Have you been dreaming of hosting a firework show for a special event and the time has finally come? Whether a wedding, 4th of July neighborhood jubilee, sporting half-time show or shindig of some other nature, there are tried-and-true steps to follow to ensure safety and a stunning display. Below are Five Steps to a DIY Firework Show that will help you get ready for your big day . . . err, make that night!
Learn local laws: The purchase and use of fireworks are heavily regulated and vary greatly from state to state, county to county. Get online a do a little research about fireworks laws and ordinances, what types are permitted in your area, and how, if needed, to secure any sort of required permitting.
Pick the venue: Once you have confirmed that your area allows the use of pyrotechnics, choose a venue. This may be a backyard, park, golf course or other open area free of excessive foliage and underbrush. Of course, if you do not own the property, you will need to secure permission and follow any rule that the landowner has set forth (in addition to governmental ordinances).
Set your budget: Before you begin a shopping spree, make a range of much you want to spend and stick to that budget. It can also be helpful if you break up your budge into categories. For example, I want to spend 10% on sparklers, firecrackers and novelties; 15% on fountains and spinners; 25% on rockets and roman candles, 30% on aerial cakes and mortars; and the final 20% on the grand finale firework.  Also remember to set aside a small amount for supplies like fuse, punks, torches, and such.  All of these fireworks and supplies are available at AllsparkFireworks.com.
Write Out Plan: While you can just wing it at your firework show, more engaging events have been meticulously planned and choreographed, some even set to music. Even if you’re just hosting a backyard extravaganza, you should still consider yourself a professional (albeit, unpaid!) and write down the set
Safety First: To ensure your firework show is a success, follow all the safety precautions set forth by your venue and listed on the firework manufacturer’s instructions. For example, you should always have a large bucket of water on hand to douse exploded fireworks and duds, and also a fire extinguisher or two at an arm’s length. Make sure that your audiences is sitting back a safe distance before you start the show, at least 50 feet. Also, for your personal safety, it is recommended to wear earplugs and goggles and avoid loose-fitting, flowing clothing that could catch fire.