Floralytes vs. Glow Sticks
Posted 13 March 2009 - 01:44 PM
I have had to rethink my original centerpiece scheme and I'm asking for your help!
I had originally planned to order the tabletop tiki torches from OTC, bring them down to Jamaica, and have 2 per table at the reception. I had them reviewed and approved by the resort, and all was gravy. Until I thought about the oil. My stepdad, who works for TSA, informed me that I wouldn't be able to bring the oil down in checked luggage because it was considered a hazmat issue or something. I asked the WC at the resort if there was a place in Jamaica where we could purchase smokeless tiki torch oil, and he said that there wasn't. (Wha? It's an island, people. No tiki torches?) He suggested using kerosene, but I can only imagine the smell and black smoke that this would produce. So I scrapped the tiki torch idea.
I have decided to have wide, short bowls filled with pink and orange daliahs and spider mums. (I think.) I don't want to use candles because it seems to be very windy on the cliffs, but I was thinking about putting (submersible) floralytes in the bowls.
Here is my question. The floralytes seem a little expensive, so I'm considering using glow sticks. They are substantially cheaper, especially when purchased at the dollar store. I can get a pack of the little ones that people put in their mouths and somehow anchor them to the bottom of the bowl or the bottoms of the flower stems. In my experience, the glow sticks can last a good 8 hours, and they should be submersible.
Posted 13 March 2009 - 02:09 PM
Floralytes are great, especially the submersible ones. The problem with the glowsticks is they are small and narrow. I know the ones you are talking about. I am not sure how you want to anchor them inside the bowl - you may want to use rocks but this will cover most of the stick so I am not sure how much "glow" you'll get out of it. You may want to use more than one stick to make sure.
Another frugal idea is to use those plastic ice cubes that light up....I saw them here in Canada at the dollar store in the party section so you must have them in your dollar stores.
Hope this helps
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