Bonfires are one of the few traditions we’ve kept going throughout the generations. Sitting around a fire is a time for both relaxing and socializing with friends and family. Hosting a successful bonfire begins with the preparation of it. Keep reading to find out some of the most important things to keep in mind when you’re throwing a bonfire party for adult friends or family.
Pick a Spot
Picking a spot to place your bonfire is fairly simple when you live on a ranch or out in the country. However, when you’re within city limits, things can get a little trickier. Often, if your land is not wide enough, the city may not allow you to set up such a large fire. Therefore, you should always have some alternative sites ready on hand. One of the best locations, other than a campsite, ranch or farm, is the beach.
Access to a fire pit that’s surrounded with plenty of water and sand makes the beach the ideal place for any safety concerns you may have. Keeping everyone safe should be the top concern, and it is vital to understand that accidents can happen during a bonfire. Learn to recognize the different types of burns someone can sustain from a fire. Also, make sure that the proper first-aid tools are available if needed.
Split the Responsibilities
A bonfire is impressive to see, but it can be a challenging thing to set up. Not only is it labor-intensive, but it can also be hazardous for one person to try to do it all. Instead, you should try to distribute the workload among several people. Have a few people either purchase the wood or chop some themselves. Others can obtain the fuel needed to start the fire, while the rest can be sent out to pick up food, utensils, radios, and plenty of beer or other refreshments for the night. Often, this teamwork can provide as much bonding time as the bonfire party itself.
A bonfire is a great thing to look at, but after a while, people want to get up and do something other than sit and sip on their beer. It is best to include some tunes for the night. There are plenty of solar-powered radios on the market today, but if you want to ensure that you will have these tunes, you simply can’t beat a traditional battery-powered boom box. If you have a musician among your friends or family, ask them politely if they could bring their guitar or keyboard to the party for everyone to listen to or sing along with. Attempt to add games into the mix as well. Playing board games, such as Sorry, and party games, like charades, is a great way to spend time while having a few laughs with your friends and family.
Bonfires are a great tradition, but if you’re throwing a bonfire party, it must be adequately prepared for and effectively executed. Simply follow the tips and tricks listed above to begin laying down the foundation of a successful bonfire party with your adult friends.
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