Photo by Antonis Achilleos / The Nest
$: At-Home Campout
Who says you have to spend the night in the woods to chow down on roasted hot dogs and s'mores? Your friends will love the little-kid fun of a roaring fire and camp songs. Have everyone bring their sleeping bags and don't forget the flashlights.
Setup: Fire up the old barbecue grill. Or better yet, if you have a fire pit, get that going and let people sit around it, dipping in wieners and marshmallows. Put candles in a dozen or so Mason jars. And since you aren't actually in the woods, bring the TV outside and show some favorite old-school movies. Play truth or dare.
Food: Do you really need suggestions? Hot dogs, skewers of marinated chicken and vegetables, roasted corn and s'mores (of course). >
Signature drink: Lemonade cocktails or "bug juice"-tinis. >