With summer now in full swing and the sun out more often than not, we wanted to share our top 5 picks for summer picnic games in 2020! These are great for your birthday, BBQ, picnic, or even just a casual weekend at home. This list was created keeping in mind the social distancing guidelines that the provincial government is currently advising. We can still have fun, just two meters apart!
5) Lawn games like Bocce, Bolaball, Croquet, or Bean Bag Toss: These games are simple, don’t require players to stand close to each other, and are a great way to revisit classics from your childhood! These games are also cost effective and a fun way to keep a crowd entertained for an afternoon.
4) 9- Hole Mini Golf: Our 9- Hole Mini Golf is always a hit when used in corporate settings to brighten up the office or as an exciting, attention-getting attraction for store events (it sets up great in a parking lot!). This is one of our most popular “rain or shine” items, meaning if you’re ever worried about that unpredictable Lower Mainland weather turning on you, have no fear! The Mini Golf is ready to go regardless. This is another great game that allows lots of people (up to 36 at a time) to play while keeping plenty of distance between them.
3) A Houle Games favorite, Jumbo Jenga and Jumbo Connect Four: Two of our most popular games that technically aren’t a combo pack, but may as well be with the frequency that they’re rented together. Another set of classic games from your childhood, but bigger! Loved by kids and adults alike, these eye-catching games are great inside or outside, rain or shine. They’re jumbo, but not jumbo enough that they can’t fit comfortably on a porch, in a living room, or in an office break room.
2) Beat the Bucket & Dunk Tank: Our water-based games are great for events in the sun, or when players are ready to cool off– fast! Beat the Bucket is a game that allows the player to try and avoid getting the bucket full of water overturned on their heads by stopping the ball, thrown by another player, from hitting the target! Our Dunk Tanks are just like the classics, and always make a splash at fundraisers and birthday parties.
1) Mechanical Bull: Our Mechanical Bull is a must have for any gatherings with a Western flair. Always a hit at any event, the Mechanical Bull is fun, fast, and a fantastic photo op. Our experienced staff can cater each ride to the rider’s age and ability level, and are prepared to challenge any advanced riders who prove their mettle. Though the Mechanical Bull is a single player experience, it’s almost as much fun to watch as it is to ride! It’s an exciting spectacle that is a natural attention-grabber.
Our staff are working hard to provide a safe, sanitary experience for our clients, whether they are delivering an order, staffing a game, or assisting a client with a pick-up or return. Whenever our delivery staff are interacting with a client, both parties will be required to wear a face mask and adhere to social distancing guidelines. Before items leave our warehouse and after they come back, whether from a client return or off our delivery vehicle, extra sanitization measures are being taken.
As we continue servicing events in the Lower Mainland throughout the summer, we remain committed to lifting spirits, keeping it safe, and bringing the fun to you!