Sparklers may be beautiful and provide a special “wow” factor at your event as seen on Pinterest boards. However, in reality they are flame throwing hot searing sticks of metal. That description alone should cause you to stop and think about whether you want them around party dresses, small children, tablecloths and your wedding dress. The sparks can burn the tablecloths and delicate party dresses and that hot metal stick – well anywhere it is placed it will leave a burn mark. Just say “no” to sparklers. Here are some alternative suggestions to sparklers: ribbon or tinsel wands, glow sticks and streamers.