How To Have An Epic Bonfire Party

How To Have An Epic Bonfire Party!

Tips and Tricks From Pinterest To Make Your Bonfire Party Memorable!

It is almost summer and one of my favorite parts of summer are the long, lazy nights. I personally love to spend them gathered with family and friends around a fire pit, marshmallow sticks in hand and music playing. There is something about this setting that inevitably leads to storytelling and memory making. It’s peaceful sitting there under star filled skies, a blanket around your shoulders and a hay bale beneath you.

Here is a list of my minimal requirements for an awesome night at the bonfire.

  • A fully stocked S’More’s Bar
  • Sparklers
  • Blankets
  • Drinks and Snacks
  • A great playlist

Summer Nights

I have a Pinterest board with a collection of my favorite ideas! Here are my top five!

Smores Bar

The first must have is a S’Mores Bar!  You can also have a Chili Bar or a Popcorn Bar too but you must have a S’Mores Bar and keep it interesting with some fun combinations like The Nutty Buddy which uses a Reese’s Cup in place of a Hershey Bar.  Here are some tried and true ideas I have used.

There’s More To S’mores!

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Second, I think you need Sparklers!  I don’t care how old you are there is something that happens when you give a person a sparkler that instantly transforms them, releasing the child within. Every truly great bonfire consists of a few moments where people are drawing their names in the air and running through the grass waving it around them.

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Fun and Games

If you have enough lighting you need to have games. If you don’t have enough lighting you need Tiki torches and games. Some of our favorites are horseshoes or corn hole!


How to Build A Horseshoe Pit

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Cornhole – DIY


Seating options matter!  I love these glow in the dark tree stumps as options because they are adorable!  For the sake of comfort, some basic lawn chairs may be best. Or, you can always use the traditional blanket covered hay bales, just be sure your blankets are thick. Finally, a basket full of throws should be close by. Even the warmest summer nights can get cold.

Tree Rings

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Enjoy your backyard paradise with a perfect centerpiece. These fire pit seating area ideas will inspire your inner decorator and make sure you have the ultimate backyard. These fireplaces, fire bowls, and fire pits have been “warm” spots in our outdoor articles all year at DesignRulz, and they’re among our favorites.


Finally, you need something to drink! For colder nights you can’t beat cocoa. But, in my opinion, there is no drink that more appropriately says summer than lemonade. Sometimes it’s nice to have a different version for the kids and the adults. This homemade lemonade is the best I have found and this strawberry-lemon Sangria is exceptional.

Homemade Lemonade Recipe

White Strawberry-Lemon Sangria

And there you have the makings of an awesome Bonfire Party.  There are so many other fun ideas you can do too so be sure to check out my Pinterest Board for those.

What are your favorite bonfire must haves? Please share in the comments below. We love to hear from you!



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