4 Considerations to Ensure Your Fireworks Show Is Safe and Fun

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One of the grandest things you could adorn your party with is a fireworks display. Fireworks are sure to impress your guests and provide beautiful entertainment for everyone present. After all, few things are as glorious as the flash and bang of an impressive display.

However, there are plenty of considerations when it comes to hosting a fireworks show for whatever reason. This article will go over these considerations to ensure that your fireworks party is beautiful, entertaining, cost-effective, and (most importantly) safe.

Check with the local authorities

Depending on where you live and the type of neighbourhood you are in, your local authorities might have specific codes and regulations for fireworks displays. Depending on the scale of the show you are trying to put on, you might need to secure specific permissions from your local government. 

Make sure to consult with your fireworks supplier about the best ways to go about these special permissions, as they are likely to know the process by heart. 

Safety first

Fireworks present certain risks on their own even if handled well, but this risk is multiplied greatly when certain factors are introduced. Most dangerous among these factors are children and alcohol. Children are likely to be injured, given their penchant for ignoring dangerous risks. Those who have had quite a bit to drink may make risky mistakes that could injure themselves and others.

It is crucial to make sure that a responsible, sober adult handles the fireworks to minimize injuries. The instructions provided by your fireworks supplier must also be followed to the letter, as these are in place to minimize harm in case something goes wrong. 

The space

Certain fireworks can cause debris to fall a certain distance from where they launched. Bigger displays often need more space to operate, as they go through multiple ignitions lasting a minute or longer. As such, it is important to stay a good distance from nearby structures to ensure no accidental fires are started.

Smaller fireworks can be kept about eight metres away from surrounding structures, while vertical cakes (a type of firework) should be kept a minimum of 15 metres away. On the other hand, fanning cakes need about 25 metres of clearance to be safe. 

If your party does not have this kind of space, there are still plenty of options, such as fountains, Roman Candles, and Shooting Stars. These might be a little pedestrian for the firework enthusiast, but they are safe and fun, even for children.

The sequence

Fireworks last around 30 seconds each, and the average fireworks display lasts about five to ten minutes. As such, it is important to plan your show such that the displays become progressively better. Put simply, less expensive fireworks at the beginning of the show, and the more grandiose and glorious displays towards the end. This will ensure the attention and enjoyment of your guests.

In conclusion

Fireworks are a welcome addition to any party, but the best way to have fun with fireworks is to ensure everyone’s safety. Once that concern is ensured, you can get to planning that amazing show, whether it’s for your birthday, anniversary, or any other special occasion. 

If you’re looking for a UK-based fireworks supplier, send us at Let’s Party Fireworks a message. We have exactly what it takes to make sure you and your guests have an incredibly fun time.


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