Most people celebrate two main days of the year with fireworks – Bonfire Night in November and New Year’s Eve. But what about the rest of the year? You’ll actually find that there are plenty of opportunities to bring out the pyrotechnics.
Here are just 9 of the many special occasions that can be made even better with fireworks:
1. 4th July parties. If you have American friends or you just love any excuse for a party, hold an Independence Day party with U.S snacks and a red, white and blue themed fireworks display.
2. Landmark birthdays. Birthdays such as your 21st, 40th or 65th require a little extra celebration, and are well worth setting aside a bit of a budget for fireworks.
3. Big anniversaries. Any romantic occasion deserves a big romantic gesture, which is why many couples choose fireworks to celebrate their big wedding anniversaries (i.e. 10th, 20th, 30th and so on). You can even add an extra element of surprise by pretending you haven’t planned anything for the occasion, then surprising your other half with a personalised fireworks display.
4. New business or product launches. Fireworks aren’t just for parties – they’re also a great way to get lots of attention for the launch of a new business or product. Plan an event centred around a spectacular fireworks display, and make sure to publicise it in the local press and online.
5. Corporate fun days. Work-related fun days and team building exercises can be a bit dull, which is why it’s a good idea to spend a little more time and money to make them feel special for those participating. For example, a fireworks display can be a great reward for those taking part in your event.
6. Proposals. How you do make popping the question really special? It’s all about setting the scene to make it as romantic as possible, and celebrating what will hopefully be a “yes” with a fireworks display.
7. Weddings. There is no better time to really push the boat out and plan an extravagant, pyrotechnic display than the biggest day of your life. You can even get your fireworks personalised with your favourite colours, your initials written in the sky and even a display synchronised with your wedding song.
8. Sporting finals. If your team is in the final and you’ve got a really good feeling about it, why not throw a party and round off the night with some fireworks? If it all goes as planned and your team wins, there’s no better way to celebrate. If not, you can cheer yourselves up with the display. Just make sure you plan it properly, manage the display responsibly and never, ever go near fireworks when you’ve had a beer.
9. Community events. If there’s money in a budget, put on a real show for your community with a fireworks display. You can even ask for small contributions or an entry fee and put the funds towards an even bigger display.