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I bought these while I was shopping around for my brothers 8th birthday at tesco. I was not planning to get party popper but my brother insisted on them as he thought they would add effect before eating the cake. I did not want to disappoint him so I said..... OKAY. These cost around £2.50 as I remember for 50 individual party poppers. When it comes to buying party poppers your not going to be looking for a major saving, as your only going to be buying them once or twice a year. They come in a see through plastic packing that is quite simple as it shows you all the poppers and their condition. However, the plastic is very weak so damage can occur to the poppers before you even purchase them. I personally do not find this a major problem however I think it is worth mentioning. All you have to do is pull the string quickly and watch the colourful strands of paper shoot out of the "bottle" with a sudden and slightly loud BANG. I would advice to tell children not to aim at each other as they do shoot very quickly and so the paper lid could injure someone's eye. The strands of paper are not the greatest colours I have ever seen as they are slightly dull in sense that you would ideally expect them to be vibrant or bright, but they are not. Still the kids loved them. The shape of the poppers is the ideal shape of a bottle that has been the classic for many years, In my they should stay like this for ever! Out of the fifty only around 3 or 5 did not work properly so these party poppers are not getting a five star rating. Overall, these party poppers are great fun for the kids during a birthday party. I can not see why you would not buy them for just a few pounds.
WHAT ARE THEY? Party Poppers from Tesco. You get 50 in a bag and they are all different colours. HOW DO YOU USE THEM? You pull the string loose and pull sharp on it. The bottom of the fat bottle shaped plastic pops out with a little bang and the paper strands are thrown out fast. WHAT I THINK I do not like party poppers very much because they make a mess but my daughter loves them and so I bought this bag for her birthday. They all worked and there wasn't any that did not bang or work properly. I like that they are in different colours but I thought the colours were a bit dull and they should make them in neon shades. Each party popper has got a lot of shredded paper inside them and this is all in bright colours so it looks good when you aim them at furniture and the paper drapes over it, we try to do that because there is no point in getting it all over the floor and it is dangerous to aim it at other people. I like the popping noise because it makes young children smile and I think if the paper cap hit you it would not hurt very much but you have to be careful about eyes because it flies out with force. ANYTHING ELSE The party poppers from Tesco cost about £1 but I can not remember the exact price. Last time I was in Tesco I saw you could buy them in packs of 20 as well and that would have been better for me because I did not need 50 between 8 children. 4 Dooyoo Stars.
My sons love party poppers. They make a loud noise, a big mess and leave the room with teh delightful aroma of gun powder. What more could a boy want? I'm sure everyone has seen party poppers before, but on the off chance you haven't, I'll give a brief description. Party poppers are basically little plastic bottle shaped party toys. They have a very tiny a very tiny drop of gunpowder that is ignited through friction creating the smoky smell similar to fireworks and a fairly loud pop. The charge blows out small coils of a non flammable tissue paper which usually come uncoiled into streamers, although you may occasionally find some still in the coiled up wheel shape. The noise is not loud enough to be painful, but dogs have far more sensitive hearing than we do and I feel using these near pets is unkind. As my oldest has recently had his 8th Birthday, party poppers were an absolute must have. My husband wanted to buy them from the pound shop, but I find it difficult to pull the strings on the £1 ones and so do my sons - especially the youngest. Additionally we always end up with several duds - or ones in which the string pulls off with detonating the charge. At a price of £1 for a small bag - with I believe 15 poppers They really are not such a bargain. We did get one from the pound shop with a good bang and a visible flash, but while the kids thought it was grand, it really is not unless you are expecting it. Had I known it would be that good. I'd have had adults detonating it pointed well away from people. But far more often we had tiny pops not even enough to uncoil the paper. By contrast, the Tesco poppers cost £2.70 for a bag of 50, which actually works out less per popper, and every one worked. If you prefer a smaller bag though, they do sell 20 for £1 - once again better than the pound shop. We found the strings much easier to pull, and the bangs uniform, if not spectacular. I am quite sure party poppers were better when I was child - but I imagine they have more health and safety concerns now. In my day if you got hurt your parents said you should have been more careful - now they call a solicitor. These do not have exceptionally large blasts, nor do the strings fly any great distance, but they are great fun. Obviously, they do require parental supervision, and should never be fired at another person's face but they can be fired from a reasonable distance to blast a bit of coiled up tissue paper over people, furniture and toys. The tissue paper is quite thin and tears into shreds when the hoover goes over it making it fairly easy to clean up, My son's run about and scoop up all the papers and throw them over people after all the pops are done. They love the smell of these as well, and I have to admit I do too, but of course the best part is the noise. Not that my boys can't make enough noise on their own, but anything to add to it is always welcome. they also do love the smell and will hold up the empty bottles to smell the gunpowder scent. I have used this product several times in the past and will continue to do so. I've never had any problems whatsoever, and I can get them delivered with my messages as well. While I do think the poppers from my childhood packed a bit more punch, I'll admit these probably are safer, and I believe these are as good as anything currently on the market. I do believe the old ones were made without the non flammable paper as well, and I'll admit I do prefer this innovation as I really do not want anything igniting my living room rug - so not all improvements are bad. I can't say that I would buy these if I didn't have children, but as long as my boys enjoy them, I'll keep buying them, and Tesco Party Poppers will always be my first choice.
