Planning the party can be almost as much fun as hosting the party. As long as you have the essential elements that make a great gathering it will be so much fun and will be appreciated by your family or friends or even your company coworkers. It is always a good idea to plan ahead. Entertaining in the comfort of your own yard has never been easier and planning an outdoor get-together around a fire pit is a great way to entertain. Use these tips for your theme to make the most of your space and keep the planning process fun and stress-free.

Decorations and Atmosphere

Of course, the fire pit is your primary focal point. Arguably, the best wood for fires is Hardwoods such as Oak. Hardwoods burn longer than other woods, and burn cleaner, meaning it creates less smoke and residue than other woods. These denser woods will produce a hotter, stronger, and long-lasting fire. So make sure you have plenty of hardwood. Add some colorful tablecloths, utensils, and vases with flowers to spruce up the dining environment. Have plenty of seating arrangements around the fire. Themes for pit parties are a great way to focus your intentions and decide on the most appropriate types of entertainment, food and beverages, and decorations. We will now give you a few theme suggestions.

S’mores Anyone?

Pretty much everyone loves s’mores. Keep it classic with the original recipe and get a little creative by providing some special ingredients so your guest can assemble their own creations. You know the basic essentials, marshmallows, graham crackers, Hershey bars, and skewers. Now use your imagination. Set up a buffet-style ingredient bar and include some mint chocolate squares or sea salt caramel squares, bacon, peanut butter, strawberry slices, banana slices, preserves in different flavors. Decorate the buffet table with your theme decoration. Say you choose a Hawaiian theme, use a bright floral tablecloth, and have all the ingredients in bright-colored bowls. Have some leis on the table for each guest, Some wet wipes for a hassle-free cleanup, and some disposable cameras for your guest to snap some photos of the food and fun.

Game Night?

Game night can be so much fun. Invite your guest to pop open a bottle of wine and have a fun night of spending time and connecting with one another. One can’t make a game night list and not include the mother of all party games. Cards Against Humanity is a ridiculous, adult-themed, slightly offensive take on the card game Apples to Apples, and it’s quickly worked its way to the No. 1 best-selling spot in the games department. Catch Phrase is definitely an oldie, but a goodie. If you haven’t played, you try to get your teammates to guess the word or phrase that appears, but you can’t say any of the words on the screen—you better think fast! This fast-paced game will give you a little insight into how your friends or family think under pressure! To keep the competitive spirit alive have a chalkboard or whiteboard to keep the team’s scores. It is fun to have goofy prizes for the winning team.

Family Night

Plan an outdoor family movie party, stick with a family-friendly Disney theme. Send out a movie ticket invitation Enjoy the nostalgic feeling of a drive-in movie. Assembling your backyard cinema may be easier than your think. You will need a projector. If you do not have one there is a DIY projector with a smartphone app. hang a white sheet and set up your speakers. Have some popcorn and some movie candy and beverages. Provide some folding chairs or have your guest sprawl out on the lawn with blankets and cushions. String some lights on your pathways and keep the fire pit lit.

Kabab Time!

Host a backyard barbecue with a twist by letting your guest make their own kebabs. throw together an ingredient bar complete with herbs and seasonings and marinated meats and sliced vegetables. Let your guest assemble and cook their own skewers, or simply designate a chef and collect orders for each guest. Check out kebab recipes from food network for some fun recipes to try. Add some freshly grilled corn on the cob dripping in butter and generously sprinkled with salt and pepper and some potato salad. Who could want for more? Lite up the fire-pit tell some ghost stories and play some chilling music.

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