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Hell Yeah Bonfire In A Corn Maze

The sky even put on it’s best spooky display for us that evening.

Remember back when we managed to sidestep the issue of a tiny house keeping us from holding a dinner party by renting the back room of a restaurant and the result was an awesome time? Well that experience led us to holding another gathering in a setting that I wish I owned — we held a bonfire party in the midst of a corn maze. And it was festive as hell. If you can manage to find something similar I highly recommend doing this. Heck, let’s all make it an annual tradition.

It was late September but the corn was really, really tall.

Last year Scott and I visited half a dozen corn mazes because I love them. We went to one night maze at Bob’s Corn Maze and Pumpkin Farm and it was spooky and fun but half way through the maze we were surprised to come across an area with bonfires and a little concession stand selling cider and s’mores kits and suddenly it was THE BEST THING EVER. Turns out? Bob’s Farm has totally dialed into my desires because they have small and large private bonfires areas that they rent out.

I thought about this for an entire year until Busywork was headed over for a visit and responded to my subtle suggestion (Can we do this? Let’s do this! Please!?) with a yes. So, we invited a bunch of people, gathered all foods that can be heated on sticks (hot dogs, s’mores), borrowed some commercial thermal carafes for hot cider (thanks again Maggi for the hook up with Caffe Vita!) and we were on our way.

We warned everybody to wear waterproof shoes and bring flashlights and we took care of the rest. The idea was to find your way through the first half of the maze, join us for warm sugary foods and head back through the rest of the maze. A few people became stuck in the corn maze for a while and we had to send Scott (former Eagle Scout) in to retrieve them which was a bummer. The corn maze was so much easier last year, I swear! If we do it again I’ll suggest joining us first to fuel up before heading into the maze.

You guys, if you can you should totally do this. It was great.

All photos above belong to Laura and are used with permission. Thanks Laura!

· comments [4] · 10-18-2013 · categories:events · halloween ·

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  • 1 Shannon // Oct 18, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    This looks like so much fun! It’s my first fall in Seattle, and this checks off basically every thing I love about the season.

    Think I’ll surprise the guy with a trip out there tonight!

  • 2 Christine // Oct 18, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    That is so cool!! You’ve put me on the hunt for a corn maze.

  • 3 Katharina // Oct 18, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    Wow, that sounds great. I’m a bit jealous :-) We visited Bob’s Corn Maze and Pumpkin Farm two weeks ago during the day and it was lovely. But a bonfire with your friends at night in a maze? That tops everything!

  • 4 Spooked | Busywork // Oct 27, 2013 at 2:21 pm

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