We celebrated my fathers 70th birthday at the weekend and for the main party we had hired out a restaurant as there were a large number of family members who were travelling down / up for the event and while the restaraunt provided all the food and alcohol we were allowed to decorate the room and set out anything we wanted on the tables and one of the things we added to the each of the tables were a handfull of these party poppers from Tesco. You get 50 in a bag and they were priced around the £3 mark from memory so they are very cheap and affordable. On the whole I was pretty impressed given how little they actually cost per popper. The packaging is quite basic not that this really matters as it is whats inside that counts. The resemble a short squat bottle of bubbly and are in a range of colours, they are not very big and they have a simple little looped piece of thin string that you pull to set them off. Well they mostly all went off with a decent enough bang, on our table out of about 20 we only had one that was a dud and I never heard anyone else complaining so I guess this was the exception to the rule. The contents inside did not exactly stream across the room, the range was rather limited but enough to shower the person opposite with the thin coloured streamers inside on a round table if you got the trajectory correct. Of course the children in the room loved them and they are pretty safe as long as you do not do anything stupid and put them right up against someones face. They should still be used under supervision by young children just to be on the safe side. The bang itself is loud enough, plenty good enough to make someone jump if they are not expecting it. The streamers themselves are very thin paper and break up quite easily and add a splash of colour. Overall these did the job and they were reasonably enough priced to get a recommendation from me.
New Year's Eve just wouldn't be the same without them - party poppers, that is! The ones I usually buy for parties and special occasions are from Tesco's though I have also bought them from Asda and Sainsbury's too. I'd say that Tesco's are possibly slightly better than Sainsbury's (for loud pops) and Asda are the worst, as in my experience, a lot of them just didn't pop at all. Tesco's were selling their own range of a bag of 20 party poppers this last New Year's Eve for £1.70. I bought 2 bags as I thought that it was better to have too many than too few. I also had about ten left over from my husband's 40th birthday, so I added these and had about fifty for the night in total. I'm sure most people reading this will be more than familiar with what a party popper actually is, but just in case, I'll give a short description. Tesco Party Poppers are very similar looking to any other party popper around. They are small and circular in shape and wider at the top than they are at the bottom. At the base of the popper there is a short string and the top is covered with a thin piece of round cardboard. To use the party popper, hold it about arm's length, well away from your face (and anyone else's) and quickly and firmly pull the string down. This activates the popper by making the little piece of cardboard to blow off with a loud bang and then a lot of long coloured paper strings shoot out. My daughter absolutely loves party poppers but I never let her use them on her own as I know how dangerous they can be in the wrong hands. Every time someone left one off she'd scream really loudly and put her hands over her ears. I would have to say that 99% of Tesco Party Poppers go off with the loudest of bangs and the paper strings all fly out well. I have had some packs of party poppers in the past which have contained an awful lot of duds and have been a real disappointment on the bang and string front. Tesco Party Poppers perhaps cost slightly more than Asda's own and I can definite get then cheaper in the Poundshop, but then I know that a lot of them would also be duds, so I'd rather pay more money knowing that I have a better quality product. The packaging is plain and simple but really I'm more interested in the contents inside. The strings are nice and long and allow for a comfortable grip when pulling down on them and they are full of bright and colourful paper strings which really add to the party mood. A party just wouldn't be the same without a good old party popper, and Tesco's are certainly one of the better ones I've used. Highly recommended.
