A Bonfire Night Without The Fright

3M Peltor Kid's Ear Muffs

It’s an age old problem. Bonfire night is the perfect family night out and fireworks are so pretty – every child loves to watch them, but the problem lies not with taking them out in the cold, or the later than normal bedtime, but the loud bangs and the fright that come with them.

Until this year we had never taken Ethan to a firework display. He’ll be four next month and I felt pretty bad about it. This year was going to be our year and I was going to be prepared.

3M Peltor Kids Ear Muffs are the perfect accessory for your family bonfire night outing. Not only do they look cool and trendy, not only are they a novelty to your little one but they stop the fright that comes with a firework display. Your little people can enjoy the amazement and wonder that comes with the night-time prettiness and there is unlikely to be a tear to be seen.

We wrapped ourselves up in our woollies, put on our comfiest and warmest boots, remembered the sparklers and headed off to our first bonfire night as a family. We had a fantastic time!

bonfire night

bonfire night

family bonfire night

sparklers

sparklers

glow stick

The 3M Peltor Kids Ear Muffs were an absolute God send. Ethan watched in awe at the fireworks and wasn’t frightened at all – and  they were additional warmth to his little ears!

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Once it was all over we all got into our pyjamas, little man went to bed sleeping soundly, whilst his Daddy and myself ended bonfire night in the only way you can – hot chocolate and marshmallows.

whittard's hot chocolate spoon

I’m never a big fan of going out in the cold but I really enjoyed bonfire night this year and I’m already looking forward to next year.

What did you and your family do for bonfire night this year?

You can find out more about the kids ear muffs and where to buy them at the 3M Safety website.

*I was sent the ear muffs in return for an honest review. Thoughts and opinions are completely my own. I would like to say a huge thanks to 3M for sending me these little beauties (and the extras!) – they were a total winner in our household and know they will get another outing next year! 
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36 Comment

  1. Reply
    Elizabeth Seal
    7th November 2016 at 6:52 pm

    Awww your little love is adorable! I wish I had known of these for bonfire night as my Oscar was terrified of the loud bangs, although he was fascinated by the sparklers haha! Your blog is so lovely 😀 xx

    elizabeth ♡ ”Ice Cream” whispers Clara
    (lets follow each other on bloglovin or instagram – tempting Too Faced Gingerbread giveaway!)

    1. Reply
      Jaki
      7th November 2016 at 8:38 pm

      Ah thank you so much! They were a total hit! Thanks for the lovely words on my blog too 🙂 x

  2. Reply
    Kayla Arnold
    8th November 2016 at 9:42 am

    So cute! Looks like you had a great time! #TwinklyTuesday

    1. Reply
      Jaki
      8th November 2016 at 3:40 pm

      We did thank you 🙂

  3. Reply
    stacey oakes
    8th November 2016 at 9:43 am

    I can’t wait to attend fireworks displays with my girl. She is only 1 so there was no chance of us attending this year. We are planing on a festival next year so i’ll definitely be needing the ear muffs!! #Twinklytuesday

    1. Reply
      Jaki
      8th November 2016 at 3:41 pm

      Wow! I’d love to do that with mine. He’s really getting into his music lately so one day – just got to convince his Dad!! 🙂

  4. Reply
    Rachel
    8th November 2016 at 9:47 am

    Gorgeous photos and love the ear muffs idea. My boy seems to be a bit freaked out by the bangs so perfect for him. Will try next year! #twinklytuesday xx

    1. Reply
      Jaki
      8th November 2016 at 3:42 pm

      They honestly were a god send. So pleased I’ve now got them 🙂 xx

  5. Reply
    Kirsty - Winnettes
    8th November 2016 at 10:23 am

    These ear muffs look fab! I’m glad Ethan got to enjoy the fireworks. Our youngest isn’t quite 2 yet and she loved them. Our eldest is nearly 4 and she was a little unsure. She managed to watch them all but I think ear protectors would have really helped her.
    #DreamTeam

    1. Reply
      Jaki
      8th November 2016 at 3:43 pm

      I think the older ones are more aware aren’t they? Ethan’s four next month so that would figure! These were amazing – highly recommended! X

  6. Reply
    Heather Keet
    8th November 2016 at 10:48 am

    Love that you thought of ear protection, so many people don’t and once your hearing is gone, it’s just gone. #TwinklyTuesday

  7. Reply
    Fiona Cambouropoulos
    8th November 2016 at 10:54 am

    Bonfire night has to be the exception to chilly nights outdoors #TwinklyTuesday

    1. Reply
      Jaki
      8th November 2016 at 3:43 pm

      Absolutely! A great excuse to come home to a hot water bottle and got chocolate too!

