With Bonfire Night just around the corner, it got us thinking, how will you be celebrating this year? Some people prefer to have a quiet, cosy night in at home, but for others, Bonfire Night is a big celebration, and an opportunity to gather all of your friends and family together.
Whether you’re simply having a bit of a get together or a bonfire party at your house with plenty of guests in attendance, or you’re working for a venue such as a park or a labour or cricket club that are putting on a fireworks display, you may be considering hosting a buffet or having some hot food available to those who are attending. This is where we can help you!
Why we celebrate Bonfire Night
To this day, we celebrate bonfire night in remembrance of the year 1605, when a plot to blow up the Houses of Parliament was foiled. If successful, this would have resulted in the death of the King along with many other members of parliament. After the attack was foiled on that very night, bonfires were lit as a celebration of the safety of the King. Now every year, we carry on this tradition of holding bonfires and setting off fireworks to commemorate the event.
Traditional Bonfire Night food
More traditional Bonfire Night food is based around things like stews, soups and casseroles, food more associated with feeling warm and cosy – perfect for this occasion as it’s also around the time we tend to be welcomed into the Christmas period!
Here are a few ideas of what kind of food you could have on the menu:
- Steak and mushroom pie
- Tuscan bean stew
- Pumpkin soup
- Chicken stew
- Hot pot with braised red cabbage
- Roasted butternut squash soup
We find that these types of food go down particularly well on this sort of occasion. Furthermore, it’s also a great opportunity to bring out some popular sweet treats, including apple pie, treacle, toasted marshmallows, hot chocolate, and toffee apples. We can guarantee that your guests will LOVE these!
However, you don’t necessarily have to go for such traditional choices of Bonfire Night food at your event, as a simple finger buffet will prove just as popular. This may be more appealing to you if you’re not hosting anything big, but are just having a little gathering at home and want to put a bit of food on for your friends and family. Whatever kind of catering you wish to go for, we will do our very best to help you put on the perfect event. We can either have this delivered by a certain time, or prepare the food onsite for you. Just let us know what you would like and we will do it for you!
For more information or if you would like to make a food order for your own Bonfire Night event, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us via our contact page and we will be more than happy to help.