Fall is here, and in many parts of the country, temperatures have dropped quite a bit. While November 5th marks bonfire night for those in the U.K., here in the U.S., we tend to put an end to our bonfires at summer’s end. But hosting an autumnal bonfire is an excellent way to appreciate the season and spend quality time with family and friends. If you’re looking to switch things up a bit this fall, here are three tips for making your harvest bonfire one that everyone will love and remember:
Being out in the cool night air can be refreshing, but for a fall bonfire, staying toasty warm is a must. Encourage your guests to prepare by dressing warmly. You may want to have an assortment of extra gloves and scarves on hand. Be sure to bring out plenty of blankets — the thicker, the better. Provide cups or thermoses of flavored hot chocolate or hot apple cider to add seasonal flair.
The fire itself will provide light and warmth, but you can add even more magic and sparkle to the experience. Make sure the path to the bonfire is well-lit with hanging twinkle lights or lanterns. Bring flashlights for both safety and ghost stories. You can also buy sparklers to create an unforgettable evening. Although traditional wire sparklers last for approximately 45 seconds, you can use long lasting sparklers for an even better experience. You probably equate these long lasting sparklers with wedding sparklers, but these 20 inch or 36 inch sparklers can be great for other events, too. And since they last anywhere from two to four minutes, they’re perfect for capturing the fun on camera. You can even give out any leftover long lasting sparklers as gifts for next time.
What’s a fall bonfire without some sensational snacks? Take this opportunity to get in the campfire spirit. Put a big pot of homemade chili or chowder on the fire for everyone to enjoy. Get the popcorn popping while you host a sing-along or tell tall tales. And just because it’s fall doesn’t mean you can’t still make s’mores! Swap your usual marshmallows for pumpkin spice variety or use gingersnap cookies instead of graham crackers. Highlight seasonal produce like squash, apples, cranberries, or root vegetables in your meal. Ask your guests to bring a hearty, savory dish they love or to contribute desserts like peanut brittle, toffee, or fudge to finish the night on a sweet note.
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