The Cutest Ideas To Make Your Bonfire Night Party Explosive In A Good Way

Our tips for the most Instagramable bonfire party for miles around

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Remember, remember that you don't have to trek out to a field and spend eight pounds for some sub-par mulled wine on the fifth of November.

In fact, you could host the perfect Bonfire night party with some of your favourite people in the comfort of your own home.

Pitch together to buy some small rockets and catherine wheels (and learn how to set them off safely, obvs), or set up in front of the telly for a marathon of Kit Harington's new BBC show Gunpowder and host the best Bonfire gathering you could imagine.

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We've got some ideas for what to eat, drink and do for the most Instagrammable Fireworks night gathering for miles around.

Toffee your own apple station

If this isn't the best God-damned idea you've ever heard then you must have heard something pretty fabulous.

Place apples whole or sliced on a tray with kebab sticks through them. Then set up your dipping bowls of toffee, chocolate and more. Finally, an assortment of covering are needed, be it M&Ms, honeycomb or whatever.

This snack option doubles up as an activity for all.

Adorable Outside Seating Area

Be sure not to get sore feet from all that standing around and get creative with some outside seating.

We recommend buying cheap hay or straw bales and placing them in your garden or patio.

Throw some rugs and blankets over the top to avoid itchy bums and to give it a rustic look.

Arrange them around a fire pit, or cover them in fairy lights and you have the perfect place to view your fireworks, and maybe stay for a glass of mulled wine after.

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Pumpkin Or Squash Fondu

For more dipping fun, have a whack as this incredibly festive fondu.

Whipped up by the mind of BBC Good Food writer Sarah Cook, this treat is a low-effort, high-impact centrepiece.

You'll need some flavourings, cheeses, a pumpkin and no lactose intolerance for this indulgence.

Keep Your Guests Toasty

Instead of all shuffling outside to see the catherine wheel, then back in when you get too cold, ensure you guests stay toasty. Role up your quilts, spare jackets, hats and gloves and place them in a cute bucket or basket. Then make a sign urging your guests to take what they need. A warm friend is a grateful one.

Put a Bit Of Sparkle In Your Evening

What's one of the best things about Bonfire night? That's right, sparklers. No matter how old you are, the wonder of drawing your name in the dark never fails to impress.

But, how do you set apart your little metal sticks of joy from the rest? It's all in the details.

Put sparklers in mason jars and place them around the room or outside seating area. Writing a little corny note, saying something like 'put a little sparkle in you life' like this Pinterest user, never hurts too. Just remember to have buckets of sand at the ready - those things may be pretty, but they are hella dangerous.

Light The Way

Nothing says 'isn't my party the most adorable thing you've ever seen?' like some fairy lights, take it from us.

When it comes to the majestic fairy light, any way you do it is probably great, but we recommend placing batter-operated lights and placing them in more of those mason jars.

Mulled Cider

Hot Booze

Last but definitely not least is the warmed-up beverages that will ensure you party keeps swinging.

We literally can't decide between your classic mulled wine, a fruitier mulled cider, or, for true indulgence, try a salted caramel, boozy hot chocolate.

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