To make a sand candle, fill a clear drinking glass with enough sand so that a votive candle placed on top falls just below the rim. Set the glass inside a clear glass vase or jar. With a funnel, fill the gap between the two containers with layers of colored sand, using enough to reach the rim of the drinking glass.
Berry Trifle with cake sparklers from Martha Stewart. Absolutely love this idea; makes one want to jump up and sing the Star Spangled Banner! hehe.