7 Essentials For Every Bonfire Night Party

Freddie Armstrong

blog image

If you’re throwing a bonfire night party this year, you’ll probably be thinking you’ll need a few glasses of mulled wine and maybe even some fireworks. But to make your bonfire night party even more fun, you’re going to need everything from an oak fireplace mantel to copious amounts of chocolate. Here are the 7 must-haves you’re going to want to add to your shopping list…

1) Marshmallows

There’s nothing better than a fire-toasted marshmallow. Whether you intend to brave it next to a bonfire outside or snuggle next to your fireplace in your home, remember to buy a few bags of marshmallows.

2) An oak fireplace mantel for your fireplace

Invest in an oak fireplace mantel for your fireplace. It’s a great place to make a seasonal display. Plus, it will help to make your fireplace the focal point of your room and your party.

3) Create a hot chocolate bar

Lay out little bowls of dark, milk and white chocolate. Add jars of marshmallows and cinnamon sticks. Maybe even a cheeky jug of Baileys for the adults. Just before your guests arrive, add a large flask of hot milk and warm mugs. This way, you can all make your own yummy hot chocolates before you head outside for the fireworks.

4) Bonfire cupcakes

Who doesn’t love a bite-sized cake? Just bake some chocolate cupcakes and add pieces of a Cadbury’s Flake on top to look like little logs. Next, pipe on some red and orange streaked buttercream to look like flames. Simple but effective.

5) A wood burning stove

What’s more perfect than coming in from a cold firework display to snuggle in front of your wood burning stove? OK, so it may be too late for this year, but it’s never too early to start planning!

6) A good, hearty sausage casserole

Why specifically a sausage casserole? In all honesty, we have no idea. But there’s something so perfect about a hearty, flavoursome sausage on a cold winter’s night. Plus, putting them in a casserole means you can make a big pot for your guests ahead of time, so you don’t have to be in the kitchen when everyone else is having fun watching the fireworks.

7) Don’t forget the sparklers!

Waving around those little sparkly sticks and trying to spell out our name in the air doesn’t get any less fun, no matter how old we are. Of course, you can pretend they’re for the little ones. But we all know every single adult won’t be able to resist a bit of sparkler waving.

A bonfire night party simply isn’t a bonfire night party without good, warming food and drink and a few toasted marshmallows. Being able to snuggle in front of your fireplace and admire your seasonal display on your oak fireplace mantel, after you’ve come in from the cold, is a real bonus.

Want to order an oak fireplace mantel? You’ve come to the right place.

  • Rustic Shelves/ Oak Shelves

    Creating Rustic Ambiance: Incorporating Rustic Shelves into Your Interior Decor There's a certain enchantment that comes with rustic decor – an allure that harks back to simpler times and celebrates...

  • Wall Shelves/ Wood Floating Shelves

    Rustic Charm and Elegance: The Allure of Wood Floating Shelves In the world of interior design, there is a timeless appeal to rustic charm and elegance. One element that perfectly...

  • Transform Your Space with Stylish Oak Floating Shelves

    In this comprehensive guide, we will explore the versatility, benefits, and design possibilities of oak floating shelves. Whether you're looking to maximise storage or enhance the aesthetics of...

  • Choosing The Size Of Your Oak Beam

    When choosing a beam for your fireplace (or for anywhere else in your home) you're faced with the tough decision or choosing a size.

  • Introducing The Wooden Bed Company

    After years of working with the best quality timber and high end precision machinery we have decided to branch out a little and start a new venture… Introducing The...

  • How To Decorate Your Oak Fireplace Beam For Christmas

    The cold nights are officially here, and Christmas is just around the corner. One of the best things to do at Christmas is sit by the roaring fire whilst sipping...