My Glow in the Dark Party

by Mikala
(U.S.A.)

Glow in the Dark Party

Glow in the Dark Party

Glow in the Dark Party
Glow in the Dark Nail Polish
Glow in the Dark Sunglasses
Glow Sticks

For my 12 birthday party I had no clue what to do. All I knew was that it had to be extravagant! It was my last kids party and I had no idea, but then it just clicked... Glow stick!!


My b-day's in November so I couldn't have like a camping theme or anything like I wanted to, but we have a huge bonfire pit in my backyard!! So let me tell you about my glow in the dark party!

My invites were SUPER awesome and cheap! The invites were in a scroll with glow in the dark ribbon around it! Inside it said everything you'd need to know about the party, and it came with a little VIP pass with glow in the dark sunglasses! And it said you HAVE to bring that or you can't get in, so it makes it feel exclusive!

I wanted it on my real b-day so it would be special. It was on a Friday, so I was lucky that my bus from school is really empty, so I had everyone ride my bus home, and it worked A LOT better than I expected. All 16 people could come!

When we got to my house they all set their bags in the living room, and we headed outside. I told them to dress really warm cause we were gonna be outside most of the time.

My backyard is SUPER big so we had no problem with all 16 peeps!

We started out with going on the back deck and my mom had a lil' snack ready for us!

Since it was November it got dark real fast... just as we expected! So we started right when we could.

My sister made this HUGE scavenger hunt ready for us and we split into teams of 6 (so there were 2 teams) The winning team got to pick out from the Glow bin full of tons of glow in the dark sunglasses.

That took about 45 min. to an hour so we had a little bit of cooling down time before we started the next activities. As it got darker we went back to the deck and ate some dinner from the grill (hot dogs, hamburgers, salad, corn, etc.) It was pretty much pitch dark after that so we started the big time activities!!

My mom found this really cool game online that was perfect for tons of smaller games all you need to do is get some light colored balloons and tons of glow sticks! (and trust me i had MILLIONS of both!) and you put one glow stick in each balloon and blow the balloon up, then tie it...

IMPORTANT: Make sure you snap all the glow sticks before you put them in the balloons.

...and give everyone a glow stick and after they all snap them, you throw up all of the balloons at the same time and you have to keep them all up with just using the glow sticks and if you use something other than your glow stick your out and the last person keeping up all of the glowing balloons wins! Of course you got to pick out of the Glow bin!

We also did other games with the balloons and glow sticks such as volley ball with our net covered in glow sticks, keep it up and many more!!

After a while it started getting later and colder, but we were prepared! Everyone sat around the fire pit and my dad put up the fire! It was REALLY cold outside so we had about 20 blankets! We brought out some smore' things and we sat around the fire for hours, telling stories, and having a lot of laughs.

My family tricked everyone into thinking that it was time to go to bed at about 10 but that was just the beginning! We decided to have everyone sleep in the basement cause that was the biggest room in the house, and trust me it is HUGE! We pretty much just gutted out the whole basement, so we had enough room for everyone to sleep.

In one part it was where we have our 68 inch tv! That was the amazing movie area, and a long wide area was where we were sleeping and we made sure there was just enough room for everyone to sleep and there was.

We surprised everyone when we said we were joking and just to go into the basement. It was all lit up by glow sticks!!!

The whole room was filled with balloons of glowsticks, streamers of glowsticks, the tv was even lined in glowsticks! We had really cool signs that we made saying happy birthday and things like that with dim lights behind them so it looked like the sign was glowing!

It was probably the hardest we have ever worked on decorating a party of mine! But it was all worth it! We did many fun games and watched at least 5 movies!

The food table was probably the best part though! It was on a low table with a neon green canopy over it with glow sticks and candy taped on it! The bowls were glow in the dark with normal snacks like chips and salsa in them. The table was covered in streamers with glow sticks attached to them.

We went to bed at about 3 in the morning so we woke up extra late. We had pancakes and toaster strudels in the morning and the party favors were glow in the dark nail polish and pens.

It was a really fun party that I will never forget and I hope this will help you with your party planning!!!


Glow in the Dark Scavenger Hunt



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Spot On!
by: Madeline

My birthday is in 3 months. but I am a big fan of planning ahead of time! I was first thinking of doing a social media theme (Instagram, Twitter, Vine). But, your website has inspired me so much that my theme has completely changed! Thank you for your inspiration and your tips and words of advice.

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Thanks
by: teen girl 15

Hey! I'm 14, almost 15. This theme is for all ages up to maybe 30 year old. It's so original. I was thinking about doing a mustache party, copying my friend's sweet 16, but this is awesome. Can anybody tell me if it is wise to have this theme party in the living room? Also, a different idea is playing dance games and dancing. Thanks.

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Amazing!!!
by: rebel_child_4eva

Thank you so much. My bday is in about 2 weeks and you have saved me! I had no idea what I was going to do, but you have helped me SO much!!! Your ideas are amazing and so helpful, Now I can have an actual good party instead of just hanging out! :) Thank you once again!!!

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Wow!
by: Jenni

Thanks so much for this idea. I am turning 12 and my birthday is around the same time. I'm now using this for my party! Thanks so much!

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Wow!
by: Annie

This is so cool. I also planned my birthday to be glow in the dark before I saw this site and I am also turning 13. Awesome! :)

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Awesome
by: Jenna

I love this idea and I'm thinking of using it for my 12th birthday. I wanted to do a spa type of thing, but I thought we can paint our nails with glow in the dark nail polish. And like giving socks in the treat bags so we're going to decorate white socks with high lighters and have a black light!

