Decorating the venue for your glow in the dark party is a lot of fun! Irrespective of where you organize the party, you definitely want to wow your guests with some amazing glow decorations. This blog post will give you a few actionable glow in the dark party decorations ideas.
If you are organizing your glow in the dark party indoors, you have a few things to consider. At a high level, you need to think about the decorating the party room entrance and walls, choosing the center table decorations along with a centerpiece. We will go into each of these items in more details in the subsequent sections.
On the other hand, if you are organizing the glow party outdoors, the your glow in the dark party decorations ideas should be focused more on glow lighting as the guests will be more engaged in outdoor activities.
This article will give you an end-to-end perspective of glow in the dark party decorations ideas and explore some great neon party decorations. We will look at the following key aspects in more detail in this article:
Plan around the size and structure of the party room
The first thing to consider for your glow in the dark party decorations ideas is the size and structure of the party venue. If you have a perfectly rectangular party room, you may consider decorating the corners of the walls and then creating a centerpiece decoration in the middle or at the end of the room. On the other hand, if the party room has a more uneven layout, you may need to consider creating some additional standalone decorations to make use of the space and avoid any gaps.
However be cautious of cluttering the party room with glow in the dark decorations. The last thing you want is your guests cramming for space, unless of course that’s your intention! My recommendation is that you leave enough space for the guests so that move around in the party room while enjoying the awesome display you have put up for them.
Let’s now consider the various aspects of glow in the dark party decorations in more details. I am going to focus on indoor decorations as you can easily modify them for outdoor settings.
Create A Glowing Entrance Arch
While a few of us choose to organize our parties in our basements, I am assuming you have booked a party room with enough space to have a blast with friends! Depending on the size of the venue, you can make an glow entrance arch and amaze your guests! The best way to build one is using glow in the dark balloons (either balloons with glow sticks or balloons with LEDs). A glowing entrance arch is a perfect way of welcoming the guests and setting the tone for the party. Alternately, you can choose to position the glow balloon arch as a neon wall decoration to highlight the table decorations. This is ideal for a smaller venue and is equally appealing.
By the way, making an arch with glow in the dark balloons is fairly straightforward. You can watch the following video for some tips on how to make a glow balloon arch.
Decorate the Walls
OK, now that we have covered the entrance, let’s explore the actual neon party room decorations in a bit more detail. The venue walls are perfect for various types of decorations. There are various decoration strategies you can undertake to make the room look appealing. We will explore a few of them in the below sections:
Design An Amazing Glow In The Dark Backdrop
A glowing backdrop is a great way to add color to your neon party decorations. It’s pretty simple to put up a backdrop and you can definitely do it yourself. You can either use glow in the dark streamers or balloons to create an awesome backdrop. As a starting point, use a pen and paper to draw a draft sketch of the background you want. This is a great way of providing clarity to your ideas. Remember, glow in the dark party decorations ideas don’t need to be complicated but require proper planning. A lot of times you will find that the design needs some modifications. It’s best to experiment on paper first before you start putting up the backdrop as it can save a lot of time and effort. Here is neat backdrop design you can consider.
Now that you have the design ready, identify the components you need for the backdrop – do you need glow in the dark balloons or streamers for the decoration or would you need other items such as glow tape or decorative bells. Party decorations can be cheap if you choose the components accordingly.
Creating a backdrop with glow balloons is easy and looks amazing.
You can also create a arch shaped backdrop with glow in the dark balloons.
Or you can simply choose to make a backdrop with glow in the dark streamers.
Or simply use a dark background paper or plastic and paste decorative cutouts on create an amazing glow backdrop. These are some simple glow in the dark party decorations ideas that you can implement without breaking your budget.
Once this is done, you are all set to implement your plan! Buddy up you’re your friends or kids and enjoy this fun exercise. Once the backdrop is done, make sure to place either a desert table or your main party table in front of the backdrop.
Make Balloon Garlands
Glow in the dark balloons can be very handy for your neon party decorations. One of my favorites is creating a glow balloon garland.
In order to create one, you will need glow balloons of 2 – 3 different colors. Now, string together balloons of alternate colors and create a garland.
