9 Best Backyard Party Games and Activities – Maryland Edition

As the sun-drenched days of summer are coming to an end, it’s a great time to make the most of it. This means gathering with friends and family for a good ‘ol backyard party. But why settle for an ordinary gathering when you can infuse your event with the spirit of Maryland? Here’s your guide to throwing an unforgettable bash with Maryland-themed backyard party games and activities. (Pro tip: Order Chad’s so you can spend more time enjoying the fun and less time in the kitchen.)

There are many ways to celebrate Maryland, which clearly has the best state flag around. (This isn’t our opinion, merely facts.) One of our favorite ways is to throw a party. Here are some great ways to incorporate your love of Maryland into your next backyard bash.

Backyard Party Games and Activities

  1. Old Bay Seasoning Challenge: Maryland is famous for Old Bay seasoning. Set up a challenge where guests can create dishes using this and compete on who incorporates it the best.
  2. Cornhole Tournament: Cornhole is a classic Maryland backyard party game. You can play casually or have a tournament. Either way, it’s a hit.
  3. Lawn Games: Include other lawn games like horseshoes, bocce ball, frisbee, and giant Jenga to keep guests entertained throughout the day.
  4. Maryland Trivia: Create a game with questions about Maryland’s history, culture, landmarks, and famous residents. You can organize it as a team-based competition or an individual challenge.
  5. Crab Pickin’: Since Maryland is renowned for its crabs, organize a crab feast where guests can enjoy picking crabs. You could also turn this into a friendly contest to see who can pick the most crab meat within a specific time.
  6. Decorate Your Crab Shell: Provide guests with clean crab shells and craft supplies like paint, glitter, and markers. They can create unique crab shell artwork to take home as a keepsake.
  7. Karaoke or Live Music: Invite guests to channel their inner pop stars or croon classic tunes while soaking up the sun. Or, support local artists and hire a local band to play live music.
  8. Chesapeake Bay Clean-up: If you want to incorporate a community service aspect, consider organizing a Chesapeake Bay clean-up event for your party. This can promote environmental awareness and give back to the community.
  9. Maryland Craft Beer Tasting: Grab your favorite local brews for a craft beer tasting. Guests can sample various local beers and note their favorites. (It also goes very well with Chad’s BBQ.)

Make Your Party a Hit With Chad’s BBQ

Remember to consider the preferences and interests of your guests when selecting games and activities. Incorporating a mix of Maryland-themed elements and classic BBQ entertainment create a memorable and enjoyable event for everyone.

There’s plenty of creativity and fun when throwing a backyard party in Maryland. From concocting Maryland cuisine to cracking crabs and belting out tunes, these Maryland-themed backyard party games will make your get-together an unforgettable summer highlight. So gather your friends, order or cater in some delicious Chad’s BBQ, and let the Maryland spirit infuse every moment of your celebration.