Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Confetti Industry Preps For New Year’s Eve

CHICO, Calif. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – It just wouldn’t be New Year’s Eve (Dec. 31) without confetti.

Linda Crawford runs Party Confetti – a company that’s been slanging confetti for nearly 25 years.

As a confetti connoisseur, Crawford can safely say that New Year’s Eve is the busiest day of the year for the industry.

In fact, the first-ever documented use of confetti happened at a New Year’s Eve soiree in Paris in 1891.

Crawford’s company boasts more than 2,500 kinds of confetti, though the trend this New Year’s seems to be a combo of gold stars and black “2009” confetti.

Crawford says silver or gold confetti is always a popular choice for New Year’s bashes, followed by champagne and martini-shaped confetti.

She says the best-floating confetti is “anything round,” and assures neat freak party hosts that the fun favor is easy to clean up.

She says picking up confetti requires a vacuum cleaner and a lint roller for those hard-to-reach pieces.

Confetti is also a much safer party favor in comparison to firecrackers, and also helps keep the noise level down.

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