As we progress further into the month of October, you may be spending more time in front of your propane fireplace. Although wood-burning fireplaces smell great, it takes quite a bit of time to get a fire going. With a propane fireplace, all you have to do is flip a switch.

That’s not the only advantage of using a propane-fueled fireplace. Wood-burning fireplaces get dirty quickly with ash and soot and you’ll have to hire a professional to clean them. In contrast, propane fireplaces require little maintenance.

With the temperatures outside dropping, this is the perfect time of year to curl up in front of your fireplace. Here are some activities to enjoy in front of your hearth:

Read Your Favorite Book

As the days grow cooler and darker, you may feel more inclined to curl up with a good book in front of the fireplace. This time of year, you might enjoy revisiting Edgar Allan Poe’s spooky short stories, including “The Raven.”

Have a Hearty Glass of Wine

A glass of nice red wine perfectly compliments a roaring fire. If you are feeling romantic, you could indulge in your favorite Cabernet or Pinot Noir with your significant other. For those of you who are currently unattached, invite your buddies over for some wine and cheese.

Take a Nap

If you are curled up in front of the fire in your favorite chair, you could find yourself in the perfect nap space. Of course, you’ll need your favorite blanket for added coziness. If you have a cuddly dog or cat, they should be curled up with you for the ultimate nap time experience.

Indoor Picnic

If you planned an outdoor picnic but the weather simply wouldn’t cooperate, don’t sweat it. Indoor picnics are so much fun in front of the fireplace! All you need is a big blanket and your favorite finger foods. Cheese and crackers are always a winner, and you could add some chocolate treats as well.

Dance Party

Perhaps after you’ve indulged in a few glasses of wine, you’re ready to let loose and bust a move. Go for it! You can safely enjoy your personal dance floor without hitting up the nearest dance club and getting hit on sleazy, grabby men wearing way too much cologne.

Board Games

Playing board games together is a great family activity, unless you are playing Monopoly. Monopoly is a never ending and boring game that brings out the worst in type A personalities. Maybe you could try playing Scrabble instead, which is harmless enough.

Tell Ghost Stories

This Halloween season, gather your family together in front of the fireplace and tell some spooky ghost stories. Ghost stories are so much fun and your kids will have a blast as you regale them with tales of the man with a hook for a hand.

The hearth is an area perfect for so many fun activities, so make sure that your home propane supply never runs out. Since 1937, our propane company has supplied homes and businesses in upstate New York with fuel. Contact DiSanto Propane today for reliable propane delivery and other services.