The air is crisp and autumn’s arrival is finally here. Fall is the absolute perfect time of the year to take advantage of the cool nights, starry skies and make memories around the fire pit with friends. A backyard bonfire party is one of the easiest ways to entertain and I’ve put together 5 ideas to help you host a low-key Beer, Bites and Backyard Bonfire Party this fall.
There is nothing quite like the warmth and fun of sitting around a fire to turn an autumn evening into a memorable night with friends. This casual get-together looks like a fully planned party without all the fuss and prep work.
One of my goals for the year was to work on intentionally celebrating and connecting with friends. As our lives get busier and we find ourselves rushing from one thing to the next it’s more important than ever to slow down and enjoy the simple things.
Getting together with friends doesn’t have to be time-consuming or expensive. I’ve teamed up with the Chinet® brand to show you how to simplify your get-togethers this fall with ease and convenience.
How to Host a Backyard Bonfire Party
Turn an autumn evening into a comfy and cozy get together with beer, bites and a blazing bonfire.
Turn Up the Heat
Build a fire and turn up the heat, but let’s talk safety first. This backyard bonfire won’t be like the raging bonfire of your college days, it should be modest and contained. It’s important to choose a spot away from your home and make sure there is a solid, fireproof barrier around the fire pit area. Keep a fire extinguisher on hand just in case and be sure to snuff out the fire completely at the end of the night.
Create an autumn-inspired atmosphere and bring in hay bales for seating. Cover them in blankets to not only give them a pop of fall color but to also make them nice and comfy to seat on.
Add pumpkins and double your fireside glow by placing candles throughout your fire pit area. While the fire produces quite a bit of light, string additional lights around your fire pit to make sure there’s enough light for guests to see the food and where to set down their drinks.
The perfect backyard bonfire would not be complete without warm and comfy blankets. Gather up plaid throws and blankets and place them on chairs and in baskets around the fire pit. This way as the evening chill sets in everyone can stay warm and cozy throughout the party.
Apart from enjoying the warm glow of the bonfire, your backyard get-together isn’t a success without some yummy bonfire bites. Keep things simple and serve small bites like fire-grilled pizza, potato skins, and brats. Fill containers with snacks like popcorn or chips that guests can grab and munch on throughout the night.
Fill a wooden crate with all the essential Chinet brand products you’ll need. Chinet® Classic White™ plates are known for more than just their durability, they are also both elegant and environmentally conscious, which makes them ideal for an outdoor bonfire party. I like to make sure I have Chinet® Classic White™ dinner plates and Chinet® Classic White™ dessert plates for people to use for both their dinner and s’mores.
Of course, s’mores are a must! Fill a tray with a variety of graham crackers, chocolate and marshmallows so everyone can toast their own s’mores creations. Be sure to have plenty of Chinet® Classic White™ All Occasion napkins on hand to clean up sticky hands.
Toast to Friends