First Birthday Candles
At 1stBirthdayParty.com we stock a great assortment of birthday party candles to match our birthday party themes and decorations.from Elmo's first birthday party
to Mickey's First Birthday
and a wide variety of generic candles as well, to meet your decorating needs. Having more than one party? Perhaps you’re celebrating with your family, and again on a separate date with friends? Be sure to order more than one so you’ll have a fresh candle for each cake.
Candle lighting has long been associated with different events in a person's life. Christmas candles are lit to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, and celebratory candles are used on graduation day. These are just a few of the events that we mark with candles. The Ancient Greeks were no strangers to lighting candles either. They regularly burnt candles as offerings to their gods and goddesses. The original birthday cake and birthday candles probably did not resemble what is used now, but had a more significant meaning attached. It was a way to honor the Greek goddess Artemis, who was the Moon goddess. The round cake was to symbolize the moon, and the candles as the moonlight that was shed.
There were also other meanings attached to the candles. The birthday candle on top of the cake was said to be lit as an offering, and it was also thought to ward off evil spirits. Some cultures believed that candle lighting times were joyous occasions to offer homage to the gods and goddesses of their belief system. Today, you always have that one time of year when you can count on candles being lit in your honor. Your birthday is a time of celebration for you and your family. To make a wish and blow out the candles is a custom that has been passed down through the ages. If you blow them all out your wish will come true, but you have to keep the wish a secret… If you tell anyone, it won’t come true!