Mardi Gras-- French for “Fat Tuesday” -- is a day of celebration. Festival-goers experience one last hurrah before Lenten fasting begins with all its traditional restrictions on meat, eggs, milk, cheese, and sweets. While you’re shopping for the perfect costume, beads, and other accessories, consider adding to the mix a fun handheld confetti cannon that shoots green, purple, and yellow biodegradable tissue paper 20 feet in the air with a quick, easy twist.
Mardi Gras Confetti Cannon Symbolism
While our confetti cannons come in all colors, the Mardi Gras confetti cannon releases:
- Purple – representing Justice.
- Green – representing Faith.
- Yellow – representing Power.
These colors of Mardi Gras date back to the Rex Parade (or King Parade) in 1892. You’ll be perfectly prepared with I Love Sparklers’ purple, green, and yellow confetti cannon.
What is Mardi Gras Confetti Made of?
I Love Sparklers’ party supplies are made using eco-friendly, biodegradable tissue paper and non-toxic dyes.
What is a Compressed Air Confetti Cannon?
A compressed air confetti cannon contains a pressurized chamber of air, along with a release valve that is deployed when you twist the bottom of the 18-inch tube. Be sure you’re pointing upward and out, as the Mardi Gras confetti will blast 20 feet into the air with a loud pop.
Are Handheld Confetti Cannons Allowed at Mardi Gras?
City officials also do not allow pyrotechnics or smoke-releasing cannons for safety reasons. In the past, there have also been problems with the release of plastic or mylar confetti, which never biodegrade. Places like Mobile, AL banned non-paper confetti in 2018. I Love Sparklers only sells handheld confetti cannons that work using compressed air and deploys 100% biodegradable tissue paper. The paper dissolves in just a few hours in wet conditions or within a week in dry conditions.
When To Order Your Mardi Gras Party Supplies
The date of Mardi Gras fluctuates depending on Easter but always takes place on a Tuesday, six weeks before Easter Sunday. It can range anywhere from February 3rd to March 9th. The official Mardi Gras carnival season kicks off on January 6th, on the Feast of the Epiphany.
Upcoming dates include:
March 1, 2022
February 21, 2023
February 13, 2024
March 4, 2025
February 17, 2026
Contact I Love Sparklers
I Love Sparklers ships out of Magnolia, Texas, with orders arriving 1-5 business days via UPS Ground. Local orders can be picked up at our warehouse location as well. If you place your order before 3 pm, it goes out same day. Otherwise, we will ship on the next business day. Orders totaling $50 or more earn free shipping. Thank you for choosing I Love Sparklers for your Mardi Gras party supplies. We are committed to fast, affordable, reliable service for your party needs.