This past year has been a rough one, especially when it comes to getting together to celebrate. Hopefully this year we will have a little more freedom to come back to some sort of normality. Are you getting tired of the same old Fourth of July celebration every year? Are you sick of going to the local park or city square and watching somebody shoot off a dozen or so fireworks before going home? Do the lights of the city just completely (and annoyingly!) distract from the fireworks presentation? If so, it’s time to take control of your next Independence Day celebration and make it incredibly awesome this year! We put together a few quick tips for making the most out of celebrating your holiday in style. Check it out:
Celebrations are supposed to be fun and enjoyable. The possibility of injury, property damage, or an avoidable fire shouldn’t be foremost in your guest’s minds during the event. That’s why safety is the cornerstone of a memorable celebration. Each state has its own applicable laws for fireworks use, so be sure to research the ones that apply to your area as part of planning your celebration. Once you’ve determined what’s allowed (and what isn’t) in your state, be sure to operate within recommended safety guidelines. Per the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the following safety guidelines should be followed for any celebration involving fireworks:
- Kids shouldn’t play with fireworks
- Do not use dangerous or illegal fireworks
- Don’t place any part of your body near the fuse
- Never re-light fireworks
- Don’t point fireworks at another person
- Light your fireworks one at a time
- Douse spent fireworks with water after use
Following these safety procedures will help you stay safe and have fun while avoiding injury to persons or property.
Try out some new types of displays
Are you getting tired of the same old fireworks year after year after year? If so, then why not try out some new types of displays? A wide variety of different fireworks types incorporated into your show can really take it to the next entertaining level. Ground effects, aerials, finales, and novelties are tremendous fun and offer more excitement than boring old snaps and sparklers. A few fireworks companies create interesting new displays each year that are well worth checking out, even if you think you’ve seen it all. By selecting different types of displays, you can keep your party entertained and attentive while ensuring you have the most amazing fireworks show in your town.
Buy in bulk
Why choose from a narrow selection of fireworks sold from a tent in a grocery store parking lot, when you can access an array of magnificent, meticulously designed displays from an online fireworks store? Putting on a fireworks show can end up costing more money if you don’t go about it the right way. Budgeting for your show should include some kind of bulk fireworks purchasing. They’re cheaper, more cost-effective, and ship right to your door! As long as the fireworks are legal (and your state allows purchasing them online), consider purchasing high-quality bulk fireworks from a trusted online source with a 365-day/year shipping schedule. Remember some states require you to be 21 or older to buy fireworks online and each state has specific laws regarding fireworks purchasing.
Invite some friends
While it might be fun sometimes to spend a little time alone, putting on and watching a great fireworks display is much more fun with a few friends along for the ride. Bask in the glow of their amazement as you put on a spectacular fireworks display as they’ve never seen before! Why not reach out to a couple of your closest friends and family to attend your show? This year, be especially mindful of proper social distancing and watch the show from a safe vantage point. It may be fun to make an event of the celebration and host a barbecue with your friends just before the show. It’s entirely possible to have a blast with a small group while adhering to social distancing and health/safety guidelines.
Celebrate in style away from the city
Leaving the city for a more rustic, remote location is ideal for planning a spectacular celebration The city has too many lights, noise pollution, and the possibility of attracting a crowd. At a quiet countryside location, you can experience the full glory of a fireworks display with an intimate crowd of friends and family. Besides, who wouldn’t want to enjoy fresh summer air and a barbecue in the countryside? Celebrating away from the city increases the fun, vibe, and safety of a fireworks show, and is sure to make it the best one you’ve experienced in years.