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A bonfire party is perfect to hold in your backyard for any occasion. Whether you are celebrating a birthday or just want to enjoy company with friends, a bonfire party will not disappoint in the winter months.
Prepare some simple food, grab some drinks and it’s the perfect way to socialise. It doesn’t need any decorations or any fantastic organisation to make this a wonderful gathering.
Let’s face it, there is nothing quite like sitting around a bonfire with a group of friends, drinking some wine or beer and toasting marshmallows!
A bonfire party is one of the easiest parties to hold because it requires no decoration or added flare, and is simply about enjoying the company of good friends. It’s these kind of get together’s that are often the best.
This is the kind of party that you can hold for no special reason at all.
I held a bonfire party for my husband’s birthday. It wasn’t a special birthday and there was no real reason as such to celebrate, but any excuse to get together with friends is a good one and that’s exactly why we held a bonfire party.
The party itself was simple. Very very simple.
To eat there was BBQ sausages with bread and sauce.
The Fire Pit was cranked to the max for warmth and atmosphere.
There were marshmallows for toasting.
Last but not least there was some some lovely red and white wine to share with friends. The printable wine labels spruced up some otherwise dull looking clean skin bottles, and they worked a treat.
Fire pits are inexpensive and can be purchased from most hardware stores. They are the perfect thing to have tucked away in the yard to reach for at a last minute’s notice.
They will also offer hours of fun outside of a party situation as there is nothing quite like sitting outside listening to the crackle of a fire and gazing at the stars.
Decorating For A Bonfire Party
You will be pleased to hear that this is one of those parties that you really don’t need to decorate for. The fire really does all of the work for you!
For some added ambiance you could include some fairy lights, lanterns or candles in jars around the backyard to give off extra light.
The one thing that you will need is lots of wood!
Running out of wood is not a good idea, so it’s best to plan ahead.
Whilst it’s great to burn some pruning you have recently accomplished, it is recommended to get some bags of firewood to ensure that you have plenty of long lasting wood to burn on the night.
Simple Food For A Relaxed Evening
It can be as simple as cooking some sausages with bread, or preparing a cheese board.
Otherwise if you prefer to cook a meal, popular easy options are large pasta dishes that you can feed a crowd with.
Other bonfire recipes we recommend are:
- Campfire Nachos Recipe
- Homemade Beef Stew
- Hot Dog With Beans
- Blueberry-Cinnamon Campfire Bread
- Campfire potatoes
Of course, it is also hard to have a fire and not have marshmallows on hand to toast.
The question is, do you allow yourself the time to slowly toast your marshmallow or do you go for the plunge into the fire, blow out the flames and have the charcoal marshmallow?
It’s a tough call!
And the ultimate food to have at a bonfire party?
If you want to up the game from simply toasting marshmallows, campfire smore’s are an awesome way to have a fun dessert.
If you would like to try out some fun themed party food, how about the following:
Printable Wine Labels For A Bonfire Party
Download them for free to use at your own party.
It’s pretty hard to resist a roaring fire.
There is just something special about being able to sit outside, stare at a fire, eat outdoors and relax with friends. These are the kind of nights that you could do over and over again.
Bonfire parties are stress free to organise and everyone leaves having had an amazing time.
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