New Year’s Eve is a popular time to use sparklers in general. Of course, champagne toasts are particularly popular at the midnight hour. So, using bottle sparklers on New Year’s Eve is probably the most reasonable choice.
However, our products are typically only seen at nightclubs; and usually a bar professional is the one handling them. That means the average person likely doesn’t have a clue how to best utilize them at a party. Additionally, choosing the right type can be a bit challenging for someone without any experience. Fortunately, I’ve put together this guide on ways to use bottle sparklers on New Year’s Eve as well as some tips to choosing the best type. Here’s what you need to know.
Most Popular Ways to Use Bottle Sparklers on New Year’s Eve
There are many great ways to use our products to enhance your celebration. However, there are a few methods that are by far the most popular. To help give you inspiration, I’ve put together a list of my top picks to make your decision easier. Here is a quick breakdown.
Fun Photo Opportunities
Taking fun pictures is always a lot of fun, but people really get creative on New Year’s Eve. Besides funny hats, fake mustaches, and noisemakers, using bottle sparklers as a prop can yield some pretty cool results. Whether you photograph them attached to a bottle or any other way, they add a certain dazzle that is difficult to compete with. However, make sure you are being safe when using our products as photo props. A lot of people have a few drinks on New Year’s and that can sometimes lead to poor decision making.
Bottle Service at Home
Our products are almost exclusively used at nightclubs for VIP service enhancement. However, you can always recreate that same experience at home! Have your guests sit around the coffee table while you make your preparations. When you are ready to present your offerings, just attach a sparkler to the bottles and bring them out. Offering bottle service at a home party is a great way to treat your guests to a VIP experience from the comfort of your couch.
Announcing Your Toast
Making a toast before midnight is a staple activity at most December 31st events. Instead of simply raising your glass, consider making a big impression using sparklers. Our products work great to capture everyone’s attention before your speech. As soon as it’s lit, everyone in the room will drop what they are doing and pay attention. There are few items that can grab people’s attention so effectively; and they are pure fun as an added bonus.
Light Them at Midnight
Similar to using them for your toast, they also are a great activity for the midnight hour. As soon as the clock strikes twelve, have everybody light one at the same time. For the next 30-45 seconds, you and your guests get to share an experience. Participating in a group activity is a great way to start the year, and few activities are as memorable or fun as this.
Decorate Your Snack Cakes
Most people offer snacks and appetizers for their guests. Fortunately, these sparklers don’t only work on bottles; they work on cakes as well! Simply place the red spiky end into your snack cakes or other confections and then light the tips. What happens next will be a treat decoration that none of your guests will ever forget.
Which Type of Bottle Sparklers on New Year’s Eve Work Best?
There are two main types of bottle sparklers that are available for your celebration; traditional and LED versions. However, deciding between the two options requires some careful consideration. Here is the info you need to make the right choice.
Traditional Bottle Sparklers
Our traditional version is by far the most popular choice. Tried and true, gold bottle service sparklers are always the most reliable and cost-effective choice. However, some people are weary of using them indoors; and most New Year’s parties happen inside. But, if you can stomach the risk and follow all the safety guidelines, they are completely safe and fun to use indoors as well as outdoors.
LED Bottle Sparklers
For safety-minded people, we offer a line of products that produce the same visual excitement without any of the risk. Moreover, they can be used over and over again since they don’t create an open flame. I am, of course, talking about LED bottle sparklers! With multiple lighting modes, you can create some really cool effects. However, they are a bit more expensive than traditional versions; so they aren’t necessarily a good investment if you plan to use them once. However, if safety an reusability are important to you, than our LED versions are probably the best fit.
Which Version is Best for My Party?
Overall, your decision will be based on your risk comfort and geographic location. If it’s warm outside where you live in December, you can simply use them outdoors without any issues. However, traditional versions can also be used safely indoors. Conversely, LED versions are reusable and offer a zero risk activity. I typically suggest using traditional bottle sparklers on New Year’s Eve if at all possible; but it’s nice to have a safer alternative as well.
Should They Become Part of My Yearly Celebration?
In my experience, using sparklers at a party ends up the same way as eating Pringles; once you pop, you can’t stop! I am certain that some people try it out once, aren’t that impressed, and move onto to other things. However, the vast majority of people who try it end up making part of their traditions.
In the end, the best way to figure out what’s right for you is to give them a try. If they aren’t a good fit for you, you can chalk it up to an interesting experience. However, if you love them as much as I do, then using bottle sparklers on New Year’s Eve will be something you look forward to all year long.