If you didn’t already know, there is a rather traditional celebration to look forward to now that New Year is over and that is…Burns Night! Burns Night is held on the 25th January every year to celebrate the famous poet Robert Burns.
Being Scottish, I can’t let this National tradition pass without trying to recruit those far and wide to join in.
Burns Night Food Ideas
So regardless of where you live, or where you are from you can get involved and join in. Ofcourse you must follow tradition and savour a meal of Haggis, ‘neeps and tatties before toasting the man himself with a wee dram.
- Haggis, neeps and tatties is relatively simple to cook and put together, but if you do fancy being a bit adventurous, Scrumptious Scan has a rather lip licking recipe for jazzing up the classic. Remember to address the haggis before cutting it open! (You can find the Address to a Haggis with a translated version here.)
- Or why not try some of these delicious looking Haggis potato scones from Foodie Quine (Quine is Aberdonian for girl, if you didn’t already know!)
- Still not convinced? Perhaps some Burns Night pudding ideas is more your thing. Cranachan is possibly the most traditional and Scottish Mum has a easy to follow recipe.
- Scots are also famous for their shortbread, so if it’s your first Burn Night and you want to ease yourself in gently with something a bit more familiar, then why not check out this recipe for chocolate shortbread from What The Redhead Said.
Burns Night Decor Ideas
If you are not the cooking type, you could ‘Burns’ up your home instead. All in the spirit of Burn Night. Here are some great ideas that won’t look out of place, even after Burn Night…
1. Deer Cushions – Tesco £10 2. Scottish typography mugs – Etsy £11 3. Make a thistle vase display – Image credit 4. Tartan woolen throw – The Wool Company £42 5. Sheepskin rug – Rockett St George £55 6. Slate Address to a Haggis placemats – Specialist Aggregates £28
Burns Night Ideas for Kids
Get the little ones involved in Burns Night with clothing, games and crafts. They don’t have to miss out on the fun!
1. Rabbie’s Rhymes – Amazon £5.99 2. Brave Inspired Haggis Toss Game. Fill old tights with uncooked beans/lentils (this will be the haggis) and aim at a target. Credit: Sweeten your day events blog. 3. Tissue paper Scotland flag. Image credit. 4. Make your own thistle craft. 5. Hide then hunt for the haggis – Haggis toy from Amazon £6.99 6. Happy Burns Night Tshirt – Zazzle £11.95
Whatever you are doing…Have a great Burns Night!