Winter Bonfire Party

host a winter bonfire party

Looking for a hot time?  Build your next winter party around a bonfire. Whether you are planning a cozy night for two or inviting the neighborhood, here are some ideas for a blazing good time!

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Party Plans

  • Pick a spot for your party.  It could be your own backyard, a local park, or a nearby beach.  Check to see if you need to reserve a site.  Review local ordinances for outdoor fire regulations.  Make sure your bonfire area is free of debris and other hazards like dry brush and electrical sources.
  • Check the weather forecast.  A night with wind and rain will dampen the mood!
  • Set the date.

Invitations

Whether you phone your friends or send invitations make sure you tell them these important details:

  • Dress warmly
  • Bring a blanket and a camp chair
  • Suggest or assign items to bring  to share like marshmallow roasters, s’more supplies, food or beverages.

Food Ideas

  • Make a soup, stew or chili and reheat in a Dutch oven over the fire embers.
  • Pre-cook baked potatoes in your oven.  Wrap in tin foil and heat over the fire. Prepare fixings for a baked potato bar.
  • Have an old fashioned hot dog roast.
  • S’mores—need we say more.

Beverages

 



Fireside Play List

(compiled by Real Simple Magazine)

Light My Fire, The Doors

Burn Away, The Foo Fighters
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Ring of Fire, Johnny Cash

She’s on Fire, Train

On Fire, Van Halen

Burning Down the House, Talking Heads

Eternal Flame, The Bangles

I’m on Fire, Bruce Springsteen

The Roof is on Fire, Bloodhound Gang

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