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Fun Christmas Candle Games

There’s lots of fun to be had with candles during Christmas time when the house is often full of folks wanting to have a bit of fun. Here are five original games to play and make the most out of your candles.

Candle Car Racing

Attach a short candle to a matchbox or small piece of wood (your ‘car’) by melting a bit of wax onto the surface and placing the candle firmly onto it before it solidifies. Then get a long piece of string, between a metre or two in length, and tie one end to your candle car and the other end to a pen or pencil. After lighting the candle and laying out the string, you must ‘drive’ your car to the finish line by winding the string around the pencil. If the car topples or the candle goes out then you must stop and set it right and relight the flame before continuing.

Candle Archery Contest

It’s not really archery, I suppose, because the bow and arrow is simply your breath, but the principle is basically the same. Set up a series of target candles, each further away than the last, and attempt to blow them out one at a time, scoring points according to the distance between you and the candle. The ideal candle for this kind of game would be the Bolsius Tapered Candles as they are sturdy, colourful and available at a good price.

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Battle-Candle-Ships

Two blindfolded players stand facing each other while holding a lit candle in one hand. They can move it to wherever they like but must keep it in that place for the entirety of their opponent’s move. Then they take turns trying to blow their opponent’s candle out, though they can only blow in one direction (no whirling about blowing everywhere). It will need a referee, or even better why not team up and have sighted partners give directions, perhaps with some restrictions on what they can say to help their blindfolded teammate.

Candle Relay Racing

There are couple of varieties of this kind of game you can try. One version is to give two teams two candles each and light them to begin. Then, the first players have to blow out one candle and relight it with the other, before blowing out the second candle and relighting it with the first candle. Then he passes the two relit candles onto his teammate who repeats the process. Another version is to use just one candle but provide the team with a lighter or box of matches, and each player has to blow out the candle and then relight it before passing it on.

Fireman Frenzy

An outdoors game, unless you don’t mind drenching your living room carpet, in which you line up a series of candles at suitable distances from each other and attempt to extinguish the flames with water. Various methods can be applied, from taking a mouthful of water from a cup and aiming with your mouth or even using a water pistol. You can have singles competition or team up and try to put out all the candles before the other mob. As the candles get soaked, it can be a good idea to use plain Unscented Tealight Candles as they are cheap and plentiful.

Why Are Candles Used On Birthdays?

From about the age of two when you begin to equate candles with the joyous and exciting act of blowing them out on a birthday cake, we are quickly trained to associate candles with birthdays. Like most traditions we just seem to accept and follow the ritual of blowing out candles on our birthdays. When we really think about this celebratory custom that’s been deeply engrained into contemporary culture, it’s begs the question: Just why are candles used on birthdays?

Origins With Ancient Greece

Like so much of history, the origins of candles and cakes began in Ancient Greece. According to historical accounts the Greeks made circular cakes in order to honour Artemis, Goddess of the Moon, who is one of the most widely venerated of the Ancient Greek deities. These cakes were often decorated with one single lit candle which was believed to represent the moon. It is also believed that the smoke emitted from the candles carried the prayers’ of the Greeks to their Gods who were waiting to receive them in the skies above.

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So What About Birthdays?

It was in the Middle Ages in Germany when the first birthday cake is believed to have been made. During this time Germans used cake to celebrate their children’s birthdays and called the celebration Kinderfest. By the 17th century the Germans’ cakes became more elaborate, decorated with icing, sweets and, most importantly, candles. During 17th century Germany it is said that the candles many families put on their children’s birthday cake represented the “light of life”.

A Birthday Wish

Of course blowing candles out on our birthday would not be complete without making a wish. For some historical thinkers this superstition derived from the Ancient Greeks’ belief that their prayers were carried up to the Gods above through the smoke of a candle.

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Musical Birthday Candles

Today birthday candles come in a myriad of shapes, sizes, colours and designs. To augment the excitement of the blowing candles out on our birthday tradition further, why not opt for a Musical birthday Candle? Whether it’s a toddler, child, teenager or adult celebrating their birthday, our bright musical candles cannot fail to put a smile on the birthday boy or girl’s face.

Coloured Flame Party Tea Lights

As well as being an inherent part of a birthday cake, candles should always be used to decorate a room for a birthday party. Our Coloured Flame Party Tealights comprise of many vibrant colours, including pink, green, and orange. Their soft flickering flames and striking colours are guaranteed to lift the atmosphere at any birthday party. Who needs balloons when candles can do an even better job?

Light Up Your Life with LED Candles

LED Candles for Outdoor Parties!
LED Candles for Outdoor Parties!

If you love your candles but aren’t too keen on messy, melted wax or simply want to avoid naked flames, LED candles are a fantastic alternative!

Totally safe and flame free, our battery-operated candles look exactly like real candles, complete with flickering artificial flame, but without the need to light them. You can choose artificial LED candles that look completely real or wax LED candles with real wax exterior that will never melt!

Each flameless candle operates with a switch at the bottom and works with AA batteries, lithium batteries, or rechargeable batteries. These candles do not burn or produce heat or smoke, so are very friendly to the environment. They are ideal for households with children or animals, where naked flames are not advisable.

