A fire pit is quickly becoming a backyard must-have as manufacturers are coming up with models which are more affordable and easier to install than ever. HGTV has reported that a fire pit is the number one requested design feature for those who are purchasing a home.
Having a fire pit in your backyard means that you and your loved ones can enjoy the outdoors even in the dark hours of the night and on the chilly evening of Autumn. For those of you who love entertaining your family and friends, your fire pit can be the focal point of an outdoor party. If you’re looking to throw an outdoor party, we have come up with three fantastic party ideas that will put your fire pit to good use.
If you don’t already own a fire pit, check out Huffington Post’s guide to selecting the perfect fire pit for your backyard.
1. A S’mores Party For The Whole Family
A s’mores party is great for both children and adults. After all, who doesn’t love gooey, chocolaty s’mores? Set up a small buffet table of the usual s’mores ingredients (chocolate bars, marshmallows and graham crackers) and feel free to get creative by adding your own fun and unique ingredients, such as peanut butter and alternative chocolate bars. Provide one roasting stick for each guest. Your guests will love embracing their inner child with this fun and timeless activity.
2. A Camping Night For Your Closest Friends
If your backyard is the right size, invite some outdoorsy friends over for a camping night. Your friends can bring tents and camp out right in your backyard, and you and your loved ones can spend the evening sitting around your fire pit while telling stories and roasting marshmallows. This type of party works great for both adults and children, especially younger children who are not old enough to do real deal camping just yet.
3. An Intimate Outdoor Halloween Bash
One of the best things about a fire pit is that the warmth and light it supplies allows you to sit outside on dark and chilly nights comfortably. Late October nights can feel brisk to say the least, but with a fire pit you and your guests will feel warm and cozy. Around Halloween time, invite some friends over to sit around the fire pit and tell scary stories. Provide some throw blankets just in case it’s chillier than usual, and provide Autumn classics such as hot apple cider and donuts.
As you can see, a fire pit doesn’t just provide warmth and light to your backyard. By purchasing a fire pit, you are transforming your outdoor space into an oasis for intimate gatherings which can last through the chillier months and create memories with your loved ones that will last a lifetime.