Make the most of the remaining summer nights by inviting friends and family to roast marshmallows and hot dogs by the fire pit! Throw an ultimate backyard get-together with the tips we’ve compiled below.
Spruce up your backyard
Before inviting anyone to your backyard for a night of fun memories, make sure that it is visitor-ready. Clean your backyard up of any debris or tools that may be lying around— it can be hard to see in the dark! Consider adding outdoor lighting or purchasing portable lanterns for your yard. We recommend having a light source aside from the fire to make it easier to assemble s’mores.
Beware of bugs
Bug spray is a smart purchase— no one enjoys getting eaten alive by mosquitos! For added protection, light citronella candles or spray insect repellent around your backyard. Keeping these uninvited guests away will help make a more enjoyable time for the actual guests you have over!
Set up your fire pit
Make sure your fire pit is ready to safely handle a fire. It should be in good condition and equipped for use. Ensure that you have enough charcoal or wood. If you have an old fire pit that has become a little rough around the edges or are interested in building one from scratch, a skilled mason can construct one with beautiful stone for the centerpiece of your summer nights.
Have supplies for s’mores and other fireside snacks
The perfect s’mores only need three ingredients: marshmallows, graham crackers, and chocolate. We recommend purchasing more than you think you’ll need—no one turns down a s’more!
Campfire popcorn and hot dogs are also fun to roast over a fire pit. For hotdogs, we recommend purchasing skewers, which can also be reused for marshmallows, such as these.
Prepare some backyard jams
Good music can really elevate a night around the fire. Create a playlist that fits a casual, fun vibe and use indoor-outdoor speakers to boost the sound. If you’re unsure of what songs to play, just look up “Backyard Barbecue” in any music streaming service and you should have plenty of options to choose from.
If you’re looking for help to get your home or backyard ready to entertain, contact the professionals in home repair, Handyman Pro. For a free estimate on your next home improvement project, call (855) 640-3727