7 Tips for a Backyard Staycation

When you find yourself needing to stay home instead of traveling for the warmer months, it doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the fun! In this post, I’m sharing seven tips for a backyard staycation that will create long-lasting memories and a sense of escape. With the right patio sets, you can increase your home’s “square footage” with additional living spaces. Your backyard … Continue reading 7 Tips for a Backyard Staycation

Planning an Outdoor Home Theater

A fresh batch of buttery popcorn rests in your lap. You stretch back in supportive cushions of a spacious armchair. The lighting dims and the movie screen glows in the darkness. No, you’re not squeezed into the back row of your neighborhood cineplex — you and your family are sprawled in the comfort of your own backyard, enjoying your favorite comedy under a cozy canopy … Continue reading Planning an Outdoor Home Theater

Fun Things to Do Outside in Your Backyard

Homeowners with spacious backyards, decks, and patios are counting down the days until the entire family can pack their schedule full of frolicking fun in the sun. Getting the most out of your backyard isn’t rocket science. Still, by planning ahead and with a little inspiration, you can furnish your space with durable outdoor furniture for any occasion. 6 Fun Things to Do in Your … Continue reading Fun Things to Do Outside in Your Backyard

Our 5 Favorite Ways to Relax

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

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

We here at POLYWOOD are a competitive bunch. From golf leagues to ugly Christmas sweater contests, we enjoy pitting ourselves against our fellow co-workers in friendly competitions. However, the most prestigious and fiercely fought competition here at our Syracuse, IN HQ is the Annual Bocce Ball Tournament. Spanning July and August, this round-robin style tourney has become the most well-known and widely talked about competition … 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