One of the best things to do as a family or with friends during the fall is spending a chilly evening around a bonfire. Whether you have a pre-made fire pit, build your own, or spend a weekend at a campsite with a fire pit, bonfires are a great family tradition where some of the best memories are made. Here are a few fun things you can do around the fire this fall:
Tell campfire stories around the circle.
Stories are a great way for any family or group of friends to bond. They can be sweet and sappy love stories about how your grandparents met, or a scary piece of folklore that will keep everyone up all night. There is also a fun improv game that everyone can enjoy – making up your own story! Have someone start by saying a word and everyone goes around the circle with a new word that forms a sentence. It’s sure to bring laughs and make memories!
Play cards or other fun games.
A simple game of cards can be relaxing around the crackling of a fire. Break out a game of spades, Go Fish for the kids, or a board game like Monopoly. The possibilities are endless when bonfire night and game night collide!
Watch a movie.
A movie outdoors? What? Thanks to technology and DIY techniques, a movie in your backyard is absolutely possible. With a large white sheet, affordable projector and some quality speakers, you can host the best movie night your family and friends have had in ages. Have everyone bring their own foldable chair and stay warm around the fire. Be sure to bring fresh popcorn and candy, too.
A good fire with music doesn’t require a ton of extension cords. Thanks to bluetooth speakers, you can enjoy your favorite tunes for a relaxing evening with family and friends. If you know anyone who plays guitar, go for a live music night and have them take requests.
Aside from enjoying a quiet moment of warmth alone, these are some of the best things you can do around a backyard fire. Create new memories with your favorite people this fall and try something new!