Sparklers are one of the most popular items in America to use for celebrations. Most commonly, they are used to celebrate the 4th of July, but there are many other occasions where they can be used as well. Just seeing a sparkler glow in your hand is enough to make you smile, so they are turning up at more and more events each year.
Even though sparklers are incredibly inexpensive to purchase, most budget-conscious people still prefer to spend as little as possible while still buying a quality item. When it comes to sparklers, the best value for your money usually comes if you buy the longest sparklers that you can find. Since there are so many different brands and styles of sparklers out there, it can be tough to narrow down which ones you should choose. It can be particularly difficult since there are sparklers packaged just for weddings while others will be more ambiguous with their purpose. The best answer is that it depends on what you’re planning to use the sparklers for, so let’s break it down on a case-by-case basis for you.
4th of July
Since the 4th of July is the most popular holiday for using sparklers, it seems like the right place to start. Usually it will be kids who are using the majority of the sparklers on this fun holiday, so you don’t want to buy anything too long or else you’ll be stuck supervising the kids for hours on end. Instead, just get them each a pack of 10 inch sparklers so they burn out after about 30 seconds. They aren’t the longest sparklers available by any measurement, but they are the longest you should give to kids unless you don’t mind watching them for the entire day.
Using sparklers at weddings has become very popular in recent years, and there are plenty of shops that cater to couples looking to do just that. If you’re planning to use them during your grand exit, you should only truly consider buying 36 inch gold wedding sparklers because your guests need to be able to hold them high enough in the air so that you don’t accidentally get burned. Though there are shorter wedding sparklers available to buy, the 36 inch ones are the safest choice by far.
New Year’s Eve
Lastly, New Year’s Eve is another popular holiday for using sparklers. Since most of the parties happen indoors because it’s too cold for an outdoor party, you don’t want to get sparklers that are too long. I usually like to stick to 20 inch sparklers because they burn for a minute and a half which is long enough for celebrating but not so long that you burn down your house. You also want to make sure you get the ones with a metal wire in them and that burn the color gold because then they won’t make any smoke and you can use them inside your house safely. I know it may be tempting to order the longest sparklers available for your New Year’s Eve party, but there is a such thing as too much sparkler.