My baby sister has just turned 21 a few weeks ago and so we threw her a 21st party, of course no party would be complete without party poppers and so I picked these ones up from Tesco when doing my weekly shopping. The party poppers were in a bag of 20 and cost me £1.70 which was actually a little more than I would have expected party poppers to cost especially when I was buying 5 packs of them. The party poppers came in a plastic bag with a simply sticky label on the front telling you that they are from Tesco and the bag contains 20, on the back there is a small sticker which tells you the directions for use. The party poppers are made of black plastic and for anyone who doesn't know they are cylindrical in shape wider at the bottom and then very narrow at the top like a sort of straight sided funnel shape. The top of the party popper has a tiny little string for you to pull and the bottom of the party popper has a cardboard circle in it which will fly off when the popper is released. To use the party popper you pull the string out straight and then hold the popper at arm's length and away from anyone else and then pull the string which will blow off the cardboard circle and then release the little coloured paper strings inside. The poppers worked well and they let off a little pop as they released the paper chains, the paper inside the popper is all rolled up on itself until it is set off and when they were released some of these didn't unroll as they should be plenty of them did so they worked pretty well. We had fun with the poppers although not sure the social club where we had the party will have been quite as impressed as there were little streamers all over the place. These are quite expensive for what they are really but they are plenty of fun and the little kids and the big kids enjoyed playing with them and of course coving each other in streamers for the rest if the night. Recommended for the product but sure you must be able to find them cheaper.
TESCO PARTY POPPERS ***WHY WE BOUGHT THESE*** For the past 8/9 years on new years eve, a few friends family members and myself always get together to have a few drinks, then later on we wrap the kids up warm and walk to our local town about 20 minutes from where i live now, To go and watch the fireworks at midnight, So this year we also got some sparklers and poppers for the kids and some Chinese lanterns for the adults to do after the fireworks had finished. ***THE PRODUCT AND PRICE*** These party poppers come from tesco and are available to buy in-store and on-line, They are available to buy in packs of 25 and packs of 50, It was my mum who purchased these and she said she paid around £3.00 for them. They come packaged in a clear plastic packaging with a sticker label on the front stating what the product is and how many party poppers it contained, You can see the poppers through the packaging. Each popper is made of black plastic and has brightly coloured labels on them, with a white string to pull to release the streamers. ***MY OVERALL OPINION*** I like the labeling on the poppers, as it is nice and bright, and makes them stand out, When you pull the white string to pop the party poppers you do get a nice bang, although not to loud and lots of brightly coloured streamers come flying out. They are well worth the price and great for various occasions for adults and children, they do advise on the labeling not to point them towards people's faces. The kids loved being able to pop these as the fireworks were going of and whilst we were letting the lanterns go
We recently had a bit of a party at home for my Mum's birthday, and I purchased some of these party poppers along with other party supplies like a banner and a tablecloth. I got a bag of these Tesco party poppers in my local Tesco Extra store and I paid £2.50 for a bag of 50, working out at 5p per party popper. These party poppers came in a clear plastic bag through which you could see the poppers inside. The front of the bag has a label on it with the product information. These party poppers are all made from black plastic, however they have different coloured labels on them which appeals to children (and some adults!) as they get to choose their favourite colour. The neck of each party popper has a white string attached to it that you pull to hear the "POP" and to release the brightly coloured paper streamers inside. I found that when we pulled these party poppers, the paper streamers went quite a distance. The "POP" noise was also quite loud. It is worth mentioning that one of my dogs appeared quite scared by the noise these party poppers made, and I would recommend that anyone with pets makes sure they are safely out of the way before using these, or any other party poppers. Children should also be supervised to make sure they hold them at arm's length and point them away from themselves or anyone else. As a child I remember using party poppers and every now and again there would be one that was a dud and did not pop. With these Tesco ones I am pleased to report that we used the whole packet and did not find any "dead" poppers. I am therefore satisfied that they are good quality party poppers. As with most party poppers, these created quite a mess around the house, however the paper streamers were easily picked up with the vacuum cleaner. I think these party poppers made a nice little addition to our party. I would not hesitate to recommend these party poppers as they were good quality at a good price. I give them 5 stars. Thanks for reading/rating and I hope you found my review helpful.
