A few years ago we were camping for a family reunion. On the last night we gave all of the kids glow sticks and turned on some music. All ages, from the little toddlers up to the grandparents had so much fun dancing and playing that night. This got me to thinking! Why not throw a glow in the dark birthday party?
Kids of all ages love things that glow in the dark! Planning a party around all things that glow will be one they always remember! Here are the best ideas for the decorations, food, activities, and favors.
Glow in the Dark Decorations
You can’t have a glow in the dark party without glowing decorations! Purchase some fun party decor that will add a fun glow. Actual decorations that glow in the dark might not add enough light to your party depending on the age of the party goers. You could also add some awesome lighting like this curtain string lighting behind your refreshment table.
It might be a fun project with your kids to make some of your own decorations for your party. These glowing jars from Ideas2Live4 are so cool and will really add to your decorations. They would make great centerpieces for your tables.
Food for Your Glow Party
If you search Pinterest for glow in the dark drinks or refreshments, you will find lots of drink options that contain alcohol. If you are throwing that kind of party–for adults only–then maybe that’s ok. But, if you are throwing a party for kids this drink is a great option. The tonic water in this drink glows under a black light. Fun right?!
Using the same tonic water in jello will give you a glowing treat! Green jello is one of the best color choices to get the ultimate glow. But beware–the tonic water can give the jello a bitter taste. That’s why these are topped with whipped cream and sprinkles.
Activities and Games that Glow
Now that you have great decorations and treats, what are you going to DO at this party? Here are just a few ideas games or activities that incorporate your theme.
Glow in the Dark Bowling
This game will add so much fun to your party. It’s simple and easy to put together and the kids can play as long as they want. The kids can take turns setting up the bottles or bowling them down. When they get bored with it just move on to the next game!
Glow in the Dark Twister
Twister is a classic game that is perfect for almost any birthday party. Adding glow in the dark paint to your Twister mat will be perfect for your glow in the dark party. It’s not that difficult to make your own mat or add glowing paint to an old Twister game. Just remember you may need to leave it in the sun or direct light for several hours to “charge” it up before the party.
What will you WEAR???
Make sure your outfit for the party fits with the theme! These fun tie dye t-shirts would be perfect to make before the party to wear there. Or, it might be more fun to make them at the party for an activity. Either way, these shirts will be your child’s new favorite clothing item.