With many councils cancelling public bonfires and firework displays due to rising coronavirus cases, you may be wondering how you will spend your bonfire night this year.
Fortunately, there are many ways you can celebrate bonfire night from the safety of your home. Here are some ideas of what you can do on November 5th.
Have A Bonfire
Gather a small group of your friends and family for a bonfire at home. Lighting a bonfire is relatively easy and can provide hours of entertainment and warmth. If you do not have the space and land to have a bonfire, why not use a garden firepit?
If you would prefer to remain indoors, you could always try your hand at creating a faux bonfire. You can do this using cardboard tubes for logs, fairy lights, and coloured paper to emulate flames. You could even use real rocks and sticks. This is a great project to get the kids involved in as well.
Light Some Sparklers
Getting the sparklers out is a cheap and fun thing to do on bonfire night. They also make for great photos.
Just make sure that you wear gloves whilst handling sparklers, dispose of them responsibly, supervise children with sparklers, and do not give them to children under the age of five.
Wrap Up Warm
Layer up in hats, scarves, gloves, and long sleeves to help prevent you from feeling the chill and getting distracted from your celebrations.
Indulge In Treats
Toasted marshmallows, s’mores, and toffee apples are a really popular treat on bonfire night, which can be easily made at home.
You could also get creative with making some firework-inspired treats using colourful icing, edible glitter, and sprinkles.
Have A Hot Drink
There is no denying that November is cold. It might be a good idea to warm up with a delicious hot drink, especially if you are going to be outside.
From hot chocolates with whipped cream and marshmallows, to a hot toddy or mulled wine for the adults, no bonfire night is complete without a hot drink.
Doing something crafty is bound to lift your spirits and craft activities can be great for kids. You could paint bonfires or fireworks, make a rocket, or even create a Guy Falkes scarecrow.
Learn The History
Do you know the reason why we celebrate bonfire night? If not, you might want to read up on the infamous Gunpowder Plot which led to the annual celebration of bonfire night.
If you do not feel like celebrating, you could use the time to thoroughly tidy and clean your home, in preparation for the festive season which is rapidly approaching us.
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