HOW TO BRING THE SPIRIT OF BONFIRE NIGHT INSIDE
Everyone seems to do something fun on Bonfire night, whether it’s braving the cold weather and crowds to enjoy the fireworks or joining friends inside at a local pub. We have thought of a few ways you can bring bonfire night into your bar or restaurant this year. Scroll down to see how you can bring the festivities into your space!
INSTAGRAMMABLE FIREWORKS DISPLAY
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This is such a quick and impactful way to make an instagrammable moment in your space. Everyone will be lining up to snap pics with their friends!
To achieve this, purchase tissue fans or create paper pinwheels and place on a wall that is visible and will have enough space for people to be able to photograph people. Try picking colours that relate to your space or go seasonal with warm autumnal tones.
Here are a few sources you can try online for ready-made pinwheels:
You can also use newspapers, gift wrap and tissue to create your own pinwheels to customise your colours. Follow the link here on the pinwheel diy.
SMOKY EMBER COCKTAIL
This is the perfect cocktail for Guy Fawkes night. The mezcal is warm and rich and the addition of the smoking rosemary sprig brings an element of theatre to the experience.
Recipe for one cocktail:
30ml oz st. elizabeth allspice dram
2 dashes angostura bitters
rosemary sprig, for garnish
Pour absinthe into a rocks glass; swirl to coat, and discard liqueur.
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice, then add mezcal, st. elizabeth, and 2 dashes of bitters. Strain cocktail into a glass over ice. Light rosemary with a lighter or culinary torch until smoking and place it in the glass. Serve immediately.
Photo and recipe can be found on thejewelsofny.com
PENNY FOR THE GUY
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The old tradition of children creating a ‘Guy’ Fawkes out of old clothes and rags and walking him around to earn funds for candy has sadly disappeared in our modern world. Bring back this tradition and do good at the same time by leaving a coin jar out next to your ‘Guy’ for people to donate to your preferred charity. Have fun with this one- your ‘Guy’ can look like anyone! All you need are some old clothes and rags and a bit of creativity. Prop him up near your bar with a sign “Penny for the Guy’ alongside a note explaining the good work being done by your charity.