The Ultimate Guy Fawkes Party

Women holding many sparklers in hands at night

Remember, remember….everyone loves a Guy Fawkes party.

If you’re hosting this year and you’ve only a little space, you might be a wee bit sweaty around the gills, but you needn’t worry – you’ve got this.

A great Guy Fawkes party doesn’t have to revolve solely around an epic pyrotechnics display – you know, the kind of which you might see at an open-air Pink Floyd Concert. No, by creating the right atmosphere and putting on a decent spread accompanied by a few sparklers and a decent selection of booze, pointing towards the sky and saying ‘look at that’ should be enough to cover the fireworks portion of the night.

To help you get gear for this year’s Guy Fawkes Night, here are a few helpful hints to make sure your party goes off without a hitch.

Maximise floor space

To maximise floor space for your epic Guy Fawkes party, arrange your furniture around the perimeter of your lounge and put decorative cloths over anything you want to cover up or keep out of harm’s way.

Place a good-sized table or serving platform along with your longest wall and have this as your self-service food and bar area, decorated with fairy lights and anything else you think might add a little bit of festive sparkle to the occasion.

A small controlled bonfire

If you have a little bit of outdoor space, and you’d like to have a little bonfire, grabbing a cheap chimney or tabletop fire pit will give you the glowing effect of a Guy Fawkes fire in a controlled fashion. Plus, you’ll be able to grab skewers as well as big bowls of marshmallows and get your guests to warm them up in true campfire style. Sorted.

Choose a viewing area

If you don’t have enough outdoor space or you don’t want to run the risk of firing a catherine wheel into your neighbor’s toilet (or a calamity of that kind), find out where the source of your local firework display will come from and 10 minutes before it’s about to start, summon your guests to either the front or rear of your pad and as they come outside, hand them a warm cup of mulled wine and a sparkler.

Not only will you not have to handle a single firework, but you will give your guests a satisfactory Guy Fawkes experience, but you won’t have to deal with a mega clean up when you wake up the next morning with a hangover.

Make an edible Guy Fawkes

Rather than setting fire to Guy Fawkes to punish him for his parliamentary crimes, why not eat him instead? As you and your guests devour your Guy Fawkes, you’ll gain more space and enjoy less mess – plus not many people will have seen something like this before.

As you might have guessed, there aren’t any recipes for an edible Guy Fawkes, but this will allow you to be creative. Will it be a meat feast made of burgers and sausages, a sweet treat consisting of candy floss, chocolate and toffee apples, or a vegetarian masterpiece with a pumpkin head (these will still be on sale from Halloween) and corn cob legs? The choice is yours.


We hope these Guy Fawkes party ideas have helped and for more inspiration, check out this firework night hacks from the wonderful world of Pinterest.

If you need to clear out some space to clean up of your party or you’ve wound the neighbours up so much that you need to move, give us a shout, and we’ll be happy to help you with all of your self storage needs.


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