My family enjoys gathering with our kith & Kin (Kith means friends). In the summer time we love to be outdoors. Here is some inspiration for you to have your own outside gathering. It shouldn’t take a lot to pull together. Cut some flowers from your yard, pull out your good dishes, and have everyone bring something to eat and drink. Grab a chair and gather around the fire pit.
I hope that I leave my son with memories of friends & family gatherings, the way my mom has given me all my wonderful memories.
My mother and I would go along old country roads gathering wildflowers to put in old crocks and glass vases. We’d gather them and put them through out the house. We would leave some for any outside tables. Everybody would bring food and their own drinks. My mom’s knack for putting a party together has rubbed off on me. My son gets so excited when he knows we are going to be have company coming over.
I like to add little touches with candles, in glass jars. I fill the bottom of the jars with pebbles. ( You can find them at a craft stores or where they sell fish. That’s where I found mine) Make sure not to put them where they would get tipped over by little ones or pets.
Here is some photo’s of how I added a personal touch to the picnic table, by displaying the food in a beautiful and unique way. The good dishes are not just used for the holidays. Take them out of their cabinets and show them off.
As dusk sets in the kids keeping asking when the S’mores are coming out. Having a camp fire and S’mores is a must at all our outdoor gatherings.
Make a fire pit in your backyard for free.
1-Dig a hole wide and deep enough to hold a few pieces of wood. The fire department said that you have to be able to step over it. So no huge circles.
2-Make sure that there is no grass on the outside of the circle. We put About 4 inches of stone around the fire pit
3-Gather rocks around your yard. Place them on the outside of the circle and on top of the stone gravel you put down.
4- Call your fire department and get a permit.VERY IMPORTANT. They will come out and inspect it. Each town and state is different so call ahead before you go and build it. It would be very disappointing to have to take it apart.
5-Gather your Kith & Kin, food & drink, and great conversation.
6-Don’t forget the marshmallows.