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How to Shop For A Backyard Fireworks Show

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Many Americans love to create memorable backyard fireworks show to commemorate the 4th of July, birthday parties, weddings, and other holiday events. We frequently hear from patrons who want to know the best way to shop for fireworks for these purposes. Black Cat would like to show you how to find excellent fireworks that are most suitable (and affordable) for your next family gathering or get-together.

How To Buy: Individually or Assortment

There is a lot of variety in the fireworks industry, which might seem overwhelming, but it just means you should research slowly and carefully. Sometimes, folks like to purchase individual items, whereas others prefer the convenience of buying an assortment of fireworks.

Does it affect pricing? It can be because assortment packages tend to sell heavier later in the season, which means they’ll usually cost more then. Individual buyers tend to buy much earlier in the season, but that’s because they already know precisely what they want.

Assortment options might be better for you if you’re brand new to fireworks shopping and don’t want to research all the minutiae. It matters a lot less whether you buy in bulk or pick out individual fireworks as long as you establish a budget (be it $10 or $1,000), figure out which products you want, then determine whether you want to light the fireworks with one person or multiple participants.

Important First-Time-User Caveat

If this is your first foray into discharging fireworks, we advise you to seek the help of a friend or family member with experience and get them to show you the ropes. It’s not recommended to “wing it” with fireworks.

Also, if you buy an assortment, don’t forget to grab a few morning glories and sparklers if they aren’t in there. It makes it easier for multiple participants and younger enthusiasts.

Best Bang for Your Buck: 60 Gram Reloadable Shell

If you’re looking to put on a genuinely awesome show and have the space for it, we recommend purchasing some kind of 60-gram reloadable shell. This will give you the most bang for your buck. There are plenty of selection options on our website, so just make sure you give yourself plenty of clearance, know how many shots there are before reloading, and include plenty of reloading time.

Backyard Fireworks Show: Practical Tips & Safety

Always thoroughly prepare for your fireworks show by making sure your yard is ready for the task. This includes several important safeguards.

  • Make sure you have plenty of clearance.
  • Keep your audience at least 75 to 100 feet away from fireworks discharging.
    This should be even further away for larger displays.
  • Take care of all loose debris in the area, including short grass.
  • Thoroughly water the grass all around where you display the area before starting. Pay particular attention to areas with brown grass (which catches fire quickly).
  • Don’t do anything too close to trees or buildings.
  • Have a bucket of water and a garden hose ready at all times.
  • . . . and have a great time!

The Best Backyard Firework Show Starts with Black Cat Fireworks

It doesn’t matter if you want to buy in bulk with some of our assortment packages or prefer to shop around for individual items. Black Cat Fireworks has everything you’ll need to have a great time. Come check out us to find all the latest in pyrotechnical glory with amazing fireworks such as:

  • Firecrackers
  • Bottle Rockets
  • Parachutes
  • Spinners/Wheels/Wings
  • Roman Candles
  • Fountains 500 Gram & 200 Gram
  • . . . and so much more!

We’ve been in the fireworks business since the 1940s before officially becoming Black Cat (a registered trademark) in 1952. You only last that long in any business by providing the safest, most reliable, entertaining, and enjoyable products, which remains our consummate mission.

All of our staff at Black Cat Fireworks loves to help you put together an awesome backyard fireworks show, so if you have any questions, contact us anytime to learn more.

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