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If you're creating a birthday cake then you will be looking for the right candles to decorate it and we certainly have just what you need right here at Non Stop Party Shop. Our extensive range features a variety of fabulous colours and those all-important number candles should you prefer to use those. We also offer themed birthday candles including fairy, pirate and football candles together with sparkler candles and Angel Flames, which feature gorgeous coloured flames.

Candles bring a birthday cake to life. The blowing out of the birthday candles is a special moment and the time to make a wish for the future. We wish that your celebrations go with a swing and that there are many happy returns!

No birthday cake would be complete without the addition of birthday candles. It's a wonderful tradition but have you ever stopped to think about why we put candles on cakes? Before you invest in your birthday candle supplies, here's a little history lesson!

The custom of giving a birthday cake dates back to Roman times but candles are of a more modern vintage. It has been suggested that the candles could have their origins in Ancient Greece when the people took cakes decorated with candles to the temple of Artemis. The Goddess Artemis was associated with the moon and the candles were lit to glow like the moon but there is no evidence to suggest that this practice is related to modern birthday cakes.

There is also a theory that birthday candles have their origins in Pagan rituals which often involved flames and fire. However, it is much more likely that birthday candles first appeared in 18th century Germany. In 1746 a festival was held to honour the birthday of Count Ludwig Von Zinzendorf. Accounts of the occasion mention a huge cake which had candles sunk into it and there was one candle for each year of the count's life and one in the middle. Further accounts of significant 19th century birthday celebrations in Germany indicate that the custom of placing candles on cakes, and in numbers to recognise the age that the recipient had attained, was now firmly established.

So there you have it! Candles have been used in celebrations for many centuries but their special role in birthday celebrations seems to have begun in Germany.

