Wedding sparklers vs. Traditional Sparklers

As you start planning your sparkler send off, you may begin to feel overwhelmed by the amount of sparkler choices. When you start your research regarding grand exit sparklers, start by learning the differences between wedding sparklers vs traditional sparklers.

Bamboo stick vs. Metal Stick

July 4th sparklers or traditional sparklers are made with wood or bamboo sticks. Unfortunately, these sparklers create a lot of smoke and put off some ash and soot. Using traditional sparklers leaves the chance for you wedding photographs to be ruined by excess smoke. There is also the possibility of ash damaging your wedding dress, rented tuxedos and table linens. Wedding sparklers on the other hand, are made with steel wire sticks which eliminates these issues. Wedding sparklers are considered low smoke sparklers. Your pictures will not be compromised when using the correct wedding sparklers.

#36 Metal Stick Wedding sparkler
Colorful sparks vs. Gold sparks.

While color sparklers (green, blue, pink ect. ) may seem festive, using these sparklers for your wedding is a bad idea. Just like the bamboo sticks, the chemicals that are used to create the pretty colors also create a lot of smoke. Gold wedding sparklers are not only elegant, but the chemicals that create the gold sparks do not put off a lot of smoke.

#20 Wedding sparklers

Small sparklers vs. Long sparklers.

This depends on what your plans for the sparklers are and how many guests you are expecting. The smallest sparkler we carry is the #8. They are 7.5 inches long and burn for 20 seconds. These would make for fun party favors but would not work for a sparklers send off. The burn time is too short. Your wedding photographer would not have time to capture amazing photos before all of the sparklers have finished sparkling. The same is true for the slightly longer #10 sparklers. Although, the #10 sparklers work well for dessert and wedding cake enhancements. For weddings with 100 guests, the #20 sparklers are a good, inexpensive choice. The are 17.5 inches long and burn for 75 seconds. The #36 sparklers are the longest wedding sparkler. They are almost 3 feet tall and burn for 3 minutes. For weddings with 100 or more guests, these sparklers work best. Your guests can light their sparklers and your photographer will have plenty of time to capture great photos as you make your grand exit.

When purchasing your wedding sparklers, go through the wedding sparklers vs traditional sparklers checklist-Metal stick, gold sparks and long burn time. Keeping these three things in mind, will ensure your sparkler sendoff goes off just how you envisioned. Y

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Birthday Cake Sparklers

It does not matter if you are a kid or a kid at heart, everyone loves celebrating their birthday with cake. This year, for your birthday, let’s make it more interesting. Forget the boring candles and replace them with birthday cake sparklers!

What are birthday cake sparklers?

There are a few different types of sparklers that can be used on birthday cakes or cupcakes. The #10 sparklers make for good dessert sparklers. They are are a small, sturdy, traditional stick sparkler with a metal, gray handle. When lit, they burn with a gold spark. They last for approximately 35 seconds. These are considered a low smoke sparkler which makes them good for any pictures that may be taken during your celebration.

Another type of birthday cake sparkler is the big birthday cake sparkler. Other names for these sparklers include, bottle sparklers, champagne sparklers and ice fountains. These sparklers come in either a gold or silver foil wrapper. The sparklers have a plastic point that can be placed directly in the cake. When lit, the #10 sparklers burn with a gold spark. Depending on the type of birthday cake sparkler, they will last 30 seconds or 45 seconds. These sparklers are also considered a low smoke sparkler. Compared to a traditional sparkler, big birthday cake sparklers burn more like a fountain, creating very little ash.

Birthday Cake Sparklers

Can birthday cake sparklers be used indoors?

Birthday cake sparklers are a low smoke sparklers and many restaurants do use them indoors as a way of celebrating a customer’s birthday. However, it is important to remember that sparklers are considered a pyrotechnic and all sparklers, no matter what they are used for, come with a label warning the purchaser that sparklers are for outdoor use only.

Birthday cake sparklers are a fun and unique way to celebrate! Light the sparkler, sing happy birthday and enjoy the perfect start to a new year.

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Party Sparklers and the Holidays

There are so many fun ways to incorporate party sparklers into your holiday festivities. You can use them as centerpieces to enhance your tablescape, you can hand them out as party favors or you can light up the night with your friends and family. Here are a couple of things to keep in mind as you start planning your holiday get togethers.

*Party sparklers can only be shipped ground. In fact, all sparklers are only allowed to ship ground. They are considered a hazardous item and are not allowed by law to be shipped through the air. This means that we are not able to expedite shipping. Please keep this in mind as you are planning your holiday parties. You will want to be sure to leave plenty of time for shipping. Depending on where you are having the sparklers shipped, it can take up to 5 business days for delivery. Remember, starting in November there are a few holidays that will also slow down shipping times. Receiving your New Year’s eve bottle sparklers on January 2nd, will not only be disappointing, but a potential hassle as well. Your best bet is to order your sparklers in early December. This will allow for plenty of time for worry free delivery.

