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5 Fabulous Sweet Sixteen Outdoor Party Ideas

Turning 16 is a HUGE milestone! Celebrate this very special birthday with a party theme your teenager will love! Read on for inspiration from the Flutter FETTI Team in our special 3 part series!

Backyard Movie

Set up a projection machine and create a movie theater in your very own backyard. Put out blankets, bean bag chairs and beach chairs. Serve popcorn, candy and soda in boxes. Arrange candles and tiki torches to add to the ambiance.





the-roller-coaster-largeThrill Seeker

Is your soon to be 16-year-old crazy for coasters?  Then a local amusement park is the perfect destination (most have pavilions available for parties). Have a great time feasting on food and cake, then high tail it for some rides!




Hit the Trails
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Outdoor enthusiast? Take all their friends on a horseback riding, hiking, or fishing trip. It’s a great way to explore the outdoors and a unique way to have fun.






www johnnyaustinneon dot comParty at the Lake

Most lakes have pavilions available for parties. Check out rentals including paddleboards, canoes, a boat or even a water trampoline.






www burges dot episd dot orgUnder the Stars

Warm summer evenings are the perfect time for an under the stars theme. Light up the place with sparkling lights and let off lanterns into the sky. Putting uplights on the patio, paired with a confetti blower will produce a gorgeous effect that will certainly be remembered.




www weheartit dot comCampfire Night

Camping out is a fun and budget friendly party idea. Set up a few tents in your backyard along with a bonfire. Roast marshmallows, play flashlight tag and sleep under the stars.


Planning a Sweet 16 party can seem overwhelming, but there are many ways in which you can create a memorable experience for your teen and their guests. The most important aspect of throwing a fabulous party are making sure everyone who attends has FUN! Flutter FETTI confetti and streamer products make affordable accent pieces, favors, and magnificent effects that are sure to wow the teens at your sweet 16 party.

Want even more ideas?  We have them! Check out our posts 16 Big Ideas for that Sweet 16 Party! and Sixteen Candles – Planning the Perfect 16th Party! Stay tuned for more Sweet 16 inspiration with next week’s Fun and Games – 5 Super 16th Birthday Party Themes!

Special Effects for Warm-Weather Holiday Lighting Ceremonies

The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting in New York City is the quintessential holiday lighting.  You get the big, beautiful pine tree dotted with countless twinkling lights, a chilly winter evening accompanied by a light snowfall, and a sea of people bundled in festive winter gear.

That scene is possible in New York City, but what about in warm-weather cities like Los Angeles, Atlanta, Dallas, and Tampa Bay?  You’ll have to use a lot more imagination – or employ a wave of awesome special effects.  With a little bit of planning, the latter is easily achievable and way more fun!

Take a look at what Beverly Hills’ Rodeo Drive did for their 2014 Holiday Lighting Ceremony:

Pretty amazing, right?  Your warm-weather city can have an equally exciting ceremony!  All you need is the following setup:

  • 6” Continuous Flow Gerb Confetti Launchers
  • White Tissue Corkscrews Confetti

This is the ultimate combination because it creates an effect that looks and feels like snow!  By hooking up multiple 6” Continuous Flow Gerb Confetti Launchers (the largest of the Gerbs) and feeding it all-white Corkscrews confetti, a blizzard of ‘snow confetti’ will fly up to 100’ in the air so everyone can enjoy a bit of ‘winter wonderland’, even on the warmest evening.  That’s how Beverly Hills does it and that’s how you can do it too!

Of course, you don’t have to be limited to just a ‘blizzard effect’.  There are plenty of other great special effect ideas for holiday lighting ceremonies, including:

  • 9-Barrel POD Confetti Launcher
  • Multi-colored Tissue Flutter FETTI Confetti

Maybe you want something more colorful?  Or timed beautifully with your ceremony program?  After all, the holidays down South are often far more unique than the traditional ones in the snowy North.  Rather than pretend you have snow, think about shooting off multi-colored tissue confetti to make your tree lighting ceremony more colorful than ever before!  And use the 9-Barrel POD Confetti Launcher to make precision-aimed shots pre-programmed to go off with your music or show!

