One of the things we try to do is take away the mystery and fear of purchasing a firework without knowing what it does. We do our best to include descriptions, provide videos and, as is the case with this blog post, to share with you our favorite fireworks.
With that in mind, here are my 5 favorite fireworks to set off every July 4th right here in Provo, Utah!
5. Crackling Ground Bloom Flowers
I am a pretty simple man. These are not the most sophisticated or complicated fireworks, but they really are a lot of fun. You light them and they spin around and around and around while changing colors. When they are done spinning, they burst into a quick crackle.
At 1.25 for 6 of them, they are a great value for a fun, simple spinning ground firework that I love just as much as the kids.
4. Mardi Gras Fiesta
This 500 Gram Aerial provides one of the best bangs for the buck. It isn't the cheapest 500 Gram Aerial we sell, and it isn't the most expensive, but the action it packs makes it one of the most fun. The alternating bangs and crackles along with the great variety of colors makes it a crowd favorite that won't blow your wallet. Just watch the video, and see for yourself!
3. 40" Mammoth Parachute
Fireworks are just as much fun for parents as they are for kids. I have a tremendous passion for fireworks for a couple of reasons. First, they are just so much fun. Watching them blast off, hearing the explosions and seeing the bright lights high up in the sky can be almost mesmerizing.
Best of all however, is how the kids eyes light up. They light up as you set them off - you must be a super hero to set those off - so brave! Their eyes light up as the explosions go off. They turn to their brothers and sisters and ask if they saw that one! For once, they have stopped fighting and they are enjoying themselves.
More than any other firework, the 40" Mammoth Parachute gets the kids involved. They all line up in a huge circle around the firework as you light it off. They watch it shoot up in the air. They see the parachute open at the peak of it's ascent. The wind blows the parachute right, then left...then the race is on! Who will catch the parachute as it drops back down to earth. Kids race to grab it as it drops, ready to claim the prize as the
2. 100 Shot Saturn Missile
The Saturn Missile always gets the kids attention. In the mid afternoon, while we have hot dogs and hamburgers ready in our front yard, I set one of these off and kids from all over the neighborhood come running. They are loud, they scream/whistle, and they give off a loud firecracker like explosion at the height of their assent into the sky.
The only question is whether to use the 25 Shot or the 100 Shot. Personally, I use the 25 Shot to help with the tempo of the fireworks. I use them at the start and in between fountains and aerials. I use the 100 Shots as the night gets darker and there are more people sitting in their chairs on the sidewalk watching the show.
1. The High Stepper
Hands down my very favorite firework. This bad boy starts off fast and just gets faster. It is the firework that the kids will remember this year, next year and the year after that. I wish I could explain exactly how amazing this firework is, but instead, I'll let this video tell the story: