Bonfire Night is an odd holiday as we don’t ‘celebrate’ much (unlike Christmas) but we still gather together and have traditions such as fireworks and big bonfires. It can rack up however there are ways to make sure you’re not spending more than you have to when going out this year on Bonfire Night. Here are my top tips for having a frugal Bonfire Night.
Instead of heading into the centre of a city to push through the crowds, overspend on taxi’s and have a crap view, find a friend with a view of the fireworks or head into your local town for a smaller and cheaper event on.
If you’re an adult who’s got their head screwed on, you can do your own fireworks but I wouldn’t recommend unless you were 100% comfortable. If nothing else – sparklers!
Instead of buying from vendors at an event (and paying premium for mostly novelty snacks) you should take your own snacks. If staying in, cook something warm like hearty soup to sip from a thermos whilst watching the display.
Rather than buying at the event (as it is always expensive with drinks often starting at £5), just grab a few beers to watch the display at home. Or if heading out, sneak some alcohol into the event in a water bottle.
Don’t pay to visit one, have your own ”budget” bonfire night via your chiminea or fire pit in your garden. Stay safe and use it to keep warm as you catch up with friends.