How to Host the Perfect Bonfire Party
Whether you're headed to the beach or out the back door, hosting a bonfire party can turn a summer evening into a memorable occasion. Consider the following: No house to clean, minimal set-up and easy food prep. It all adds up to a relaxing evening with friends. Head outdoors, sit on a log, build a s'more and hang out with your pals near a blazing bonfire with these tips on how to do it right.
No one looks forward to a mailbox full of advertisements and bills. Invite guests snail-mail style with an s'mores kit to get them excited.
When building a fire, always think safety first. If you have a fire pit, use it! If you are hosting your bonfire in an offbeat setting, like the woods or beach, be sure to clear the surrounding area.
Don't get us wrong, bonfires are nice and toasty, but you can amp up the cozy factor even more. Check out these 20 decor ideas inspired by summer camp for some snuggly blankets for guests to cuddle on. (via Brit + Co)
Light the way for guests with an enchanting glow, using these easy-to-make mason jar lanterns. (via Brit + Co)
While you could fashion guests a skewer from nature by sharpening a stick, if you're short on time and a pocket knife, pass around these telescoping skewers for guests to roast a dog or mallow on.
Keep drinks and food stylishly cold with a portable cooler.
A french fry and grilled cheese combo is a match made in Heaven. Let guests choose their favorite cheese and offer a few different dipping sauces so everyone can take their pick. (via Brit + Co)
Get the party popping with the ultimate party food. Be sure to add some extra seasonings so everyone can personalize theirs. (via Brit + Co)
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