18 Gold Glitter Candle 18 Gold Glitter Candle
£2.75
7 in stock
18 Gold Glitter Candle Candle measures 7cm in height.
18th Cake Candles 18th Cake Candles
£5.99
3 in stock
18th Cake Candles Make your cake look extra special with these fun, quality contemporary 3D Cake Candles. Time to celebrate! Pack of 5 x 3D Cake Candles, approximately 3.5cm in height
21 Gold Glitter Candle 21 Gold Glitter Candle
£2.75
1 in stock
21 Gold Glitter Candle Candle measures 7cm in height.
21st Cake Candles 21st Cake Candles
£5.99
6 in stock
21st Cake Candles Make your cake look extra special with these fun, quality contemporary 3D Cake Candles. Time to celebrate! Pack of 5 x 3D Cake Candles, approximately 3.5cm in height
40th Cake Candles 40th Cake Candles
£5.99
3 in stock
40th Cake Candles Make your cake look extra special with these fun, quality contemporary 3D Cake Candles. Time to celebrate! Pack of 5 x 3D Cake Candles, approximately 3.5cm in height
60 Gold Glitter Candle 60 Gold Glitter Candle
£2.75
8 in stock
60 Gold Glitter Candle Candle measures 7cm in height.
60th Cake Candles 60th Cake Candles
£5.99
1 in stock
60th Cake Candles Make your cake look extra special with these fun, quality contemporary 3D Cake Candles. Time to celebrate! Pack of 5 x 3D Cake Candles, approximately 3.5cm in height
70 Gold Glitter Candle 70 Gold Glitter Candle
£2.75
1 in stock
70 Gold Glitter Candle Candle measures 7cm in height.
90th Blue Candle*** 90th Blue Candle***
£1.45
1 in stock
90th Blue Candle Glitter blue candle, printed two sides with one wick
1 Blue Glitter Candle 1 Blue Glitter Candle
£1.49
24 in stock
1 Blue Glitter Candle Candle measures 7cm.
1 Blue Glitter Dipped Candle 1 Blue Glitter Dipped Candle
£2.45
1 in stock
Celebrate your special big day with our number 1 blue glitter dipped candle. It's perfect for making that magical birthday wish!
1 Gold Glitter Candle 1 Gold Glitter Candle
£1.49
23 in stock
1 Gold Glitter Candle Candle measures 7cm.
1 Gold Number Sparkler 1 Gold Number Sparkler
£1.59
5 in stock
Gold number sparklers look stunning on a cake. Put them on a cake and watch them sparkle for a minimalistic effect or if you still want the blowing out of candles mix them use the number sparklers for the age and put candles round them to continue the tradition of blowing the candles out and  making a wish
1 Pink Glitter Candle 1 Pink Glitter Candle
£1.49
9 in stock
1 Pink Glitter Candle Candle measures 7cm.
1 Rose Gold Glitter Candle 1 Rose Gold Glitter Candle
£1.49
23 in stock
Rose Gold glitter number 1 candle on a plastic white pick, measures 7cm.
1 Silver Glitter Candle 1 Silver Glitter Candle
£1.49
22 in stock
1 Silver Glitter Candle Candle measures 7cm.
2 Blue Glitter Candle 2 Blue Glitter Candle
£1.49
9 in stock
2 Blue Glitter Candle Candle measures 7cm.
2 Blue Glitter Dipped Candle 2 Blue Glitter Dipped Candle
£2.45
2 in stock
Celebrate your special big day with our number 2 blue glitter dipped candle. It's perfect for making that magical birthday wish!
2 Gold Glitter Candle 2 Gold Glitter Candle
£1.49
14 in stock
2 Gold Glitter Candle Candle measures 7cm.
2 Gold Glitter Dipped Candle 2 Gold Glitter Dipped Candle
£2.45
6 in stock
Celebrate your special big day with our number 2 gold glitter dipped candle. It's perfect for making that magical birthday wish!
2 Gold Number Sparkler 2 Gold Number Sparkler
£1.59
14 in stock
Gold number sparklers look stunning on a cake. Put them on a cake and watch them sparkle for a minimalistic effect or if you still want the blowing out of candles mix them use the number sparklers for the age and put candles round them to continue the tradition of blowing the candles out and  making a wish
2 Number Sparkler 2 Number Sparkler
£1.59
23 in stock
Number sparklers look stunning on a cake. Put them on a cake and watch them sparkle for a minimalistic effect or if you still want the blowing out of candles mix them use the number sparklers for the age and put candles round them to continue the tradition of blowing the candles out and  making a wish
2 Pink Glitter Candle 2 Pink Glitter Candle
£1.49
15 in stock
2 Pink Glitter Candle Candle measures 7cm.
2 Pink Glitter Dipped Candle 2 Pink Glitter Dipped Candle
£1.99
8 in stock
Celebrate your special big day with our number 2 glitter dipped candle. It's perfect for making that magical birthday wish!
2 Rose Gold Glitter Candle 2 Rose Gold Glitter Candle
£1.49
12 in stock
Rose Gold glitter number 2 candle on a plastic white pick, measures 7cm.
2 Silver Glitter Candle 2 Silver Glitter Candle
£1.49
11 in stock
2 Silver Glitter Candle Candle measures 7cm.
3 Blue Glitter Candle 3 Blue Glitter Candle
£1.49
15 in stock
3 Blue Glitter Candle Candle measures 7cm.
3 Blue Glitter Dipped Candle 3 Blue Glitter Dipped Candle
£2.45
4 in stock
Celebrate your special big day with our number 3 blue glitter dipped candle. It's perfect for making that magical birthday wish!
3 Gold Glitter Candle 3 Gold Glitter Candle
£1.49
8 in stock
3 Gold Glitter Candle Candle measures 7cm.
3 Gold Glitter Dipped Candle 3 Gold Glitter Dipped Candle
£2.45
5 in stock
Celebrate your special big day with our number 3 gold glitter dipped candle. It's perfect for making that magical birthday wish!
3 Gold Number Sparkler 3 Gold Number Sparkler
£1.59
10 in stock
Gold number sparklers look stunning on a cake. Put them on a cake and watch them sparkle for a minimalistic effect or if you still want the blowing out of candles mix them use the number sparklers for the age and put candles round them to continue the tradition of blowing the candles out and  making a wish
3 Pink Glitter Candle 3 Pink Glitter Candle
£1.49
7 in stock
3 Pink Glitter Candle Candle measures 7cm.
3 Pink Glitter Dipped Candle 3 Pink Glitter Dipped Candle
£1.99
10 in stock
Celebrate your special big day with our number 3 glitter dipped candle. It's perfect for making that magical birthday wish!
3 Rose Gold Glitter Candle 3 Rose Gold Glitter Candle
£1.49
14 in stock
Rose Gold glitter number 3 candle on a plastic white pick, measures 7cm.
3 Silver Glitter Candle 3 Silver Glitter Candle
£1.49
5 in stock
3 Silver Glitter Candle Candle measures 7cm.
4 Blue Glitter Candle 4 Blue Glitter Candle
£1.49
15 in stock
4 Blue Glitter Candle Candle measures 7cm.
4 Blue Glitter Dipped Candle 4 Blue Glitter Dipped Candle
£2.45
3 in stock
Celebrate your special big day with our number 4 blue glitter dipped candle. It's perfect for making that magical birthday wish!
4 Gold Glitter Candle 4 Gold Glitter Candle
£1.49
15 in stock
4 Gold Glitter Candle Candle measures 7cm.
4 Gold Glitter Dipped Candle 4 Gold Glitter Dipped Candle
£2.45
12 in stock
Celebrate your special big day with our number 4 gold glitter dipped candle. It's perfect for making that magical birthday wish!
4 Gold Number Sparkler 4 Gold Number Sparkler
£1.59
22 in stock
Gold number sparklers look stunning on a cake. Put them on a cake and watch them sparkle for a minimalistic effect or if you still want the blowing out of candles mix them use the number sparklers for the age and put candles round them to continue the tradition of blowing the candles out and  making a wish
4 Number Sparkler 4 Number Sparkler
£1.59
3 in stock
Number sparklers look stunning on a cake. Put them on a cake and watch them sparkle for a minimalistic effect or if you still want the blowing out of candles mix them use the number sparklers for the age and put candles round them to continue the tradition of blowing the candles out and  making a wish
4 Pink Glitter Candle 4 Pink Glitter Candle
£1.49
7 in stock
4 Pink Glitter Candle Candle measures 7cm.
4 Rose Gold Glitter Candle 4 Rose Gold Glitter Candle
£1.49
12 in stock
Rose Gold glitter number 4 candle on a plastic white pick, measures 7cm.
4 Silver Glitter Candle 4 Silver Glitter Candle
£1.49
6 in stock
4 Silver Glitter Candle Candle measures 7cm.
5 Blue Glitter Candle 5 Blue Glitter Candle
£1.49
14 in stock
5 Blue Glitter Candle Candle measures 7cm.
5 Blue Glitter Dipped Candle 5 Blue Glitter Dipped Candle
£2.45
5 in stock
Celebrate your special big day with our number 5 blue glitter dipped candle. It's perfect for making that magical birthday wish!
5 Gold Glitter Candle 5 Gold Glitter Candle
£1.49
9 in stock
5 Gold Glitter Candle Candle measures 7cm.
5 Gold Glitter Dipped Candle 5 Gold Glitter Dipped Candle
£2.45
1 in stock
Celebrate your special big day with our number 5 gold glitter dipped candle. It's perfect for making that magical birthday wish!

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