Sometimes it's fun to pull out all the stops and go partying with party poppers. These come from Tesco in a pack of fifty and cost less than three pounds. Make sure the circular cardboard end is pointed outwards and away from yours or anyone else's eyes. Hold at arms length and always supervise with children present. Pull the string at the top of the popper. Pop! Out shoots the strings of shredded, coloured, very fragile, paper. I found the pops were very loud, like small fireworks going off in the lounge, and smelt a little like a match that has just been lit, but most of my guests loved it and kept going with the party poppers. The problem was there was one phobic guest who couldn't stand the loud bangs. She covered her ears and made a quick retreat. We used about twelve between six guests. I'd had every intention of pulling out all the poppers and having a popping fest. I was sensitive to the needs of this phobic guest and threw a tea towel over the rest before the others could get their hands on the rest. The poppers come in a clear plastic bag. With the hard plastic canisters, I have visions of birds consuming them and becoming ill or dying because of what we throw away. I am not so strict that I am never going to buy things that aren't questionable but I do have little pangs of guilt when I buy cheap throw-away consumables for short-term pleasure. Our phobic guest soon recovered and we still had fun without the extra poppers. The bits of shredded tissue paper added to the laughter as people then threw the streamers into each other's hair and made some very uncool hairpieces. Childish - well - even grown-ups are allowed to have fun. The party poppers did bring in an extra element of enjoyment but next time the poppers come out I will ask if there's anyone in the room who objects. Lesson learnt. Anyway, I should have known better to buy them because of all the plastic waste. But they are fun. I just keep them to use on rare occasions and I recycle the paper. I don't want to be a party pooper so just sometimes, maybe once a year or two, I'll bring in a new element of fun, with the party poppers, to make the party a bit different. The host will have to clean up all the little strands of paper because it makes the house a little messy. None of the poppers got stuck as often happens when buying very cheap party poppers. It's good value for money but do balance this with thoughts for the environment. I suspect it will be years before I finish this pack. Actually, I purchased them many months before I even had thoughts for this particular party and they had remained untouched waiting for the right occasion. These are good party poppers but if we think about the throw-away society that we are I think these could be party poopers. That however, is a different issue to actually buying and having fun with these poppers and for the occasional bit of fun they are jolly good poppers. The only reason I give the Tesco Party Poppers four stars is because the plastic can't be easily recycled, as yet but the product is very good. If only there was a way to design this with the environment in mind. Don't be a party pooper be a party popper unless of course there's a phobic, of loud bangs in the room, in which case, I would suggest blowing bubbles instead.
Any time there is a birthday or celebration within our family, we have a bit of a get-together which always turns into something of a small family party. Most of the time, these get-togethers require all the usual 'trimmings', including banners, balloons, paper plates and the like, which is often my allocated 'contribution' to the event, with other family members providing the food and the cake. One item that I will often purchase alongside party hats and paper plates and other party-related paraphernalia is a small package of Party Poppers. The most recent purchase in this respect was from my local Tesco store, purely because it was convenient for me to purchase the Poppers whilst I was picking up some other items in store at the same time. The Tesco Party Poppers are provided in a rather flimsy package made of clear, thin, plastic. You simply need to tear the package open to remove the Poppers from within. I believe that I paid in the region of £3 for the pack of Poppers which contains 50 individual poppers. I thought this price offered reasonable enough value for money, but I think it is worth mentioning that my usual purchase is from my local (independent) card shop, who sells a large box of 25 Party Poppers for only 99 pence. Anyway, the Tesco Party Poppers are shaped in the usual design, which is a sort of miniature champagne bottle design. The Tesco Poppers are multi-coloured too, with assorted shades of pink, yellow, blue, green etc, so you can endure lots of arguments about who wants which colour to pop etc...! The Tesco Poppers are designed in exactly the same style as most other poppers I have purchased in the past. The 'neck' of the Popper is where you will find a small string that is attached to the inside of the 'body' of the Popper. This string is what will activate your Popper of course, at your chosen time. The other end of the Popper is the base, and there is a small circular section of thin, coloured cardboard covering this which will fly off the end of the Popper itself, upon the string within being pulled, and this allows the streamers within to make their escape. As with any other brand of Party Popper, there is a loud BANG noise to be found upon pulling each string, so please do be aware of this, particularly if there are young children or pets around. The noise is rather like a loud firework, although it lasts only for a few second. After the Popper has had its string pulled, a small flurry of paper streamers will escape from the base of the Popper, and will land neatly on whatever surface they happen to be nearest to. The streamers themselves are essentially just small, thin, strips of tissue paper that have been curled to fit into the small body of the Poppers. They are colourful enough, I suppose, but it is fair to say that they can't withstand any real handling or use, becoming torn and ripped easily as a consequence of their thin material. As with all indoor Party Poppers, care should be taken to point it towards the ceiling, away from other people and at arm's length to avoid any sort of injury. I'm not sure exactly what ingredients are contained within the Tesco Poppers that allows them to make such a loud noise, but I did notice a slight burning smell escaped from them once their strings had been pulled. This only lasted for a moment, but it is fair to assume that they should not be given to children, and care SHOULD be taken with them whilst they are being used. Whilst using the Tesco Party Poppers, we have never encountered any faults with them at our family get-togethers, such as any 'dead' Poppers that refused to pop! All of the Poppers that we used from the pack Popped properly, so I do think they are of a high enough quality for me to recommend them. The only negative point I can think of when considering the Tesco Party Poppers is the fact that they are more expensive than my usual purchase. I don't feel they are excessively expensive however, and do feel they are a party item of a fairly high quality which makes their purchase price feel more justified. For the reasons outlined in this review, I do recommend the Tesco Party Poppers and feel they are deserving of full marks in the Dooyoo product rating score.
