Over the years, I have received hundreds of great questions about our products. Typically, it is a bar or nightclub owner looking for information about the different types of bottle sparklers and how to use them for their VIP services. Most of the time, I will write an entire post dedicated to a topic to provide details. However, I’ve decided to compile this list of common questions about bottle sparklers to centralize the knowledge. Hopefully, this one post will answer most of your questions.
Are Bottle Sparklers the Same as Regular Sparklers?
Most people think of the regular “stick” style when they imagine sparklers. However, bottle sparklers are actually quite different in both design and performance. Traditionally, they are made from either a steel or wood stick that is dipped into a “slurry” of compounds designed to sparkle. The major difference between regular versions and bottle sparklers is that they have no stick at all; they are designed like a tube. This can lead to a lot of confusion since they don’t even visually resemble each other.
Performance wise, they are very different as well. Rather than creating “sparkling” effects, the performance is better described as a shower of sparks. If you are looking for a fair comparison, the effect is similar to what you’d expect from a fountain firework. This design creates a wonderfully large and exciting show that is perfect for making a statement in a busy nightclub or bar.
Can You Attach Them to Any Bottle?
These days, bottles come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. For instance, a “standard” bottleneck typically about an inch in diameter. However, certain brands of champagne come in very unique designs with neck diameters of up to two inches! So, how is it possible that these can work universally regardless of girth? The answer is both simple and elegant; safety clips.
Safety clips are specifically designed to fit on any size of bottleneck for this very purpose. One side clips to the device, the other side clips to the neck. They are made from a very flexible type of plastic that allows the clip to expand and wrap around objects ranging from ¾ of an inch all the way to over two inches! By using these clips, it is the easiest way to attach sparklers to a bottle. Best of all, it ensures the safety of both you and your patrons by securely keeping them upright throughout the item’s performance.
Can They Really Increase Your VIP Service Sales?
One of the most intriguing possibilities is the claim that they can help to increase your VIP service sales. This is undeniably true, and they accomplish this feat in a variety of different ways. Here are a couple of the key benefits that they provide to your selling strategies.
Bottle Service Awareness
The biggest impact that sparklers make on bottle service is building awareness. When your customers see other guests having their services delivered to the table, they can’t help but be envious! Each time will enhance the “snowball effect”, and soon you will see a dramatic uptick in your sales.
Creating a Desirable Experience
Besides making your services highly visible, they will also make them more desirable. People love to be the center of attention, and that is exactly why bottle sparklers can dramatically increase your sales. Many of your patrons only experience the nightclub scene on special occasions. So, purchasing a package that puts the spotlight on their table is always appealing. With the addition of sparklers, bottle service is the most attention anyone can get in a venue.
Other Ways They Can Be Used
Though bottle service is the most common use for these items, there are also a few other ways that they can be used at your business. They also work great for decorating cakes, pies, or ice cream sundaes for customers who are celebrating a special occasion. Additionally, they can be used anywhere that their plastic spike can penetrate to keep them stable. With so many options, this is one of the most common questions about bottle sparklers that I receive.
Will I Get the Best Price by Shopping Online?
Whether you need 40 bottle sparklers or you need 40,000 of them, getting the best price is crucial to any business owner. Obviously, the larger the quantity you purchase, the lower the price you can get will be. However, there are still certain places to buy bottle sparklers that are far less expensive than the alternatives. But first, here are a few of the places that you can find them.
- Find them at a fireworks store.
- Order them from a bar/restaurant supplier.
- Purchase them online from a specialty retailer.
- Order them straight from the manufacturer.
Unfortunately, the first two options are difficult to even make possible; much less to find an affordable price! Since they are so need-specific, this type of item is often not stocked at local fireworks stores. Additionally, restaurant suppliers usually won’t ship them in your order because they are considered flammable. Lastly, purchasing them directly from the manufacturer requires an absurdly large order for a single bar or nightclub to manage. In the end, your best option is always going to be ordering them online from a specialty retailer who specifically serves your industry.
Are Bottle Sparklers Easy to Light?
Many club owners are curious about the process of lighting bottle sparklers at their establishment. Is it safe? Is it difficult to do? Fortunately, the unique tubular design makes them incredibly simple to light! If you apply an ignition source to anywhere on the top of the tube, it will immediately begin its performance. However, certain ignition sources work better than others. Overall, the best choice is a torch lighter because they produce a large, hot, flame. However, any lighter will work if you don’t have a torch. Conversely, matches do not work very well; so they should only be used as a last resort.
Are There Any Good Alternatives to Bottle Sparklers?
Some club owners are looking for a way to use a substitute item for their VIP services. Unfortunately, because of their unique design, there are no other types of sparklers that can be used safely when attached to a bottle. Fortunately, there is one good alternative that can work towards achieving the same outcome. When necessary, you can use LED sparklers instead of regular bottle sparklers to produce a similar feeling in your customers. Though they aren’t quite as spectacular, they can be used with the same safety clips. Additionally, LED versions can be used in places where regular versions are either prohibited or deemed unsafe.
Do You Have Other Questions About Bottle Sparklers to Add?
Hopefully, I have given you answers to all of your questions about bottle sparklers. These questions account for over 90% of the emails I receive, so most of you should have everything you need to know. However, there are always new ideas and questions popping up; so please feel free to contact us if you have something to add. Whether it’s about our products or about our company, I’m always eager to respond to all queries. Thank you, and I hope to hear from you all very soon!