Any child would tell you that a glow in the dark party would be totally awesome! I mean who wouldn’t love this as their birthday party theme, especially tweens and teens! It’s the perfect party theme for older kids and there are so many awesome ideas you can incorporate into this these!
For my son Kai’s eighth birthday, he wanted a big party! I, however, didn’t want the mess in my house. We compromised with a party at a local bowling alley. Just because a party is in a public spot does not mean that it can’t be creative and fun! So I came up with a glow in the dark theme as the bowling alley was already loaded with black lights. Kai was so excited about the idea! Here’s how to throw a glow in the dark party of your own!
I purchased 10 packs of glow bracelets from Michaels (12 for $1). This was the least expensive I found, and Michaels stocks them year round. I also purchased glow glasses at Target in their dollar bin. When each child and parent arrived, I covered them in glow bracelets, necklaces, and glow glasses immediately to get everyone in the mood!
Another way to get the kids into the party spirit was with face paint. I purchased some glow in the dark face paint at Michaels for $10. I put my BFF in charge of painting all the kids’ faces.
Since we aren’t professional face painters, I came up with some simple designs beforehand such as lightning strikes (the party’s sub theme—get it? Bowling strikes!) and warrior designs. Pink and yellow colors seemed to glow the best. And yes, several of the moms got in on the action as well!
We kept the kids busy while they waited for their turn to bowl by having them play glow-stick ring toss. My dad made us two stands. If you don’t have a handyman dad like me, you can purchase a ring toss stand for $12. Just connect two glow bracelets together and have the kids see who can toss the best.
I also blew up white balloons and stuck glow sticks inside to make them a little more fun. The kids loved bouncing them around. I find that, no matter what, balloons always seem to be a hit! Have a few extra on hand—the balloons popped easier because of the sticks inside.
A glow in the dark party is a contemporary party theme where the food and the decoration should be adorned in a luminescent way, so then; they could be noticed in black lights. Sometimes the lights turn off as well in such parties and thus the host must use some embellishing party materials and decorations which can glow in both conditions like in the complete darkness and in low lights too.
I also made a glow in the dark piñata for Kai. Piñatas are his all-time favorite thing in the world. Personally, I think he just likes to smash things! (Click here for the complete tutorial on this project.)
This type of party usually uses lots of neon colors, glow sticks, and black lights as the base decorative components and help to provide a glow in the dark quality in a skilled manner. You can use any type of normal party decorations for these types of celebrations, just make sure they are emphasized with some radiant lights or glow with different vibrant shades.
From balloons, lights, party ornaments, garlands, confetti, etc. decorative supplies to cups, plates, serving trays, food containers, and foods, every single segment of a glow in the dark should be adorned with a perfect glorious mode.
So, before trying your hand on this new and trendy party theme, let’s check out some expert glow in the dark party decoration ideas in this regard. Explore all the patterns closely and set a new level of party ornamentation with this super-efficient glow in the dark party ideas.