When we talk about bonfire nights, it takes me back to the pages of Enid Blyton books. The 'Famous Five' or even the 'Secret Seven' often celebrated with fireworks and good food! Reading about the amount of fun they had, from collecting the fireworks to the preparation of the potted meat sandwiches, I always turned into a shade of green.
Bonfire nights are also known as Guy Fawkes night or Fireworks night. On November 5th, 1605, Guy Fawkes and other conspirators attempted to blow up the House of the Parliament in London. The move was foiled, but people commemorate this day with loads of fireworks, and set effigies on fire. Apart from this, outdoor bonfire nights on the beach have always been popular, wherein people gather around a blazing fire, and watch beautiful fireworks in the sky.
Even if it is not the 5th of November, you can have an exciting time celebrating bonfire nights with your friends and family. You can have a bonfire party for your sweet 16 party, or anniversary. Planning for such parties can really be a fun affair. Here we give you some basic steps for planning a successful party.
Step 1: The Venue
The most important task is to decide the venue. It can be in the backyard of your own house, if you have the space. Planning one on the beach is also a good idea. Remember, you would need a clear area, and loads of space. Safety should be the prime concern for bonfire nights.
Step 2: The Music
Can a party ever be complete without music? A bonfire will look even special in the night with some great music playing in the background. Select some of the best, pulsating tracks to pep up the energy levels. You can even plan a theme for the party that can help to decide the flow of the music. There are many hosts who even go out of their way and hire a DJ who looks after the entire music arrangement.
Step 3: The Attire
Keep a casual dress code if your venue is the beach. Inform your guests in advance in case you have planned a theme. Maybe you can fix a particular color for the attire, or distribute T-shirts with a common slogan to the guests. It will serve as a memento that can be used later.
Step 4: The Games
A fun evening means the inclusion of loads of games. Think about some unique party games for the evening. Your guests will have a good time unwinding, and it will also serve as an ideal icebreaker between those new to the group.
Step 5: The Food
Apart from enjoying the warm glow of the fire, and the fun and games, the party cannot be successful without some good food! Prepare some delicious, lip-smacking dishes so that your guests can dig in with great gusto. From delicious sausages to mashed sweet potatoes, almond cakes to ginger beer, you have so many options to try. As per tradition, you can serve baked potato that is cooked over the fire. Opting for quick recipes, that can be easily served will ensure that you have a good time at the party as well.
You can have a fun time at a bonfire party if you stick to the basic rules of safety. Always be careful while lighting firecrackers in the open. Ensure everybody, including pets are at a safe distance. Do clear up the area after the party. You must also see that hard drinks are consumed in moderation. With these ideas for a bonfire night, I am sure you will wind off this party on a happy note!