Neon Party Ideas

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Make your next party bold and bright by hosting a neon birthday party. From glow-in-the-dark party invitations to bright neon decorations, your imagination and creativity are the only limits to throwing an unforgettable party. Hand out party favours and prizes, such as glow sticks, glow necklaces and glow temporary tattoos, that your party guests can take home as mementos of your neon party.


For a simple invitation, write your party details on an invitation and attach a glow stick. Hand-deliver the invitations or mail them in padded envelopes. Tell your guests to wear the glow stick to the party. For a bolder invitation, use black card stock and neon pens to create a bright look. You can also use glow-in-the-dark stickers and paint to decorate the invitation. Tell your guests to wear white shirts so they'll glow at the party.


Use neon-coloured party supplies, such as plates, cups, napkins and wall decorations. The Fun Teen Party Ideas website (see Resources) recommends placing a 6-foot black light for every 25 feet of wall space. Black lights make all the neon colours you have around your party glow. Replace any regular light bulbs with black light bulbs. Plan your party in the evening, when it gets dark outside, to make everything glow brighter. Activate glow sticks and stick them inside inflated balloons to make the balloons glow. Place glow-in-the-dark necklaces, sticks and bracelets around the party area. Hang beaded curtains in all door frames.


Highlighters glow in the dark, so place several highlighters around the party area. Guests can draw designs and messages on their white shirts that will glow. Have a few extra white shirts available for guests who don't want to write on their own shirts or forget to bring one. Guests can also use glow-in-the-dark face paint to draw designs on their faces that will glow in the black light.

Glow-in-the-Dark Games

Set up a volleyball net outside when it gets dark and play a game of glow-in-the-dark volleyball. Use the balloons with glow sticks in them as volleyballs. Divide the players into two teams; the first team to score 15 points wins the game. Another game to play is freeze dancing. Have all party guests put on glow necklaces and bracelets. They must hold glow sticks in their hands while dancing to music. When the music stops, the guests must freeze. Anyone moving is out of the game. It's easy to watch the glow items to see who is moving when the music stops. The last player standing wins the game.

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