Honestly, I was pretty excited when my daughter told me she wanted a glow-in-the-dark party for her birthday. Not only is a glow party a fun theme to carry out, but the decorations can be DIY’d for not that much money. This week I will be sharing the details of her fun party and the projects I completed to decorate it.
DIY GLOW PARTY
HOW TO THROW AN EPIC GLOW-IN-THE-DARK PARTY
Any party guests will love a fun black light party, but kids and teens especially get into the glow-in-the-dark theme. You can see most of the glow party ideas from my daughter’s glow party in this short video.
FREE PRINTABLE GLOW PARTY INVITATIONS
Before you can get started working on all your dark party ideas, you need to invite your friends. These memorable DIY invitations to your neon glow party are actually super easy to make! You can get the free printable by visiting the original post.
DIY GLOW PARTY DECORATIONS
I found many black light-reactive things at the dollar store for our glow party, including neon straws which we turned into funky garlands. You can find many of the supplies for your own glow party at the dollar store including glow sticks to use as glow bracelets and glow necklaces. Click over to see how I made all our glow party decorations AND party favors.
EASY BLACKLIGHT REACTIVE CENTERPIECE
Did you know that the neon colors of highlighters fluoresce under black lights? You can use highlighters to make a variety of glowing neon party decorations including some really cool centerpieces. I will also show you how to use tonic water for your glow party decor.
WHAT BLACK LIGHT SHOULD I USE?
Not all black lights are created equal. I made the mistake of trying to use black light bulbs from the dollar store for our party. That was not the way to go. I break down the differences between various black lights so you can get the best glow for your party.
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