Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Confetti Still A New Year’s Staple

CHICO, Calif. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Even in our modern times, old school confetti is still a New Year’s Eve (Dec. 31) staple.

According to confetti connoisseur Linda Crawford, of, the U.S. alone purchases about 100,000 pounds of confetti annually for New Year’s celebrations.

The largest confetti drop is in Times Square, where 2,000 pounds of the little papers fly at once, enough to keep the sky filled for five full minutes.

Major cities spend anywhere from $20,000 to a whopping $100,000 dollars for the sparkly stuff.

Although New Year’s Eve is by far the biggest day for the confetti industry, Crawford says there’s a huge demand for it year-round with sporting events, fashion shows, and concerts.

With so many varieties, there’s a type of confetti for every occasion.

Crawford says numbered confetti is always popular, and many people buy “100’s” confetti to celebrate Grandma hitting the big century mark.

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