Bonfire night marks the beginning of the cosy season; time for puffy coats, woolly hats and red noses. If you want a break from the hustle and bustle of your local bonfire night, why not try and host your own? We’ve got some great ideas to add that extra sparkle to your evening.
- Home or away?
This may not be the first thing you think of when you want to host your on bonfire night as you might be thinking your home is the perfect place to host your evening. A bonfire requires plenty of open space to not only accommodate the fire itself but there needs to be enough room for your guests to mingle and enjoy any additional activities. If you’re thinking space could be an issue, don’t worry! Why not head down to the beach or if that’s too much of a drive, how about an open field or campsite (of course, always get permission as you may need to pay rental fees or hold a permit).
A must! If you don’t feel comfortable to run the display yourself, there are loads of companies that will do this for you. In every fireworks shop, there will be sparklers so make sure you get plenty for everyone.
Top tip: Fireworks can be expensive so you could have a BYOF (bring your own firework) policy for you evening to reduce costs.
- Hearty Food
A good hearty soup or chili will help warm everyone up. Something that you can make in a big batch and easy to serve is always key as you don’t want to spend all your time dishing out for guests.
And of course, it wouldn’t be a bonfire without toasting marshmallows!
Anything warming is a great shout. Think mulled wine or Hot Chocolate.
If you’re looking for something a little bit different, why not try this caramel & apple latte? Click here to view the recipe.
- Keep warm!
For extra cosiness, fill a basket with blankets so your guests can grab one when they get too cold.