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Check out these cool Glow-in-the-Dark Birthday Party Ideas. They include neon cakes, decorations, drinks, food, party games and more!
Coming up with the right birthday party theme for older boys and girls 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 and neon 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 they.
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1. Glow in the Dark Basketball 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.
2. Glowing Party Drinks
From Our Best Bites
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!
3. Glowing Star Wars Birthday 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.
4. Glowing Centerpiece Design
From 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.
5. Neon Glow Dessert Table Backdrop
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!
6. Glow Stick Ring Toss
From 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!
7. Glow Decoration for Walls
From 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!
8. Glowing Cotton Candy
From Amber Pugmire via 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!)
9. Glow Light Chandelier
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!
10. Glowing Food Picks
Help your food stand out at a glow-in-the-dark party by using clear neon food picks! Black light + neon = magic!
11. Glow Game Idea
From 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?
12. Glowing Guest Table
From 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!
13. Glow-in-the-Dark Game Ideas
From 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?
14. Neon Guest Table Centerpiece
From 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!
15. Glowing Neon Dessert Table
From Lauren Scheck via Bellenza
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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- Glow Party Pack
- Glow Stick Bracelets
- Flashing Led Bumpy Ring
- Light up Balloons
- Standard Glow Sticks
- Glow Stick Bracelets
- Bendable Alien Toys
- Glow in the Dark Stars
- Glow in the Dark Straws
- Glow in the Dark Utensils
- Inflatable Aliens
- UFO Alien Parking Sign
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