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Celebrate 6 Outdoor Christmas Traditions with a HoeJoe BOGO!

on December 12, 2015 in Campfire, Christmas present, get-together, Holiday gift, Outdoor Party Planning, Outdoors-man gift, Winter Party Comments Off on Celebrate 6 Outdoor Christmas Traditions with a HoeJoe BOGO!

Winter BonfireAs a Christmas tradition here at Bonfire Central we are offering folks a buy one HoeJoe get a HoeJoe jr. FREE.  This special lasts until 12/15/2015. So get yours today and don’t delay!

And since you’ll be getting yourself or a loved one a HoeJoe for Christmas, why not think of some fun things to do with friends and family over the Christmas Season!  Below are just a few great ideas that we offer up to you and yours this holiday season.


#1-Let’s talk about our favorite pastime- Bonfires!

Oh the weather outside it frightful….but the fun you can have is delightful so bring some blankets, some Christmas music, (or just sing Carols around the fire). Fill your thermos with hot chocolate or cider. Don’t forget the marshmallows for the kids and maybe adult beverages for the people over 21+.  Look at the stars and talk about the meaning of the upcoming holiday. (You can even look for the Star of David or watch for Santa, if you choose).


#2-Sparklers In The Snow What better way to welcome the new year than with ultra-festive sparklers? You could wave them around, dance with them, or (my favorite) stick them in the snow where their insanely hot temperatures can’t gitcha. (Common sense precautions apply!)

#3  Snow Ice Cream  Snow ice cream is a great treat and eveyrone can help. Here’s the basic recipe- but know you can                                                             add whatever flavors you desire. It’s fun to experiment!

Easy Snow Ice Cream Recipe

  • 1 gallon or big bowl full of snow
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup cream or milk

Then just mix the ingredients together. You get the idea.

#4-Launch Sky Lanterns I first learned when we were in Florida over New Year’s Eve. Hundreds of people launched these wonderuful sky lanterns into the Sky and wished for a Wonderful New Year. Our Family now uses the tradition to also send off prayers to family and friends we want to remember. (The usual precautions regarding launching fire into the sky apply, of course!)

#5- Evening Hike  No matter where you live, its a great idea to get outside and walk after a big meal, or before everyone is nestled all snug in their beds. The cold air and brisk walk makes you feel alive.  An adults-only hike can be a welcome and rigorous workout, but taking the little ones is a perfect chance to discuss the beautifully complex motion of the solar system, and if they are too tired, wrap the in a blanket and put them in a wagon or stroller. Fresh air is a great way to tire them out!

#6-Gift Wrap Scavenger Hunt – If you get cabin fever, wrap up the clan and go outside to gather natural elements to adorn presents . Kids can scurry around the yard or park, hunting for pine cones, acorns, evergreen twigs, and any other pretty, natural elements that can be tied on a package. (Common sense don’t-let-kids-eat-mysterious-berries precautions apply!)


Bonfire Central wishes you all a Merry Christmas and a wonderful Bonfire Tonight or Any Night!


A HoeJoe makes a Perfect Father’s Day Gift!

on June 12, 2015 in Cabin, Campfire, Camping, Father's Day Gift, Gift, HoeJoe, Outdoor Fireplace Comments Off on A HoeJoe makes a Perfect Father’s Day Gift!



Looking for the perfect gift for the Father

in your life?

If he loves to bonfire, has  backyard

fireplace or a cabin,  the HoeJoe is a perfect gift.

BOGO SPECIAL!!   Buy One HoeJoe or HoeJoe Jr and Get ONE HoeJoe Jr for FREE.

Order by 6:00 PM Tuesday June 16th, 2015 for Father’s Day Delivery!

Winter Bonfire











Enjoy the Winter Wonderland by

creating a roaring BONFIRE!

Make sure you have a HoeJoe on hand to keep

those flames going!  The HoeJoe or HoeJoe Jr make

a great gift for Christmas.

Outdoor Movie Night

on October 27, 2014 in Campfire, Camping, Halloween Party, Outdoor Fireplace, Outdoor Party Planning Comments Off on Outdoor Movie Night

Here’s a great idea for a fall movie night. Grab an old sheet and movie projector and/or just

drag out one of your TV’s with an extension chord and place it on a table in the lawn.
Then have the family/neighbors bring lawn chairs and pillows/blankets.
Then on a snack table add a barrel of popcorn and a variety of treats/salty and sweet and let everyone create a fun and fanciful popcorn snack to munch on during the movie.
A great way to add lighting is to  build your bonfire to keep the kids warm and add ambiance to your festivities…and don’t forget the HoeJoe– the bonfire tool that helps you maintain your fire safely and effectively.
Outdoor Movie Treats

Outdoor Movie Treats

Apple Peanut Butter Marshmallow

mouth marshmallow s’mores











Bonfire Season is just around the corner and we wanted to show you a FUN idea for your next chance to roast marshmallows by a fire….I know these are WHITE teeth, but a bit of browning over an open fire will make them ghoulishly delicious this autumn season.

