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.

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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.

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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.

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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Seating options matter!  We like these benches that also turn into small tables for game playing or eating but you can always use the traditional blanket covered hay bales, just be sure your blankets are thick. Add a basket full of throws. Even the warmest summer nights can are better when you are cuddled up.


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 can also be easily converted to a Sangria for adults!

Strawberry Lemonade Recipe

If you are going to have drinks then having some of these drink stakes is a cool thing for your bonfire too! How cool are these?

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 is your favorite bonfire must have? Please share in the comments below. We love to hear from you!

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