We love a bonfire night party – it’s the last opportunity of the year to hold an outside event! The British weather doesn’t always get on board at this time of year, so set the scene with lots of garden lights, hot drinks, cosy wraps, cushions – and somewhere to get indoors if necessary.
We’ve tracked down 10 accessories guaranteed to help your bonfire night party go with a bang.
1. Moreton tray table, Garden Trading
This neat little tray table will be a real asset for your bonfire night party, so that people don’t have to put their cups down on the ground and risk knocking them over. The black weatherproof stained spruce legs are fully foldable with the moveable tray slotting onto the top. With two cut out handles, the tray can be easily transported around the home and garden as well, so that you can keep those top-ups coming. £85, available from Garden Trading. (Also appears in main image).
2. Enamel mug, William Morris
If the weather’s grey and drizzling, this enamel mug featuring two designs of William Morris’s late-19th century Bower wallpaper design will help keep the party sparkling. £9.95, available from Annabel James.
3. Indoor outdoor cushion in chevron, Cox & Cox
Make sure your guests are comfortable with this stylish cushion in a jacquard weave texture with a light grey and cream chevron design. It’s designed for outdoor as well as indoor use so won’t take any harm from the damp for a few hours – probably best not to leave it outside overnight, though! £35, available from Cox & Cox.
4. Woven slab stitch cotton throw in taupe, Gisela Graham
A bonfire night party is always more fun if you’re warm! This neutral throw is made from 80% cotton and 20% polyester and is machine washable at 30 degrees if it gets a bit grubby outside. It’s great value at just £21, and there are others available at the same price point in different styles and colours. See Gisela Graham for stockists.
5. Macadam folding chair, Habitat
These metal folding chairs are just the job for occasional use. They have contoured back rests for additional comfort and are made from robust powder coated steel for durability. They can be folded and stored away when not in use to save space around the house, and are available in a range of vibrant colours ideal for a party. Just £12 each, available from Habitat.
6. Rive droite bistro tray table in dandelion, Garden Trading
Another practical little number from Garden Trading is this powder coated steel bistro tray table. The tray slots on to the foldable solid rod legs when not in use, turning it into a table. The bright yellow colour will also mean your guests are more likely to be able to find it in the dark! Was £25 now just £20, available from Garden Trading.
7. Wooden lanterns, Sue Ryder
Make sure your guests can see what they’re doing throughout your bonfire night party with these glass and wooden lanterns with chrome details. They have a rope hand for ease of manoeuvring, and will protect candles so they burn well. Available in three different sizes, prices start at £14.99 from Sue Ryder.
8. Teardrop bulb festoon lights, Lights4Fun.co.uk
Light up your festivities with this teardrop belt light, featuring 10 bulbs over a 5m length. You can plug other lengths in as well, up at a whopping 550m! You’ll need to connect them to a mains power point, but vendor Lights4Fun.co.uk have solar options available as well if you don’t have a socket you can use. £49.99 for a 5m length, available from Lights4Fun.co.uk.
9. Ducks picnic blanket, Anorak
This picnic blanket in Anorak’s Waddling Ducks design is waterproof backed, super lightweight and machine washable. It’s ideal for providing somewhere clean to put catering supplies, or doubling as extra seating or as a throw. Was £38.95 now £29.95, available from Annabel James.
10. Dragonfly melamine dinner plate, Sophie Allport
Hovering against a pastel blue background, this melamine dinner plate features intricate dragonfly illustrations – ideal for a garden meal. Other pieces available in the range. £8, available from Sophie Allport.