It startled my granddaughter @ first - she's just 6. But once it started to open up she loved it! We took it off the cake and put it on a plate until all of the candles burned out. None of the kids wanted the spinning and music to stop so we let it play for quite awhile before we pulled the wire. It was a huge hit @ the birthday party!
I only received one candle instead of two. I thought I would receive the 2nd one in the mail later but there was none in the mail at all. I got really disappointed. Then, the color of the candles were not as vibrant as I thought it would be.
Very cool product. The packaging was ruined with the way it was shipped, but the candles worked great and really surprised everyone! Make sure you don't get too close, small fireworks come out of the middle of the flower. My daughter thought I was the coolest mom!