Cue the camp nostalgia—here's everything you need to host a camp out, right at home.
At the heart of every camp is a fire. In your own backyard, a fire pit makes it easy and keeps it contained (event planner Tara Guérard likes the Red Ember Cast Iron Fire Pit, $140; hayneedle.com). Spread gravel beneath your fire pit to create a barrier between it and any flammable debris. If you choose to light an in-ground fire, check with your town’s public safety office first to confirm local regulations. To create extra seating, contact a nearby tree-removal company to get stumps to use as stools. Old-school games, like cornhole, horseshoes, and lawn dice, never fail to please. You can also look for oversize outdoor versions of Jenga or dominoes.
Footed Fire Pit
If you're building an at-home campfire, then you're going to need a fire pit. This one conveniently comes in three different sizes, each one made from heavy-duty cast iron.
To buy: Sunnydaze Decor Cast-Iron Bowl Fire Pit, $151; hayneedle.com.
Sure, this inflatable pool is great for filling with water and letting the little ones splash around—but it can do more than that! When empty and dry, fill it with blankets and throw pillows to create the ultimate backyard lounge.
To buy: Splash Outside the Lines! pool, $70; minnidip.com.
Add some classic lawn games, like cornhole, to your backyard and your house will suddenly become the most popular summer hangout in the neighborhood.
To buy: Black Triangle cornhole set, $280; wolfum.com.
Set the scene (and light up the backyard before you get the fire started), by adding a string of Edison-style lights overhead.
To buy: Edison-style string lights, from $20; worldmarket.com.
These portable lanterns bring serious camp vibes—and guide your way from the house to the campfire.
To buy: Forest Lantern, $50; barebonesliving.com.
Set up an adorable tent for your little ones, and camping right in their own backyard will become a memorable adventure.
To buy: Asweets 4 Wall Cotton Play Teepee, $95; wayfair.com.
Whether you're roasting hot dogs or marshmallows, these steel and wood roasting forks work much better (and look a lot chicer!) than a stick found on the ground. Plus, the handles are color-coordinated so there will be no debate over whose is whose.
To buy: Steel & Wood Roasting Forks, $56 for 8; shopterrain.com.