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Keep the Summer Parties Going with a Fire Pit

Fire Pit Party01With school back in session for most of the country, the summer season is coming to a close. This means the temperatures will get cooler and the days will get shorter. But you keep your outdoor summer parties going well into the fall and winter months by investing in a fire pit.

According to an article published by ThisOldHouse, an overwhelming majority of homeowners (67%) said they want an outdoor fire to keep their outdoor parties going as the mercury drops. There’s still over a month left in the summer season, but depending on where exactly you live, you may already be experiencing chilly evening and nights. Instead of moving your parties indoors, though, you can keep them “burning” well into the night with a fire pit.

A fire pit is a versatile accessory that serves many different purposes. You can use it to cook and grill food; set it up as an outdoor decorative accessory; and use it produce warmth. When the sun goes down late in the summer, a fire pit produces just the right amount of warmth to keep you and your guests comfortable. And thanks to this increased warmth and comfort, you can throw more outdoor parties as the temperatures begin to drop.

Here are some tips on how to effectively use a fire pit at an outdoor party:

  • Use kindling and tinder to light your fire instead of newspaper. Although effective, newspaper creates light ash that may blow onto you and/or your guests.
  • Set up your fire pit with at least 10 feet of clearance from your house and any other structures.
  • Provide seating for your guests. You can use either traditional chairs and benches, or you can use large logs as seating. The bottom line is that guests should have somewhere to sit and rest while they enjoy your fire.
  • Bring stuff to grill. Even if you have no plans on cooking full meals, you can still roast marshmallows or other campfire snacks for added enjoyment.
  • Keep water or a firehouse nearby in case stray embers escape.
  • Use caution not to add too much firewood. Start with a large roaring fire, and gradually add single logs as needed. If your fire grows too big, it may produce too much heat for guests to comfortably sit or stand near.

If you have any questions regarding how an S&S Fire Pit can enhance your outdoor living space; We can help.