Beach Bonfire Musts

When prepping for outdoor camping or beach partying, all you need is a stick and a handy utensil
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When the summer sun starts to fade and your friends aren’t ready to pack up the beach chairs and towels just yet, there’s only one thing to do — make a bonfire, and some s'mores. 

Before you bust out the keg and the solo cups along with the marshmallows and the graham crackers, there are a few items that you need in order to successfully throw a beachside bash: 

Paper or plastic serving ware and utensils: Between the sea, the sand, and the great outdoors, you’re bound to make a mess, so just toss the plates afterward. 

Cooler: Make sure to check beach regulations before heading to the beach with alcohol in tow. Either way, bring a cooler or maybe even two — one for all the foods you’ll roast or grill and one for beverages.

Party games: Frisbee, volleyball, beach ball — all of the ideal beachside sports make for a great group game. Once the fire gets going, bring your best scary stories or just check here for more bonfire games.

S’mores essentials: Just get a stick and one of these fork applicators — it will make your marshmallow roasting all the easier.

Don’t forget blankets, chairs, and of course, great friends. For tips on how to start a bonfire head here