Backyard Spring Picnic and the Bad Aliens!

picture of Backyard Discovery Spring Picnic Kids

Thanks to everyone who made it to our Backyard Discovery Spring Picnic! The weather threatened us with rain and hail just hours before the party but for those that made it, we had a super fun time!

When you get 10 kids together ages 3 – 10, it’s hard to tell what you will have. Chaos usually! During our Backyard Discovery Spring Picnic, it was like Heaven for us parents. We just sat back and watched the kids have a super time on the playset! They played so well together.

picture of Backyard Discovery Spring Picnic Kids
Backyard Discovery Spring Picnic Kids

Kids Having FUN Playing on Backyard Discovery Playset

I’ve said it before but it just amazes me how many play stations are on the Patriot playset. It is recommended for kids ages 3-10 and up to 10 to play safely at a time. We tried those stats out exactly at our party with the exact kid ages AND 10 kids playing at once. They played so well together and played full force for about 2 hours only stopping to eat!

picture of Backyard Discovery Taking Turns on the Spiral Slide
Backyard Discovery Taking Turns on the Spiral Slide
picture of Kids love the Backyard Discovery Spiral Slide
Kids love the Backyard Discovery Spiral Slide

Video of Kids Playing on Backyard Discovery Playset

Many thanks to Backyard Discovery for the great Flip Video camera! We captured many great videos of the kids having fun. Too many for one post, I’ll be posting for a while!

Kids Love to Swing!

At all times during the party, you could find at least 2 kids swinging, sometimes 4! I love that the kids can swing together all at once and I don’t have to worry about their safety on the Backyard Discovery playset. They take safety almost as seriously as us moms and design everything with your kids in mind.

picture of Kids Swinging at Backyard Spring Picnic
Kids Swinging at Backyard Spring Picnic

Kids Took on the Bad Aliens in Outer Space Jungle!

Their imaginations took them to outer space to fighting the bad aliens in the Jungle! The Backyard Discovery Patriot became the Fighter Ship in Outer Space! The whole playset was transformed into battle mode, the kids especially loved the spiral slide and the swings that often allowed them to quickly get away from the bad aliens! lol I love seeing new stories unfold when kids are playing and using their imaginations!

Great Picnic Food

What I love about Summertime parties is that they can be held outdoors with great sandwiches and everyone is happy! You’ve gotta have tasty food to pull the kids away from playing, Panera Bread food did the trick! Thanks to Backyard Discovery for the yummy food from Panera Bread!

picture of Kids stopped playing to eat during Backyard Discovery Spring Picnic
Kids stopped playing to eat during Backyard Discovery Spring Picnic

Kids had fun eating at the picnic table on the Backyard Discovery Patriot playset model. I was surprised that there was plenty of room for a 5, 7, and 9 year old to sit together on the picnic table. Kids also found other spots to hang out and eat. I found it interesting that the kids didn’t sit at the tables near the food but the kids took their plates to the playset to hang out and eat together.

picture of Eating on Backyard Discovery Picnic Table
Eating on Backyard Discovery Picnic Table
picture of Eating on Backyard Discovery Patriot Playset
Eating on Backyard Discovery Patriot Playset

Back to Playing on Playset

After eating, it was full force back to the playset! They played so well together taking turns. I don’t think we had even one incident with not sharing.

We did have a couple run ins and a fall/jump but all was well. I was so glad that we installed the kid-friendly mulch earlier this week when I saw a boy fall/jump to the ground. He didn’t even cry thankfully.  It was the perfect time to talk to the parents about how Backyard Discovery is set up to be a safe playset. Backyard Discovery actually recommended having a “Safe-T Zone” around the playset with a loose fill material or I don’t think we would have considered it. We talked about their Play Safely Tips and just the great features of Backyard Discovery products. It is good to be armed with research and good information when making a purchase such as a playground when your kids safety is of concern.

picture of Backyard Discovery Spring Picnic Taking Turns on the Rock Wall
Backyard Discovery Spring Picnic Taking Turns on the Rock Wall
picture of Climbing the Steps on Playset
Climbing the Steps on Playset

It’s good for the kids to have the steps option and the Rock Wall. It gives the kids easy and more challenging options plus it allows more kids to reach the 2 higher play surfaces at the same time!

picture of Kids Playing Together!
Kids Playing Together!

These kids bonded and just loved hanging out together. They played hard, played good together, and I know at least my kids wore themselves out and dropped into bed that night!

Families had fun at Backyard Discovery Spring Picnic

I never thought of having a playset as something to plan a party around but after this party, I will do it again! It’s just such a relaxed and fun time for the parents and a super time playing for the kids! It is a casual way to get to know people better in your neighborhood, families from your kids’ school, etc.

picture of Parents Talking
Parents talking and getting to know each other
picture of Families Having Fun
Families Having Fun
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Happy Kids are the best!

We Love Backyard Discovery

I’ll leave you with this video of the kids proclaiming their love for Backyard Discovery. Please be sure to email [email protected] akronohiomoms.com with interest to be invited to the next Backyard Discovery playdate or party. Include your kids ages and preferred days and times to meet.

This was not a paid post. My own opinions were used based on my perceptions and experience. Thank you to Backyard Discovery who supplied the product for review and the ongoing relationship with AkronOhioMoms.com. Check out the great selection of playsets from Backyard Discovery at www.swingsetsonline.com.

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10 thoughts on “Backyard Spring Picnic and the Bad Aliens!

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  2. Cindy says:

    Thanks for all the wonderful comments! It’s been a lot of fun with the playground this summer. Our yard isn’t where it needs to be, i.e. grass but it is getting there!

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  4. Dorothy K. says:

    Look at those happy kids AND happy parents. I always say if my kids and grandkids aren’t happy then I am not. I use to say if mom isn’t happy, nobody is. HA! I would like to get this playground for my grandkids, they deserve it. I might look for a smaller one for my yard.

  5. Rose Habart says:

    I love that your daughter is wearing a tutu!!! lol. Gracie sleeps in hers’ 🙂 And I see the fling bins in the background. It looks like everyone had a great time.

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