Although we’re all pretty much back to normal now after the events of the pandemic, I think a lot of us have come to realise that we can have wonderful seasonal celebrations at home. Now it’s Autumn aka. the best month EVER, there will be plenty of events coming up in our calendars Trick or treating, firework displays and of course, Christmas, to name a few. Today I want to share some cozy bonfire night ideas for those of you continuing to stay at home this year!
Bonfire night is one of my favourite times of the year. I just absolutely love fireworks. I love the colours, the smell, the sound and how magical they look lighting up the sky. I can get so lost in a firework display and it makes me so excited for the remainder of the year.
Of course, that’s not the case for everyone and fireworks can be an absolute nightmare for pets – which makes me so sad. I’m just so grateful that my late dog Rory wasn’t bothered at all by fireworks (although if a plastic bag drifted past him, he’d run a mile!) It’s so important to know how to look after your pets on bonfire night.
That said, I don’t want to miss celebrating bonfire night any year, so I’ll definitely be doing some of these cozy at home bonfire night ideas that I mention below! Any excuse to get cozy and comfy with my boyfriend or with myself – I do love a solo date idea, too!
Carry on reading for 7 cozy at home bonfire night ideas!
Have a Harry Potter movie marathon
Harry Potter screams Autumnal so this is the perfect chance to have a Harry Potter movie marathon, instead of going out to a bonfire or firework party! I don’t know about you, but I can re-watch the Harry Potter series over and over again without getting bored and my boyfriend and I like to do this every once in a while! If Harry Potter isn’t your thing, then there’s of course, plenty of other options.
Have a bonfire in your garden and toast marshmallows
Now you’ll have to check your local area / wherever you live to ensure it’s safe to have a small bonfire in your garden and the correct protocols for it but if it IS safe to do so and you’re craving that smell of smoke this bonfire night, even if you’re not going out, bring bonfire night to you! And there’s NOTHING nicer than toasted marshmallows!
Create a blanket fort and watch movies on the iPad
Another good idea if you’re after a mega cozy evening is creating your own fort, decked out with fairy lights and snacks and having your own little movie night in there instead!
Eat a buffer dinner with your favourite food
I love a buffet dinner. We usually have one in our house on Christmas Eve and New Years Eve. We rarely have a buffet on a “regular” day. So for food on your at home bonfire night, you might consider inviting your friends round and having a huge buffet dinner of all your favourite foods. Or ordering lots of different bits from the takeaway and doing a buffet that way instead!
Bake lots of yummy, sweet treats
Who doesn’t love a day of baking? Well, this could be your cozy at home bonfire night idea for 2020! There are tons of fun and yummy recipes you could make. Maybe using marshmallows to mark the occasion or if you have kids, consider different colour food dyes for the different colors of fireworks!
Check out some of these amazing treats that Tiffany, one of my favourite bloggers, makes:
- Mint Aero Brownies Recipe
- Extravagant White Chocolate Cheesecake Recipe
- Coffee Cake With Caramel Buttercream Recipe
Decorate your house / fort / garden in colorful fairy lights
You can’t go wrong with fairy lights any time of the year. But if you’re missing some sparkle this bonfire night, bring the sparkle to you and deck out your house / garden / fort in colorful fairy lights. The bonus here is that if you leave them up for long enough, they can double up for Christmas!
Want a fun bonfire night idea? Have a board game night!
I love a board game night. They can be mega fun so this is a great option for a fun bonfire night in with friends or family. Take it old school. No phones, cheesy 90’s music and all the old classics like Cluedo, Monopoly, Guess Who, Twister – you name it!