Childrens Party Shop - Candle Safety Information

Safety for all candles

  • Always check the labels and warnings with the candle and candle holder
  • Ensure the candle(s) is upright in the cake before lighting.
  • To avoid damage to surfaces always place candle and candle holders on a surface that will not be damaged by heat e.g. ceramic tiles or plates. Table mats are NOT suitable.
  • Do not move candles when lit or when wax is still liquid.
  • Always read and follow manufacturer's instructions supplied with candles and candle holders. Remove all packaging before use.
  • Do not leave children unattended.
  • Ensure candles are placed at least 10cm/4 inches apart and allow headroom above the candle for the heat to disperse.
  • Ensure candles are burned away from flammable items.
  • Candles should be burned away from other sources of heat.
  • Candles should be burned in an area free from draughts.

Novelty candles
Much of the decorativeness of novelty candles comes from their irregular shape. However this does mean they tend to drip more copiously and more unevenly than ordinary candles. Always place a novelty candle on something large and fireproof such as a ceramic or china plate after use. A table mat, for instance, is not a safe option.

Use a suitable, non-flammable holder and make sure the candle is firmly upright, not leaning to one side.

Never move a candle once lit and while the wax is liquid. And never leave a candle unattended.