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Bonfire Night on a Budget

Thu 06 November 2014

Bonfire Night on a Budget

Bonfire night is a night for wrapping up warm and enjoying outdoor fun with friends and family. Here are some tips to make sure that you have a budget-friendly bonfire night whatever you might be doing.

Firework Displays

Having fireworks at home and inviting people over is sure to be a lot of fun but could get expensive. A good quality firework selection can be quite costly and if you want to put on a bit of a show then this could end up costing you quite a bit. One idea is to invite people to bring fireworks with them – that way you will see more and the cost is spread out over a few people. Alternatively, you could go to a free local fireworks display. These happen up and down the country and usually have a fantastic atmosphere; have a look online to find out where your nearest display is.

Get the kids involved

Get kids involved in Bonfire night in a safe and fun way by involving them with games and activities. Go and collect sticks and kindling with them to help build a bonfire or to make a ‘guy’. This will not only keep them entertained but you can fill them in on the history of bonfire night too.

You could also play bobbing for apples which is a messy but brilliant game for everyone to join in with – see how to play here.

Make your own Bonfire Night treats

There are lots of traditional foods and treats that are enjoyed on Bonfire Night, and the good thing about them is that most are low cost and easy to make.

Toffee apples are probably the most famous autumn treat, and you can make them yourself with just a few ingredients. Baked potatoes, sausage rolls, and other warming dishes are all great to enjoy outdoors or indoors. You can find a whole selection of these recipes on the BBC Good Food website.

Whatever you’re doing this bonfire night, make sure you’re staying safe as well as enjoying yourself. Take a look here to make sure you’re being as safe as you can.