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Outdoor Entertaining with a Fire Pit: 7 Great Ideas

Outdoor Entertaining with a Fire Pit: 7 Great Ideas

There’s nothing quite like spending time around the fire pit to enjoy some time outdoors with friends and family. It’s the perfect setting for wonderful memories, so you should have some entertainment ideas up your sleeves. Luckily, there are many fun things you can do around a fire pit.

7 Outdoor Entertaining Ideas with a Fire Pit

  1. Tell Scary Stories

There’s no shortage of scary stories to tell in the dark around the fire pit. You can look for a few online to get the ball rolling or make a game out of it and see who can come up with the creepiest story. Either way, you’ll have great fun.

  1. Watch a Movie

The fire pit provides the perfect ambiance for an outdoor movie theater kind of experience. All you need is a sheet and a projector! You can watch any kind of movie you’re up to as long as you crank the sound and have enough popcorn.

Watch a Movie
  1. Get a Drink

Having a few drinks around the fire, whether that’s hot cocoa, cold beers, cocktails, or wine, is one of life’s simple pleasures. Turn off your phones and just sit down to enjoy your drink, catch up, and connect.

  1. Play Classic Games

Some games never get old and they can be even more fun around a fire pit. An outdoor game night is a fantastic way to spend time with friends and family, so consider playing charades, card games, trivia, or any other game you can all enjoy.

Play Classic Games
  1. Make S’Mores

Fire pit entertainment without s’mores is just out of the question. So, gather all the ingredients and make as many s’mores as you’d like together. It will be fun to see how everyone likes to cook this treat and it’s a good opportunity to chat about anything and everything around the fire pit.

  1. Sing Some Songs

Singing around a fire is one of the best ways to have fun outdoors. If you have a guitar and know how to play it, don’t hesitate to do that! If not, you can bring out a speaker so each person can play their favorite song and everyone can sing along. Even if you don’t know every song, you’ll still have a lot of fun connecting with everyone.

  1. Stargaze a Bit

Stargazing is a wonderful hobby and it’s a wonderful opportunity to slow down, relax, and wonder. Not to mention, stargazing can be inspiring, so we suggest you get everyone talking about their passions and dreams in life. It will bring everyone closer!


These are only a few ideas of what you can do for outdoor entertainment around the fire pit. Whatever you decide, make sure you take the proper precautions to keep everyone safe!

Keep a safe distance from the fire pit, check the wind direction before lighting it up, make sure there are no branches or flammable vegetation nearby, don’t use soft woods because they spit sparks, and keep a hose, water bucket, or fire extinguisher nearby just in case.

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