Other Uses for Sparklers ImageWhen most people think of using sparklers, they think about the 4th of July. You really can’t blame them, after all; that is by far the most common day of the year for people to break out their stash and light up the backyard. However, there are many other uses for sparklers than just on one day of the year. Here are a few ways to use them to enhance your other celebrations, too.

Other Uses for Sparklers

Here are a few other events that can be made better by creatively using sparklers during the party.


While it may not be the first event that comes to mind for using sparklers, more and more couples are using them during their wedding celebration. You can use sparklers for weddings to replace confetti or rice after the couple says their vows. You can also use them to create awesome effects in your wedding photos. Additionally, you can mix them in with the flowers in your centerpieces for a unique look that is also functional. No matter how you plan to use them, wedding sparklers are a great way to do something creative for your wedding celebration.

New Year’s Eve

We’ve all worn funny hats, used noisemakers, and had too much champagne when the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve. However, sparklers are another great item to make the event more spectacular! First off, you’ll need to find where to shop for sparklers during that time of year; a task that’s easier said than done. Otherwise, the only factor to consider carefully before finding other uses for sparklers at your New Year’s Eve party is whether you will be using them indoors or outdoors. If you plan to use them inside, you need to make sure you buy smokeless sparklers. You don’t find yourself choking on a cloud of smoke! If you plan to use them outside, the sky is the limit. The fresh air allows you to use whatever type of sparklers you choose.

Birthday Parties

Birthdays are another fun time to creatively find other uses for sparklers. You can simply hand them out as party favors, or you can optionally use sparklers instead of candles on your birthday cake. If you choose to use them on your cake, it’s very important that you buy the correct type. There are companies that sell birthday cake sparklers specifically for this purpose, and they are quite different from regular sparklers. They look like a small tube with a little food-grade spike on one end. This spike is to securely hold it in the cake. The unique design of birthday cake sparklers keeps the frosting from getting ruined by ash and falling embers. Traditional types of sparklers can easily char your frosting.

Baby Gender Reveal Parties

Revealing the gender of your baby by throwing a party has become quite trendy in the last decade or so. There are lots of ways to break out the good news to your friends and family. However, it can be one of the best occasions to find other uses for sparklers! No matter what color a sparkler burns, they look the same on the outside before they are lit. So you can buy either red or blue sparklers depending on your baby’s gender and nobody will know what it is until the sparklers are lit. This can be a fun way to build suspense about the gender of your baby. Additionally, all your guests find out if it’s a boy or a girl at the exact same time!