Every summer children and parents look
forward to one thing, celebrating the summer holidays with fireworks. The
timing is perfect; it coincides with many Canada Day celebrations, which is
when 37% of Canadians (via Web Perspectives “Celebration of Light” online
survey) attend various firework displays across the country.
What do we love about going to the
Well, it is a great family friendly
event to attend. Often, you will find additional activities for children such
as bouncy castles, petting zoos and carnival games. Of course, there is always
delicious food, but there really is nothing better about a summer fireworks
celebration than sitting out under the stars with your family on a big blanket
to oooh and ahhh over the colours and sparkle. Actually, 52% of those surveyed
think firework displays are a great event to enjoy with friends and family, and
plenty of food and drinks!
As noted by those who stated they
attended fireworks regularly 56% claimed it was for the fireworks display, 23%
loved the outdoor atmosphere, 16% looked forward to having the community
gathering together, and a meek 5% admitted it was all about the glow sticks and
From picnic blankets to extra
activities, a fireworks display is a great way to kick off summer.
Here are some tips for celebrating
fireworks with your family safely:
use caution when near fireworks. These are explosives, after all, so leave
ignition to the professionals!
fireworks are a night activity, bring an extra bag of long sleeved shirts,
jackets and pants for your children. Better yet, have them get dressed into
their pajamas before the fireworks display starts!
can get very hot, so be sure to only give them to older children and wrap a
damp paper towel around the handle to prevent burns.
Celebration of Lights is one of the country’s most notable fireworks
celebrations, and it includes something for everyone. Families can delight in
free activities at Sunset Beach in an outdoor atmosphere; this atmosphere is
one of the biggest reasons for attending a fireworks display as noted by 16% of
those that took the online
survey. Plus there are
face painters, roaming mascots and lots more on site to entertain both those
young and old.
The Vancouver Celebration of Lights is
also a fantastic event for a date night out, which survey participants agreed
wholeheartedly about with a whopping 47% positive result! From taking part in
the entertainment at Sunset Beach to indulging in the VIP experience at The
Keg Lounge, the
Celebration of Lights is a non-stop date night event sure to impress.
If you are headed to an open community
fireworks celebration this summer with family and friends, and have the
opportunity to take along a cooler of refreshments, consider taking along a
pitcher of strawberry lemonade and fun summer snacks such as chocolate dipped
pretzels, marshmallow crispy squares, orange wedges, strawberries and freezies
for the kids. Better yet, if you are able to have open flame, pack all of the
necessary ingredients for s’mores!
Another popular treat to bring to our
local fireworks celebration are cupcakes, and more often than not they can be
easily themed for the occasion. Simply pick up a cake mix from the grocery
store, but frost with homemade butter cream icing; using a simple combination
of confectioners’ sugar and butter (3:1 ratio). Then, top with whatever
decorations you like including coloured sprinkles, chocolate candies, flags,
paper umbrellas. There are so many fun elements that you can use to decorate
your cupcakes, and all readily available at your local party store.
Join the 47% of Canadians that took part
in this online survey who think that firework displays are a great celebration
that anyone can enjoy; including those who agree it makes for a romantic night
out, and will be attending a fireworks celebration this summer!
Disclaimer: All opinions and views
expressed are my own. The data within this article is based upon a Web
Perspectives “Celebration of Lights Survey” completed by 808 panelists.