The weather is starting to get warmer and what is a more perfect way to celebrate than with a bonfire night right in your backyard? If you have never hosted one, don’t worry! In this blog, we will cover all of our essentials for the perfect bonfire night! So grab your friends, family, or coworkers and head outside for an evening full of laughs, snacks, and good times.
A bonfire night would be incomplete without games to entertain your guests! Some great games for before the sun goes down include the classic cornhole, Spikeball, and giant yard Jenga. All these games and more can easily be bought over Amazon, at your local Target/Walmart, or you can DIY it yourself. After it gets dark, it is time to gather around the fire and play some fun campfire games. This blog includes many different games that can be played for each age group!
It does not have to be the 4th of July for you to take the sparklers out! Sparklers are perfect for bonfire nights and great for kids, adults, and everyone in between. They are a fun activity to hand out to your guests after it gets darker and also easy to clean up after. Our suggestion would be to have a designated empty box or can for everyone to throw their sparklers into once they are out to make sure you do not have any lying around your yard.
3. Glow-in-the-dark items
Once the sparklers are out, it is time to bring out the glow-in-the-dark sticks and necklaces. They are the perfect addition to a bonfire night, especially if there are kids involved. You can buy a bundle of glow-in-the-dark items on Amazon here!
4. Bug Spray
The only con of warmer weather is mosquitoes! So, if you are having a bonfire night in the summer, make sure you bring bug spray to keep all your guests protected from those terrible bug bites. If it is a larger gathering, leave bottles throughout your yard so you do not have to worry about everyone fighting over the same one.
So you have the bonfire, what’s next? S’mores of course, but make them Inside-Out! Tuck-ins are Inside-Out S’mores all readily assembled on a stick. The delicious chocolate and crunchy graham cracker are already tucked into the fluffy marshmallow, so you will be left with no mess and cleanup after! They can be roasted to perfection over any open flame and enjoyed in many different flavors: Classic S’mores, Cookies & Cream, Peanut Butter Cup (+ a Vegan and Gluten-Free option). Check them out and use code SMORE15 for 15% off your order!
6. Other Snacks
You have got the essential s’mores, but the more the merrier so here are some other snacking options which are perfect for your outdoor gathering:
- Chips and dips
- Hot dogs and burgers
- Cheese Boards
- Fruit trays
7. Lawn chairs
Your bonfire night will definitely need seating options and lawn chairs work great because they are easy to set up and move around. Target has various options ranging in price, material, and color!
8. String Lights
For an extra special touch, add string lights throughout your yard. Turn them on when it gets dark outside to light up your yard. They are adorable, stunning, and a must-add to your next gathering.
Sometimes it gets chillier in the night so having a bunch of blankets ready for your guests is a great idea. Especially in the later hours of the night when everyone is chatting away, blankets will make sure everyone is warm and comfy!