The simple answer is yes. You just need to make sure your fireworks don’t get wet before you light the fuse.
If the ground is damp, it’s a good idea to lay the firework on a plastic bag before you fix it to a stake. (Most professional companies fix their cakes like this to make sure they don’t fall over or bounce around).
If it’s really wet, if rain or heavy dew is expected, you can place the whole cake inside a plastic bag before taping it to the stake. Rip open the bag just before you light the fuse. The firework will easily burst through the rest of the bag once it gets going.
But don’t cover rockets. They won’t burst through a bag. Just keep the fuse dry until the last minute.
Each week during the season we are displaying one of our favourite products on our Facebook Page. This week it’s the turn of the brilliant “Slow Then Go” which features in many of the low-noise displays we do with Electrify Pyrotechnics – like this one at a summer wedding. It gives a dramatic end to the show (without upsetting the neighbours).
And it’s a spectacular retail firework in its own right, available to the general public. But make sure you have the space. The audience need to be at least 25m away. And it has a wide spread – so be careful of that, too.
Some wedding venues only allow quiet fireworks. But that doesn’t mean they have to be dull. This weekend we were at the spectacular Pumping House in Ollerton to fire a low-noise display for the wedding of our special friends Ellie and Ed.
As you can see the fireworks went down (or went up) really well. (With thanks to Sassy at assassynation for the great photo.)
Our partners at Electrify can supply fantastic low-noise professional displays like this across the UK. And we have several quieter products on this site which are suitable for use in your own back gardens or in rural settings where you don’t want to upset neighbours or frighten animals.
To Bedford with Electrify Pyrotechnics to provide the fireworks for the switching on of the town’s Christmas lights. Father Christmas was there on a giant screen that rose up out of the river. And then we saw him high up in the sky driving his sleigh.
After he had flown away, we had the lights, the music and the fireworks. A hard day’s work, and a hard night’s clear-up. But nothing compared to the work Father Christmas will be doing later this month.
Over 50,000 people saw our fireworks this week. From the smallest family gathering to some of the biggest public displays in the UK. We provided the products for them all.
Thanks to our friends at Electrify Pyrotechnics who put on displays across the country, including the one pictured above (terrific photo by Gez Robinson). And thanks to all the customers who bought fireworks through this site.
And thanks to our suppliers, too, including Celtic, Jubilee, Kimbolton, and Profusion for the amazing and consistent quality of the products.
We still have stock available. So start planning your New Year’s Eve parties.
Start 2019 with one of our brilliant cakes. They start at £7.99 and go up to £89.99.
Running your own firework display is a serious business.
If you are organising anything bigger than a display in your own back garden you should readthis new guide.
Produced by the Explosives Industry Group of the CBI it tells you everything you need to know.
The red guide is for displays where the fireworks are to be fired by people without specialist knowledge or training – a separate blue guide “Working together on Firework Displays” has been prepared by EIG for those users with specialist knowledge.
This new edition has been updated to include the significant changes in the law relating to the supply, possession, transport, keeping and use of fireworks which may have an effect on the way you organise your display.