Want to take the hassle out of planning spring and summer activities? Look no further than your own backyard for endless entertainment. With a little bit of help, your deck can become the ideal family hangout spot. Just check out some of the following ideas:

A large patio table can offer plenty of comfortable seating when combined with colorful cushions and pillows.

To keep the party going on into the evening, add some brightly colored lanterns and strings of lights for a cheerful ambiance.
Keep a collection of games on hand outdoors so your family can come together for a game of Jenga, Tic-Tac-Toe, chess, Twister, or any other family favorite.

Take the exercise outside with a backyard gym on deck or a yoga patio for encouraging fitness while having fun together.
A built-in firepit can turn an otherwise boring spot into a place to gather night after night to roast hotdogs and make s’mores—something every family member can appreciate.
Another great addition is the increasingly popular outdoor movie screen so the whole family can gather together for backyard movie night with buckets of popcorn, patio chairs and a sky full of stars as you all enjoy a favorite summer flick.