Here’s another great special effects combination:

  • X-6 Double Barrel Launcher
  • Metallic Streamers

Confetti is just one type of spectacular special effect; streamers are another!  Just as the tree lights up, launch stadium-sized 2” x 40’ Metallic Streamers from the twin barrels of X-6 Double Barrel Launchers and give every person in attendance a thrilling chill down their spine.  The excitement, the beauty and the spectacle of streamers soaring over the newly lit tree create the perfect climax for such a big event!

So never fear warm-weather dwellers:  it’s possible to have a spectacular holiday lighting ceremony with the help of even more spectacular special effects!  To get started, shop our online store or talk to one of our famous confettiologists at (877) 321-1999.


5 Advantages to Renting Confetti Cannons and Blowers

Rent Confetti Cannons and BlowersYou love the way falling confetti jazzes up a concert event and how streamers soar through a sports stadium when your team is victorious! You love that effect, but are you willing to make the investment and buy confetti cannons and blowers?

Fortunately, there’s more than one option. At Flutter FETTI we rent confetti cannons and blowers so you can maximize your fun anytime, anywhere! Here are 5 advantages to renting:

1. Try before you buy

Every confetti cannon and confetti blower creates a slightly different special effect. The 3” Continuous Flow Gerb is a medium-sized confetti blower that shoots confetti up to 75’ high just like a volcano, while the X-6 Double Barrel Wireless Confetti Launcher shoots large streamers up to 100’ in the air like a precision-aimed cannon. Some are designed for large venues, while others are designed for small group gatherings. By renting, you can try before you buy and identify the exact confetti blowers and cannons you need for future events.

2. Great for one-off events

Are you hosting your company’s 50th anniversary celebration or throwing a huge wedding reception? For one-off events such as these, you may not necessarily want to invest in confetti cannons or blowers. Renting is significantly less expensive than buying, so you can go all out and rent the most spectacular confetti machines like the 9 Barrel “POD” Remote Control Confetti Launcher or a dozen Tabletop Confetti Launchers for your floral centerpieces. Now that one-off event is a very memorable event indeed!

3. Flexibility for annual events

Even annual events, like a concert series or city parade, can take advantage of renting as a way to change up the event. You can rent a confetti cannon one year, like the handheld Master Blaster Co2 Confetti Launcher, and then rent a confetti blower the next year, like a Continuous Flow ‘Baby’ Gerb. That way you can continually surprise your audience year after year!

4. Lower prices

Of course, lower price is one of the best reasons to rent rather than buy. Whether you have to remain within a specific budget or want to keep costs down, renting confetti cannons and blowers can save you money… which means more money to put towards colorful confetti and metallic streamers!

5. Put rental cost towards your purchase

And if in fact you fall in love with any of the confetti cannons or confetti blowers that you rent, Flutter FETTI gives you an added incentive to purchase. You can apply your recent rental fee toward your purchase, acting like an immediate discount on the full price of the equipment. It also makes you feel as if you had purchased the product all along!

The full Flutter FETTI rental list:

Confetti Cannons

  • Master Blaster Co2 Confetti Launcher (handheld)
  • Quarter Turn Co2 Confetti Launcher (handheld)
  • X-6 Double Barrel Confetti Launcher (wireless)
  • 9 Barrel “POD” Remote Confetti Launcher
  • Tabletop Confetti Launcher (wireless)

Confetti Blowers

  • Surprise Box Continuous Flow Confetti Launcher
  • “Baby” Continuous Flow Gerb
  • 3” Continuous Flow Gerb
  • 6” Continuous Flow Gerb

Interested in renting confetti cannons and confetti blowers from Flutter FETTI? You can go right here and make your purchase on our website or call our expert confettiologists at (877) 321-1999 to get started. And have a FETTI-tastic event!


Celebrate Bowl Game Victories with Confetti Cannons and Blowers

Bowl Game Confetti CelebrationsYou know that moment when confetti rains down on coaches, players and fans after a hard-fought Bowl Game victory?  It’s a spectacular and magical moment and one that’s truly deserved after all the sleepless nights, grueling workouts, and media pressure teams endure.

