Confetti you are so much fun!!
This past weekend I spent a couple of hours cleaning our garage, it’s one of those places that always looks cluttered. My OCD always kicks in with clutter. I decided to toss out some things I knew would be taken by the garbage service, which would do its weekly pick up the following day.
While picking through a shelf, I stumbled on a box with bottle rockets and poppers, which probably have been in our garage for about 3 years. Grabbing one of the poppers and expecting it not to work, I pull the little string “Pop” and out flew confetti. There is something about the pretty little pieces of paper floating around, it’s mesmerizing so I grab another one. Pop… pop… pop… and before I knew it I had used 4 and there was confetti everywhere. It reminded me of confetti filled eggs we used to make at Easter time, I also remembered that I hadn’t finished the de-clutter task at hand. Back to work I went, and before I knew it I had reorganized and de-cluttered the garage.
As I was cleaning I kept thinking about the confetti eggs we used to make, (as a child and then again when my kiddies were little) I remember sitting there for hours cutting up little pieces of tissue paper to make the confetti. I also started wondering why we never bought the confetti, was it because we wanted to be thrifty or was it a way to get the family involved? For me it was the latter, I liked seeing all my kiddies involved in the same project. I never really bought confetti, so I was curious if it was expensive. I am sure it can’t be, since so much of it is dropped in NY Times Square on NY’s Eve. Well as you all know it by now my curiosity always gets the best of me, and I had to find out if it was expensive. Google to the rescue, so I type in “confetti prices” it popped up a few sites and I was right it’s not that expensive, then I saw confetti cannons, launchers… What there are cannons that shoot out confetti? HA!! Yep you got it I had to learn more.. so I read more.. and more… I think I opened 4 pages, on the different ways confetti was used, how they do big events like NY’s Eve etc. There are companies that you can order confetti accessories, rent launchers and cannons. It’s amazing at how big a business this is. I was really shocked at all the different, types, styles etc, so I learnt something new today.
But… The only bad thing about my curiosity getting the best of me is, I now know that confetti fairies aren’t real! Yes, I used to believe that all the confetti dropped from what it seemed “out of no where” was being dropped by confetti fairies.
Did you know that you could order personalized confetti? Were you one of the few that believe, confetti was dropped from the baskets of confetti fairies?
Btw… my need to know more (also known as ‘deb answers – when curiosity calls’) about confetti, lead to me forgetting to clean the confetti off the garage floor. Which brought on this question from the hub’s “who had a party in the garage?” my reply “confetti fairies”