If you’ve ever had a do-it-yourself fireworks night, you’ll know how easy it is to end up with more fizzle than sizzle. Before we get to some hilarious stories of fireworks fiascos, let’s say the obvious: Fireworks are fab, but you gotta follow the rules! Keep everyone a safe distance and don’t return to a lit firework. Set them off after 11pm and you could get a hefty fine too!

Terrifying tales from your back gardens

We asked you for your own tales of Guy Fawkes gone wrong. We figured there’d be a few fires to put out, but we never thought the police would be involved!

Here’s one from Emma-Louise:
“Two years ago we bought a box of fireworks for bonfire night. Kids a safe distance away. Lit the first one. Nothing. Second one, nothing. Whole box of duds. Kids had to settle for a £1 packet of sparklers.”

Sandra says:
“Many years ago I was at a fireworks party. Someone set a rocket in a bottle and lit it. The bottle fell over, sending the rocket in my direction and straight into my pocket! Luckily someone had the sense to pull my coat off and stamp it out. Still got the coat, no pocket though.”

Louise remembers:
“On Bonfire Night last year, we had a fire in the back garden and thought we’d put it out before we went to bed. We woke up the next day and found our bins had melted through the heat!” (Featured pic  – NOT Louise’s bins).

Karolina told us:
“I had a house party on my 16th birthday. One of my friends brought some fireworks from South Africa. You couldn’t find stuff like that back then. We went up to the roof to set then off. We tied a rocket up but it was so powerful that it tilted and exploded on my neighbor’s roof. They called the cops on us!”

Here’s Sebastian own hot take:
“When I was young and stupid, I bought some cheap fireworks from China. Good deal, good deal. A few of them were OK, but some blew up and burned down my shed. Be careful! “(Featured pic – NOT Sebastian’s shed).


Fireworks slots – A safer way to play with fireworks

They say you shouldn’t play with fireworks, but these slots are a great way to put some sparkle in your spins without getting burned.

Fireworks Frenzy is a classic 25-line slot from Eyecon with a white hot 3,000x max prize and sound effects to match. Light the fuse for just 1p a spin, and boost your bankroll with Catherine-wheel Multiplier Wilds plus firecracker scatters that trigger up to 25 Free Spins and retrigger up to 15 times!

Realistic Gaming have cooked up a couple of bonfire night specials themselves. Fireworks is a 10-line video slot with an unusual bonus game. Spin stacked reels to allow the fuse to reach the bonus rocket and trigger a respin feature. With low volatility and high win frequency, it’s a fireworks show with non-stop action.

Want even more bang for your bucks? Try Fireworks Game Changer, a souped-up version with an awesome built-in board game and a 20,000x max win.

Don’t forget, you get money back on every spin, win or lose, with no strings or fuses attached!


Aviva is the Content Manager at PlayOJO and writes blogs, copy and all things OJOey. A copy/content marketer for over 7 years, she gets her creative juices flowing by singing, dancing (around her living room), and belly laughing regularly.

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