I wanted a pop of color in my backyard in my outdoor game area... I made some back boards for various games and painted them with red and white stripes. I aged the boards and added some black to the edges to really dirty them up.
I have three benches where the games will be set up... I am hoping this will help keep the games orderly since there is going to be a lot of kids tossing balls, coins, rats, birds etc while playing these games.
The large bamboo covered barrel is the fishing hole... which is always a popular game as kids love water. I had plans to build a skee ball game. I made a prototype out of cardboard and it turned out fabulously-- but I'm running out of time so it will have to be a big reveal for next years pirate party! Twenty three more days....