|Article number:||Bows & Berries Party Crackers|
Party crackers are a British tradition dating back to the Victorian times when a confectioner started selling sugared almonds, each with a motto and wrapped in a twisted paper package, as love tokens. One day a jet of resin from the confectioners log fire burst into flame with a loud 'crack'. Using this idea he decided to make a log shaped package that would produce a surprise bang and inside would be an almond and a motto. It soon became a firm favorite at parties with toys and hats added to each 'cracker'. By the end of the century it was well established as a traditional holiday custom. Place one at each place setting for decoration and then pull it open with a friend and share the fun!
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