Sparklers are turning up at all sorts of events these days, and people are getting much more creative with how they use them. It used to be that you would only see sparklers at certain types of events such as 4th of July parties or on New Year’s Eve, but more and more events are starting to use them as part of the fun. In fact, manufacturers are even making different types of sparklers for various events to try to increase their versatility and uses. People can find sparklers for nearly any purpose under the sun, even things they probably would never consider.

With all these various types of sparklers hitting the shelves, people are coming up with all sorts of creative ways to use sparklers. Depending on what type of event you are planning to use them for, chances are you can find some great advice from other people who have already been experimenting. Here are some fun ideas for using sparklers at various types of events that you may have not yet considered.

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Sparklers at Weddings

Weddings are a time of love and romance, so you may be surprised to know that many couples are using sparklers as part of their celebration. There is actually quite a large market for wedding sparklers these days with a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and colors available. There are even sparklers that are shaped like hearts for brides that want to take the fun to an entire new level, or you can choose a classic gold sparkler in a variety of different lengths.

One of the most creative ways to use sparklers at a wedding is to make them part of the farewell line. When the bride and groom are ready to leave the reception and head off to their honeymoon, all the guest will line up and light their wedding sparklers in sequence. As the newlywed couple leaves, their path is illuminated by the glow of the sparklers. They make a great alternative to using birdseed, rice, confetti, or bubbles for this purpose, and sparklers are also much cheaper than other items.

Birthday Parties

Unless your birthday happens to coincide with a holiday like the 4th of July, you probably haven’t thought of using sparklers as part of the celebration. However, there are actually some pretty cool ways you can work them into the fun. One of the most popular ways to do this is to put them on top of the birthday cake instead of regular candles. You can actually buy cake sparklers that are designed specifically for use on birthday cakes that are safe to use indoors and will not damage the cake. They are also safe to use with food, so you don’t need to worry about feeding pieces to the kids when the sparkling fun is over. It all depends on the unique chemistry of your sparklers whether or not they can be used with food, so make sure you investigate thoroughly before you put them on your cake.

Another option for using sparklers at a birthday party is to hand out regular sparklers to the kids and let them play in the backyard. You will need to provide close adult supervision and instruct the kids on how to use them safely, but they will certainly enjoy the fun and will likely already have experience using sparklers from other holidays such as the 4th of July. As long as you participate in the fun, the kids at your birthday party should be able to enjoy using their sparklers safely.