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Having an outdoor space was so important to me when we bought our home – and having a corner lot means we have extra space. We enjoy having friends and their tots over and often layout a lot of outdoor games for them to play – any way they like (rules or no rules).

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Benjamin has always wanted a cornhole board – he’s from Illinois after all, the word “corn” is music to his ears. I thought about all the celebrations and BBQs we have and wondered if we had a theme. While I would say we’re pretty patriotic around our home (hint: American flag painted fire hydrant), I thought what is the core of our home?

Citrus, duh.

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I had some graphics I made years ago from my blog media kit that was covered in citrus (back when my former blog was citrus themed) so I dug them up, and decided to cover the cornhole board in citrus – one orange, one lemon.

You can custom design a cornhole board for a business, or wedding! Boards come with bags you pick the colors.

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Did you know cornhole actually has more rules/points than simply trying to get the bag in the hole?

Cornhole game rules

  • 3 Points are scored for each bags that goes through the hole
  • 1 point is scored for each bag that stays on the top of the board.
  • Cornhole boards should be spaced so the holes are 33 feet apart. That’s 27 feet from the front of each board or about 9 paces.

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You mean I get points still for not even making it IN the hole?

I like to make up my own rules for games – primarily because I am a great game loser and thankfully Benjamin goes with the flow and we make up fun ways to play – like skipping, spinning, then tossing the bag into the hole.

I thought it would be fun to make the open hole one of the “fruits” and using the corn hole bags that coordinate with the boards – orange and yellow.

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Everyone can use fun lawn games year round – check out Tosso.com. It’s a small family owned eCommerce business based in San Diego, and they specialize in fun creative games from beach games to lawn games, I love the giant chess and checker set, tumble tower, and lighted LED bocce ball set – great for late night games!

When entertaining you can offer some drinks and lawn games for your guests while you’re BBQing.

It’s also easily transportable with the handles on the side.

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Benjamin was so happy with this cornhole game.

He said, “Now this is a game we’ll definitely be using!”

If you’re getting married, here are 6 outdoor games to play at your wedding. Your guests will enjoy playing during cocktail hour while you take photos.

What’s your favorite lawn or summer game? We’re looking for more ideas!