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Fall Party Games and Recipes to Enjoy Around Your Fire Pit

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You have the fire pit, the comfortable chairs from Simply Patio, and the friends. Now it’s time to host a backyard party! Gathering around the fire pit in one of the best fall traditions, especially before it gets too cold out. While we love a good game night, moving the fun outdoors with a fire to keep warm is sure to spark special memories that last a lifetime. 

Check out these party games and recipes for your next fire pit party. 


Two Truths and a Lie 

Each person in the group takes a turn to say three things about themselves. One should be a lie and the other two things should be true. Then the group has to guess which one they think is the lie. This game is a great conversation starter! 


This old-fashioned game is still a classic and you can make it as easy or difficult as you want. One person starts out by whispering a phrase to the person next to them. That person must pass it on and so on until it gets back to the person who started the phrase. It’s funny to hear how the phrase gets interpreted throughout the group.   

Word Train 

Split into two teams and choose a topic as a whole group. Set a timer. One team starts out with one person saying a word related to that topic. Each person in the group must say a word related to the topic and keep going around until the time is up. Whichever group can say the most words wins. For example, the topic could be U.S. Presidents or Zoo Animals.  


This fun storytelling game starts with one person who begins the story. Then the next person has to use “fortunately” or “unfortunately” to add on to the story. The next person must alternate words. For example, “Fortunately, school was cancelled that day. Unfortunately, his mom forgot.” See how the story unfolds as each person contributes. 



A fire pit party wouldn’t be complete without s’mores. You know the drill: graham crackers, chocolate, and marshmallows. If you’re not into roasting marshmallows around the fire pit, try this recipe for fluffy s’mores dip and dip the graham crackers instead. 

Campfire Cones 

This fun dessert option is great to get the kids involved and a fun alternative to the usual s’mores. Use ice cream cones as the base. Then let each person add their own “toppings” into the cone. Mini marshmallows, peanut butter cups, sliced bananas or strawberries, and whatever else you like. Enjoy as-is or wrap in foil and melt slightly over the fire. 

Mulled Cider 

This hot drink is perfect for a fun night around the fire. A warm mug of mulled cider is sure to conjure up feelings of the holidays. With so many recipe options, you can’t go wrong! You can even set up a beverage table outside next to your gathering area for easy refills. 

Chili and Cornbread 

Homemade chili and cornbread is a warm and filling dinner option for fall and winter. You can make the chilli and bread ahead of time and keep it warm until guests arrive. Guests can grab a bowl (and a blanket) to eat out around the fire pit. 

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