When you have a well-lit backyard, it’s easy to find ways to spend more time enjoying the weather outside. Whether you need a little ambient lighting to enjoy the company of others or you need some lights to guide your path, GloScapes of the Gulf Coast offers a variety of outdoor lighting solutions so that you can spend more time in the great outdoors.

If you’re trying to come up with more ideas to enjoy your outdoor lights, check out our suggestions below. Alternatively, if you’re overflowing with ideas to enjoy your backyard but need the outdoor lighting to make it happen, contact GloScapes of the Gulf Coast to get started with a quick and easy virtual demo.


This is a fun lawn game that’s grown in popularity over the last several years. Whether for a birthday party, graduation party, or just a good ol’ backyard barbeque, cornhole is a fun game that people of all ages can play. The best part is that you can find cornhole boards that light up, so you can keep playing well into the night.


Croquet is a classic yard game that’s been around for decades. Put a fun spin on this age-old activity with a set that glows in the dark. It’s a fun challenge when you have just a little bit of light to guide you from one wicket to the next.

Ladder Golf

Another newer lawn game that’s become popular is ladder golf. Just like cornhole and croquet, you can find glowing or light-up versions of this game. While we can’t say that the night will do anything to help your aim, it will be more fun to watch the golf balls spin through the air.

Capture the Flag

You might remember this game from gym class, but with a big enough group and yard you can easily relive those glory days. Find glow-in-the-dark game pieces and create “jails” using rope lights. 

Movie Night

Take movie night outside with just a white bed sheet and a projector. Movie nights under the stars are a great way to get some fresh air and experience the joy of going to the movies from the comfort of your own home. Don’t forget to pull the patio furniture over for a more comfortable place to relax while you enjoy your feature flick.

Weenie Roast

If you’ve reserved weenie roasts for camping, you’re missing out on a seriously fun backyard activity. Whether you have an in-ground or portable fire pit, you can enjoy a fire-roasted hot dog in minutes with tools ranging from a bamboo stick all the way to fancy roasting tongs. 

The beauty of doing this activity at home is that you probably have all your hot dog fixin’s ready to go in the fridge — no need to go without like you would if you forgot them on a camping trip.

S’more Making

Speaking of camping traditions, weenies aren’t the only thing you can roast over an open fire in the backyard. Marshmallow, anyone? Whether you start with a weenie roast or you follow up a traditional meal with one of these sweet treats, s’mores are a great way to extend the fun with family and friends.

Backyard Camping

If you’re participating in this many “camping” activities in your own backyard, you might as well just pitch a tent to complete the experience. Backyard camping is a great way to enjoy the outdoors even if you can’t get away, a chance to get your younger children used to the idea of camping, and the opportunity to test new gear before you take it with you into the wilderness.


All of these games and activities are easier to enjoy when you have a little bit of lighting to help you see what you’re doing. If you’d like to have outdoor lighting installed in your backyard or anywhere else at your home, contact GloScapes of the Gulf Coast today.