While it seemed like the hot summer weather would never end, it’s finally starting to cool down and feel like fall in Maryland. And while it is easy to think that your fire pit is only useful for the warmer seasons, it is a great hardscape to use all year round. Fall is actually one of the best times of year to enjoy your fire pit since there’s nothing better than sitting out in the crisp night air while cozied up by the warm fire. If you’re looking for some fun activities to try this fall around your fire pit, look no further!
Host a Dinner Party
Outdoor parties aren’t only for the summer time- a cool fall night by the fire with friends and family is the perfect place for a casual dinner party. A lovely evening by the fire with food and drinks is also the perfect way to meet new neighbors and introduce them to the neighborhood. Whether you order in pizza and drink beer or prepare a delicious three-course meal, the ambiance of dinner by the fire pit cannot be beaten.
Prepare for Halloween
In the upcoming weeks leading to Halloween night, it’s time to get the kids in the spooky spirit with some time by the fire. Invite your kids’ friends over for a night of candy, warm apple cider, ghost stories and pumpkin carving- or pumpkin painting if they’re too young. To add some spookiness to the night, tell a story by the fire or read a scary poem, like Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Tell-tale Heart.”
Almost everyone can agree that smores are the perfect treat, no matter the season. Always have a backup stock of graham crackers, chocolate bars, large marshmallows and roasting sticks always to be prepared for a night making tasty smores over the fire.
An outside TV on the patio is great for football and baseball season, and they only thing that can make the night better is with beer and roasting food over the fire. Instead of turning on the grill, take a more relaxed approach for dinner with friends by roasting some hot dogs over the open fire pit while enjoying the game.
Life can get hectic sometimes, and it’s always a good idea to take any free time you have to clear your mind and relax. Spending a night by the fire while looking up at the stars it a great way to relax, and it improves your mental and physical conditions.
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