Firework Effect Glossary

Bouquet: A round firework burst.

Brocade: Large round display of woven clusters in a bright star shaped burst.

Chrysanthemum: A round burst of tailed stars, very much like the flower it represents.

Comet: A star that leaves a glittering, ground to sky trail behind it.

Dahlia: Similar to a peony but with fewer, bigger and longer lasting stars.

Flying Fish: Little specks of light swarm around in the air and propel themselves outward like a school of fish.

Glitter: Bright twinkling points of color within fireworks.

Mine: An aerial effect that starts at the ground sending up a column of burning stars and effects into the sky.

Multicolor: A firework effect containing three or more colors.

Palm: Aerial display that resembles the large leaves hanging down from a palm tree.

Pearls: Bright glowing stars that rise silently into the sky before dissipating.

Peony: Flower like display that is round in shape. The stars don’t leave trails as they expand.

Pistil: Small color or effect display in the center of a larger color display.

Stars: A glowing flaming ball of colored light or colorless crackle.

Tail: A trail of color or effects that follows a shell as it’s propelled skyward, like a comet.

Wave: A gold/silver willow effect with colored stars streaming through the gold/silver.

Whirlwind: Aerial Shell that spins and emits showers of sparks in a spiral shape before bursting in the sky.

Willow: Large round aerial display resembling the many branches hanging down from a weeping willow tree.

Zipper: An effect that is achieved when rows of comets or shells are fired rapidly in a back and forth motion.