small pieces or streamers of paper, mylar, or metallic material which are usually thrown at parades and celebrations

Confetti is a lot of small pieces of paper or other material that is thrown into the air at a celebration such as party or a wedding.[1]

A small boy trying to catch confetti at a wedding in Germany
Confetti lors d'un evènement artistique
Confetti in a pile.

In some places, the use of confetti is banned due to health problems of people or animals, or due to the work needed to clean up the confetti afterward.

Confetti comes in a variety of colors and shapes.


  1. Definition of confetti from Oxford Dictionaries Online, web: [1].