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Glow in the Dark Party Supplies and Ideas

Updated on April 17, 2013

Planning a Glow in the Dark Party

Glow in the dark party supplies are lots of fun! They work well for retro parties, sweet sixteen parties, sleepover parites and Halloween parties. They're also fun for kids party themes like magic, science, fairies and space.

You can get a range of glow in the dark decorations, tableware and party favors to make your party shine. A glow in the dark party works best after dark, but for younger kids you can use blackout material to create a dark room during the day time. A small dark room area is a fun feature for lots of kids parties.

A glow in the dark theme also works well for weddings, anniversaries and family parties where you have a mixture of age groups to entertain - everyone loves glow in the dark stuff!

Glow in the dark party supplies are also great fun to take camping - they're actually practical too.

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Glow in the Dark Technologies

What does Glow in the Dark mean?

It's important to understand the different glow in the dark technologies that can be used for a glow in the dark party so you understand what you are buying and how it will work. You can mix and match these technologies in one party. The term glow in the dark can be applied to any of these products.

Glow Sticks Glow sticks, bracelets, necklaces and other items use a chemical reaction to create the glow effect, This is triggered when you snap the stick to mix the chemicals. These products are usually quite bright and last several hours. They are not reusable.

Photoluminescent Photoluminescent glow in the dark products are charged up by UV light. Ordinary electric lights work, but UV light or blacklight will charge them more effectively. Strong direct sunlight is best of all. It's important that these products are fully charged before a party - don't leave them in a dark cupboard! Glow in the dark products are reusable when you recharge them. The level of brightness varies considerably between products.

Blacklight Reactive Black-light reactive products need blacklight (UV light) for their effect, They have a strong neon-glow and are reusable but you will need to fit blacklight bulbs or get a black party light for them to work.

LED Light Some products actually use a small LED shining on other materials to create a glow in the dark effect, It's not really glow in the dark but the effect can be similar in for example glow balloons that contain a small LED.


American Dj Black 24Blb 2Ft Blacklight Tube And Fixture

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If you'll be using blacklight reflective party supplies then don't forget to get a blacklight. This one gets very good reviews. For a large room you'll need more than one.

Blacklight is needed for blacklight reactive party tableware and facepaint. Many everyday materials are slightly blacklight reactive, white clothing often glows under a blacklight.

Glow in the Dark Tableware

Blacklight Reactive Cups

Blacklight reactive drinks cups are the most readily available kind of glow in the dark tableware. Don't forget, you'll need a blacklight for these to work.

40 Ct. Assorted Neon Blacklight Reactive 12 Ounce Party Cups

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Set of 15 1.5oz Neon Blacklight Reactive Tube Shot Glasses-

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50 Count Neon Green Blacklight Reactive Plastic Shot Glasses

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40 Count Neon Brights Blacklight Reactive Heavyweight Reusable 6 Inch Plastic Party Plates

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Glow In The Dark Stadium Cup

These glow in the dark stadium cups can be personalized with your own message. They make great party favors - you could even fill them with small gifts and use them as a party favor box. Of course you can use them for drinking from at the party too. These glow in the dark cups hold 16 oz.

Decorations

Glow-In-The-Dark Moon and Star Bead Curtain

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Beaded Curtain ~ Blacklight Reactive ~ Multi-Color Flower Door Beads ~ Fits Standard Door Ways

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Beaded Curtain ~ Blacklight Reactive ~ Multi-Color Stars Door Beads ~ Fits Standard Door Ways

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Glow in the Dark Paint

Decorating for a Glow in the Dark Party

Glow In The Dark Paint Each

Glow in the Dark paint is a great way to decorate for a glow in the dark party, You can create your own banners and signs with glow in the dark text and designs. A great way to really personalize your party. You could even let guests design their own glow in the dark t-shirts to wear and take home.

11" Glow Stars Around Balloons Pkg/25

These glow in the dark balloons are very pretty.

You can create a lovely effect indoors or outdoors with bunches of glow balloons.

Glow in the Dark Party Wearables and Toys

100 8" Premium Glow Stick Bracelets (10 Color Mixed Assortment)

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These glow stick bracelets are great fun for a glow in the dark party, You get 100 glow bracelets in a wide range of colors, plus a bag of connectors for joining them together.

The connectors turn them into a fun party activity which will keep adults or kids entertained with making glow in the dark creations.

Glow Necklaces

Multi-Color Glow Necklaces Pkg/50

Glow necklaces are 22" long and great fun for wearing and decorating with, They look brilliant around plates of party food and are a good way to make your food fit with the glow in the dark party theme.

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