New Years & Fireworks--How Much Will You Spend?

@kareng (7980)
United States
December 28, 2007 10:52am CST
The new year is quickly approaching and many are planning their celebrations. There are many kinds of fireworks from sparklers and those that don't go BANG to huge rockets that give a big light show with showers of lights in the sky. And don't forget the original Black Cats that give the big bang and bottle rockets!! Will you be buying fireworks for the family to celebrate? What will you buy? If so, how much do you plan on spending? And last but not least, be sure that all the kids know how to safely handle them!! Happy New Year--stay SAFE!
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• United States
28 Dec 07
Our area is a no burn area which means no fireworks. I'm glad. We don't buy them and wish they were banned everywhere. When fireworks are illegal (in our area) and people with no common sense who live next door buy them anyway and set them off, waking you from a deep sleep to a burning yard, you begin not to like them (the fireworks and the people). There are specific locations designated for these events - like over water....or in an arranged area. The people who buy them with no idea of the damage they can cause to other people's property soon learn responsibility and costs when they set someone's yard on fire. Please stay safe and keep your yards safe.
• United States
28 Dec 07
I also think fireworks should be banned everywhere and only professionals allowed to use them. They are the only ones who know the right way to do it and I'm sure they "dress" for the occasion...lol!!!
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@kareng (7980)
• United States
31 Dec 07
It is the same here. They are banned in the city limits (sale and setting them off). So everyone flocks to nearby parishes to buy them. It's so bad, they is no way the small amount of law enforcement people can enforce the law.
@ctrymuziklvr (11060)
• United States
28 Dec 07
I've never been big on fireworks of any kind and the only ones that I'll even watch are done professionally. There are always a lot of them around my neighborhood on New Years Eve and in the 5+ years I've been here there hasn't been one year that someone didn't end up going to the hospital from something happening with them. I hope you have a very safe and fun time with them.
@kareng (7980)
• United States
28 Dec 07
Well, I'm a scrooge when it comes to fireworks. I don't buy them and I don't like setting them off. I watched my cousin get his hand blown up as a child and since then, I don't care for them. I always supervised my kids when they had them even as teens and I don't get these parents who let their kids go wild with them with no supervision.
@kareng (7980)
• United States
31 Dec 07
So true, Mooch!
@foxyfire33 (10009)
• United States
29 Dec 07
Hmmm...must be the cold weather but this is not a tradition here. The only time we see fireworks is leading up to the 4th of July. I think it sounds like a lot of fun though and would be willing to do it. We'd probably spend less than $50 though and do things earlier in the evening since the little ones are too little to stay up til midnight.
@foxyfire33 (10009)
• United States
29 Dec 07
Duh...I just remembered, I live in Pa and we're limited on what fireworks we're allowed to buy. That's probably why it's not a big thing here.
@luvstochat (6914)
• United States
29 Dec 07
Fireworks are only legal around the 4th of July where I live. I have to work New Years Eve so I won't be celebrating to much anyways. I hope you enjoy your evening and those doing firewors please be careful.
@Samanthavv (1386)
• United States
29 Dec 07
I won't be spending anything because fireworks are illegal in most (if not all) parts of alaska. And although it sucks, I can see why! We have tons of forest fires here! And Fourth of July is pretty pointless to buy fireworks...Because in Alaska, it's daylight practically 24 hours a day... Meaning even if the fireworks weren't illegal, we still wouldn't be able to see them! Ha ha ha!
• United States
29 Dec 07
I now hate fireworks because my dog shakes.I feel sorry for my dog being so scared and then I hate it that the wildlife have to suffer too.Then there's the fear of fire.I'm just not thrilled about fireworks.I won't be spending any money on them for the sake of animals and to prevent fire.
• United States
28 Dec 07
We don't buy fireworks for the new year. We just go hang out with some friends and have a party. So we will be spending $0 on fireworks this year LOL.
@vivasuzi (4125)
• United States
28 Dec 07
We totally live in a different place than you :) No fireworks going off in Detroit, it's too cold outside!!
@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
28 Dec 07
I've never bought fireworks for New Years and won't this year either but then I'm in Michigan, it's snowing again right this minute and sure will be cold cold cold for New Years so outside doing fireworks is not something you want to do here. I will however add that our city usually puts on a fireworks display in town and many are willing to bundle up against the cold and weather out in the cold night to watch them or if lucky enough to find a good parking spot might watch them from their cars. I might do that this year as I'm going to have 2 grandchildren and know they would love it - K-Mart parking lot is a good place to park if you get there early enough.
• United States
28 Dec 07
Here in Merced CA we cannot buy fireworks unless it is on the black market at this time of the year. Some people have fireworks left over from fourth of July they shoot off and some buy them in Mexico and bring them home and some buy them on the black market. We do not have any fireworks left from the fourth and we are not going to be buying any. We usually spend the time quietly at home watching TV. Usually Di$ck(mylot would not let me spell his name correctly) Clarks Rockin New Year. This year I will be in the Mountains with a friend and my hubby will be home.
@wolfie34 (26793)
• United Kingdom
28 Dec 07
I will be spending the grand sum of NOTHING! Personally I think they are a waste of money, you are much better off paying to go to see a display. I am fortunate where I live as we have a big park which has a great New Years Eve firework display, where thousands of pounds are spent on fireworks and the proceeds are given to charity for the entrance etc, which is wonderful to support. They are very expensive to buy just for the family to really make a great display out of them. Happy New Year to you too my friend