Bonfire Night is one of our favourite winter celebrations – there’s something very special about watching the sky light up while cuddled in a coat with a mug of something warm (and preferably alcoholic).
If you don’t fancy trudging to your local fireworks display this year, why not throw one of your own? If you’ve got a bit of outdoor space, it’s an easy and fun way to get family and friends together. Here are our tips…
Ok, be careful with this one. We don’t recommend lighting a great big bonfire in your back garden! But if you’re set on toasting marshmallows over an open flame, why not invest in a fire pit? They’re quick and simple to set up with kindling, fire lighters and some logs and everything’s safely contained – just remember to keep an eye on it and stoke it when the flames die down.
Bonfire Night food should be warm and hearty – think baked potatoes, bowls of chilli and. of course. toffee apples. We love this recipe for homemade toffee apples, which you can dip in all manner of toppings to make a selection of fun desserts.
To give your outdoor space a cosy feel, hang lanterns from branches and string outdoor fairy lights around trees. Keep guests warm with plenty of cushions and a stack of wool blankets, like this rustic check version.