Humans have been celebrating individual birthdays for thousands of years and the tradition of having cakes at birthday celebrations dates back to Roman times. Many variations of 'birthday cake' or 'pastries' exist around the world. There is no rule about the shape size or design of a birthday cake and nowadays birthday cakes are made in the shape of animals, toys, buildings, vehicles and anything else you can imagine. Around the world many variations of the birthday cake, or birthday pastries and sweets, exist. Having a special highly decorated birthday cake for birthday celebrations and parties seems to have originated sometime in the 19th century, a little later than the birthday tradition of singing a happy birthday song. The tradition of adding lit candles to the top of a birthday cake originates in 18th-century Germany.
We stock traditional candy twist birthday cake candles in a choice of three colours, pink, white and blue. Very economically priced, these are still the firm favourites for decorating birthday cakes for most people - using candles to represent every year of the age of the birthday celebrant.
Candle Luminary Bags (sometimes called Garden Candle Bags or Luminary Bags) are supplied with a cut out 'Happy Birthday' message and are ideal for using if a birthday party is being held out of doors for illuminating the edges of steps, pathways or other garden features in the dark. Check out our Birthday Balloons section to find General and Age specific decorative birthday balloons perfect for tying to boxed gifts, giving alone as a birthday present or using to decorate a birthday party room and see our Birthday Banners section for age and gender specific as well as general Happy Birthday banners providing a quick, easy and cost effective way to transform a room into a birthday party venue.