To make that moment perfect for your impending bowl game victory, you need the right setup of confetti cannons and blowers on the field.  With football bowl season fast approaching, Flutter FETTI has what you need to get the job done and get it done quickly.

How to make it rain confetti

The quintessential post-victory stadium scene involves team-colored confetti raining down on the entire field.  To make this effect occur, you need multiple large and powerful confetti blowers.  By using 6” Continuous Flow Confetti Gerb Launchers, you can spew a pound of confetti every second up to 100 feet in the air – that’s 10 stories high!  See for yourself the awesome power of the Gerb:

How to shoot streamers skyward

If you’re looking for a special effect that packs more punch, the X-6 Double Barrel Wireless Confetti Launcher can shoot streamers skyward and help you celebrate an exciting bowl victory with all the pomp and circumstance you imagined.  With its dual 42”-long barrels and Co2 cylinders, this confetti cannon makes massive metallic streamers soar across a stadium like rocket ships!  Watch it in action at a recent sports game victory:

How to launch confetti like fireworks

For the most electric, awe-inspiring special effect, give your bowl victory a confetti celebration that’s as exciting as fireworks, but much safer.  The 9 Barrel POD Remote Control Confetti Launcher is a confetti cannon with 9 distinct barrels and a pre-programmable on-board microprocessor so you can setup the sequence and positioning of each shot just the way you want.  Launch confetti, streamers or both and leave your team and fans in absolute awe of your victorious celebration!

How to make a more intimate confetti moment

For a unique, intimate confetti moment that the football team’s hard-working coach is sure to love, use the Surprise Box and unleash a mini storm of confetti right beside and above him.  It’s just like pouring Gatorade over the coach’s head, only far less cold and way more colorful!  Plus, all the players and coaching staff can join in the fun and embrace the excitement of a bowl victory together.

Almost all of our confetti cannons and confetti blowers are available to rent or purchase.  For more information and more great special effect ideas for football bowl victories, contact our expert confettiologists at 877-321-1999.

Top 5 Coolest Confetti Machines

BOOM!  With just a single burst of confetti, you can change the momentum of an event and turn an ordinary night into an extraordinary occasion!  There are lots of ways to make an impact with confetti and we’ve got 5 of the coolest confetti machines listed right here that do it well.  Check them out:

6” Continuous Flow Confetti Gerb Launcher

This wildly popular confetti machine is the largest of the Gerbs and the most exciting too.  Unlike it’s smaller 3” and “Baby” Gerb cousins, the 6” Continuous Flow Confetti Gerb Launcher shoots confetti 100’ into the air!  This is the type of machine that you want to use when you’ve got a lot of people to please and a big room to fill with confetti, such as a stadium, casino floor, or concert stage.  It launches an entire pound of confetti, whether tissue, metallic or die-cut, every single second and creates a massive cloud that envelops the anticipating crowd below.  If you want to put the WOW factor into your event, this confetti machine is the way to go!

Surprise Box Continuous Flow Confetti Launcher

Nothing shocks and awes like a Surprise Box, especially because nobody sees it coming!  The Surprise Box is a confetti machine that’s designed like a jack-in-the-box and involves a continuous flow confetti launcher.  You set up the device ahead of time by loading it with your preferred bulk confetti (for example, metallic FETTI or die-cut tissue confetti stars), unscrewing the liquid siphon CO2 tank, and latching the CO2 tank lever to a hook on the box lid.  When the big moment comes, all you have to do is open the Surprise Box top and watch thousands upon thousands of confetti pieces storm out and over your unsuspecting guests.  This is one confetti machine that’s bound to bring fun to your event!

Tabletop Confetti Launcher

Imagine a smaller and more discrete Surprise Box that offers an equal amount of excitement.  That’s the perfect way to describe the wireless battery-operated Tabletop Confetti Launcher.  This nifty little confetti machine packs a big punch and can be hidden within a tabletop display during events like weddings, Bar Mitzvahs and corporate dinner celebrations.  Using multiple Tabletop Confetti Launchers controlled by a single transmitter, you can fire them off all at once or stagger them one table at a time, completely astonishing all of your guests!

