Neon Glow-in-the-Dark 11th Birthday Party

Posted on January 14th, 2013 by Kara
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Neon Glow in the Dark party! Perfect for a teen or tween! Awesome ideas! Via Kara's Party Ideas Amber Pugmire

My amazing & talented assistant, Amber Pugmire recently threw her daughter a NEON GLOW IN THE DARK THEMED BIRTHDAY PARTY and I’m just dying to share it with you today! All I can say is- WOW, this party is so COOL!! There are so many darling details and ideas that you won’t want to miss!

Items used in this neon glow in the dark party from Kara’s Party Ideas Shop:

Party details, DIY tips and full vendor list at the bottom of post…

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Amber said this about planning the party- “I had so much fun planning this party for my daughter’s 11th birthday. Nearly a year ago, she found an idea for a Neon ‘Color Blast Party’ in an issue of the American Girl Doll Magazine and was immediately inspired. She also loves dancing, so when I suggested we make it a neon glow-in-the-dark girls’ dance party, she was sold.

Before the party started, we created a “club” atmosphere with black lights, a large rotating disco ball, and, of course, lots of loud music.

When the guests arrived, they were greeted with a selection of neon accessories to put on: socks, headbands, plastic bracelets, flashing rings, disco ball necklaces, and glow stick bracelets. There were also some extra white and neon clothes hanging up for anyone who needed them.

Once the guests were completely glowing, each girl had her picture taken (to be printed out during the party and then made into color pop art).

After that, the girls sat down for dinner. To eat, there was rainbow pizza and neon orange Cheetos. To drink, there was orange crush and lemon water (with lemons that were soaked in neon food coloring). For dessert, there was an assortment of color blast cupcakes, luminescent cotton candy, multicolor brownie bites, neon sugar cookies, fluorescent push pops, energizing smoothie shots, and of course, neon birthday cake.

After eating, the girls danced, had their faces painted, colored and cut own their own color pop art photos, and had their hair wrapped with colored thread.

As the girls left, they filled goody bags with candy, including rainbow lollipops, candy dots, gummy frogs, gumball filled gumball tubes, colorful candy canes, hot pink wrapped buttermint creams, and sour gummy dots. There were also some shimmery silver pencils.

All of the girls had a blast. It was definitely a birthday party to remember!”

Photography- Kara Allen of Kara’s Party Ideas

Face Painting- Jamie Moffit

Neon Washi Tape- In the Clear

Printable Invitation- Eccentric Designs

Cake, Cupcakes- Dippidee

Disco Ball Necklaces, Light up Rings, Disco Ball / Spot Light- Amazon

Plastic Table Cloths, Neon Poster Board, Glow Stick Bracelets, White Cotton Candy, Hula Hoops, Neon Socks, Neon Headbands, Flowers, Black Light bulbs, Neon Cardstock, Friendship Thread, Neon Craft Paint, Elastic Hairbands- Walmart

Items used in this neon glow in the dark party from Kara’s Party Ideas Shop:


Neon Crazy Straws 12 Oz. Clear Multicolored Tumblers Neon Mini Face Paint Crayons | 6ct Patterned Party Napkins



126 thoughts on “Neon Glow-in-the-Dark 11th Birthday Party

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  2. nikki gadbaw

    can you please tell me what light and how many lights you needed to make it glow.. I am trying plan a sweet thirteen party for our daughter

    1. amber

      I replaced all of the lightbulbs on the main floor of my house (where we held the party) with black light bulbs. There were probably around 15 or so. I also bought one long, mountable black light that I hung above the main table.

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  4. Kierstyn

    So funny!! Its my 11th bitrthday and im tiered of pool partys and i love everything neon and glowing and im doing a neon gow-in-the-dark ROLLER-SKATING party. you r a life-saver. THANKS!! :)

  5. Tracie Coleman

    Would you please tell me where or how you made the wall decorations behind the goody table. I LOVE this idea and plan to do this for my daughters 8th grade graduation party at the end of this 2013/2014 school year. She saw this and said this is the party that she wanted.

    Thank you in advance,

    1. amber

      For the backdrop, I hung up a simple black bed sheet. Then covered it with dozens of paper rosette fans made from neon card stock and hot glue (I just pinned them to the sheet / wall using straight pins)!

    1. amber

      I separated plain white frosting into different bowls and the dyed each one a different color using Wilton neon food coloring. Then I layered the colored frostings with vanilla wafer cookies (one scoop of frosting to two cookies) until I filled the push pop containers.

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  7. Candce

    I would also like to know where you ordered the invitations. We are planning a glow in the dark party for my daughters 13th birthday and I love all of your ideas. Thank You


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