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15 Awesome Glow-In-The-Dark Party Ideas

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Coming up with the right birthday party theme for guys of a certain age can be difficult, but glow-in-the-dark parties are awesome enough for those hard to please tweens. Whether it’s a basketball party, a Star Wars celebration or a cool club atmosphere, black lights give everything a new look. You’ll find all sorts of decoration ideas plus beverages and foods that glow, food picks that glow, guest and dessert tables that glow and even games that glow. You’’re gonna like it… and so will he!

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1. Glow in the Dark Basketball Party :: Bash Party Styling Via Catch My Party

Black lights, glow sticks, neon colors and plenty of cool basketball details make this glow-in-the-dark basketball party for two brothers extra cool! If the sweet treats on the dessert table aren’t cool enough as is, the glowing effects definitely take things to a whole new level of awesome.

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2. Glowing Party Drinks :: Our Best Bites Via Spaceships and Laser Beams

Add glowing party drinks to your glow-in-the-dark party! The secret is adding tonic water to your beverage of choice before exposing it to a black light! 

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3. Glowing Star Wars Birthday Party :: Bittersweet Events Via Catch My Party

Take guests to the dark side with a glowing Star Wars birthday party! Black lights, glowing light sabers and a few neon details really make the décor in this party seem like it’s from a galaxy far, far away.

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4. Glowing Centerpiece Design :: GreyGrey Designs

Create your own glowing centerpieces using a combination of glow sticks, LED ice cubes and glassware! Top them off with glow stick orbs for some playful décor guests will love to look at and toss around.

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5. Neon Glow Dessert Table Backdrop :: Partylicious Via Catch My Party

Give your desserts a place to shine with a neon glow dessert table backdrop! Attach paper rosettes and paper circle garlands in neon colors to a black paper backdrop for a totally awesome look!

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6. Glow Stick Ring Toss :: Design Dazzle

Creating a glow stick ring toss game is easier you think! Insert glow sticks into water bottles and toss glow stick rings (use the connectors that come with the glow sticks to create the rings) around the bottles to play!

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7. Glow Decoration for Walls :: Caryn G. Via Catch My Party

Create your own glow decorations for an amazing glow-in-the-dark party! Whether you splatter neon or glow-in-the dark paint on black butcher paper or create fun designs using neon paper and tape, the results when the black lights come on will be awesome!

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8. Glowing Cotton Candy :: Amber Pugmire, Kara’s Party Ideas

A glow-in-the-dark party needs glow-in-the-dark food! White cotton candy turns luminescent when the lights are off and the black lights are on! (Plus, add a glow stick to the cone shaped cotton candy holder for an even cooler glowing effect!)

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9. Glow Light Chandelier :: Party Wishes Via Catch My Party

DIY your own glow light chandeliers for a huge impact at your glow-in-the-dark party! You can create these for around $6 using cardboard, plastic flagging tape, neon paper circles, a hula hoop and a push light!

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10. Glowing Food Picks :: Printable Party Ideas Via Hostess With the Mostess

Help your food stand out at a glow-in-the-dark party by using clear neon food picks! Black light + neon = magic!

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11. Glow Game Idea :: Twister :: Susan C. Via Catch My Party

Guests at your next glow-in-the-dark party will like this glow game idea! Turn an ordinary game of Twister into glow-in-the-dark Twister! Fun, right?

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12. Glowing Guest Table :: Classe Carmel Creations  Via Catch My Party

If you want to create a glowing guest table for your next celebration, check this party out! Neon cups, plates and decorations really make this table pop!

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13. Glow-in-the-Dark Game Ideas :: Susie M. Via Catch My Party

Check out these fun glow-in-the dark game ideas including glow-in-the-dark hopscotch using neon tape! And why not set up a game of glow-in-the-dark bowling too?

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14. Neon Guest Table Centerpiece :: Patricia Salvadego of Maria Serafina Via Kara’s Party Ideas

Playful and fun, these neon guest table centerpiece balls are totally rad! Not only are they colorful, but they collapse too! 

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15. Glowing Neon Dessert Table :: Lauren Scheck Via Hostess With the Mostess

Nothing screams 80s quite like neon and glow-in-the-dark parties! This glowing neon dessert table combines both with neon balloons, favors, treats and decor that glow to create the coolest party vibe!

Create your own glowing birthday party with these awesome ideas pulled together by the Spaceships and Laser Beams Crew!

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Layne Henderson

Layne is a boy mom in love. Surrounded by three adventurous little men, she's in pursuit of an empty laundry basket, the perfect cup of coffee, and sleep. She blogs, parents, and manages social media while wearing her tiara.