Fun And Cozy Ideas For A Fall Backyard Campout

Fall is the perfect season to camp in the great outdoors, and there is no better place to set your tent than in your very own backyard. Whether you’re celebrating an autumn birthday or simply in the mood to roast some marshmallows with friends and family, here are a few cozy ideas for a fall backyard campout.

A campfire makes things s’more fun.

A campfire is essential when sleeping outdoors on a chilly autumn evening. After all, how else are you going to make S’mores? All you need are some chocolate bars, marshmallows, and graham crackers from your kitchen pantry cabinet — and a fire pit, of course. Sure, you could purchase one, but at The RTA Store, we love a good (and budget-friendly) DIY project! For an HGTV video on how to build a fire pit for under $100, click here.

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It’s all fun and games until someone gets tired.

Who needs sleep when you’ve got cornhole? Outdoor games are a fun way to pass the time, and they are easy to DIY. Here are a few of our favorite ideas:

Snuggle in and watch a movie under the stars.

There’s nothing like snuggling in a sleeping bag and watching your favorite movie under the stars. Get the popcorn popping and check out this video (and step-by-step instructions) on how to make an outdoor movie screen from Better Homes & Gardens. This easy DIY project calls for PVC pipe, a canvas drop cloth, and some hook and loop tape, and it couldn’t be easier. The hard part is agreeing on a movie the whole family wants to watch!

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Set up a snack and beverage station for late night munchies.

Speaking of popcorn, you are going to need snacks and drinks on hand for your campout. Portable kitchen islands and carts are a great solution for setting up a food and beverage station outdoors. There’s no need to come inside to raid the kitchen pantry cabinet when you have kitchen islands and carts with wheels! Just roll them where you want to go, load them up with goodies, and get the slumber party started.


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