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OMG!!!
by: WOW!

I copied you lol and I loved it. You're awesome. Oh yea baby!!! Thanks!!!

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Black Light Glow Party
by: Tammy

I'm also planning a black light glow in the dark party for my daughter. She will be 15. Your ideas are great.

I'm renting a hall and a DJ. I'm so excited! I'm going to line the ceiling and floors with glow in the dark balloons, and include glow stick bracelets, necklaces and anything else I can find.

(Spencers is great for glow in the dark items or you can buy glow in the dark items online.)

Ask your guests to come in white t-shirts.

I want to come up with some neat way to make glow in the dark invites. Thanks for sharing!

Tammy

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There is glow in the dark paint, stickers and more you can use for invites.

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Glow in the Dark Party
by: Emily

OMG! It was a great idea because I did it for my 13th birthday party, but we had glow in the dark streamers and some glow in the dark disco ball things that went as decorations on the ceiling... loved it. Try to use black lights and you can get even more out of it.

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Ah-Mazing!
by: Crazy Lindsay

OMG Rosie Posie!! This is like THE best party I think I have ever heard of!! You have totally inspired me to have an insanely amazing party with my neighbor. Thanks :)

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Thanks
by: Caroline

Thanks! This will really help! I hope it will get dark enough on the 29th of September.

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Amazing!
by: Abby

I'm only ten but this is perfect!

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Thanks!
by: Nicki

I LOVE this idea! I am so going to use it. Thanks!!!

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Awesome
by: Paige

You helpee me sooooo much with my party planning. Thank You! This party sounds AMAZING!!

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$ Costs
by: Rosie Posie

Well, that was a while ago, but if you just go to a dollar store and raid all of their glow in the dark things, or even Party City, I don't think it will pricey at all. I think my party came out to about $120 or maybe just a little more, but food wasn't much of a problem for me. Just some snacks, pizza, and cake would cost about $50. Again, thanks for all the amazing comments!

P.S. To lower your price, just buy an easy cake mix and make your own cake! (easy way to save some cash!)

Forever~and~Always
Rosie Posie

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OMG
by: Brianna

I'm doing this for my 13th birthday. Thank you.

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Totally Legit!!!
by: Bai

This idea is so legit. I can't tell you what a boring b-day party I was going to have, but now it's going to be so awesome!!!!!! Anyone know about how much it costs? ( glow stuff + food + etc.?)

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Cool!
by: Jenn

I'm using some of this for my party! We aren't sleeping in my basement, but I'm decorating my room with glowsticks. I'm also doing the volleyball idea. This was a great party idea.

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Totally Awesome!!!
by: Ella

This is such a good idea! I am so using this for my 11th b-day even though its supposed to be for a 12th b-day. Thank you so so so so so so much!

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Thanks for the Great Comments!
by: Rosie Posie!

Hey its Rosie! I'm the creator of this party!! I can't believe all of you like it THIS much!! Keep updated because I have an AMAZING end of the year party planned!! It's gonna be the best! So just make sure to keep notice of my new parties!! I'll make sure to put all of them on Diva Girl Parties and Stuff!! Look for my name Rosie Posie on all my party themes! Thanks for all your awesome comments!!

Forever~and~Always!
-Rosie Posie!

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OMG Great Idea
by: Jodi

Thanks for the great idea. I am turning 12 in April so I think I will go with your idea. Thanks so much.

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OMG! LIFE Saver!
by: HaleyHal

It is 2/22/11 now and my mom made me think of a party idea TODAY. My parents only want to spend MAX $175. I am inviting 4 other people. I was going to do a spa thing, but no, your idea is AMAZING! You're like a genious! I cant thank you enough. It so going be an awesome party! YAY! :D

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Sounds Awesome
by: Sara

That sounds amazing! My birthday is coming up soon and I had no idea what to do. Looks like I'm going to be doing this for my birthday. It looks like a lot of work and effort, but it seems like it will be worth it!

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Sounds Like So Much Fun
by: Taylor

Ahh. I want to steal your idea! Sounds like so much fun!

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I Luv This
by: Lisa

This idea is so amazing. I was running out of ideas for my birthday, and now I know what to do. Thanks.

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AWESOME!!!
by: Deja

That's amazing. I am turning 12 and I want to do that.

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THANKS!
by: Holly

Your mum seriously deserves a MEDAL - all that food and preparation - sounds like a brilliant party and we're going to do the same, but the kids are doing breakfast.... for ME!!! Thanks for sharing that with us. People like you make this website worth reading. :)))


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AHHHHHHH-MAZING
by: Lexi

That-s AMAZING!!! I love it! It's soooo original, yet sooooooooooo cool!!! I'm totally gonna use this! YOU'RE THE BEST PARTY PLANNER EVER!!

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I Want To Do This!
by: Squirt (My Nickname)

Hi! I think Your birthday sounds like a lot of fun!
Are you American or Canadian?

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Good Idea!!!
by: Malika

OMG!!! That's such a perfect idea!!! My birthday is January 8, 2011 and I'm pretty positive I'm going to go with your idea!!! BEST EVER!!! Thank you soooo much!!!

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Thanks! :)
by: Mikayla

That seems really awesome. Thanks for the help, because I'm also turning 12 and I had absolutely no ideas for my party. A glow in the dark party seems cool! :D

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