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A party horn

A party horn (also known as a party blower or noisemaker) is a horn formed from a paper tube, often flattened and rolled into a coil, which unrolls when blown into, producing a horn-like noise. It is not consistently known by any single term in English, but 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 to prevent swift degradation from the moisture of the mouth. The paper tube often contains a coiled metal or plastic strip that rapidly retracts the horn after it is blown. Others have a brightly colored feather attached to the end which vibrates in the outgoing airflow.[citation needed]

The world record for the most people blowing party horns at one time was set on November 21, 2009 with 6091 people in Tokyo, Japan.[1]


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