When summer time begins, so do new thoughts and ideas about that year’s bonfire parties. Bonfires are a fun way for friends and family to come together and enjoy a good time together, whether it be a big gathering at a lake or a simple circle of family members in a backyard. After a long day at work or swimming, it can also be a time for relaxation for the night before heading to bed. No matter the circumstances, however, there are a few ways to ensure a bonfire party everyone will love.
Choosing the Right Grill
Having a cookout is one of the key elements in having a bonfire party. There are many foods that come to mind for this event, however, things like hamburgers, hot dogs, and other kinds of meat are the main meals to be cooked. Since these are often cooked in large amounts, a nice quality grill should be chosen. A grill for this type of event needs to be a heavy-duty material that can handle extreme heat. Each grill has a wide, but slightly different, variety of features and prices. Below are some examples of grills that are often used:
- Freestanding Gas Grills
- Built-In Gas Grills
- Pellet Grills
- Kamado Grills
- BBQ Smokers
Choosing a Theme and Decorations
Decorations and themes can turn any bonfire into an event focused on a certain holiday or occasion with the right kinds. There are many ways of decorating for a bonfire, ranging from a simplistic look to a more extravagant and planned out theme. Below are a few ideas of themes that are commonly chosen:
- Glow in the Dark
- A Night in the Country
- Outdoor Movie Theater
- Beach Party
- Game Night
Setting up Games and Activities
You can never go wrong with incorporating exciting games and activities for everyone to join along in. The great thing about this is that these games and/or activities can be customized to be appropropriate for children and adults. Some fun activities children may enjoy include roasting marshmallows, making s’mores, roasting hot dogs, playing bean bag toss, sing-alongs, etc. Some ideas for grownups may include a scavenger hunt, charades, truth or dare, two truths and a lie, plus many more. Games and activities are sure to give people the energetic and joyful feeling that should be received from a party.
Take Laws Into Account
There are a few things that can result in law enforcement showing up to a bonfire party. One of the main reasons is that a neighbor may complain about any noises or seeing any smoke from a grill, torches, or a fire pit. A good way to avoid this happening is to inform your neighbors that there will be something going on next door.
Bonfires are always an exciting event for the ones organizing it and the ones attending it. While it may be a bit stressful to plan a party and to find things to ensure everyone has a good time, following these tips, plus many more, should make for a well hosted bonfire party.