The girls have been asking to have a fall campfire ever since the air turned colder here a few weeks ago! So on a nice crisp afternoon, I set up a surprise fall campfire party for them. It was quick and easy and you could throw it together with things you already own. I bought the girls a few new things to make it extra special though!
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I set up
Then I set their places at the table with some cute plates and some new Happy Camper mugs as well as glow sticks and sparklers (from the dollar store)! Outside I threw some fuzzy plaid blankets over the
Mark started the fire in the outdoor fire pit, although sometimes we just roast the marshmallows over the fire table we have set up on the back deck if we want a quick fix! And this is a great option if you don’t have a large yard or a firepit!
And yes that is a very large fire! Mark goes big or goes home when it comes to campfires lol. We had to wait a LONG time for it to burn down to some nice coals for marshmallow roasting.
We have about 4 acres of mostly treed land so we chop our own wood each fall. A rented wood splitter makes it easy to chop enough wood for the entire winter in a day or two. And I think the logs look really pretty stacked up beside the shed.
Ollie agrees! They make a nice backdrop for dapper photoshoots in country-style wax jackets. Just sayin’.
While we waited for the fire to die down a little we played some games.
The girls love these little beanbag toss boards. There are beanbags or rings to toss and it’s simple enough for Hannah (who’s 5) to play!
When games were finished, we sat around the fire! Ollie found his favourite seat! These plastic Adirondack chairs are
When the fire was ready the girls roasted their marshmallows and ate their s’mores as the sun set!
Then after dark, we went for a walk through the woods before bed. The girls love taking glow sticks or flashlights into the woods at night. Our property is fully fenced and there is a path cut around the edge of the property so they can’t get lost, but they still like to take Ollie with them!
Even though it only took a few minutes to set up this fall campfire night, the girls felt like they had a party and we had some quality family time! For more fall inspiration, check out: