Party crackers are a British tradition dating back to 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 favourite at parties with toys, hats and jokes added to each 'cracker'.
By the end of the century it was well established as a traditional holiday custom and now each year virtually every household in the UK
- * Each 10" cracker contains a hand-made snap, amusing joke, party hat and novelty gift.
- * Classic holly branch and berry print on white linen kraft
- * Set of 8 crackers comes in a gift box.
- * Perfect for a special Christmas dinner or party.