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Bonfire Night and Halloween Campfire Party - Make use of that camping gear

Posted by Gav Grayston.
First Published Oct 2011; updated May 2023.

Having Bonfire Night or Halloween Campfire Party? If you are used to camping and campfires, this is an easy way to host a great party.

Kids love dressing up for Halloween, but combining the two makes sense with bonfire night so close.

If you’ve accumulated camping gear, put it to good use and bring the party outside. If you don’t have the right gear, then this time of year is a fantastic time to pick up an end-of-season bargain, and a bonfire party is an excellent excuse to test it out.

Campfire Party

Create the right atmosphere with a campfire.

If you have somewhere for a campfire, you can cook for people. And where else is better for a spooky story than by a campfire?

You could always use a fire pit if you don't have room for a fire. Have a look at the one we have used for years: Landmann Tripod Charcoal Barbecue & Fire Grill Review.

Campfire Party Meal Ideas

Here are a few ideas you could use at your Halloween campfire party.

Campfire Curry and Chapattis

Campfire Spooky Stories

If your story is a bit rusty, we have some tips for telling a good campfire story. Read them here.

No stories of your own? Download our free campfire stories book.

What if it looks like rain?

No problem. Create a tarp shelter over your kitchen and near your fire.

When we had our campfire Halloween party, it didn't rain, but I had the shelter up just in case.


Not enough chairs and tables in the garden? Get out your folding camping chairs and tables.

And at the end of the night, when your families and friends say, “You put a lot of effort into this. It was fun”, you can reply, “It’s no effort when you know how. This is what it’s like when we go camping!”

You never know. You might convert some non-camping friends and family. ;-)