Confetti Poppers & Cannons to Kick the NYE Party into High Gear
Twist and pop, or pull and pop! Confetti poppers and cannons mark the high point of the New Year's Eve party – usually at the stroke of midnight. These noise makers add an element of fun when they go off with a bang and spray paper confetti or foil swirl decorations several feet across the room. The noise they make is remarkable in itself; anyone not paying close attention may jump from their seat or spill a bit of bubbly as their startle reflex kicks in. But it's because of their bright swirling confetti that the poppers are so beloved by New Year's Eve revelers. The effect must be seen to be appreciated.
Confetti cannons and poppers operate on compressed air and not explosives. Still, you should never point them at another human being or at yourself! You release the contents – the compressed air and the confetti inside – by pulling a string or twisting a handle at the base of the popper or cannon.
Confetti Poppers, Party Poppers & Confetti Cannons: What's the Difference?
Party & Confetti Poppers: The terms "party popper" and "confetti popper" are sometimes used interchangeably; however, not all party poppers shoot confetti. Confetti poppers specifically are miniature plastic noise makers, often shaped like bottles, filled with tissue paper confetti held under pressure. They burst open from the bottom of the "bottle" when you pull the attached string, spraying their contents in the direction that you aim. Hand them out at your New Year's Eve event and watch the confetti fly! With a large box of 72 confetti poppers you can keep the party hopping and popping all night.
Confetti Cannons: These are the "big guns" of the party – long tubes that launch a plume of colorful streamers and confetti with loud POP. Hold the cannon away from party guests and turn it sharply at the bottom. The explosion of bright confetti instantly transforms your party into a high energy zone.
Confetti Wands: These tubes are filled with confetti, released with a flick of the wrist. Because they contain no compressed air, wands are safe for all party guests to use, even small children. The downside is that they don't give you the startling and exciting explosive effect of a popper or cannon.
New Year's Eve Crackers: Anyone familiar with a Christmas cracker knows the concept. NYE crackers are party favors, not edibles, that guests crack open with a pop to reveal a paper crown, toy favor, and a riddle. Yes, they create a noise, but nothing comparable to a confetti popper or cannon.