burns night supper

Host a Burns Night Supper

Burns Night

A celebration of the life and poetry of Robert Burns, is a lovely way to give a nod to any Scottish roots (my mother in law is Scottish) or just a good excuse to host friends for a themed dinner party in January.

January seems to be the month when everyone’s glass seems more half empty, than half full, so gather your clan and host a Burns Night Celebration.


Ask your guests to wear something tartan

Decorate your table with a tartan runner or serviettes

If you get together as families, you could ask the children to read out a Burns poem or do a Scottish themed dance.

Before you serve dinner the Selkirk Grace can be read and you can clap the haggis (or main course) in:

Selkirk Grace

Some hae meat and cannot eat.

Some cannot eat that want it:

But we hae meat and we can eat,

Sae let the Lord be thankit.

The menu choice can be traditional:

Starter: Cock-a-Leekie Soup

Main: Haggis or Vegetarian Haggis (yes they make vegetarian haggis and it is delicious) Neeps and Tattie

Dessert: Drambuie Trifle

Or you can serve a more modern menu for non-haggis lovers:

Starter: Smoked salmon

Main: Fillet Steak with a mushroom Drambuie sauce, Neeps and Tatties 

Dessert: Shortbread and Drambuie Coffee

Give yourself something to look forward to on or just before Monday 25th January 2016, host a Burns Night Celebration.

Remember to post photos of your celebration on my Facebook page: and close your party with Auld Lang Syne.