During the winter season, people usually prefer staying in the comfort of their homes. But that doesn’t mean they can’t have some fun. Winters can be exciting if you know how to make the most of the chilly weather. If you have a sprawling garden or a backyard, maybe kindling a bonfire and inviting your friends is a good thought? If you are already liking the idea, but don’t have a clue of how to set up a bonfire party, then you should continue reading this blog as we would be suggesting some amazing ways to throw an unforgettable bonfire party that your guests would remember for a lifetime.
How to set up an Outdoor Bonfire Party in your Garden
There is something magical about creating your own bonfire, especially if you go out in the woods to gather firewood—albeit you don’t do that in these modern times unless you’re on a camping trip. But if you’re wondering how to make your own bonfire in your backyard or garden, then we can help you out.
Igniting a bonfire
You will probably buy some dry logs from the market. Then comes the part where you have to create a fire pit in the middle of your garden.
All you need to do is place some rocks and stones as edges and place those dry logs in the center. Scrunch in old newspapers and mix it with the logs as paper catches fire quickly. Similarly, if you have wood shavings or dried leaves in your garden, you can add it to let the fire crackle.
A word of caution: Don’t use any flammable liquid to ignite the fire as it might be difficult to control. Plus, the fumes emitted from the blaze can trigger a cough or even an asthma attack. Paper and dry wood is all you need to keep that fire crackling in the middle of your garden.
Prep the outdoor area
It goes without saying that a bonfire party has to be held in an open-air space. If you have an open-to-the-sky terrace, a backyard or a spacious garden – you can throw a magical bonfire party at home! Make sure the outdoor area is spacious enough to accommodate the number of guests you are inviting over.
A Cosy Seating Arrangement
Some comfy-looking poufs, large floor cushions are great for an outdoor bonfire seating arrangement. You can also be a bit more creative and use logs as seats around the fire pit.
Although your guests would be huddled together around the kindling fire, the heat might warm their hands but they might need an extra set of blankets to create a snug feeling.
It is important to keep large quilts and blankets so that your guests can wrap themselves up with it while grilling their favourite kebabs on fire.
One of the tips for hosting a bonfire party at home is to make sure to keep the place illuminated and bright. You don’t want the glow to be coming only from the bonfire. Adding some glimmering lights in your outdoor area will give your bonfire party the necessary shimmer and shine.
If you want to add more style, place some lanterns around so that you can see your favourite people’s faces glow in the light.
A Photobooth, maybe?
How to make the most of your bonfire party? Well, maybe add a photo booth where your friends and family would like to take a memorable photo, once the merry party is over.
You can handcraft some interesting props. For instance, a glittering campfire prop, or a marshmallow prop would go with the theme.
Another way of making your bonfire party both exciting and fun experience is to prepare some bonfire treats beforehand. Take some apple slices, glaze them with chocolate sauce and use colourful sprinkles for a perfect bonfire snack.
Bite-sized sandwiches are always a winner. You can even marinade boneless pieces of flattened meat beforehand, put them on skewers to make some delicious kebabs.
If you have a sweet tooth, then toasting some marshmallows and sandwiching them between biscuits with a smear of chocolate is an amazing bonfire treat that everyone loves.
To bring festivity to your bonfire party, you can perhaps change the color of the fire! Purchase some colored sand and throw it in the fire to change the fire into that specific color of your choice.
While the fire changes its colour, you might want to enjoy playing the guitar, singing a song or reading out ghost stories to fully enjoy the darkness and the enchanting fiery glow in the middle.
So, here were some of the ways to make your bonfire party memorable and fun. If you have any other ideas that need a mention, write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you rather stay indoors and enjoy a book, then you might want to check out our blog on how to stay warm in winters without a heater. But if you have a travel bug and the cold weather doesn’t inhibit you, then you should take a look at these top winter destinations in Pakistan. Subscribe to Zameen Blog the best home decor blog in Pakistan.