I have bought these a few times for both my sons and daughters birthday parties as I think they are really good for the money. I have bought more expensive party poppers from a well known party shop and these are just as good for a fraction of the price and are sure to make any party go off with a bang. I forget exactly how much these cost but I am sure I paid around about £2.50 for a bag of 50 poppers which I think is really good value. The more expensive ones cost me nearer £10 while the dirt cheap ones that I've bought before were so useless that even free I wouldn't have them again. The poppers are made from black plastic and have a little bit of string on them which you have to pull to get the poppers to pop. Once you have pulled the string the poppers will make a loud bang and streamers will then be thrown from the popper. They are really easy to use and make a wonderful addition to a party. Children should always be supervised while using these as they aren't a toy but as long as they are well supervised then they should be ok. Everybody loves these and anytime we have used them they have really added to the party atmosphere. We still had some leftover from our past party that we used at midnight on new years eve and it made it seem much more festive than without them. The only problem that I have with these is they do make a bit of a mess and especially if people have wet shoes the paper streamers that the poppers eject tend to get trampled everywhere. It just means a little bit of extra cleaning but it is well worth it for the fun of popping them. As with any poppers that I have bought there is always some that don't pop properly and don't make a bang. I have found that these are better than most for it though and usually there is only one or two that don't work in a bag. For the money these are excellent poppers and I happily buy them every time I have a party and would now begrudge having to spend more on poppers when these are just as good as those that cost twice or thrice as much.
Recently we had a gathering at work for someone who was celebrating their anniversary of joining our company. We probably have a few different gatherings throughout the year and generally they all run along the same tracks with different people bringing different foodstuffs in and then the company will provide us with some money to get cutlery, plates, cups and all the necessities for a party. Some items we can keep and re-use such as birthday or celebration banners and some items we buy and they last us absolutely ages. These party poppers are one such item! These party poppers have been rattling around in our office for ages and we probably just use a few of these every time we have a party, particularly if the gathering is a 'surprise' that the person it is held for inevitably knows about! If I remember correctly we paid somewhere in the region of £3.00 for 50 party poppers earlier this year and this was good value at the time. I cannot currently find these on the Tesco website but I have seen them in store recently in both a 20 and a 50 pack when picking up some paper plates and cups for work. The packaging for these party poppers is very basic being a plastic bag with a label stuck on it. There are the usual safety warnings and of course care should be taken when using these party poppers just because of the nature of product that they are. Of course to use one of these party poppers is very simple, just pick one out of the bag, gently position it in your hand so it is pointing up in to the air and then you will find a looped piece of string, just pull this towards you quite firmly and the popper will explode and the cardboard end is removed and then lots of silly string is removed and will fly all over the place. There is a bang of course and if there are small children around the chances are that they will start crying straight away - as I learnt recently when someone had their son it at work and we used these! I like that these party poppers are all the same except for different coloured labels. This is quite simple but it means that they look good when scattered on the table ready for everyone to start using and if you've got a favourite colour you can go ahead and choose it! The paper within the poppers is all multi-coloured and it really does fly everywhere when you pull the string. We are yet to find a party popper that hasn't popped and released its paper silly string style stuff everywhere. This seems to fly everywhere and the only thing that we've found that is good for clearing it up is a vacuum with no attachment on the end. These party poppers are really fun and they are quite cheap too. We haven't had any problems with these whatsoever and they always help start a party with a bang! I would firmly recommend these and I am rating them 5 out of 5 stars.
