How to Throw the Perfect Bonfire Night Party

Bonfire Night is easily one of our favourite things about winter! Snuggling up by the bonfire, warm tasty food and spectacular firework displays. What’s not to love?

So in preparation for Guy Fawkes’ Night, we’re bringing you a recipe for the perfect bonfire night party. Invite all your family and friends over  and follow our tips for an unforgettable 5th November!

Warm, snuggly blankets

If you’re throwing a Bonfire Night party, chances are you’ll be out in the cold for a while. Wear thick socks and gloves to keep your fingers and toes all toasty and put out some blankets for your guests.

They’ll be grateful for the extra warmth and you can make them look really cute with our free printable blanket sign!

Bonfire Night Party Ideas


Sparklers are great fun on Bonfire Night and kids love ’em!

But once your sparkler has fizzled out, you’ll need somewhere to put it. We’d recommend filling an old bucket with sand or water and to make it part of the Guy Fawkes party theme, dress it up with our cute printable bucket sign.

Free Bonfire Night Party Printables

Just remember to always wear gloves when holding sparklers and keep them at arm’s length away from your body.

Hot, tasty snacks

Anything goes on Bonfire Night as long as it’s warm and delicious! You’ll find some great Bonfire Night food ideas over on BBC Good Food – stuffed potato skins always go down a treat. Stock up on disposable plates, cups, hot dog trays and cutlery before the party so you don’t have to worry about breakages or washing up.

Toasted marshmallows

If you’re having a little bonfire in your garden, grab some skewers and a pack of marshmallows and get toasting! Use our free printable marshmallow sign to point your guests towards the treats. You could have a go at making s’mores!

Guy Fawkes Night Party Ideas

Bonfire cake ideas

This is a really easy Bonfire Night cake to throw together if Guy Fawkes Night falls on a weekday – you don’t even need to do any baking!

Pop to the shops for two pre-made chocolate cakes (one needs to be slightly bigger than the other) and then assemble a bonfire around the top tier using matchmakers, chocolate fingers and flakes. It takes about 10 minutes to make before your Bonfire Night party and it’s a guaranteed crowd pleaser!

Chocolate Bonfire Cake

However if you did feel like baking, we’ve got a wonderful parkin recipe for you on a handy free printable!

Throwing a Bonfire Night party this year? Pick up all your Bonfire Night essentials at Party Delights or stay on our blog for even more Bonfire Night ideas.