Our ‘do it at home’ Halloween philosophy doesn’t quite translate to the fire and explosives of Bonfire Night, and let’s be real here, scorch marks in the garden are a recipe for losing your deposit, and could even be a breach of your contract. So while fireworks might be off the cards this year, there’s still lots of (mostly food and drink-based) ways to feel the autumn vibes.
- Go back in time to your childhood days and make toffee apples, or put a grown up spin on things and stir up some spiced apple cider.
- Make dinner as a house, with something easy and traditional like hot dogs, or a classic winter warmer.
- If you’re desperate to get outside, make sparklers your pyrotechnic of choice – just don’t underestimate their risk and make sure you’ve closely followed all the safety instructions. You could also toast marshmallows on a disposable barbecue if you have somewhere suitable to use one.
- Or, simply snuggle up on the sofa, stay warm inside and keep your fingers crossed that some of your neighbours are having their own home displays. A bit of curtain-twitching’s acceptable for one night of the year.