‘Remember, remember the fifth of November’!
There is nothing like the warmth and fun of gathering around a fire with your loved ones, talking, eating and roasting marshmallows to make good and gooey s’mores. In modern times firework displays accompany the traditional bonfire with venues competing for bigger and better shows each year.
This Guy Fawkes Night, how about having your own Fireworks Party? Sounds good? Twizzle has all the right ideas to ensure an explosive party that goes off with more than just a bang! Check out our Party Planner –
Being so close to Halloween, games such as apple bobbing are a favorite with children, along with carefully supervised sparklers, face painting & fancy dress.
For adults, in keeping with the fire theme, why not also add a Fire Walk? If you’re not that adventurous, and if you have the space, think about funfair stalls such as a traditional coconut shy, cork shooting, duck fishing or strength tests. A popular addition to many parties and perfect for bonfire night are Sky Lanterns
It’s got to be fire eaters, fire jugglers or any of our other outdoor street entertainers! Once the fireworks have finished and the bonfire is starting to wane, it’s inside for dancing with a live band or DJ.
Cold nights are also a great excuse to bring out those winter warmer cocktails & liqueur coffees. Favorites include a Hot Toddy, Irish Coffee, Prairie Fire (Tabasco & Tequila) or a Rusty Nail (Scotch, Drambuie & a lemon twist). For food, think about toffee apples, stews, chili, soups and seasonal game. Candy floss is also a popular for outdoor parties.
Bonfire Safety – follow the fireworks code
- When buying fireworks, make sure they comply with BS 7114 and are clearly marked for their intended use “Indoor, Garden or Display”
- Keep fireworks in a sealed box or tin
- Use them one at a time, replacing the lid immediately
- NEVER put fireworks in your pocket
- Read the instructions carefully, using a torch or hand lamp NEVER use a naked flame
- Light fireworks at arms length using a taper or a firework lighter
- Stand well back and NEVER return to a firework after it has been lit, it could explode in your face
- Ensure that all children with fireworks are well supervised
- NEVER throw fireworks
- Keep all pets and animals indoors
- Take care of sparklers, wear gloves to hold them and dispose of sparklers in a bucket of water as soon as they are finished