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 KarasPartyIdeas.com 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…

Neon Glow in the Dark teen or tween birthday party with TONS of awesome ideas via Kara's Party Ideas KarasPartyIdeas.com #neon #tween #teen #birthday #party #ideas #glow #in #the #dark

NEON GLOW IN THE DARK PARTY DETAILS:

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:

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

 

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

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    1. Amber

      I hung a black bed sheet on the wall and then I pinned up dozens of paper pinwheels (simply made with neon colored card stock and a glue gun). There are tons of tutorials online for how to make the paper pinwheel fans. Good luck!

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  1. Jen Lowe

    What type of lens and settings did you use to photograph the Glow in the Dark Party? They turned out amazing!

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    1. Amber

      Yes. I replaced all of the lightbulbs on the main floor of my house (where we held the party) with standard black light bulbs purchased from Walmart. There were around $5 each. I also bought one long, mountable black light that I hung above the main table. The long light was also from Walmart and was around $10.

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  3. Lauren

    How did you make it glow in the dark. and If it was a black light where can I find one that big? Thanks!

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    1. Amber

      I replaced all of the lightbulbs on the main floor of my house (where we held the party) with standard black light bulbs purchased from Walmart. There were around $5 each. I also bought one long, mountable black light that I hung above the main table. The long light was also from Walmart and was around $10.

      Reply
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  6. Dana Freeman

    Hey, what an awesome party! I am having a party Saturday and want to do the cake. Where do you find the neon colors for the cake? thanks!!

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