With Halloween now a distant memory, it's time to look forward to the next batch of celebrations. Whilst we still need to hold our horses on the C-word, there is one event that everyone gets excited about when November comes around and that is Bonfire Night. The predecessor to tinsel, enjoy the sparkles and loud bangs of fireworks, sparklers and those home comfort foods that warm you from within. Sounds expensive? We're here to help.
As always the My Favourite Voucher Codes team have a lot of ideas you might not have considered when it comes down to holidays. So, no matter what type of Bonfire Night you plan to have, we've got you covered on those aspects of Firework Night you may not have thought about.
Supplies When You're Hosting Bonfire Night
Food and drink is clearly important when it comes to Bonfire Night. It keeps just about any party going and, let's face it, when it's gone your guests probably won't be far behind. So whilst we've talked about the importance of food and drink before, we still think it's essential you get it right with the perfect menu choices.
What to Eat & Drink?
When it comes to winter, there are certain foods that are ideal for the season. You want warming, home comfort foods that keep you feeling cosy as you stand, fingers growing numb, to watch the display. From baked potatoes filled with baked beans and cheese to casseroles and stews. With rollbacks going on constantly, why not check out Asda voucher codes and their selection of the perfect Bonfire Night menu choices? From ready made pies to all the ingredients you need to throw together a chilli con carne.
Anything with a bit of a kick is sure to keep everyone in the party spirit. It's never too early to bring out the mulled wine or even try out mulled cider. For the under 18s and non-drinkers, hot chocolate is also a must to wrap your cold mitts around.
What You May Have Forgot:
Hosting from home, whether you're providing your own sensational firework display or giving the best view to the park's next door, you have your wardrobe at your disposal to pile on the layers. For your guests, although hopefully smart-thinking people, may end up feeling the chill if they're not well prepared. For your Bonfire Night preparations, then, it's a good idea to ensure you've got a few blankets readily available so you and your guests can get cosy when you start to feel the bite of the cold.
What to Wear on Bonfire Night
When it comes to autumn/winter fashion, there's one word that comes to mind above anything else and that is layers. And, if there was ever a time to be conscious of your layers, it's Bonfire Night. Outside for an extended amount of time in the evening, not even the warmth from the fireworks lighting up the sky will suffice. Ensure you've ticked off these essentials when picking out your Bonfire Night wardrobe.
Base layers like long sleeved T-shirts and heavy denim jeans.
A jumper or hoodie.
Long, snuggly socks pulled right up under your jeans.
Longline, thick winter coats.
Practical footwear for muddy fields and to retain heat.
A hat and scarf.
Gloves are essential, especially for handling fireworks and sparklers.
The goal when it comes to purchasing a scarf is to find one that has all the qualities to an actual fully-fledged blanket. Better still, just walk around with a blanket around your neck. (We're kidding... kind of.) With regular 20% off Voucher Codes for new season arrivals, take a look at Phase Eight discount codes and their collection of winter accessories. For scarves, we think the Rochelle Mono Textured Scarf is both stylish and blanket-status worthy at 60cm by 200cm.
Or why not invest in a hoodie with Lyle and Scott promo codes? Although selling exclusively men's clothes, as well as having a boys range, we think their hoodies are the perfect unisex option. Everyone enjoys a baggy hoodie when you just want to be warm and snug and by paying a little more than you otherwise might, you'll feel the benefits of soft, thick material that'll function as one of those critical layers.
Short Bonfire Night Breaks
Throw caution to the wind, avoid squeezing yourself in amongst the rest of the town's population in the local park for a peek of the display and instead get away for Bonfire Night. With so many incredible displays dotted across the UK, add a bit of spontaneity to your life this November. Book a place to stay with the help of LateRooms.com voucher codes and spend Firework Night with someone special, whether friends or your better half.
Where are the Best Firework Displays in the UK?
A combination of Guy Fawkes Night and Diwali, attend Harrow in London's Firework Display, melting together British history with the Hindu festival of lights.
Lewes in Sussex, known for going above and beyond, fills its small town with fireworks, bonfires and the burning of effigies. A night you'll never forget.
A sight to behold, why not go to the display held at Blackpool's Pleasure Beach and watch as the fireworks illuminate the rides.
Protect Your Animals on Firework Night
Whilst we may get excited at the prospect of Bonfire Night, fireworks aren't a hit with everyone, namely our pets. For your smaller creatures like rabbits and guinea pigs, ensure you bring them and their hutch indoors to keep them warm and feeling safe from loud noises. Thankfully, for cats and dogs, there's a lot more you can do with products to calm them and make them feel reassured.
Shop at online pet shops like Ocado's Fetch and buy Thundershirts for your dog, the properties of which will calm your dog with a constant pressure applied to make them feel less anxious. There are also tablets for cats and dogs, as well as sprays, bandanas, CDs and more. Plus you can invest in them for less with Fetch discount vouchers.
It sounds silly, but there is also a truth in having a good set of blinds. From blackout blinds to avoid flashes disturbing your pooch, starting from £8.70 with 247 Blinds voucher codes, to providing a more cosy atmosphere in your home. Blinds help to keep in the heat, block out the outside world and could work wonders not only keeping your animals happy, but ensuring your home is equipped for winter.
We told you we'd think of those Bonfire Night tips you may not have. Whether you're visiting your local display, carrying out your own or booking that last minute trip away, there's plenty to consider to ensure everyone has a great time. And, of course, keeps warm.
From the My Favourite Voucher Codes team, we hope you have a cracking Bonfire Night!
Posted By: Alice Marshall - My Favourite Voucher Codes - 2nd November 2018