Soon the beams of effortless sparkle will turn the bleakness of a November night into a rainbow of colour. As you look adoringly up into the sky with a sparkler in one hand, Josie Copson runs through some winter warming foods that you can place in the other.
Instead of the traditional hot dog, place a sausage on a stick and cut a pepper into the shape of a triangle, then simply attach it to the top to make your very own rocket. However, yours will shoot straight into your stomach instead of the sky. Recipe.
The comforting swirl of the pink, fluffy candy is enough to bring back the sweet memories of childhood bonfire nights. If you’re hosting a fireworks party you can impress guests by buying your very own cotton candy machine for a relatively cheap price.
TOMATO SOUP WITH A TWIST
The tomato soup may seem a little bland and unexciting, but when you mix in the spicy Bloody Mary cocktail it makes for a unique combination of flavours that will set your taste buds alight. Recipe.
A fun appetiser for all, create your own version of the infamous Catherine wheel firework by making mini pizzas and forging the melted cheese into a swirl to mimic the real deal. Add any toppings you desire to make a variation that will spin you into a state of satisfaction. Recipe.
A favourite autumn treat has to be the classic warm doughnuts in a bag, but sugar doesn't have to be the only thing to coat the dough. Get out of your doughnut rut and try adding orange zest, mixed spices, melted chocolate and berries for a fiery doughnut worthy of a Bonfire royalty title. Recipe.
*This article was previously published in Buzz Magazine.