Birthday parties are notorious for a variety of things including cakes, candles, and silly hats. However, there are many other great items that you can use for the celebration, too; especially if it’s for older kids or an adult. One fun idea is using bottle sparklers at a birthday party to create a unique experience! However, using our products at a birthday is much different than how nightclubs use sparklers. So, to help give you some ideas, I’ve decided to create this post as inspiration. I probably won’t get to every single idea out there, but these are my favorite picks out of the bunch. Let’s get started.
Ways to Use Bottle Sparklers at a Birthday Party
There are several ways to use our products during your celebration, and not all of them include bottles. While the classic concept of bottle sparklers is great for adults, it is less viable for children’s birthday parties. Here is a breakdown of my favorite options for a wide variety of age groups.
Classic Bottle Service
Obviously, we need to start this list with the most classic of all concepts: using them for bottle service at your house. If you are celebrating for an adult, this is by far the most appropriate choice. Just attach them to your bottles, whether it’s beer, liquor, or fancy champagne. Then, everyone can enjoy a sparkling show before they pop the top and enjoy their libations!
Obviously, you can’t do this for a child’s party. However, that doesn’t mean you need to scrap the concept altogether! Instead of booze, you can do the very same concept using a high quality craft soda that is appropriate for any age group. If the guest of honor likes root beer, get a case of something unique and special to enjoy. Then, just attach the sparklers in the same way for a fun and festive experience.
Ultimate Surprise Party
Another cool idea is to use them as a prop for the big “surprise” at your party. Imagine someone opening the door to a bunch of bottle sparklers all going at the same time while you yell “surprise!” You can stick have them on bottles, stick them in cupcakes, or place them in any other stable item. Just be sure you don’t hold them in your hands; it can be very dangerous to handle them during their performance.
Use Them Instead of Candles
One of the best features of our products is that they don’t only work on bottles; they can also be used instead of birthday candles. Some companies even market them directly as cake sparklers, but they are in fact identical. Best of all, you don’t need anything but a lighter to do it because they come with a little anchoring spike already attached. And, since they’re non-toxic, you don’t need to worry about contaminating your frosting.
Cool Special Effects
Lastly, you can find all sorts of unorthodox ways of using them at your party. For instance, some people use them to line the entry the entry path for a very dramatic effect. In fact, some bands even use them instead of standard smoke pots for their pyrotechnics. The only limitation is your own imagination, so make sure to use it to the fullest extent! However, I suggest either renting or investing in a good wireless fireworks ignition system if you go this route. It can be tedious and time-consuming to light each one by hand.
Choosing the Right Bottle Sparklers for your Birthday
Once you’ve decided how to use them, you need to pick the product that will work best. Fortunately, there are only two different types available; so making up your mind should be easy. Here’s a quick breakdown of each type.
Traditional Gold Bottle Sparklers
If you want real sparks to fly at your birthday party, then traditional gold bottle sparklers are what you want. They are the most spectacular and alluring option available, and they will never disappoint people at your celebration. Of course, it may be tempting to buy bottle sparklers in bulk to get the best price. However, they only last so long and you likely won’t go through them fast enough; unless you are using them in a commercial environment. In my opinion, if you’re using bottle sparklers at a birthday party, these are the best choice.
Occasionally, I hear from customers who are concerned about safety. Additionally, some states prohibit items like sparklers due to laws and regulations. In these situations, it’s perfectly acceptable to look at alternatives like LED sparklers to act as a stand-in. They are the safest choice, and you won’t need to worry about any accidents or injuries. Additionally, they are reusable so you can enjoy them for years to come. Though they aren’t as spectacular, they are a great option if you don’t want the real thing.
Risks and Safety Concerns
If you’re using bottle sparklers at a birthday party, there are a few key risks to be aware of ahead of time. First off, sparks can be very hot! If you don’t think you can keep your guests at a safe distance, choose the LED version or forgo them entirely. Second, you need to make sure you have adequate ventilation. Though our products are “smokeless”, you still need to have a source of fresh air to be safe. Lastly, this type of sparkler must be anchored into a stationary item. You can put it in your birthday cake or stick them in the ground, but you should never hold them in your hand. If there were a malfunction, you could easily end up with a sever burn if you’re not careful! Make sure to follow all basic bottle sparkler safety protocols to have a fun and incident-free experience.
Overall, using bottle sparklers at a birthday party can be a fun and safe alternative to candles on your cake. Additionally, you can use them for bottle service in your very own home! However, you need to take the time to choose the right products and weigh the risks. With the proper planning in place, your birthday party can be a sparkling success!