why do we have fire work and bonfire night? for those that don’t know we have this celebration in th UK as – Bonfire Night is always celebrated on November 5 and is marked with fireworks across the UK. many like myself will remember this and the date with the rhyme: “Remember, remember the fifth of November, gunpowder treason and plot. “I see no reason why gunpowder treason should ever be forgot.” 5th of November marks the anniversary of the failed 1605 Gunpowder Plot. and now Traditionally, large bonfires are lit and fireworks are set off to celebrate the plot failing.
On Saturday 5th November as always my family have a tradition of doing our own mini firework night. since me and my sister are very young we didn’t like the big fireworks the noises and the big bangs so we wouldn’t go to the big displays that were put on, mum and dad would create a mini one with small cute, not so noisy fire works and not a massive raging fire just a small fire in the back garden.. this has continued for some many years my sister and i are now 17 and 21 and we still love it so very much.
Papa does the fire works we usually buy a massive box a big selection this year we spent 50 pounds the box was huge and they were fab they were from the range so nothing majorly special but they were very pretty some bangs and some whistlers but overall a great box, selection and mix of fireworks. we had half before food and has after. Mama did the food, we had sausages and rolls so hotdogs, with ketchup we had tomato soup in a mug keeping our hands warm too, and we had a few fizzy drinks. We had the chimney on burning away, a toasty fire keeping up warm while we watched, we had some music on and then my sister melted a few marshmallows on the fire once we had finished the fireworks we are went in and had cups of tea, hot chocolate and cakes, we then watched a dilm in the warm with blankets.
i don’t like being out all night for firework night, standing in the cold having it at home makes it so much more comfortable and enjoyable and it make its a super cute celebration for our small family.
if you fancy doing your at home firework night what i think you will need for the perfect night would be –
- fireworks, a box a mix, selection package for the entertainment.
- sparklers always fun for everyone
- small log burner, chimney fire, to keep warm
- chairs to sit round to watch and keep warm, always move chairs back away from the fireworks
- old clothes, the fire makes your clothes smell
- wrap up warm, hat, gloves, coat and scarf
- sausages and hot dog rolls
- drinks and glasses
- mugs and soup
- sweets and marshmallows and sticks to roast them on.
- music to play in the back ground
- torch and matches to help find and light fireworks
- gloves on to protect hands from fireworks
- family and friends to enjoy them with you
- and if you have any pets outdoor like rabbits be sure to put them away, put them inside or in a agar rage away from the fire works, some animals get very scared.
AND – be safe but also have a great time!
‘happy bonfire and firework night, remember remember the 5th of November..’
much love J x