Halloween is just a few short weeks again. Pretty soon your neighborhood will be crawling with witches, vampires, and goblins, meaning it’s time to get into the spooky spirit. If you have a propane fire pit, you can create a frightfully fun night by having a campfire party! Nothing says Halloween like gathering around a fire and sharing spooky stories and delicious treats. Use these tips to help you create the perfect spirited atmosphere.
Outdoor Movie Night
Fall is the perfect time to host a movie night, but why not give it a spooky twist by having it outdoors? Grab the popcorn and blankets and cozy up for a night under the stars. Don’t have outdoor TV? Go old school with a projector and white bed sheet or tablecloth. No matter if you’re planning a mildly scary night of kid-friendly movies, or an adult screamfest, you’ll be ready for the ultimate fright night with friends and family.
It wouldn’t be Halloween without costumes! Set the tone by dressing up for the occasion. Pick a theme or recycle old halloween costumes and ask your guest to join in on the fun. Everyone loves a costume party - especially if the best costume gets a prize! It doesn’t have to be anything elaborate, it’s only the recognition that really counts.
There’s nothing more traditional than carving pumpkins for Halloween. To save on time, prepare ahead by scooping out the pumpkins or buy craft pumpkins for easy-to-carve fun. Get creative and free-hand or have stencils and patterns for guests.
What’s a camp-fire party without food? Keep it simple with finger foods and appetizers, or go all out with fall-favorites like chili. Embrace the spooky theme by remaking classics like mummy hot dogs or creepy deviled eggs. And of course don’t forget campfire sweets, like s’mores and hot chocolate.
Tell Scary Tales
Finally, grab some flashlights and gather the kids around the propane fire pit to swap spooky ghost stories. Not a great story teller? Read some kid-friendly halloween books, or scare the living daylights out of them by reading Alvin Schwartz’s classic series, Scary Tales to Tell in the Dark.
Speaking of Spooky….
The scariest thing can happen at a campfire party, is to run out of propane. Make sure if you’re running low on fuel, call Nelson Propane to schedule a refill faster than you can say hocus pocus.
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