Small pieces or streamers of colored paper that are scattered around during the course of festive occasions.

Confetti is made up of small pieces of paper or plastic which are usually thrown at celebrations, such as a wedding.

The English word "confetti" is related to the Italian sweet of the same name. Italian confetti are almonds with a hard sugar coating.


More than 1 million revelers in Times Square greeted 2007 with cheers, kisses and a whopping 3.5 tons of confetti at the city's massive New Year's Eve party.