4 Party Tips for Hosting an Unforgettable Bonfire Night

Bonfire or Firework night, more commonly known as Guy Fawkes Night, is celebrated every November 5 to commemorate the failure of the Gunpowder Plot of 1605, which involved Guy Fawkes and his Roman Catholic friends planning on blowing up the House of Lords. The conspirators ended up being apprehended by law enforcement. Since then, Brits light bonfires and eventually fireworks around town to honour this momentous event in history.

Aside from Guy Fawkes Night, Bonfire Nights can be incorporated into various social and special occasions, such as dinner parties, community events, cocktail and cooking classes, and more. Regardless of the celebration, it’s important to shop at a reputable fireworks shop if you are planning to have a stunning fireworks display. Here are some tips to make your Bonfire Night party unforgettable:

Select a bonfire-friendly venue

Obviously, a Bonfire Night won’t be complete without a bonfire. Make sure to conduct your event in a safe venue where a bonfire is allowed. Determine also if you will prepare it all by yourself or work with professionals to set it up.

If you are considering building your own bonfire, you need a lot of green waste. You may ask your local community or the participants of your event to help you get your bonfire ready. On the other hand, if you decide to hire a professional team, compare the rates of different companies beforehand and choose one that suits your budget and needs. Make sure to follow all safety precautions during your event to avoid fires and other accidents.

Set up the decorations

Create the tone and ambience of your Bonfire Night by setting up decorations that are associated with your theme. Hang some fairy lights or LED light chains, add some glowsticks inside the balloons, and place other designs around your venue to have a festive vibe. 

Cook or order foods and drinks

Bonfire Night events typically have traditional British cuisine. Some of the most common dishes you can serve are bangers and mash (sausages and mashed potatoes), pork casserole, sausage casserole, catherine wheel toad-in-the-hole, orchard fruit and cider tatin, banoffee pie, chocolate fudge, rarebit toasties, s’mores dip, and toffee apples. You may cook tasty meals yourself or order from your favourite restaurant.

Aside from food, your party must have some hot drinks to keep your guests warm. Some drinks that are specifically made for Guy Fawkes Night that you can serve during your event are triple choc hot chocolate, salted caramel rum hot chocolate, spiced apple snaps fizz, hot apple pie punch, hot spiced buttered rum, Appleberry mulled wine, mulled cider, and toffee apple sour cocktail.

Buy high-quality fireworks

A spectacular fireworks display is the perfect way to end your Bonfire Night party. Whether you will run it yourself or hire a company, your fireworks must be made from the highest quality materials. You may opt to choose a store that offers fireworks delivery to enjoy convenience.


Make your Bonfire Night memorable and have a smooth party preparation by following the tips mentioned above. When purchasing fireworks, buy only from a trusted store.

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