1. DIY Movie Theatre
As the sun goes down, you can transform your backyard into an awesome movie theatre! Grab your lawn chairs, your popcorn and settle into one your favourite films. The how-to can be found here: http://www.thegardenglove.com/build-a-backyard-movie-theater/.
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2. Amazing Firepits
There's nothing better than spending summer nights around a fire, sipping your favourite drink and watching the stars. It's best to check with the city if you're able to have a traditional fire pit before you build one. Don't worry - if it's against the rules in your city, you can always subsitute with a great propane firepit too! Find out how to build your favourite: http://diycraftyprojects.com/201505/diy-fire-pit-ideas-2.html
3. Backyard Bar
Imagine sidling up to your own backyard bar. These super easy and really cool ideas are the perfect addition to any backyard party - much more inviting than those plain old camping coolers! For ideas, hit up: http://www.amazinginteriordesign.com/5-amazing-diy-outdoor-bar-ideas-backyard/
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4. Tin Can Lanterns
These are incredibly easy to make and are a cute little accent to your backyard. Try putting in candles or glow sticks at night to illuminate your lanterns. Find out how to make them here: http://growcreative.blogspot.hu/2012/07/tin-can-lanterns-tutorial.html
5. The Games Enthusiast
Entertaining the idea of having guests over? Try out these awesome DIY backyard games. There's something for all ages! Check them out here: http://www.listotic.com/32-best-diy-backyard-games/5/