Post # 1
Anyone have any ideas of how to display and/or hand out sparkler’s for our send off? We bought 90 morning glory’s (similar to sparklers, but more colorful) at our local fireworks shop. We bought the 36 inch ones since they are the longest and burn for 4 minutes. They were 6 for $7.99 and on sale for Buy 1, Get 2 Free…so in total 18 for $7.99. We bought a total of 5 packs, getting 10 free and spent about $40.00. We also bought 8 punks for $4 for easy lighting. Now the next challenge is how to display them. I found a few cute ideas on line at this website: http://www.sparklersonline.com/creative_ideas/. Any idea where to get the containers they use? Or any other suggestions? Keep in mind the ones we bought at 36 inches tall and won’t fit in a basket or bag or on the table. All ideas are greatly appreicated…thanks BEES!!!
Post # 3
Well, the link wouldn’t work…but could you get a block of styrofoam and cover it in fabric and then stick the ends of the sparklers into the fabric covered styrofoam and display it near the door?
Post # 4
We are also using sparklers for our send off. We have purchased tall inexpensive glass containers to place them in at the door of the venue where we will be exiting. Our guests will grab one and our DOC will be lighting them along with some help from our venue. Then when they are done with them they will be placed back in those glass containers where water will be at the bottom.
Post # 5
I would think pretty glass vases would be a great way to display them/store them until they get used. You could also incorporate them into the centerpieces if you have large ones maybe and then on the menu or escort cards explain that these are to be pulled out later for use.
Post # 6
I like the idea of combining the vases and the styrofoam. =) Stick a piece of foam in a vase (so that it fills up about half the vase, probably), and decorate the vase how you see fit, then stick the sparklers into the foam. (You could create a pattern if you’re really ambitious.)
Then have your ushers or a few honoured guests walk through the guests and pass out the sparklers! Or, of course, you could put the vases by the door or on the guest book table, and be sure to let people know they’re there! =) (Perhaps at the start of the reception/ceremony, and before the last dance.)
Post # 7
Such WONDERFUL ideas! Thank you all so much! The tall glass jars are my favorite idea….especially with putting water in them afterwards to be reused to extinguish any hot sparklers! Will have to decorate them of course too. The trick is finding inexpensive ones. Let the hunt begin! 😉
Since my link didn’t work, here are a few of the pix I snagged from the site.
Thanks again BEES!!
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I loved this creative DIY idea I saw on Style Me Pretty a while back.
Post # 10
Tag117…thanks fro the site….great stuff and great prices….gave me a great idea tho. Maybe I can have my florist bring a couple of extra vases to be used for this purpose? Am sure they’ll be a rental fee, but it should be less than the cost to buy AND ship. Will have to ask when we have our mtg w/ the florist!
Msprettypink…..that is BEAUTIFUL!!! The sparklers we bought are 36 inches tall! The ones in the photo are the regular 10 inch ones. There’s no way this would work for ours. 🙁 Thanks for sharing tho!
Keep the ides coming…LOVE em!!
Post # 11
Please be careful with the sparklers. My friend got burned a at a wedding by someone with a 36" sparkler! Since they are so long, you really can’t have people stand behind one another with them. Also, be sure to keep a large distance between you (namely our veil) and the sparklers.
Regarding displaying the sparklers – I think the best idea is to use some cute galvanized tin buckets ( like in the last photo) but put sand in the bottom so people have a safe place to deposit their used sparklers. That has been the problem I have experienced with sparklers at weddings – no safe place to put the already- burned sparklers. Just something to think about…
Post # 12
I was just reading about this; they suggested using a metal galvanized tub from a home store and filling it with playsand/small rocks, whatever. Then stick the bare wire end into the sand to hold them until time for lighting. Once they are expired, guests can put the burnt wire back into the sand; expired end down for safety.
The galavanzied bucket is a litle too “rustic” for me, and I have another metal bucket I’m going to use. However….since I’m a crafty, DIY type, I’m positive that a galvanized bucket could be painted/sprayed/antiqued/wallpapered/decorated with fabric etc…to make it look presentable at a wedding reception. They cost about $21.
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