*All Sparklers are not alike. Party Sparklers come in different sizes, different colors and different shapes. Before purchasing your sparklers all willy-nilly, consider what you will be using them for. Are you looking for something festive for the kids to do? The #10 red, green and blue sparklers are always a big hit. Do you want a way to enhance your desserts? The #10 dessert sparklers put off a gold spark which will make your desserts look as good as they taste. Do you need a fun entrance for your New Years eve champagne? The birthday cake sparklers also known as bottle sparklers will make your guests ohh and ahhh.

*Sparklers are not legal everywhere.Sparklers are considered pyrotechnics and although many state now allow pyrotechnics, there are a few places where they are still illegal. Before purchasing party sparklers for your holiday celebrations be sure to check with your local laws to know if the sparklers are legal in your area.

*Sparklers are versatile. Use the gold or silver New Years sparkler tags to create a beautiful centerpiece on your table. At the end of the night instruct your guests to take a sparkler outside to light a path for a great new year. As your party breaks up for the night, thank your guests with a party favor of sparklers to take home with them. Don’t forget about your Christmas parties too. The red and green colored sparklers are festive way to get the kids and the kids at heart excited!

Silver New Years Party sparkler tags
Silver New Years Party sparkler tags

The last thing you will want to remember when dealing with party sparklers, plan ahead! Having sparklers at your party will not only be festive but so much fun. Make sure you order the correct sparklers for your event and be sure to order early. Happy Holidays!

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Party Sparklers-a fun gift

Are you stressed out trying to find the perfect holiday gift for your family and friends? Do you want to do something different this year, something that we will make your holiday guests truly happy? Sure, you can bake cookies again, but do you really have time for that? And do your guests really want that? This holiday season try handing out party sparklers-a fun gift everyone will enjoy!

Who to give the Party Sparklers to?
Of course, you will be getting your friends and family sentimental gifts, big gifts maybe even expensive gifts. And then there are the small gifts for your neighbors and your children’s teachers (you may not want to give sparklers to your teachers, just a thought but its up to you). Consider giving your holiday guests a pack of sparklers as a thank you gift. You can thank them for attending your holiday party or just for being an important part of your life.

How to present the thank you gifts?
There are a few fun and festive ways to present your sparkler gifts to your guests. Use the party sparklers as a centerpiece on your table. Arrange the sparklers in a vase. Place a sparkler tag on each sparkler. Either use the Christmas medley tags or the custom tags to say thank you. Place a sign next to your centerpiece instructing guests to take home a sparkler or two.

Christmas Medley Party Sparkler tags
Christmas Medley Party Sparkler tags

Another option is to tie a colorful ribbon around a few sparklers. As your guest get ready to leave for the night, give them a hug and a bundle of party sparklers.

What type of sparklers will work best for a gift?
There are many different sparklers sold online. The long wedding sparklers are pretty but probably too big for a thank you gift. Look for the smaller party sparklers. The #8 or #10 will work well for an elegant party. The gold sparks are pretty and classic. The #10 color sparklers are fun and perfect for children (both young and young at heart!)

What should my guests do with their gifts?
Your guests can take the thank you gifts home with them. They can light them at home on New Years or another special event. You can also gather your guests outside to light the party sparklers together.

Party sparklers are a fun gift year around. Say thank you to friends and family with a sparkly night!

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Wedding sparklers and engagements

By now most brides know about wedding sparklers.  You have probably seen many amazing photographs with beautiful designs and meaningful words written out in sparks.  You may have even taken part in a sparkler sendoff, lighting a path for the new Mr and Mrs.  But what about your engagement?  How can you use wedding sparklers during your engagement and beyond?

When you are planning  the perfect way to ask your love to marry you, be sure to remember the heart sparklers. Whether its a traditional proposal, where you are down on one knee or something more modern, a wedding sparkler will be an elegant touch that will be remembered forever.  Are you planning on taking engagement photos?  Be sure to let your photographer know that you would like to use sparklers so he or she can come prepared with the equipment needed to capture the perfect photo.  You will also want to pick a photo shoot location where sparklers are allowed and where there is enough room for you to use the sparklers safely. Tip-thicker sparklers are not easy to light.  Be sure to have the correct lighter to ensure you have frustration free photo shoot.

Wedding sparklers and your engagements
Wedding sparklers and your engagements

There are so many uses for wedding sparklers at your engagement party too! Use them as decorations and centerpieces.  Add a few sparklers to brighten up your cake and your dessert table.  Put a touch of color to each of your tables by adding sparkler tags to each sparkler. Or use the sparklers and custom tags as a fun way to ask your family and friends to be part of your bridal party. “When the sparks fly, I want you by my side, will you be my brides maid?”

One year after your wedding, celebrate your first anniversary with an intimate evening.  Maybe a nice dinner, maybe some champagne. No matter what you do, be sure to include wedding sparklers.  After all, sparklers have been part of your story right from the beginning.

 

 

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