No Flame, Your Gain!

LED Tea Light candles look great when used in tall vases. During Christmas try placing leaves and berries in the vase along with the candle. You’ll never have to worry about the wax dripping on them or the flame burning them.

LED candles are very useful at events like weddings or anniversaries. The last thing you want is to be concerned about linens or centrepieces catching on fire. They are also very handy for religious services, where numerous candles are required and can be left unattended. The Jewish culture use LED candles on the Sabbath instead of traditional candles, which would have to be lit by striking a match.

Benefits of LED Candles

    The safety and convenience factors of LED candles cannot be overemphasized. Consider the following points:

  • Flameless candles are great for the environment as they don’t contribute to air pollution.
  • Elderly people with mobility or sight problems will enjoy the ease of LED candles.
  • Flameless candles are perfect for garden parties and are not affected by windy nights.
  • Flameless candles are ideal for your child’s nursery or bedroom where safety is paramount.
  • People with health problems who don’t have the best mobility yet who want the comforting flicker of a nearby candle
    will benefit greatly from LED candles.

You’ll love ScentedCandleShop’s inspiring variety of LED candles. We have Christmas candles, melted wax pillar candles, rechargeable candles, tapered dinner candles, party lights, and more! Start a collection and bring your home or venue to life with safe, flame-free, smokeless LED candles!

Smart Candle Party LIght Set
Smart Candle Party LIght Set
Rechargeable Smart Candles
Rechargeable Smart Candles

Smart Tapered Candles
Smart Tapered Candles


Eye-catching LED Candles

Are you searching for a safe alternative to traditional candles? If so, try our flameless LED candles. Whether you are hosting a barbecue or wedding party, these candles are sure to charm any guest. They can be left unattended, so you won’t need to worry about a potential fire hazard or the candles blowing out during the ceremony. LED candles are made to flicker and mimic traditional wick burning candles, so you still get the same lighting effect and you are guaranteed that they will continue to match perfectly throughout the evening. These candles are safe around children, pets, and decorations. They leave no mess and require no clean up or maintenance.

Smart Candle LED Heart Candle

Smart Candle LED Heart Candle
Smart Candle LED Heart Candle

Capture his or her heart with Smart Candle LED Red Heart Candle. Place a couple of these flickering candles by your bedside for a romantic ambiance or on the table whilst you’re both enjoying a romantic meal together. Compliment the feel with our Fresh Cut Roses Reed Diffuser by Yankee Candle, it smells absolutely divine. There’s also no need to worry about dosing off to sleep because you can with these incredible flameless candles.

Colour Changing LED Candles

LED Candles come in a variety of sizes, colours and styles, some are even colour changing! These are a great alternative to night lights and traditional candles. Children love colour changing candles! Choose from pillar, tea light and even party light candles. These look great in the windowsill, garden, or on the back patio whilst entertaining guests. Colour Changing LED flameless candles will immediately bring a spark of magic and imagination to your home. Want a colourful lighting effect, but only one scent? Arrange different smart candle tea lights around a traditional candle or one of our other flameless options such as reed diffusers, pot pourri, or scented sachets.

6 Change Smart Pillar Candle
6 Change Smart Pillar Candle
Smart Candle Party Light
Smart Candle Party Light

Rechargable Colour Change Smart Candle
Rechargable Colour Change Smart Candle


Smart Candle Rechargeable Candles

Looking for a safe, long-lasting lighting alternative? Smart Candle Rechargeable Candles are a great way to save money and be friendly to the environment with your decorative lighting choice! These candles last up to 10 hours on one charge and can be recharged for many years of use. So, try our LED rechargeable candles and let creativity bring the spark back to your home.

Ivory Rechargeable LED Smart Candle
Ivory Rechargeable LED Smart Candle
2 Rechargeable Wax Pillar Candles
2 Rechargeable Wax Pillar Candles

Red Rechargeable LED Candle
Red Rechargeable LED Candle


Lotus Flower Floating Candles

When you want to make an impact at a party, barbecue, wedding, or other social gathering, spread love and light with our sweet-smelling range of Lotus Flower Floating Candles. Set floating on water before lighting, whether it be backyard pool or pond. Whitegreen, or pink and yellow– or a combination of all – will add elegance, atmosphere, and a little touch of class to your get-together.

Our Floating Candles make great gifts! Birthdays, wedding anniversaries, or Mother’s Day, these beautifully packaged scented candles will bring calming, uplifting scents to any home. Alternatively, create a galaxy of warm, gentle light in the dusk at a family garden party. The relaxing lotus scent will caress your senses and leave a lovely, lingering aroma. With a burn time of over two hours, you can be assured that your party will be well-received and well-remembered.

There are so many uses for our Lotus Flower Floating Candle. If used indoors, set floating in a clear glass cylinder. Try adding flowers to the water below the candle. Beautiful as table center pieces at dinner parties, weddings, or any occasion where you wish to create visual impact or a little extra moody lighting. Floating candles always make for a great atmosphere, inspiring calm, introspection, or just that chilled-out effect.

White
White
Green
Green

Pink & Yellow
Pink & Yellow