Kara's Party Ideas Neon Glow In The Dark Teen Birthday Party {Dance, Girl, Decor, Ideas}


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!

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

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  1. Brittany Broussard says:

    I am DYING to know where to get the paper fans/pinwheel things hanging as the backdrop!

    • amber says:

      I made them using neon colored card stock and a glue gun. There are tons of tutorials online. Otherwise, there are several shops on Etsy that sell them already made (and in the colors of your choice). I hope that helps!

  2. Emily (B. Lovely Events) says:

    Wow! I am loving how many people are loving this party lately. We featured a couple of photos in our glow in the dark party idea round up and it has been getting tons of traffic. Glad you are getting it too!

  3. Terri Orringer says:

    I am an event planner and am doing a neon themed bat mitzvah. I am interested in purchasing three items I saw on your website. Please tell me where I can find them. Thanks
    #1. Large colorful flowers to hang on the wall as a backdrop.
    #2. Paper “lampshades that re multicolored.
    #3. the hanging fringes in multicolors.

  4. Dawn says:

    What type of product was used for face painting?

    • Amber says:

      We just used the neon and glow-in-the-dark craft paint shown in the photos above for the face painting. I found it at Walmart but I’m sure it would be available in most stores that carry craft supplies.

  5. Brigid Carreno says:

    What all did you use to make the hulahoop chandelier? Is it just party streamers?

    • Amber says:

      To the hula hoop I tied strips of ribbon, crepe paper streamers, poster board with circles punched out, tissue paper fringe, and nylon surveyor tape (available at home depot in various neon colors).

  6. Melissa Martinez says:

    How did u make the neon tassles hanging at the main table or where they purchased already made?

  7. Shannon says:

    How much did you spend on this party?

    • Amber says:

      I had the theme in mind for about a year so I bought things a little at a time over that period. Because of that, I’m not sure how much I spent in total but if I had to guess I would say around $800 (including the lights, food, favors, disco ball, activities, decorations, cake, etc.).

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  9. Stephanie says:

    Hi! This party came out amazing :) I have been planning on a neon party for my son’s 10th a few months now, but my only concern is the black light itself. Would you mind telling me what you used for black lights ? I know there are florescent style bulbs and then I see large DJ type equipment (but those lights are very $$$$). I’m just trying to figure out how many lights I would need. Thanks so much

    • Amber says:

      Thank you! 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 probably around 15 or so. I also bought one long, mountable black light that I hung above the main table. The long light was also from Walmart and was only around $10.


    Great party!!!
    My dd wants blacklight reactive face paints. Did you use folk art fluorescent paint shown above for girls awesome face paint?

    • Amber says:

      Yes! We just used the neon and glow-in-the-dark craft paint shown in the photo for the face painting. I found it at Walmart but I’m sure it would be available in most stores that carry craft supplies. Good luck!