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It may be hard to believe that some people don’t celebrate Halloween. Just because we don’t celebrate Halloween, doesn’t mean we don’t know how to have fun. I know we’re not the only ones who don’t take the kiddos trick or treating. Instead of celebrating Halloween, we like to celebrate fall. Instead of trick or treating, we gather around a bonfire. Check out how to host a bonfire easily and enjoy company with friends along the way.
How to Host a Bonfire
Choose a date that works for everyone
When it comes down to hosting a bonfire for the season, choosing a date that works for everyone is important. You can choose the night of Halloween, if everyone else prefers that. Once you choose the date, start inviting people over!
Decide what you will serve
Keep the traditions of making s’mores and roasting hot dogs. Bonfires aren’t something kids get to do every day and these things make it extra special. On top of having s’mores and hot dogs, serve a variety of finger foods and snacks that people will enjoy. If you’re hosting multiple families, consider assigning each something to bring.
Know your city’s code for bonfires
This may sound silly, but not everyone knows their city’s code for bonfires. Usually, if you’re out in the country you’re good, but the city has codes that you’ll need to enforce. Know these safety codes before you get the fire going. The family that hosts our annual church bonfire has to notify the city at the start of the burn.
Get the adults involved
Just because you’re as adult doesn’t mean you can’t have fun. Bonfires are the perfect way for kids and adults to have a ton of fun. Gather some fun games for everyone to play! If you’re not up for games, sitting around the bonfire talking is always an age appropriate game for adults.
Get the party favors ready
When it comes to prepping for a bonfire party, it’s great fun for the kids when you have party favors on hand. One of my favorite party favors are these Glow Products. Glow in the dark products are always a hit with the kids and the adults who have tho keep track of them. What’s not to love about neon lights that glow excessively in the dark? I think glow products make the bonfire worth having! Another great idea are these large beam flashlight keychains. It’s always a smart idea to have a non-candy treat option on hand for people who can’t have sweets.
The next time you aren’t sure of what to do with your non-Halloween-celebrating-friends, have a bonfire. It just boils down to setting a date and inviting the people you want to party with. Of course, food and party favors are always welcome. If you do have candy, consider these allergy safe candy options.
Party food you might consider making…
And don’t worry, my kids get plenty of chances to play dress up during the year. ;)