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Have A Firecracker Of A Bonfire Night!

Traditionally Bonfire Night is celebrated by watching spectacular firework displays and marvelling at the sight of huge bonfires! These celebrations of a rather unique British custom date back to 1605 when Guy Fawkes among others failed in his attempt to blow up the King and Parliament in what has become known as the Gunpowder Plot. Over 400 years later on or around 5th November we are still remembering the fact with Bonfire Night celebrations taking place all over the country.


Create your own stay-at-home celebrations

But who says you have to go out to have a good time? Of course you can quite easily stay at home and create your own intimate celebration with friends and family, which does have its advantages. If it is freezing cold outside, you can just pop indoors to warm up, so create some atmosphere indoors as well as outside too using candles or tea-lights placed on different levels – on window sills, bookcases or side tables – you could also drape some twinkling fairy lights too – all perfect for creating a warm glow.

Of course no Bonfire Night is complete without sparklers – great fun no matter what your age! We can all remember trying to quickly write our names in the air before the sparks disappeared!


Keep your guests warm on the inside too by serving delicious hot and filling food that is easy to eat – you will after all be standing outside enjoying the thrilling spectacle of your own firework display! Soup served in a mug with some crusty garlic French bread, or even bangers and mash in a mug topped with caramelised onions – what could be nicer! And for dessert how about sticky toffee apple pudding or Catherine Wheel cookies!

And finally – the fireworks! With your pyrotechnic guru a safe distance away from spectators and anything that could catch alight – get set to look up at the night sky to ‘Oooh’ and ‘Ahhh’ at your own awesome display.

Bonfire Night festivities that go with a bang!

But if you did want to leave the pyrotechnics to the professionals and head out to one of the Bonfire Night events, there are plenty to choose from so you there should be one close to you – the biggest and one of the most famous in Britain  is in Lewes, East Sussex.


Maidenhead has the Vintage Funfair Bonfire Night Spectacular with vintage rides and attractions for all ages to enjoy as well as side stalls and games. What a fantastic way to spend Bonfire Night – truly a night to remember!

The team at Shelfstore hope you have a firecracker of a Bonfire Night – but be sure to wrap up warm and stay safe!

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