Since we cannot have bonfires in our back yard, we created our own chimenea under our deck. Sitting in a few low lawn chairs, the flicker of the flames creates a bonfire atmosphere without danger of the sheriff stopping by.
With a few bricks, I created our chimenea fireplace right on the ground. The inside is lined with aluminum foil to reflect the flames. On the inside, we have multiple small candles, each in their own glass holders for safety and extra protection from the wind. It requires no cleaning, and there's no need to chop any firewood. Once winter arrives, we might just bring our chimenea inside, and hope that Santa doesn't mistake it for a chimney.