What You Need to Know About Confetti Cannon

Confetti cannon

Confetti is a group of small pieces of metallic or paper material that is usually thrown at celebrations, particularly at weddings and game shows. Confetti cannon have now become very popular at festivals. A sprinkling of confetti on the surface of a table where your guests are to be served is a fantastic way of sprucing up your spread.

How do they work?

There are two types of confetti cannons:

  • Compressed air
  • A blower

The compressed air type works just like a regular cannon firing confetti instead of a lethal cannonball. Your standard compressed air type only fires one shot, and the trigger mechanism is electronic on and off switch. It fires a projectile of tiny cut up pieces of colorful and soft paper, also referred to as confetti. The looseness of this confetti projectile gives it a widespread of where the confetti lands. When the projectile is fired, the confetti separate in the air leading to the confetti flying everywhere. The force of the pressure launches the clump causing pieces to flake off of the edges. That makes a beautiful display of randomness as the decent of the confetti can’t be controlled.

On the other hand, the blower types give constant flow. You can always see them at significant events. These usually are feed manually, but some have automatic feeders.

Selecting the best Cannon

A different cannon is more appropriate at various events. The compressed air cannon is probably the best in all situations. However, they are more useful in small events such as birthday parties for kids or small weddings. The compressed air cannon usually come with CO2 gas canister letting it be more powerful than the blower.

The blower is more of a fan that blows the confetti. It’s far more appropriate for the crowd in activities like large weddings, concerts, big birthdays, and public gatherings. The blower type will amaze the crowd. The only drawback to all confetti cannons is the aftermath, and it does make a big mess, but eventually, it will be worth it. Some let you place your confetti into them, meaning you can use things like flower petals that are biodegradable. That way, you don’t have to clean them up.    


Planning a successful event is a dream of everyone. You want your guests not only to feel at home but also to enjoy every moment of the big day. Confetti cannon is one of the things that can add flavor and color to your event, be it a wedding, birthday, or any other small or big celebration.