If you plan to have a party on the beach, a beach bonfire is almost a must. The light from the beach bonfire will help to keep the party going after the sun goes down, as well as keep everyone warm as temperatures drop in the night time. The beach bonfire offers a centerpiece for your party, around which all your friends can gather and be together.

A beach bonfire party is a perfect way to spend time with friends and family during the summer. Want to host one that’s unforgettable? Here are a few tips:

Bring Food to Cook Over the Fire

No party is complete without refreshments. You can bring a cooler to keep drinks fresh and cool in the midst of the summer heat. For food, however, you’ll want to bring something that you can cook over the fire. S’mores are a favorite beach bonfire treat, and hot dogs are easy to roast over the fire as well. Looking for something that goes above and beyond? Here are a few suggestions:

  • Grilled shrimp cocktails
  • Salmon
  • Campfire apple pies
  • Baked potatoes
  • Kebabs

Lighten Your Load

When you rent a beach bonfire, set-up and take-down are taken care of for you already, so you won’t have to worry about that. Chances are, however, you’ll still have things to pack. Towels and sunscreen are a must. Refreshments we’ve already talked about, so you’ll probably have a cooler. But lugging things to and from the beach can be a pain. Where you can, try to pack light. Maybe each guest can bring something to the party so that everyone has only a little to carry with them. You also might rent a golf car to help you transport your things from the parking lot to the beach.

Start Some Games

The beach is always a fun time, but you can keep the party lively with some beach games before the sun goes down. If you don’t have access to a volleyball net for beach volleyball, consider bringing a frisbee with you. There are also beach bonfire games you can play around the bonfire even after the sun goes down, like telephone, truth or dare, or “make me laugh”: a game in which you split the party into two teams and each has two minutes to take turns trying to make the other laugh.

With the right people, the right beach, and these tips your party is bound to be a hit, but the essential element is the beach bonfire. With help from Bonfires at the Beach, you can rent a bonfire, as well as chairs and even packets for s’mores. Interested in hosting a beach bonfire party as social distancing restrictions start to lift? Call Bonfires at the Beach today for more information: (850) 308-1013.