Outdoor Living

5 Reasons to Use a Fire Pit in Autumn

With the crisp chill in the air during autumn, it is the perfect time to add a fire pit to your backyard and enjoy the cooling breezes. What better way to share quality time with family and friends or to extend your outdoor activities. Here are 5 reasons to use a fire pit in fall.

Host a S'mores Party


That's right, hosting a s'mores party can be great fun for all ages. Getting the young children involved in making one of their favorite desserts is always a crowd pleaser. And adding that special gourmet flair with high end chocolates or different kinds of cookies and fruit is perfect for a grown-ups version of a s'mores party.

Get Together with Family and Friends

Get together with friends and family

The holidays are upon us and what better way to kick off the holidays than with a get together with family or friends. With a nice warm fire in your fire pit, you can bring out the mulled wine or hot cocoa and relax and share holiday stories from times past. Having friends and family over with use of a fire pit will also allow you to extend the use of your backyard from summer months well into autumn.

A Romantic Date Night at Home

Date night at home

Every now and then, the kids are out and it is time to remember that special person in your life. A fire pit brings that warm and romantic feel to an evening with your significant other. A time when you can share a nice glass of wine or just a cuddle under the stars, being warmed by the fire from the fire pit. With the romantic setting, you will find yourself snuggling with that someone special and having a very special date night in your backyard.


Relaxing by a firepit

Ever need a break to regroup or recharge the batteries? A fire pit can help by creating a relaxing environment. Bring a small light to help when reading a book that you might want to catch up on or use this time around your fire pit to meditate and clear the cobwebs from your brain. A nice song to take your mind away to a time of peace and comfort will add to the relaxing environment of your fire pit.

Instant Camping

Date night at home

Maybe you do not have time for a getaway or your family has lots of activities that prevent you from taking that last camping trip. A fire pit can be used to set the stage for your at home camping trip. Get your food cooking over the flames and bring out a tent and some sleeping bags to get the whole family in the camping spirit. Telling scary stories can add to the element of creating a Halloween camping expedition right in your backyard.

Getting the opportunity to enjoy a fire pit in autumn is a great way to leverage the last bits of good weather for the year.

Contributed by by Elizabeth Dodson, co-founder of HomeZada, a cloud-based home improvement and organizational software tool. HomeZada strives to educate and provide resources for homeowners in all areas of home management, including home improvement projects, maintenance, inventory, property information, and property value.