Because no one will judge your choice of beverage
Beer's the backyard go-to, but the backyard does also present the opportunity to whip up a mojito or a frozen pina colada without getting side eye from bar patrons, and front eye from a put-out bartender. In your backyard, tropical cocktails are perfectly acceptable, little umbrellas and all.
Because grilling indoors is inferior, and potentially dangerous
If you’ve ever tried any of those half-baked indoor grilling apparatuses, then you know that nothing beats the taste of meat that’s been grilled in a backyard. Plus, try to cook anything over an open flame indoors and you might just burn the house down.
Because you can bathe with a hose
Is there anything more refreshing on a hot, humid day then using your garden hose for a chilly outdoor shower? We think not.
Because you can grow food there
If there is ever a famine, you will not go hungry -- for there is fertile soil in your backyard and seeds at the hardware store.
Because it doesn’t have to be manicured
Your front yard needs to be mowed on a biweekly basis, the flower beds there need weeding, and the lawn needs to maintain a particular shade of green for the neighbors not to accuse you of lowering property values. The backyard, though, that’s where you can keep all those extra car parts and let the lawn go au naturel, and no one can say a thing.
Because water balloons wreak havoc indoors
A water balloon fight indoors is a disastrous situation, one that might end with a call to a mold remediation specialist, or a sopping wet couch. In the backyard, though, you can recreate the Battle of Helm’s Deep during your water balloon fight, which is totally sick.