This post was sponsored by Oriental Trading. All opinions are our own.| Planning summer fun can be a struggle, but if you’re creative, it doesn’t necessarily have to be expensive. And when we come up with an idea that works, we moms have to help a sister out, right? So here it is: It’s summertime, kids have extra energy to burn, so let them stay up a little past dark and throw a glow party!
Everything You Need to Throw a Glow Party
To throw a truly epic glow party, you’ll need more than your average glow sticks. Why not combine neon “crack and glow” items with glow-in-the-dark trinkets, like tattoos and bouncing balls. Whether you’re hosting your glow party outside or in, you could even set up a black light to amp up the glow factor even more.
- Glow in the Dark Sunglasses
- Inflatable Striped Glow Beach Ball
- XL Glow in the Dark Cups
- Glow in the Dark Tattoos
- Premium, Swizzle and Tri-color Glow Sticks
What to Do at a Glow Party
Games don’t have to be complicated, and Oriental Trading has some fun kids’ glow party game ideas on their website. Play Glow in the Dark Tic-Tac-Toe, ring toss or hopscotch using simple glow sticks and a few accessories! Or even Glow in the Dark Water Pong (No beer, friends. This one is for the kiddos!)
Here are a few more ideas to up your glow mojo:
Push glow sticks inside balloons before blowing it up.
Hide small glow sticks inside plastic eggs and have an off-season egg hunt!
Have a pool? Turn the lights off and toss some glow sticks in for a totally techno effect! (Probably better for the bigger kids, of course.)
Florescent black lights will help amplify the glow! Highlighters will glow under a black light, so get creative with t-shirts or highlighter art projects. Curious as to what else will glow? Here’s a list of things that glow under a black light.
Visit the Oriental Trading Ideas Page for more party and craft ideas.