And don’t forget  your HoeJoe- the original bonfire maintenance tool, that will help keep that fire burning until everyone has a tummy full of these yummy MOUTH watering treats!
Order Your HoeJoe Today!

Fireside Hearth & Home Offers Bold & Beautiful Bonfire Pits!

on June 25, 2013 in Campfire, Camping, Education, Gift, HoeJoe, Nature Lovers, Outdoor Fireplace Comments Off on Fireside Hearth & Home Offers Bold & Beautiful Bonfire Pits!

If you’re looking to add ambiance and style to your backyard, head over to Fireside Hearth and Home. These guys have a great selection of bonfire kettles and patio pits that are both sturdy and stylish.

Our hats go off to our newest retailers as well. The Maple Grove, Eagan, Roseville, Eden Prairie and Minnetonka stores in Minnesota offer a wide array of  these bold and beautiful bonfire kettles and patio pits. And as every smart retailer knows, if you like to bonfire, you have to have a HoeJoe, the original bonfire maintenance tool

So before you buy a bonfire pit, from a local Big Box chain, check out the bold & beautiful selections at Fireside Hearth & Home, and while you are there, pick up a HoeJoe. Once you use a HoeJoe, you’ll never want to bonfire without it!

Happy HoeJoe New Year

on January 8, 2013 in Bonfire safety, Campfire, Camping, get-together, Gift, HoeJoe, Outdoor Fireplace, Spring Comments Off on Happy HoeJoe New Year

Let’s Get Ready to Bonfire in 2013!

For the best bonfire experience you

have to have a HoeJoe!

Order Online or visit a retail location near you.

The HoeJoe will be at

RV Vacation and Camping Show

February 7 – 10, 2013

Minneapolis Convention Center

Visit us at Booth 1136



There is still time to order the HoeJoe for the Holidays.

Looking for a gift for the Bonfire Lover?

The HoeJoe makes the perfect gift.


10 Ways to Create a Spooktacular Halloween Party

on October 3, 2012 in Bonfire safety, Cabin, Campfire, get-together, Halloween Party, Outdoor Party Planning, Uncategorized Comments Off on 10 Ways to Create a Spooktacular Halloween Party

Halloween is a spooktacular time to throw a party outside especially if you’ve got access to fire!

If you have a patio kettle, a chiminea, an outdoor fireplace or an in ground fire pit –you can use this as Bonfire Central and easily dress up the party scene with a cool Halloween motif.


1. When planning a bonfire party make sure to check with your city to find out their bonfire regulations or if you have to alert them to your plans for an outdoor bonfire. (You don’t want a surprise visit from the fire department!)

2. Keep a pail of water and your HoeJoe nearby – your guests may get out of hand…but you don’t want your fire to get too hot to handle. The HoeJoe will let you play with fire and not get burned!


3. Costume parties are always a hit- but why not go a step further-Ask your guests to come as Glamour Witches or Dashing Draculas.Then folks don’t have to think of a costume idea- they just have to create it.

Glamour Witches

Halloween Party Ideas











Seven Great Ways to Celebrate Labor Day

on August 28, 2012 in Cabin, Campfire, HoeJoe, Labor Day Comments Off on Seven Great Ways to Celebrate Labor Day


Labor Day , an American Holiday that celebrates workers by giving them an opportunity take the day off as a reward for the hard work they do all year long.In America- Labor Day also signals the end of summer – a time when families and friends traditionally gather for one final summer celebration before they turn their sites on the fall season.

Arranging a barbeque party with family and friends: 
Enjoy those burgers and dogs on the BBQ, bring along some baked beans, potato salad and relishes. For dessert why not try a
caramel apple s’more? After dinner as folks relax around the bonfire- instead of grabbing for a graham cracker- grab yourself a fresh picked apple and cut it into thin round slices then spread some peanut butter on one of the slices, toast your marshmallow until golden brown- (or crisply burnt the way I like ’em) and then place the marshmallow between the two apple slices that are covered in peanut butter…it’ll taste just like a caramel apple and it’s healthier- even gluten free!
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