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Summer is in full swing, and that means one thing: backyard chill sessions! So whether you're hosting a party or just relaxing with friends and family, you need a few essentials to make the perfect backyard chill session. This blog post will discuss ten things you need for the ultimate backyard chill session!

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Of course, no backyard chill session would be complete without food and drinks! So have plenty of snacks on hand to keep your guests happy. Also, be sure to find out if there are any special dietary requirements or allergies beforehand so you can be prepared and cater to everyone.


A barbeque is always a good option for backyard chilling. Get some burgers, hot dogs, or veggie patties on the grill, and you're good to go! If you're feeling extra fancy, you could even set up a build-your-own nacho or taco bar.


If you're not confident in grilling or making something, you can always order in. But, no matter what you choose to serve, make sure there's enough to go around!


Drinks are also a must-have for any backyard chill session. Whether you're serving alcoholic beverages or not, have plenty of options for your guests to choose from. Soft drinks, iced tea, and lemonade are always crowd-pleasers.


If you are serving alcohol, be sure to have plenty of non-alcoholic options. It's essential to ensure everyone is staying safe and hydrated, especially in the summer heat, so keep lots of water bottles on hand. Just be sure to have plenty of ice on hand to keep everything cold!


Remember to have some plastic or paper cups for everyone to use. No one wants to be worrying about broken glasses. 


Having a few games on hand is also an excellent idea for any backyard chill session. Games are a great way to keep everyone entertained and can be enjoyed by people of all ages. If you're unsure what games to bring, cornhole, frisbee, and cards are always safe bets.


Music is also essential for any backyard chill session. It can help set the tone and create a relaxed atmosphere. Make sure to have a few different playlist options on hand so you can please everyone's musical taste. If you don't have access to speakers, plenty of portable options will work just as well.

Comfortable Seating

Another essential for any backyard chill session is comfortable seating. Whether you have chairs, bean bags, or blankets, make sure everyone has a place to relax. Folding chairs are always a great option if you're short on space.


Shade is also a must-have for any backyard chill session. The last thing you want is for your guests to be uncomfortably hot! So have plenty of umbrellas or tarps to provide shade for your guests.


If there are no trees in your backyard, there are plenty of options that will work just as well, like gazebos or canopy umbrellas.

Bug Spray

Bug spray is also an important thing to have on hand for any backyard chill session. No one wants to be bothered by pesky mosquitoes! So make sure to have bug spray available for your guests to enjoy their time without being bitten.


Sunscreen is also a must-have for any backyard chill session. The last thing you want is for your guests to get sunburned! So have plenty of sunscreen on hand and frequently reapply, especially if you're in the water.


If you don't have sunscreen, be sure to have a few trucker hats or umbrellas on hand to provide shade for your guests!


If you have a pool, be sure to use it! A pool is a great way to keep everyone cool in the summer heat. Just be sure to have plenty of life jackets and floaties on hand for your guests. Also, be sure to have some pool toys for the kids (and adults!).


There are many other ways to keep everyone cool in the summer heat; if you don't have a pool, water balloons are always a hit.


Last but not least, be sure to have a cooler on hand! A cooler is a great way to keep your drinks cold and fresh food. Be sure to fill it with ice before your guests arrive so everything is excellent and cold.


Now that you have all the essentials, you're ready to host the perfect backyard chill session! Just sit back, relax, and enjoy the company of your friends and family. 

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He and his wife Heather live in St Joseph, Michigan - across the lake from Chicago.