Believe it or not, a campfire can be really romantic. It’s a great way to lighten the mood and refresh the soul. A fire is a great start to a perfect evening, and it doesn’t have to require tons of effort either. Building your own fire is simple, but there are restaurants that offer fireside dinner options. Let’s focus on building our own, which is way more fun. The incredible part about it is you can customize to your preferred preferences. It can be super laidback or upscale. That decision is up to you. Either way, the night will be a total success, because you are spending quality time with your special person.
Let’s start with the basics. You need a wood burning fire pit and the essentials to create a fire: a lighter, lighter fluid, wood, paper/twigs. Once the fire starts, it’s very easy to keep burning. Just add more wood when needed. Simple enough, right? Depending on your location, you will most likely need a blanket, flashlight, drinks, and food.
Next, decide what style dinner you want to have. Two options are directly in front of the fire or at a table by the fire. A table allows you to set your food and drink down comfortably. Also, it gives you the chance to look your special person in the eye. What’s more romantic than that? Add some candles to the table to add additional lightening. Candles have had a romantic touch for centuries. Not to mention, they’re in every household, which is very convenient.
There are tons of menu options for a fireside dinner. Again, you can make it as laidback or upscale as you want. You find that most foods can be cooked over a grill or fire. Some of the most authentic campfire foods are mountain pies, hot dogs, burgers, stew, and s’mores. The fire gives the food a smoky taste, that you can’t get at your typical restaurant. Picture the warmth of the food, a chill in the breeze, and the comfort of your loved one. It doesn’t get much better. Nowadays, anything from steak to veggies to pizza can be cooked over a flame. You can make your own 5 star meal.
Key Tips For Planning A Fireside Dinner
1.) Pick the perfect location: Some examples are a backyard, beach, forest, etc. Just make sure you are permitted start a fire and be there.
2.) Make a list & pack: Pack your fire starting kit, food/drinks, and anything else you could possibly need.
3.) Pack extra goodies: You don’t not what you may need, so it’s always nice to pack a few extras. Great examples are games, pillows, and a cooler. Each extra touch puts more behind the romantic gesture.
4.) Enjoy yourself: Make sure to have fun! There is nothing better than seeing your loved one smile. They want to see you smile as well. A romantic fire and dinner is just the way to do that.
Don’t forget dessert! It is essential for ending the perfect campfire night. S’mores are the best choice, honestly. They are the easiest thing to make and absolutely delicious. They are not as bad for you as many other desserts. So, you can enjoy your dessert without feeling guilty. This night is about romance and quality time. Wine is a fabulous addition to the evening. It doesn’t require much effort besides opening the bottle. You could easily store it with your belongings. Also, wine pairs well with a variety of foods. The warmth from the alcohol will surely help keep the chill away. Top your night off with a toast and dessert! It’s interactive activity that you both will enjoy.