More than any other holiday, Halloween is all about the decorations. That includes the costumes you wear, being that they are decorations of a kind. Normally, most Halloween decorations go outside so you can delight the neighborhood children with friendly ghosts or give them lifelong nightmares with realistic ghouls. Interior decorations, understandably, are frequently forgotten.
But if you plan to throw a Halloween party, you’ve got to go as all-out inside as you did outside. A key piece of any approach is mood lighting, and there’s hardly a moodier lighting for Halloween than floating candles straight out of Harry Potter, wand included.
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When looking at the candles, consider the design, battery requirements and hanging method.
When looking at the wand, only its potential extra features really need to be considered. Battery requirements and design are unimportant as essentially all of them use a single AAA battery and mostly look the same.
Each candle is 6.1 inches tall with a 4.9-foot string made of fishing line. The candles and wand run on a AAA battery each, which aren’t included. You can buy them as a set of 12 or 22. There’s a six-hour auto-off setting.
This seller has a range of floating candlesticks to choose from, all controlled by a wand remote. They can range in height from 4.8 to 10.8 inches and some sets of candles have a timer feature. Most are white, with one set having black candles.
The candles in this set of 12 are each 6.65 inches tall with 4.9 feet of fishing line to hang them. On a single AAA battery, each candle can be continuously lit for up to 200 hours. Hooks and pushpins for hanging are included.
The candles of this set don’t come with pre-attached fishing line. Instead, they include a huge reel of fishing line that’s 164 feet long. They also come with 40 glue dots so you can quickly and easily stick your candle line to your ceiling.
The candles of this 12-candle set take more batteries than most (two AA batteries per candle), but they have a simulated flicker, plus they can run for up to 200 hours. The wand remote only needs one AAA battery and its tip lights up when you cast your “candle on” spell.
These 12 chunky candles are thicker than most at 1 inch in diameter and slightly longer, too, at 6.7 inches. The fishing line is on the side so you can carefully measure out your hanging length, and hanging hooks are included.
This is another pre-attached fishing line set at the standard 4.9-feet length, though the candles are longer than most at 6.6 inches. Stick-on hooks for your ceiling are included and the candles have a realistic flicker effect.
If you’re looking for a set of hanging candles with a wand remote specifically because you have kids and want them to feel the Halloween magic, get this set. The wand has a button that exclusively lights up the tip of the wand, making it the most fun to play with without turning the candles off and on constantly.
You’ve got two design options with this 20-candle set. One that’s thicker in the middle and has faux dripping wax and one that’s thinner with no wax for a more minimal effect. You can also get the dripping-wax set at a quantity of 12.
If you have multiple kids, or you just live with someone who also wants to play with the wand remote, this set comes with two so you don’t have to share. The candles are tapered and 6.1 inches tall with 20 total, or you can get a 7.3-inch tall and extra-wide set of 12.
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