Party horn

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A party horn.

A party horn, party blower, party pipe, party elephant, party blowout, party noisemaker, party whistle, ta-doo-dah, birthday kazoo or blow tickler is a horn formed from a paper tube, often one that is flattened and rolled into a coil, and which unrolls when blown into, producing a horn-like noise. The item is not known consistently by any term in English, also being known by a number of local variations, neologisms, and individual terms, often containing variants and synonyms of blowing (puffing, blow-out etc.) and noise (whistle, squeak etc.)[citation needed]

Children blow party horns at a birthday party.

Modern variations have a plastic mouthpiece, which prevents the swift degradation of the device from exposure to the moisture of the mouth. Often the paper tube contains a coiled up metal or plastic strip that rapidly retracts the horn when you stop blowing on it. Others have a brightly colored feather attached to the end which vibrates in the outgoing air flow as the horn is blown.[citation needed]

The world record for most individuals blowing party horns at one time was set on November 21, 2009 with 6961 people in Tokyo, Japan.[1]


  1. ^ "Most people blowing party blowers simultaneously". Guinness World Records. Retrieved 17 September 2017.