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Lawn Game On

Throw a putt-putt party that’s fun for the whole family

By Embry Roberts

Lawn Game On

By Embry Roberts



What’s better than a round of mini-golf with your mini-me? Doing it in your own backyard…with all of your closest friends. This summer, round up the playgroup or pool crew for some golf-themed sun and fun. Here’s what you’ll need to pull it off.

First thing’s first: You’re going to need a putting green. Even the most manicured lawn will offer too much resistance, so you’ll want to lay down a large piece of felt or artificial grass. From there, you can use rocks, branches, pool noodles, and non-breakable toys to create obstacles. For a DIY ramp, lay an unfolded cardboard box over an inverted shoebox lid and tape around the edges. A clean coffee can on its side can serve as your hole.

Remember, this doesn’t have to be fancy. You’re creating a vibe…and something to keep the kids occupied while you drink with your parent friends. Speaking of drinks, we recommend picking up some Owl’s Brew Watermelon Margarita Cocktail Mixer for an easy shortcut to summertime bliss – two parts mixer to one part your spirit of choice. Mix it with seltzer for the kids – they’ll never know the difference.



Issue a dress code of swimsuit optional (that is, you don’t have to run through the sprinkler…but be warned that you might get splashed). Matching isn’t mandatory, but strongly encouraged. We love these lightweight, quick-drying dresses and swim trunks for a fun party look that will hold up if things get wet and wild.





And since you’ll be spending the day in the sun, you can’t forget the sunscreen. NYDG’s Chem-Free Active Defense SPF30 provides broad-spectrum UVA and UVB protection by using a mineral barrier enhanced with skin-soothing ingredients. The formula spreads easily and blends invisibly, so you won’t have to worry about a chalky texture bringing down your party look. Leave a bottle on the buffet for easy reapplication…and to ensure that great memories are the only thing your guests go home with.








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