For my sisters 19th birthday she had a party. Never to be traditional and just have an 18th she decided to have a combined 19th birthday and going away to University party. She had a bit of a pre drinks bash at my parents before having a party at a nearby social club and so one thing that we bought was a couple of packs of Tesco party poppers to have some at home and also to pop on the tables at the venue too. This is my review of the party poppers. The party poppers came in bags of twenty and cost around £1.50 each. We bought two packs so that we would have a good few at my mums but also enough to pop a few on each table with the balloons at the venue just to make it look a bit more like a party. The party poppers come in a clear plastic bag so you can see them through it and there is a label which tells you that they are a party item. I am sure most people are familiar with party poppers and so there is no need for me to elaborate here! The party poppers are standard looking really and a dark grey black in colour with different coloured labels around them. It is great that the labels are various colours because really they then just fit in with any sort of party décor. At home my sister lined them up by all of the different bottles of alcohol and jelly shots and they looked really good along side all of the neon shot glasses and the different colours of alcohol. We also dotted a few on the tables at the venue and they looked fine along side the silver and grey balloons. To use the party poppers you need to pull the string which is attached with a smaller label on the neck of the party popper and this then releases the cardboard bottom of the party popper with a bang and shoots out the mini rolls and strands of multi coloured paper. On the night I can honestly say that I popped a good amount of these in my drunken state and not one of them didn't work and so I have to say these are good quality poppers. You may find that in a bag one or two don't work though and of course this is the same with any brand I think. Along the course of the night I saw plenty of people popping the party poppers and then doing the usual covering themselves or someone else with the thin paper strands that come out! People enjoyed popping these party poppers and so I think they make a good addition to any party really. I would only tend to recommend them for adult parties or where adults are going to supervise smaller children pulling them of course. For the price I think these party poppers are a good buy and I would recommend them should you be looking to add a little bang to your party! Thank you for reading my review!
I love the idea of party poppers but as I use them so infrequently I never remember why I also hate them! My friend was recently made redundant, and although this may not seem like the time to set off party poppers, he got a very good payout and has another job lined up so it was a reason to celebrate. I popped into our local Tesco store and picked up a bag of 50 party poppers or £2.47, which I though was pretty good value for money overall. The party poppers are designed to look like champagne bottles. The party poppers come in a clear plastic bag that is easy to open. The party poppers come in a variety of colours ranging from pink, blue, yellow and green. Each party popper is made of plastic and has a cardboard base and attached to the top of the party popper is piece of thickish cotton that you wrap around your finger to release the bits inside the party popper. Overall the party poppers were a success, most of them went off ok, releasing lots of bits of multi coloured bits of tissue paper onto the floor, shelves, peoples heads, behind furniture, on top of curtains; you get the general picture. Overall party poppers are always good fun and all the adults I know still like using them now and then, though its just now we are older we have to clear up our own mess! I would recommend to others as they were good value for money, mostly popped and brought a smile to lots of people's faces.
Christmas and New Year just would not be the same without party poppers, my family loves them. I bought a packet of Tesco party poppers for use over Christmas and New Year last year. For Christmas dinner I set the table with a party popper each and a few scattered around the table. I used most of the others on New years eve at midnight! ==Price and availability= These cost £2.47 from Tesco and you get 50 in the packet. More than enough! ==Description== The poppers are all different colours and made from cheap plastic. There is a string at one end that you need to roll out and pull to release the streamers. The poppers are filled with two or three small reams of tissue paper streamers and as you pull the string, it fires the little cardboard case out and the streamers propel themselves across the table. The poppers give off a little burning smell similar to the crack of the crackers. They do manage to fire out quite a distance and the game on Christmas day was trying to fire them over at a sleeping granddad. How mean we are! ==My experiences== Out of the 50 poppers we used only four did not work. The strings pulled straight out of the bottom and nothing fired! They were quite cheap though and you should always expect a couple of dud ones! The streamers are colourful, pinks, whites, greens and blues and look very celebratory! Care should be taken when popping these and you should not do it too close to people's faces. They also make a loud popping noise so could scare small children or wake up sleeping granddads!