A fire pit is a good addition to the backyard because, apart from keeping you warm and cozy at night or on especially cold days, you can do fun activities around it. Many households even see this as an ideal method to spend quality time together after a long day or week. They host parties, so they can also invite friends and relatives to visit. If you’re planning to do the same, here are some ideas you should try out:
When there’s fire, there should be s’mores. This fluffy treat is easy to make because all you need is to let the marshmallow bake above the gas fire pit. Utah households prefer to enjoy this with graham crackers, chocolate bars, and chocolate fountains, too. If you don’t have a sweet tooth, you can also cook a kebab. The amount of meat, fish, and vegetables you need to prepare depends on everybody’s appetite and the time you’re planning to stay outdoors.
Grab some drinks, sing around the fire pit, and pretend that you’re camping. You don’t have to go far to do this recreational activity. As long as there’s a small lit fire, you can enjoy the same activities. If you have someone in the family who plays the guitar, that can help set the mood. Prepare a list of familiar songs to make sure everybody can sing along.
Nighttime is ideal for telling scary stories, especially when the fire pit is the only source of light. If you have children or teenagers at home, it can be a thrilling sleepover activity. Horror stories, whether true or not, can tickle a person’s imagination. You can even play games to make it challenging, like a bravery test, while the storytelling is going on.
Don’t let the chilly night stop you from having fun outdoors. Set up your backyard fire pit and think of activities you can do to promote quality time.