Monday, August 20, 2012
Fun Black Light Party Ideas
Black light party ideas are great for young kids and teens alike. So they also make a unique birthday party theme. But don’t think that only kids have to have all the fun, they can also be a whole lot of fun for adults as well. That’s because the effects of black lights are still fascinating to many people, regardless of age. A black light party may take some extra planning than other party themes may but it will be worth it.
Of course the most basic need for your black light party ideas will be to have enough black lights to cover the room. You can find black light bulbs in a variety of sizes. The rest of the planning just takes some creativity.
Black Light Party Ideas: Invitations The hype for many parties starts with the invitation. Your black light party ideas need invitations to get people excited about the possibilities of the concepts. It’s important to use the black light theme with the invitation so they know what to expect. You can do this fairly easily with some basic craft work yourself. Just buy some basic black construction paper to cut up for the invitations. Then use a variety of glow in the dark markers to write the details. You can even encourage the invited guests to read it in the dark to drive home the theme better. On your invitation you may want to do more than just mention it will be a black light party. You may also want to encourage people to wear all white clothes or neon accents so that everybody glows in the dark. This can give the party an even more surreal effect.
Black Light Party Ideas: Decorations You want your black light party room to be as dark as possible to get the best results. So one of the best things you can do to help this is to have it, either in a room with no windows, or one with the windows covered in black material. There are some black light reactive ropes and other materials you can use to decorate with. But you can also use rope led lights or fiber optic lights. There are other fun lighting options that you can do for short periods of time like strobe or disco lighting. To give your black light party more of a fun, surreal atmosphere, you can even use a fog machine or bubble machine. These are usually available for purchase or rental at most party supply stores. Glow sticks also can have many uses in a black light party. They can be decoration for table center pieces, party favors for your guests. One very unique idea with glow sticks is by inserting them in balloons. This makes a fun, bouncing light that your guests will enjoy passing around the room—you may even be inspired to make a game out of it.