Halloween might be over, but the party spirit continues with Bonfire Night. If you and your friends or family are thinking of hosting a Bonfire Night party, you may as well do it right. That means food, drink, fireworks and more. Who said autumn evenings in the garden couldn’t be fun?

That’s why we’ve come up with a guide to Bonfire Night party essentials – so you can get the party started with a bang!

Fireworks

Bonfire Night Fireworks

Sounds obvious, and it is. No Bonfire Night party is complete without the a few explosions in the garden.  If you’ve got a tree at the bottom of your garden, mounting a Catherine Wheel is a great way start the show, as are the fountains you can light from flower pots.

Most firework sets include these, as well as rockets, roman candles and sparklers. Let the lightshow begin!

Bonfire Party Food and Drink

Bonfire Night Mini-Snacks

Cold November evenings call for warming meals and snacks, so why not rustle up some quick and easy refreshments guaranteed to keep your guests in high spirits? Check out our guide to Bonfire Night Food for some tasty inspiration.

For some speedy snacks, you could always grab miniatures such as picnic eggs, bacon and cheese straws, and even cocktail sausages. Guests love to graze, and supplying plates of bite-size morsels means you can rest assured no one goes hungry.

For drinks? Robinson’s squash and bottles of lemonade or other carbonated favourites are easy winners.

Bonfire Party Games

Glow Ring Toss

As fun as they are, standing in the garden watching fireworks can cause a bit of a chill, so why not play some outdoor games to keep everybody warm? Here are a few easy ideas for Bonfire Night party games:

  1. Glow Bowlingplace glow sticks into water bottles and create your very own set of glow-in-the-dark skittles, perfect for outdoor bowling.
  2. Glow Ring Tosseven if you use the kitchen roll holder, you can still make glow stick rings and play a traditional game of ring toss.
  3. Build-a-Guycreate your very own gunpowder plotter with an old broom, old clothing, tights, lots of old newspapers and a hat. Stuff the tights with newspaper (if you have any, you can also use straw or hay) and feed these as arms and legs through the clothes. Staple the clothes together and tie your Guy to the broom to keep him upright.
  4. Ring Doughnutsthis is great, especially when you have enough guests to make two teams. Tie ring doughnuts on string and hang them from a tree/coat hangers and see which team can eat the most (only using their mouths!) first!

Last but not least, make sure your guests wrap up warm to attend your party. If anyone gets cold, having a stash of gloves, scarves and blankets to offer will make sure your party isn’t cut short due to frozen fingers or toes!

 

Have you got everything you need for your Bonfire Night party? Visit your nearest convenience store today and grab all the drinks, snacks and other bits you need to kick-start your party with a bang!