You have invested in a beautiful outdoor living space with the fire pit at the center of it all. Now that fall has arrived and the cool weather fever has moved in, it is time to celebrate your outdoor living space. To help kickstart your creativity, here are some of our favorite bonfire party ideas to help you throw a fiery bash around your fire pit.
The food you choose to include at your bonfire can be vary depending on the overall theme of your outdoor living space as well as the type of party you want to have. While there are many different bonfire party ideas for food, the most important thing is to keep it easy to eat. Try finger foods, a taco bar, a chili station, or something else simple to eat around a campfire that won’t have guests dropping food into their laps.
Your landscape and outdoor living space should do the majority of the work naturally for decorations. However, you can add a few touches to emphasize that fall and campfire feeling for your guests.
A campfire is all about getting cozy and spending time with friends and family. One of the best bonfire party ideas to meet this request is with cozy party favors! Get your guests involved in the bonfire by providing scented pinecone fire starters they can add to the campfire to create a lovely, woodsy scent. Create a blanket stand with a basket full of blankets that people can use around the campfire. You can buy campfire blankets online and let guests take them home with them if you don’t have enough of your own to offer.
To keep guests cozy, you should also provide bug spray. Most bugs should be gone by the time the first frost hits and smoke from the fire does a good job of keeping bugs away, but there could still be bugs lingering around light sources where your food is set up. Light a citronella candle and offer complimentary bug spray to guests who feel bites.
What is a bonfire party without S’mores? There are so many bonfire party ideas to incorporate s’mores in unique ways. Some of our favorites include:
While it has been an unseasonably warm fall, the nights are turning cooler making it the perfect time to sit around the fire. There are many different backyard fire pit ideas that can go with a variety of different outdoor living styles and designs. To help you enjoy the bonfire season, here are some of our favorite backyard fire pit ideas.
The great thing about steel fire pits is they can be inexpensive to provide an upscale look on a budget, or can be a high quality centerpiece to your outdoor living space. Steel fire pits are light weight and incredibly durable with high weather resistance. The different types of steel fire pits include:
Brick firepits are similar to steel where they can be an inexpensive, DIY project or you can make it look incredibly sleek and professional. Out of the many backyard fire pit ideas, brick is the most versatile in design options. You need certain types of bricks when constructing a brick fire pit, including:
Similar to a brick fire pit, the natural stone fire pit can be built yourself or with a more professional appearance. With a natural stone fire pit, it is better to have a professional install it to give off the right weathered, natural look without compromising the integrity of the fire pit structure.
A built in firepit is one of the more impressive backyard fire pit ideas. You can choose from a variety of fire pit types, including wood burning or natural gas, to build into the ground. The important thing here is the interior construction of the fire pit and a plan to clean out ashes from the bottom. From there, design plays a factor with how you line the fire pit and construct the patio sitting space around it.
Depending on which fire pit you choose, you will need to consider the design of your backyard fire pit ideas. For example, a steel fire pit is going to get hot. Certain types of steel will contain the heat, like stainless steel, but others could be very hot to the touch. Be sure to arrange your outdoor living space with room around the fire pit so people do not accidentally burn themselves.
Likewise, a built in fire pit will require you to plan your outdoor living space creation around the fire pit. A built in fire pit will no doubt kickstart your creativity for multiple backyard fire pit ideas for design, including what material to line the fire pit with and how you want to lead into the seating area.
Summer is winding down and the crisp coolness of autumn will be blowing in before you know it. One of the best parts of fall is enjoying the weather while keeping warm around a fire pit. If you want to enjoy the outdoors while staying toasty, here are some fire pit designs to help you get ready for fall.
There are a few different fire pit designs you can go for. There are above ground pits, in ground pits, built-in pits, covered fire pits, coal pits, oven pits, and fireplaces.
The most common place to place fire pit designs is on a patio space. Often the fire pit will be designed to match the patio space with similar stone or concrete worked into the pit design. You can also place a fire pit out in your yard with its own fire pit area. People will build stone benches around the pit or will use a gravel floor to designate the fire pit area. Many homeowners choose to build their fire pit in a secluded garden area for a true private relaxation space.
In most cases, the landscaping around the fire pit uses the same stones or materials for the patio or outdoor kitchen the fire pit is placed in. However, there are a few other options for landscaping around fire pit designs, including: