Perfect Bonfire Checklist

Fall isn't complete until you host at least one bonfire get together with your pals. Whether it's a huge blow out bash with a fire in the background, or a simple get together for stories and warmth these are the essentials you need for throwing the perfect bonfire:

1. Friends

Make sure you know how many people are showing up to this thing so you have enough of everything. You can even make the bonfire a potluck if you are inviting a large amount of people, that way everyone can contribute. They need some ideas as to what to bring? Send them this check list!

2. Yummy Stuff

Food and drink are both essential to any get together. Make sure to keep the menu simple, yummy and ultimately easy to pick at around the fire. Some suggestions:

Classics

S'mores
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Hotdogs

Marshmallows

Chestnuts

A Little More Complicated

Campfire Beer Pancakes
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Campfire Popcorn Satchels
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Pumpkin Rice Krispie Treats
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S'mores Bar
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Drinks

21 Boozy Cider Drinks To Try This Fall
(buzzfeed)

Beer

Hot Chocolate

Hot Cider
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Hot Apple Cider w/ Rum
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Spiced Autumn Punch
(allrecipes)

 

3. Supplies

Make sure you have everything that you need from the fire to the napkins!

__logs
__kindling
__matches
__cooler
__thermos
__bug repellent (SO IMPORTANT)
__blankets
__chairs
__forks, spoons, knives
__plates
__cups
__trash bags
__skewers

4. Keep Cozy

Keep warm, cuddly and cozy by providing plenty of blankets, pillows or seating. Ask people to bring stuff too! Get creative.

5. Tell scary stories!

6. Game On

Truth or Dare

Telephone

Capture

Horseshoes

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7. The Fire

Make sure you build a decent fire whether you're using your own fire pit that you bought at Big Lots or making one out of some sticks and stones. Keep in mind how long you want your fire to go on so you can prepare by buying a fancy long burning log, or stock up on how much wood you'll need. Don't forget to put it out completely!

8. Music

Create a rad fall playlist of your favorite hits to get the cozy mood going.