Family Life Things to Do

Things You Need for Your Next Backyard Bonfire

Fall is almost here and you know what that means…. Bonfires.  Just imagine the smell of oaky wood burning, the pop and crackle of the flames, and the warm feel of the heat just touching your fingertips.  In the mood? Well, to make any bonfire extraordinary, you need a few key items. I am not just talking the wood and some matches – no, I am talking a crystal fire pit, Swedish Army Firesteel, and a mystical fire flame colorant.  Know what those are? Well, strap in, because you are about to find out! Below, we have listed a few of our favorite bonfire items to really turn up the heat at your next gathering.



What type of fire pit do you want?  I realize this is likely a question you have not deeply pondered recently.  There are fire pit tables, table top fire pits, solo fire pits….. really, the world is your oyster.  Here are just a few different cool firepots that we like!

The Radiate Portable Campfire is an environmentally friendly option and is perfect for those looking to have a small, portable fire pit.  With 3-5 hours of burn time, it is a also a perfect option for a one-time-use fire pit.

If you are looking for a slightly more elegant option you may opt for, I did not create a new name for this – the Harmony Table Top Fire Pit.  Per its description, this fire pit exudes elegance, so really, quite a classy option. 

If you are really feeling your fancy vibe, you could just invest all the way with a Key Largo Crystal Fire Pit with Brown Supercast Top.  Not sure what a “brown supercast top” is?  Me neither. This could by quite the shoe in option for you fancy folks.




Nowadays we have music so constantly in our lives that it would be hard to imagine an outdoor activity without it.  Just imagine, sitting with all your friends and family while listening to your favorite jams around a fire. Could anything really be better?

Given this is an outdoor setting, you may not want obnoxiously large speakers that do not fit into the environment.  Instead, you may opt for the ultra sleek option rock speakers (and no, I am not talking the musical style) like Best Buy’s Powered Wireless Outdoor Speakers

Of course if you are more of the portable waterproof kind of gal or guy, you may instead want to opt for the JBL Flip 4.  This highly-reviewed speaker is definitely a great option for those on the go.  Not to mention, you could use this speaker for all types of events as it is very versatile!




Oh right… I think I was getting ahead of myself, to actually have a campfire, you are going to need to have a starter.  We have listed a few awesome starter options below. What can I say? I just get really excited about the music aspect of this potential evening!

Based on all the awesome camp tool websites, the Light My Fire Swedish FireSteel 2.0 Army 12,000 Strike Fire Starter with Emergency Whistle is not an item to miss.  Why the emergency whistle?  You will have to buy it to find out.

Worried about the environment? The All-Natural Firestarters may be for you.  This option only uses three ingredients – sawdust, paraffin wax, and recycled egg cartons.  That is as green as you can get!




Now fire pits, speakers, and fire starters are one thing, but the actual seats that you will be sitting in is a whole other thing.  These seats that we have listed below are no typical seats. They have been expertly designed to provide maximal comfort in whatever outdoor setting.

Love the stars?  Well, the Stargaze Recliner Chair described in terms such as, “the universe has been waiting for a chair like this.” This beautiful chair is complete with a drink holder and a phone slot.  Wouldn’t want to miss out on that shooting star photo!  

stargaze chair

Again, into the more portable item options?  The Trekology ZIZI GO Portable Camping Chair may just be the chair for you.  The whole chair is only 2.1lbs, so really this chair can go anywhere with you!



Unfortunately or fortunately, depending on your opinion, in the great outdoors, bugs are often present.  While most bugs are just fine, mosquitos can be a nuisance. Luckily for us, there is now technology available for purchase that can curb the reach of these pesky critters.

What if I told you there was a portable mosquito repellent that was only $22.99 just calling your name, sitting on the shelves of Walmart? The Thermacell MR150 Portable Mosquito Repeller is all of your dreams realized.

Shocked by the portable mosquito repellent?  Well just you wait, because humanity has created an even more portable option – the Mosquito Repellent Bracelets. Gone are the days of finding 20 mosquito bites on your legs in a single evening! 




Here in America, we like this amazing sandwich-like mouth-wateringly delicious sweet treat known as a S’more.  I know what you are thinking, “oh my goodness, I want one right now!” Hold your horses! You may want to look at these marshmallow roasting options first.

Have you ever dreamed of fishing and roasting a marshmallow at the same time?  Well, you are not alone. Fire Buggz Fishing Pole Campfire Roaster will fulfill all your childhood dreams. Congratulations.

If you want a truly artistic marshmallow roasting stick, try the Marshmallow Roasting Stick by Fire Pit Art.  Remember those old branches you used to roast marshmallows on? Such a thing of the past – now you need the metal kind!




What would a backyard bonfire post be if I did not include just one fun extra?

Last but certainly not least and perhaps most exciting of all, there is such a product known as Mystical Fire Flame Colorant.  Intrigued?  Really, no words can describe the glory of this product – you will just have to click on the link to find out more.

Really, the moral of the story is that your backyard bonfire can be anything you want to make it.  Want to set up a tent and pretend to go “camping”? Go for it. Want to make your fire rainbow colored? Go for it.  Want to buy expensive outdoor chairs so that you can lean back and look at the stars? Go for it. You do you and have a blast at your next bonfire!