  8. Reply
    Heather Keet
    8th November 2016 at 11:02 am

    Back with #DreamTeam

  9. Reply
    Louise (Little Hearts, Big Love)
    9th November 2016 at 7:17 am

    Love the photos – looks like you had a fun evening. Ear muffs are such a good idea for helping make firework displays less frightening for children – we avoided them this year because my eldest is so sensitive to loud bangs but we did get to see some from indoors which she was fine with. I’m sure ear muffs would help a lot for her. #twinklytuesday

    1. Reply
      Jaki
      9th November 2016 at 9:11 pm

      They really would! He could hear what we were saying to him but they took away that initial jumpy bang. So pleased to have some! Thanks so much for your lovely words x

  10. Reply
    Something About Baby
    9th November 2016 at 9:57 am

    Look like you all had an amazing time! The ear muffs look great for kids who don’t like big bangs. We’re quite lucky that Alfie isn’t bothered by them at all, especially as there is no way he would keep anything on his head! Loving that hot chocolate, looks delicious! #bestandworst

    1. Reply
      Jaki
      9th November 2016 at 9:14 pm

      It was incredible!! Nicest ever! And we did thank you it was a lovely, simple nice night. Great to get back in the warm after too. Thanks so much x

  11. Reply
    Jaylan - Diapers at Dawn
    9th November 2016 at 10:19 am

    We spent fireworks night at home with friends and all the kids, I def think the adults enjoyed the fireworks more than the kids. My boy definitely did not like the bang, so I’ll be looking in to getting these for next year, thanks for the review and great photos x #MarvMondays

    1. Reply
      Jaki
      9th November 2016 at 9:15 pm

      I would highly recommend them! It’s such a shame something so pretty can be so frightening. These definitely take that away. I hope you had a great night too. X

  12. Reply
    Kaye
    9th November 2016 at 5:42 pm

    I love love love getting wrapped up and going to the fireworks on bonfire night and these are fab aren’t they? We’ve had a pair since A was younger and he’d never wear them but his older brother has numerous times. Thanks for linking up to #MarvMondays. Kaye xo

    1. Reply
      Jaki
      9th November 2016 at 9:18 pm

      They really are brilliant! And they look so cool aswell. A definite winner in our house. Thanks so much x

  13. Reply
    Steph Curtis
    9th November 2016 at 10:48 pm

    Oooh glad you had fun – I did the hot choc thing after too 🙂 #BloggerClubUK

    1. Reply
      Jaki
      11th November 2016 at 10:54 pm

      It has to be done! 🙂 x

  14. Reply
    Louise - Mummy Miller
    10th November 2016 at 5:50 pm

    These are great, we bought my son some, but we didn’t need to use them because he slept through the whole thing! #SharingTheBlogLove

    1. Reply
      Jaki
      11th November 2016 at 10:57 pm

      Ahhh bless him – that’s impressive! Hopefully you can use them next year 🙂

  15. Reply
    MMT
    10th November 2016 at 8:59 pm

    WISH we had remembered to take our exact same ear defenders to fireworks night – the kids might have stopped crying and enjoyed the show!
    We bought ours when we had our second baby…for us to wear in bed! We took turns every other night so we could get some Zzzzz…..worked a treat.
    Thanks for linking up to #coolmumclub

    1. Reply
      Jaki
      11th November 2016 at 10:58 pm

      Hahaha genius!!! It’s a shame something so pretty can be so scary. These were such a godsend! X

  16. Reply
    Random Musings
    11th November 2016 at 3:31 pm

    What a great idea! I’m pleased to hear that you all enjoyed the night!
    Thanks for linking up to #AnythingGoes 🙂
    Debbie

    1. Reply
      Jaki
      11th November 2016 at 11:02 pm

      Thanks they were great 🙂

  17. Reply
    helen gandy
    11th November 2016 at 10:29 pm

    OMG I love your mug you must tweet me where I can get a personalised blog one! Looks like you had an ace time and the ear defenders look fab. Thanks for linking up, hope you’ll stop by again #bestandworst

    1. Reply
      Jaki
      11th November 2016 at 11:04 pm

      Ahh. I need to direct you to a previous blog post – you may have been away that week I linked it up 🙂 have a look for Fun Ways To Promote Your Blog – from a couple of weeks ago 🙂 if you like the mug you’ll love the others 🙂

  18. Reply
    Katy - Hot Pink Wellingtons
    15th November 2016 at 7:54 pm

    My son is two and a half so we’ve not braved fireworks yet – I was thinking of trying next year with some ear defenders and it sounds like these were a real success! Thanks for joining us again at #SharingtheBlogLove

    1. Reply
      Jaki
      15th November 2016 at 8:52 pm

      They were brilliant – I definitely recommend them – and they love them! They do look very cool!

  19. Reply
    Laura - dear bear and beany
    16th November 2016 at 1:05 pm

    These look great and I think I will invest in a pair for Alice next year. We have fireworks at my parents house and every year she is desperate to watch them outside but they are too loud. Holly on the other hand absolutely loves them! Thank you for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove x

    1. Reply
      Jaki
      17th November 2016 at 12:46 am

      They’re definitely worth a buy! So pleased with mine. X

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