9-Barrel “POD” Remote Control Confetti Launcher

One look at this wild confetti machine and you know you’ve got something that will impress even the most jaded attendees.  Featuring 9 long barrels and a programmable on-board microprocessor, the 9-Barrel “POD” Confetti Launcher can create a theatrical performance of confetti unlike any you’ve ever seen.  Pre-program it to fire in staggered formation or all at once in varying directions.  It can shoot stadium-sized streamers up to 85’ in the air and can also do a mix of streamers and confetti.  You’ll be amazed at what this confetti machine can do and so will all your guests!

X-6 Double Barrel Wireless Confetti Launcher

Speaking of “BOOM”, the X-6 Double Barrel Confetti Launcher is a confetti machine that makes an awesome visual and aural impact every time it’s shot.  Just looking at the two slender barrels aiming into the sky, you know exactly what kind of thrill you’re going to get.  You can hang it from a light installation or sit it on the ground (or stage) and aim it any which direction you want.  When the moment comes, you can shoot confetti and streamers 40’ to 100’ into the air, depending on what you put inside.  It’s hard to really express the exhilaration that comes from watching this confetti machine go off, so you’ll just have to give it a shot at your next event!

About Flutter FETTI®: Flutter FETTI is an innovator, manufacturer, and worldwide distributor of confetti and streamer products.  Our mission is to bring excitement and joy into every special event in your life.  Contact one of our confettiologists and we’ll make the right product recommendation to add the “WOW!” effect to your celebration.

Product Spotlight: Continuous Flow Gerb

Continuous Flow GERB confetti launcherOur Flutter FETTI products are specially designed to put the “WOW!” factor into your event.  And if you’ve ever seen them go off, you know it’s true!  We have so many products, however, that it’s sometimes hard to imagine which one is best for your upcoming event. Here’s a little help just for you.

Today we highlight one of our most awe-inspiring creations:

Continuous Flow Gerb Launchers


What is this?

These small machines, available for rental or purchase, create a massive effect with only a small amount of confetti.  While many continuous flow products feature only one horn, ours has two horns.  One horn blows confetti high into the air and the other acts as a turbocharger to make confetti shoot higher and spread out farther.  Best of all, they come in two different sizes, one with two 3” horns and another with two 6” horns, and each can launch confetti 75’ to 100’ in the air, respectively!  And don’t fret if your venue ceiling is too low – you can position the horns at a lower angle to shoot at lower heights.

Where can I use it?

Continuous Flow Gerbs are extremely versatile and can be used at nightclubs, casinos, hotel ballrooms, wedding venues, large bars, parade floats, concert halls, theme parks, and almost anywhere else you can imagine.  In fact, our Flutter FETTI® tissue confetti is biodegradable so you can even use it outside!  If you want to shower you entire audience in confetti, this is the product to use and if you plan to shoot it night after night, it’s imperative to invest in a well-made device like ours.

How does it work?

They operate with two liquid siphon Co2 tanks (available at gas supply companies everywhere) and are extremely easy to use.  Simply attach the hoses between the two Co2 tanks and the two horns.  Then put 3-4 handfuls of confetti in the hopper and turn on the Co2 to watch a wall of confetti instantly flare up in front of you.  You can either leave it on and keep throwing confetti in the hopper for a fast-paced ‘continuous’ effect or keep the momentum going longer by turning the Co2 on and off creating waves of confetti.  These machines have the capability to push through a 1 lb bag of confetti per second!   We use it frequently to draw attention to our trade show booth and it blows people away every time!

Note: 20 lb liquid siphon Co2 tanks last for 20 seconds and 50 lb liquid siphon Co2 tanks last for 2 minutes.

How do I get the best effect?

You can use tissue or metallic Flutter FETTI or any of the die-cut options, like hearts, circles, rose petals, stars, and butterflies.  Best of all, you can mix-and match products to create a spectacular effect.  Try combining white corkscrew confetti with metallic silver Flutter FETTI to create the most elegant effect you’ll ever see (perfect for weddings and New Year’s Eve celebrations!).   It’s so colorful and so much fun – just let it fly!

What now?

If you’re interested in making Continuous Flow Gerb Launchers part of your special event, place your order online now or request a quote from one of our specialized confettiologists.  We’ll make sure you get the “WOW!” effect you deserve!