Post # 1
We are doing a signature shot that is lit up and drank with a straw. I wanted to get the cute paper straws. I’ve done these shots before with plastic straws, think the paper straws would hold out? The shots only take a few seconds to take.
Post # 3
No, I do not think its a good idea to use any kind of straw with a flaming shot!
Post # 4
@scadadle15: lol, seriously!!!! Paper might catch fire, and plastic would release all kinds of unhealthy chemicals.
Post # 5
Oh man, the title of this post is hilarious! lol. On a more serious note, this sounds risky and dangerous. It screams fire hazard and possible health hazard with hot melting plastic. Plus does your venue allow open flame? I can already see some lady’s overly hairsprayed hair catching on fire……and that would not be good. Maybe save the fun novelty shots for bachelorette party?
Post # 6
I actually spoke with the venue coordinator, and got the okay for the flaming shot. I’ve done this shot several times at my favorite Mexican restaurant and have survived :). The plastic does not melt on the straw at all, because the flame is kind of like when you would do bananas foster or flambe something on the stove as well as the shot is taken very quickly.
Post # 7
Are you sure you want to do flaming shots? They might be fun now, and fun for you, but flaming shots screams “college kids on spring break” to many, and might leave some guests with a negative impression. You really don’t want that to be the first thing that comes to mind when people talk about your wedding, and when you’re having your 15th anniversary you might find the concept of flaming shots a little too youthful in hindsight.
Post # 8
@fishbone: Thanks for the feedback, it def is a good way of looking at it. We are almost 30 years old though, so I wasn’t too concerned about being perceived as too young.
I’m thinking nixing the flaming shots for a shot that does not involve fire might be for the best. Thanks everyone!