How to do a Glow in the Dark Party?!
A glow in the dark party is one of the best ways to make your party visually spectacular. This can be done using products designed to glow in the dark (such as glow sticks), or by using UV black lights with neon/fluorescent colored decorations. Below we will talk you through how to set up a glow in the dark party, the best glow in the dark party ideas, and where to get glow in the dark party supplies!
How to set up a glow in the dark party?
Step 1 - Where to set up a glow in the dark party?
Choose an area to set up your glow in the dark party up that will be as dark as possible. The darker the room or party space the better and brighter things will glow. Ensure that there will be no sunlight or white light shining into the room. You can do this by covering windows with black builders plastic. If you need to cover a doorway but still use it as an entry or exit, you can hang black plastic over the doorway, and then cut thin vertical lines from the bottom up towards the top to create a dark walkthrough curtain.
Can I have a glow in the dark party outside?
If you don't want people in the house, you can have a glow in the dark party outdoors. Pick a darker night (with a small thumbnail moon). Having a glow in the dark party in a garage, or shed, could also be an option. Alternatively you could wrap large sheets of black plastic around a patio area or gazebo. The black plastic can then be used to spray paint fluorescent party decorations (as shown at the halloween glow in the dark party).
Step 2 - Which black lights to use for a glow in the dark party?
For glow in the dark parties the Glowave Black Light Glow Party kit is the best choice. Each kit comes with 4 long length LED black lights. These black lights are designed to surround the party in UV light, with one on each wall, so that people, items, and decorations will glow from all angles. The LED black lights stick to the wall with an adhesive backing, making them super easy to set up. LED black lights are more powerful, more energy efficient, and longer lasting, than other black light types, such as black light bulbs or fluorescent tubes. The LED black lights are reusable and pack away into a small box for future use. For more information on black lights check out Glow Party World.
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Step 3 - Glow in the Dark Party Decorations
The next step is to find neon colored items that will glow underneath the black lights. These will be used to decorate your glow in the dark party. Fluorescent paper products and fabrics usually work well. These can be cut into party shapes and stuck or hung along the walls. You can also make your own party posters and signs using fluorescent paints and highlighter pens. Please note that not everything that is fluorescent colored will glow. Some types of plastic will not luminesce the way that paper, paints, and most fabrics will. We have listed some of the best glow in the dark party decorations below.
Glow in the dark party supplies
Glow in the dark party ideas
• Neon sticker dots can be placed around cups and plates to make them glow.
• Serve drinks that glow in the dark.
• Use rolls of neon fabric as table cloths or to cover furniture.
• Use fluorescent poster paint to make glowing party signs.
• Most streamers don't glow so instead cut thin strips of neon fabric and hang them around the ceiling.
• Buy coloring books with pages that have black backgrounds. Have your kids color them in using highlighter pens.
• Use fluorescent body paints to decorate your guests.
• Organize a sick music playlist.
• Black lights were popular in the 70s so you could have a 70s disco themed party or a 60s Hippie theme.
• Buy and hand out lots of glow sticks!
How to do a glow in the dark party without black lights?
It is possible to do a glow in the dark party without black lights. Some phosphorescent materials absorb light during the day and then slowly release it as visible light at night. These materials are sometimes made into t-shirts and glow in the dark stars. They usually glow a green color. To add extra color to a glow in the dark party without black lights most people use glow sticks. Glow sticks when cracked create a chemical reaction that causes them to glow in a range of colors. To ensure the widest range of bright glowing colors, decorations and costumes at your party it is highly recommended that you use black lights.
What to wear to a glow in the dark party?
When deciding what to wear to a glow in the dark party you need to first find out what type of glow in the dark party the host is having. If there are no black lights you will need to look for clothing with glow in the dark designs built in (these designs are usually a green color). You can also wrap connecting glow sticks around yourself to add more color - arms, legs, neck etc. If you are attending a glow in the dark party with black lights you will have far more clothing choices. Most neon colored and white fabrics will glow. To give the best effect it is a good idea to try and include as many colors as possible into your outfit. For example wear a fluorescent orange hat, green tie, yellow belt, white t-shirt, pink pants and so on. Fluorescent paints also look amazing underneath black light so don't forget to have your face and body painted with neon paints.
Glow in the dark fundraiser
A glow in the dark party can be a great fundraising idea for schools, churches and other non profit organizations. Click here to learn more about glow in the dark fundraisers and lots of other fun and unique fundraising ideas.
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