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What can i use as fake snow?

I am throwing a party at new year and need some kind of material to spread round the floor to make it look like an inch of snow.

I was going to buy the little polystyrene balls which is used for parcel packing, but not sure if i am able to get non-flammable and non-static ones.

Does anyone have an idea as to what i could use which is safe and easy to clean up afterwards?

Thought about the textile fleece which you can buy in bau and hobby but that will look more like a carpet and will just get dirtier and dirtier over the course of the evening (especially if its wet outside)

Thanks for your input
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I am throwing a party at new year and need some kind of material to spread round the floor to make it look like an inch of snow.

I was going to buy the little polystyrene balls which is used for parcel packing, but not sure if i am able to get non-flammable and non-static ones.

Does anyone have an idea as to what i could use which is safe and easy to clean up afterwards?

Thought about the textile fleece which you can buy in bau and hobby but that will look more like a carpet and will just get dirtier and dirtier over the course of the evening (especially if its wet outside)

Thanks for your input
You could use industriel salt (sold at drogueries) and hope it doesn't rain.....
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You could use industriel salt (sold at drogueries) and hope it doesn't rain.....
If its sold in Drogereis i imagine it will be in small packets, i omitted to say it should be relatively cheap to buy in large quantities, i will probably need around 500-750 litres.

Also, i dont want to take the risk of making a mess due to rain.

But thanks anyway for the idea
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Re: What can i use as fake snow?

Can you get hold of a dry ice machine? It will certainly make less mess than anything you have to sprinkle on the floor, and then clean up again. I've no idea where you would rent one from but maybe someone on here would know.
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If its sold in Drogereis i imagine it will be in small packets, i omitted to say it should be relatively cheap to buy in large quantities, i will probably need around 500-750 litres.

Also, i dont want to take the risk of making a mess due to rain.

But thanks anyway for the idea
It is very cheap and sold in big heavy bags but any humidity could be becoming an huge salty issue....lol
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Can you get hold of a dry ice machine? It will certainly make less mess than anything you have to sprinkle on the floor, and then clean up again. I've no idea where you would rent one from but maybe someone on here would know.
How does dry ice work? renting a machine shouldnt be a problem but im interested to know how it will react to loads of people standing on it. I am sure its some kinf of fluid mix so wouldnt it end up turning back to fluid form when people step on it?
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Re: What can i use as fake snow?

Wh not hope the weather cooperates and have the party outside that way you may not need fake stuff.
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How does dry ice work? renting a machine shouldnt be a problem but im interested to know how it will react to loads of people standing on it. I am sure its some kinf of fluid mix so wouldnt it end up turning back to fluid form when people step on it?
It's just that white fog stuff which is heavier than air and pools around on the floor. There's nothing to stand on or tread in - I think it's just the steam off solid carbon dioxide (or something). It's harmless but should be well ventilated.

They use it as part of special effects on stage.
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It's just that white fog stuff which is heavier than air and pools around on the floor. There's nothing to stand on or tread in - I think it's just the steam off nitrogen (or something). It's harmless but should be well ventilated.

They use it as part of special effects on stage.
Great, i will look into that right away
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Re: What can i use as fake snow?

dont get the white pellets. you will NEVER get em all for cleanup. There is absolutely nothing you can use really besides the dry ice that will not create a huge mess.
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Re: What can i use as fake snow?

you could try this just not sure if you could get it in sufficient quantites
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you could try this just not sure if you could get it in sufficient quantites
I had seen that but couldnt find it in bulk, very expensive too. I emailed a company about a fog machine, think that may be the answer
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Re: What can i use as fake snow?

Come on Tony ... ask Google.
I quickly put this into the search box: "how to make artificial snow at home"

Here's one of the results, using moisture retaining crystals from a garden centre. Review/pros and cons here.

There are YT vids. too.

Get clicking.
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Come on Tony ... ask Google.
I quickly put this into the search box: "how to make artificial snow at home"

Here's one of the results, using moisture retaining crystals from a garden centre. Review/pros and cons here.

There are YT vids. too.

Get clicking.
Thanks for that, i have already googled that, as it is mixed with water it becomes wet when trampled. No use for indoors on a tiled floor. Its harder to google ideas on what i can use that is 100% dry and can act as a snow decoration at a good price
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Re: What can i use as fake snow?

Definitely the dried ice. It's great stuff at parties - I once went to one where 300 cold sorbet desserts were served in the lids of little tea pots, with dried ice steam coming out of the spouts of the pots. It looked superb. Then add more atmosphere with other stuff ( you could always use big polystyrene blocks to make an igloo and'or Ikea icicle lights, draped white chiffon lengths - comes with a snowflake design on it and costs 12chf pm, etc
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Re: What can i use as fake snow?

Icing sugar works a treat! But if you're already making the effort - why not go all the way and sprinkle the whole place with Cocaine - should give the party a real boost!
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Re: What can i use as fake snow?

Are you inviting us all to the party? :-D
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