Using Only Quiet Fireworks

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Quiet FireworksThough most people associate the 4th of July with fireworks that make loud booms and whistles, sometimes it isn’t ideal to make a lot of noise. If you live in a residential area, your neighbors may not appreciate your noisy fireworks as much as you do. Additionally, if you have pets or small children, loud fireworks can be an issue that you want to avoid all together. However, you don’t want to bore all of your adult guests by offering nothing in the way of fireworks entertainment, so what is a good host supposed to do? Fortunately, there are many different types of quiet fireworks available for any type of event so you can have all of the fun with none of the noise.

The first thing that you’ll want to do when choosing your quiet fireworks is to determine when and how they will be used. There are different fireworks that are appropriate for different types of events, so knowing what you’re shopping for can usually be helpful in leading you to the right choice. Below, we’ll take a look at two of the more popular events when fireworks are used and go over a few quiet options that are available.

4th of July

This is what I like to call the “main event” because it is the holiday that most people immediately think about when you mention fireworks. This means that the expectations are generally a little higher too, so it’s important that you pick the right fireworks; especially since you’re trying to choose quiet fireworks. Fortunately there are tons of great fountains out there that are very colorful yet produce no noise. This should probably be your first choice so you can start to build your quiet fireworks show from a solid foundation.

Next, you’ll want to add in all the novelties that people love so much. Unfortunately most of the best ones make a lot of noise, but there are still some great choices out there on the quiet end of the spectrum. Consider stocking up on plenty of smoke items such as smoke balls, smoke tubes, and smoke grenades. They are a lot of fun, very colorful, and make no noise whatsoever. Additionally, sparklers are a great classic item that makes no noise, so make sure you have plenty of them on hand as well. Lastly, consider picking up some sky lanterns for you and your guests to enjoy. They take the place of aerial fireworks quite handily and the “wow” factor they create will substitute nicely for the lack of noisy fireworks many of your guests are likely to expect.


Weddings are the other popular time that people use a lot of fireworks, and usually the venues you rent prefer them to be quiet fireworks. Though very popular, this means that you may not want to hire a professional pyro technician to launch a huge fireworks show because it will be way too noisy. Instead, consider buying wedding sparklers for all of your guests to light at the same time. They are fun, interactive, and best of all they are completely noiseless. If you want quiet fireworks for your wedding celebration, choosing wedding sparklers is probably your best option.

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