If you ever watched classic television show The Love Boat, then you probably recall seeing a ‘confetti send-off’ every time the cruise ship left port. While the days of fluttering farewells are over, confetti still has its place on cruises and cruisers love the color and fun it adds to everyday events.
As a cruise ship event director, entertaining guests is a daily task and confetti brings a level of excitement and allure that’s hard to find elsewhere. Here are some inspiring ideas that will help you incorporate confetti into cruise ship events:
Today’s cruise ship shows are as modern and professional as Broadway productions – so much so that many of them are Broadway productions! Comedy shows, top musical acts, and artistic circus-style performances are also common in the top cruise ship lineups.
Well if the goal is to give cruisers a taste of real theater, then the showmanship must continue from beginning to end. And the best way to end a nightly show is with an explosion of confetti and streamers. As a performance comes to a climax or a close, shoot off multi-colored tissue confetti from a Continuous Flow ‘Baby’ Gerb Launcher or sleeves of Metallic Streamers from Mega Blaster Launchers. These smaller confetti machines and confetti cannons give you the WOW factor you’re looking for, without taking up too much room on the ship.
Announcing a bingo winner? Inaugurating a new ship? Celebrating New Years Eve? Confetti is a brilliant way to dazzle and delight attendees at any special event. It’s less expensive and dangerous than fireworks or sparklers, easy to clean up, and Flutter FETTI’s tissue confetti is biodegradable too. Not to mention, the options for using confetti and streamers are practically endless.
For a big celebration outside the ship (e.g. inaugurating new ship or port), large confetti cannons like 9 Barrel “POD” Remote Control Confetti Launcher can be pre-programmed to shoot a sequence of confetti and streamers that light up the sky and the faces of onlookers. Our products fly up to 85’ high into the air using the 9 Barrel POD!
For a small celebration inside the ship, like the announcement of a bingo or casino winner, shoot die-cut star confetti using our Surprise Box. From the moment you open it, the winner is overcome with a wave of emotion while all the other guests are mesmerized by the onslaught of color. It’s in that moment that everyone feels like a winner!
Of course, all cruise ship events must come to an end and every cruiser has to say goodbye to his or her new friends, whether other guests or on-board staff. The Farewell Party is also the perfect time to embrace a round of confetti and remind everyone how wonderful the journey has been. It’s especially important after the final speech or thank you is made.
Get as many cruisers involved in the event by handing out 14” Flutter FETTI Confetti Sticks. Just remember to inform participants on how and when to use the sticks prior to the big toss so everyone can experience the magic together. Then countdown from 3… 2… 1… and say farewell in the most epic way possible!
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