Fireworks are a patriotic staple in Fourth of July celebrations, but they’re cause for concern. You’re causing a giant flammable object to explode for sheer joy. After a full day celebrating in the sun, potentially even a few beers, and what could possibly go wrong?
Between the safety hazards and the toxicity to the air, it’s no wonder many states have outlawed the selling and distribution of these colorful fire-sticks.
That doesn’t mean you can’t have fun. Ditch the fireworks and try one of these safer, colorful alternatives instead.
Uncle Milton’s fireworks light show projector is like a Nerf gun, but instead of darts, it releases dazzling fireworks on your ceiling. At the squeeze of a trigger, it sounds off crackling fireworks sounds. Price on Amazon: $21.41
Price on Amazon: $53.89
If the projectile light is your favorite part of fireworks, replace the flying embers with LED. These Galaxy Shooters are glow-in-the-dark rockets that slingshot into the sky. It’s just as fun as running for your life from a freshly lit fuse.
Price on Amazon: $19.99
Price on Amazon: $15.99
Hey, it’s your Fourth of July party, and you can take a Katy Perry song as literal as you want to. That’s the beauty of freedom.
Price on Amazon: $16.95