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The Best Ways to Celebrate Columbus Day


Centuries ago, a man named Christopher Columbus sailed across the Atlantic to discover America.  Despite the occasional controversies, millions of Americans commemorate this moment with celebrations big and small.  There are plenty of ways to join in the day’s festivities and Flutter FETTI® is here to help you pinpoint a few of the best:

Watch the Parades

What do New York City, San Francisco, and Denver have in common?  They have some of the biggest Columbus Day parades in the United States.  They may not be the most famous marches, but Columbus Day parades can rival any others with their extravagant floats, boisterous bands, and striding contingents.  Your local town might even host one that’s worth attending.  Rather than watching listlessly from the sides, bring a few 14” Flutter FETTI Confetti Sticks and toss them up as the parade rolls by.  You’ll add a fantastic special effect to a super fun day and everyone around you will go wide-eyed with excitement!

Are you participating in one of the cultural Italian-American parades?  Unless you’re playing an instrument or waving a flag, you probably want something in your hands to rev up the crowd.  Flick a bunch of our 18” Airless Confetti Launchers with tissue FETTI and sprinkle it over the kids and adults lining the sides of the street!

Put on a Play

With children already a couple months into their school schedule, Columbus Day is the perfect time to put on a show for parents.  The story of Columbus discovering America is also a fun one to act out, as kids love to dress up like royalty, ship captains, and other characters from the time.  The best part about plays is that you can make them as exciting and spectacular as you want.  Flick custom-colored red, orange and yellow streamers from 18” Airless Launchers with Metallic Streamers to represent the fiery boom of ship cannons.  Then when the play is over, shower your audience with a final flurry of confetti from 14” Flutter FETTI Confetti Sticks.  It’s fun, it’s colorful, and it’s a moment the kids will talk about for a long time!

Eat an Italian Feast

The Queen of Spain may have funded Columbus’ classic voyage, but his origins were distinctly Italian.  Host an Italian dinner party for you and all your friends and family.  You can cook it all yourself or opt for a potluck.  Keep it authentic with seafaring dishes of the 15th century, like salted fish with raisins and pine nuts, or modernize the cuisine with today’s popular Italian dishes, like Lobster Fra Diavolo and tiramisu.

Shop for Sales

Columbus Day is not an official holiday everywhere, but everywhere you look it seems there’s a Columbus Day sale.  From the online retailers to downtown Boston boutiques, Columbus Day sales mean lots of good deals for style-savvy shoppers.  And with winter just around the corner, it’s a great time to stock up on thick coats, wool socks, and handy electronics that keep you entertained on long winter nights.

About Flutter FETTI®: Flutter FETTI is an innovator, manufacturer, and worldwide distributor of confetti and streamer products.  Our mission is to bring excitement and joy into every special event in your life.  Contact one of our confettiologists and we'll make the right product recommendation to add the "WOW!" effect to your Columbus Day celebration.

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Disclaimer: Note some confetti products are colored with dye that may stain if they become damp or wet. Please remove wet confetti immediately upon discharge.