually quite simple to set up. All you need … Continue reading Host an Outdoor Movie Night

4-Course Campfire Cuisine

Warm weather is here to stay (we hope). If you suffered through the blistering cold, never-ending winter like we experienced in Indiana, we’re sure you’re ready to escape your house and get back outdoors. We’ve put together a 4-course meal that can be prepared, cooked and enjoyed around your fire pit. Course 1: Salad on a Stick Okay—Salad-on-a-stick isn’t cooked on your fire pit, but … Continue reading 4-Course Campfire Cuisine

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Bizarre-B-Q: Grill Recipes That Are Surprisingly Delicious

Be a little adventurous this grilling season and try some of these out-of-the-ordinary foods on the BBQ. These grill recipes will surely surprise your guests and taste great too! Lettuce Chargrilled lettuce is a great way to change up a boring salad — plus it’s super simple and mess free! Romaine and other hearty types of lettuce like endive, escarole, or radicchio are best for grilling. … Continue reading Bizarre-B-Q: Grill Recipes That Are Surprisingly Delicious

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5 Board Games for the Backyard

Board games aren’t just for rainy days anymore — now they can become fixtures of backyard entertainment! We’ve rounded up 5 board games you can DIY yourself for your next outdoor get-together, check ’em out below! Giant Jenga Who could forget that tilting tower of toppling goodness that is Jenga? Check out Seeded at the Table’s post on how you can make your own giant Jenga from 2x4s. Spray … Continue reading 5 Board Games for the Backyard