Fireworks Safety & Light Up The Night Cash Giveaway

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4th of July Fireworks SafetyHow does your family celebrate the 4th of July? My husband and I come from opposite worlds when it comes to Independence Day. My husband suffers from an unfortunate affliction known as “Firework Deprivation.” Growing up, he wasn’t allowed to play with fireworks due to an unfortunate accident in his family that happened because of a firework.

I was the opposite – the 4th of July was a night I looked forward to almost as much as Christmas. Sparklers! Roman candles! Mortars! It was a night of family, food, celebration, and LOTS OF SPARKS. The 4th was simply one of those holidays that we spared no expense for. No one thought twice about kids running around shooting roman candles at each other, or playing with sparklers, or lighting the fireworks. I haven’t been quite that unrestricted with my daughter, but we still make a big deal out of the 4th.

Here are ways you can keep YOUR family safe on Independence Day:

  • Sparklers can burn at 1,800-2,000 degrees. Never let young children play with sparklers, and don’t let older children play with sparklers unsupervised.
  • An estimated 50,000 fires are caused by fireworks each year. Have your garden hose at the ready to put out any fires that start, and never set off fireworks near dry grass or brush, or in an area without immediate access to water.
  • As much as you love having Rover outside with you, the 4th of July is stressful for many dogs. They don’t like the loud noises. The weekend after the 4th of July is THE BUSIEST DAY FOR ANIMAL CONTROL. More pets escape on the 4th of July than any other day of the year! Please, leave your dog inside, or make sure that your yard is absolutely escape-proof!
  • Wear safety glasses when lighting fireworks. It only takes one spark to cause a serious eye injury.

This will be the first 4th of July that my husband, our daughter, and I will be together, in our own home, and able to set off fireworks. I am so stoked. I want to make this the best 4th of July my husband has ever had. I’m going all out for it this year. I’ll make us my firework cupcakes (with no artificial dyes), make Firecrackers (I use olive oil in my recipe), and perhaps even make a patriotic cocktail.


If your family is like my family, and you go for broke on the 4th, wouldn’t it be nice to win $500 in PayPal cash to make up for watching your money literally go up in smoke?

Light Up The Night GiveawayTerms and conditions: This giveaway is open worldwide. The winner must be 18 years or older to win. The giveaway will end on July 4th and the winner will be chosen by no later than July 10th. The winner will be notified via email and will need to respond to that email within 24 hours to claim their prize. Once the prize is claimed, a notification will be sent out to the co-hosts for announcement. Void where prohibited.

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  • Pam

    I love the tips you left – especially about pets! I’d take my husband on a mini-honeymoon with the $500 since we didn’t get to have a real one due to his deployment schedule!

    • Steph

      I know how that goes – we’ve been together about 5 years and didn’t even get to live together until March of this year. Thanks, Army!

  • Grace Within the Race

    Wow, great tips! Thank you especially for bringing up the affect fireworks can have on pets, it totally makes sense but it just never occurred to me. Thanks for getting us all to start thinking ahead as we celebrate our nations independence, you excitement is contagious! :)