Throwing a kid’s birthday party can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be. I’ve come up with a low-stress glow in the dark party that is easy to set up, but still so much fun!
How To Throw An Epic Glow In The Dark Puppy Party That Kids Will Love
When my daughter told me that she wanted a glow in the dark puppy party I was like “what is that?” ha!
We have never had a glow in the dark party so I began researching ideas for her party.
I found so many great ideas for glow in the dark parties on the internet!
Here are a few sites that I looked at for inspiration:
- This post by Cool Crafts has really cool party ideas. Check it out here.
- Birthday In A Box has some great ideas for a glow in the dark party. Check it out here.
- Pinterest has a ton of ideas that can inspire you!
After finding some nice affordable ideas, I started figuring out what we were going to do at the party.
At first, I planned games and fun things to do and then I sat there and I was like…. nope. I don’t have time for that. ha!
So I opted out of games and decided to make it a dance party.
Glow In The Dark Invitations
There are many options for invitations on Etsy. Unfortunately, the one that I used, the shop is no longer open. But there are still so many cool looking invitations to choose from!
Glow In The Dark Activities
So I decided that I was going to base most of my ideas for the party around a glow in the dark party and then just add puppy decorations in it to accommodate the “puppy” part of the party.
We planned on having pizza and cake for the food. I thought about doing some puppy themed treats but when I honestly thought about it I knew that they wouldn’t care that much about the puppy details so I just stuck with simple pizza and cake. 🙂
And the kids were just fine with that!
We decided that this party would be simple. Pizza, cake and hanging with friends.
I didn’t plan any games. I didn’t have them make any crafts.
I opted out of the extra stress and you know what? They had a blast!!
We brought our Amazon Alexa down to our basement and they danced to music under a strobe light with glow in the dark accessories.
My husband connected the music to their karaoke machine and they sang (screamed..ha!) and had so much fun!
Keep it simple! Pizza, Cake, Dancing!
Since we had the party in the basement everything glowed nicely. 🙂
We cleared the playroom of unnecessary clutter. We didn’t want anyone to get hurt so we moved everything so that the kiddos would be safe.
We also made sure there was plenty of “glow” so that they could see where they were going.
Glow In The Dark Decorations
Here is the fun part… what did we use for decorations?
Our supplies were:
We ordered this new black light to make sure that everything would glow nicely. It’s rated well on Amazon and worked great for our space! We will be reusing this for my other child’s birthday party in May.
We bought this disco strobe light and I was pleasantly surprised! For $12 it worked awesome in our basement.
My husband wired it into the ceiling light and mounted it.
The kids LOVED it and it just added an extra element of fun to our party. Again, we’ll be resuing this for my other kids’ birthday party!
This pack of multicolor glow sticks was surprisingly affordable for what you get. 233 pieces for $14! Can’t beat that. Half of these were saved for our next glow in the dark party.
Did you know you can get UV tape? I bought this 33 ft roll for our floor and wall decorations.
It was great for making a dance floor under the strobe light.
We also made hopscotch and I took the remaining tape and added little pieces all over the walls. Sort of like confetti for our walls!
It just made it glow more and added an extra element of fun to our space.
This adorable banner was a great way to incorporate the dog part of the glow in the dark puppy party. We had this upstairs and as you walked into our house, you’d see it first. The kids loved it!
Dog birthday balloons added an extra “puppy” element to the party. We hung this up in our dining room.
Of course, you need LED balloons for an epic glow in the dark party! These worked great.
One last thing that I did was get a neon poster board from the dollar store. My kids cut shapes out of them and we stuck them to the wall going downstairs.
They glowed nicely!
So there you go! An easy glow in the dark party!
The best part?
My other child wants a glow in the dark party too so we are saving everything that we can and reusing it for her party! Win-win!
Do you have low-stress birthday ideas that you love? Tell me in the comments!