Fireworks were invented by the Chinese over one thousand years ago to accompany festivities and national days of celebration. Since then, fireworks have spread around the world and their popularity continues to increase. The majority of fireworks need to be lit outside, but there are a number that have been specially designed for indoor use. These fireworks do not shoot off from their base, and instead are purely for novelty use. It’s important to make sure that the fireworks have been approved by EU regulations as this will ensure that they pose no safety risks. If you are unsure about a certain product’s legal status then ask the retailer. If they do not know this information then check for information regarding the brand and firework type on the Internet. Always read and follow the safety instructions found on the packet of an indoor firework.
Indoor fireworks were very popular during the 80′s but many were instantly outlawed by the EU as they were viewed as ‘dangerous’. However, due to public demand, many retailers have started to restock indoor fireworks and although some of the best loved models are no longer available, there are still plenty to choose from. Buyers need to ensure that they have an adequate space indoors to let the fireworks off, and one that is preferably close to a window or a door leading outside. Although indoor fireworks don’t not produce nearly as much smoke as their outdoor counterparts, the area still needs to be well ventilated. It’s also a good idea to buy fireworks from trusted retailers such as Fireworks Crazy, as this will guarantee that the product is without faults.
Indoor Firework Fountains
Also known as ice fountains, these are specially made fireworks that give off next to no smoke and unlike outdoor versions these do not emit burning embers. Indoor firework fountains are easily the most impressive and effective indoor firework you can buy, and when lit they emit a bright multi-coloured flume of sparks about a foot high. The tubes that the gunpowder is kept in are around four inches long and can be stuck into the tops of cakes, or cellotaped to champagne glasses.
Slithering snakes were especially popular during the 80′s, and a number of firework brands have started to reproduce these items. A slithering snake comprises of a small tablet that when lit extends and grows into a large solid form, mimicking a snake rising from its coil. You should avoid lighting this type of firework on wooden or metal surfaces, as the flame can leave mark. Instead light the tablet on a stone or marble surface.
These are smaller versions of the outdoor sparklers, and produce bright silver sparks without the smoke. Indoor sparkers are typically sold in packs of ten, and stand between three to five inches in height. Indoor sparklers are also ideal for use on cakes or with champagne glasses.
Indoor strobe fireworks are small block pieces that emit flashes when lit, similar to a strobe light. As these fireworks remain ignited when in use, make sure that they are kept on an appropriate surface that will not be damaged by the flame.
Nidia Guerra is an events coordinator with years of experience organising parties and festivities. When she’s not busy planning a party, Nidia likes to unwind with a good book.