Create Shapes With Glow Paper Circles
Another easy idea for glow in the dark party decorations is using colorful glow paper circles to decorate the walls. First cut out circular shapes from scrapbook paper of different glow colors. If you have a specific color choice, you can paint the scrapbook paper first with the glow color of your choice before cutting out circular shapes. Once the glow circles are ready, you can stick them to the wall to create different patterns of your choice. It’s an easy way of creating some amazing glow in the dark wall decorations without burning through your wallet.
Hang Streamers To Create Various Shapes
Glow in the dark streamers are a great way to decorate your walls. You can either hang them straight on the wall or you can create twisters with glow in the streamers of different colors.
Zig zag streamers can be fun to create and make some of the simplest glow in the dark party decorations ideas. Here is a nice video of how you can create zig-zag streamers.
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Put Up Glow in the Dark Tapestry
If you have some empty wall space and wondering how best to use the space, consider hanging a glow in the dark tapestry.
While you will find a variety of products to choose from, you should consider whether the glow tapestry is reusable or can be used for other decorative purposes in your household. Depending on the design, you can choose to simply decorate your basement walls with it, but hey, that’s after the party is over.
If you are looking to create your own glow in the dark tapestry, you should watch the following video
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Now that you have the walls taken care of, let’s focus on the next major item on our list. Table neon party decorations are vital for the success of a party. A well decorated table goes a long way to impress the guests. Also a well decorated table does not necessarily mean expensive china or the finest table linens. A stylish table setting can be as simple as using a bold tablecloth with an amazing centerpiece.
If you have the luxury of space, you can consider three types of tables: greeting table, main table and guest tables. Ideally you want the guests to roam around freely during the glow party. Hence, it’s best to maximize the space in the room and not clutter the room with tables and chairs. Let’s now explore each category of tables in further detail.
Greeting table decorations create the first impression for the guests. If you have a specific theme for the glow party, consider decorating the greeting table accordingly. For example, if you are organizing a Halloween Glow Party, you can decorate the table with spider webs hanging off the tables and some eerie memorabilia scattered across the table.
Let’s now focus on the main table. If you have a smaller party venue and you can only accommodate one table, this is the one to choose. The table should be located at a central position, preferably against the wall, where all the guests can gather around to celebrate! The main table can act as an anchor for some amazing glow in the dark party decorations ideas!
The guests tables are perfect for different glow in the dark party decorations ideas. If you are looking for the guests to sit down and have dinner, you can also decorate the dining table with some glow in the dark artifacts.
Glow In The Dark Tablecloth
You should consider using a glow in the dark tablecloth for the main table. It sets the tone for the glow party and attracts the guests throughout the party.
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Glow In The Dark Centerpiece
Glow in the dark party decorations ideas revolve around table decorations and glow in the dark centerpieces are a perfect way of decorating your main table. Depending on the shape of the table, you may want to put in one or more centerpieces. Let’s explore three different table shapes and identify the centerpieces for each category:
Round Table: A single glow centerpiece is ideal for a round table. The centerpiece can be a bit tall as people can easily see around a round table.
Rectangular Table: You may want to consider multiple centerpieces for a rectangular table. A mix of tall and low centerpieces is ideal with the tall centerpiece in the middle and shorter centerpieces on the periphery.
Square Table: Since square tables have more space in the center, you have the luxury of designing a more elaborate centerpiece to draw attention of the guests.
Let’s now explore the some glow in the dark centerpiece decorations.A tall glow centerpiece is ideal for a round table.
As you notice, surrounding the tall centerpiece are some shorter decorative items. A glowing centerpiece vase is ideal for this purpose. Simply place them around the tall centerpiece and see the effect.
If you have standalone tables throughout the room, a glowing fiber optic centerpiece will fit nicely in.
You can also choose to create a more elaborate structure with glow rings over a base metallic structure.
You can easily create some amazing centerpieces if you like doing it yourself. Here is a nice video of how to make a glowing centerpiece.
You can also make some fairy glow jars and use them as centerpieces.
Howe about using glowing waterbeads to create your own centerpiece.
Glow in the dark balloons can come equally handy in creating amazing centerpiece decorations. The following video illustrates how you can create a beautiful centerpiece using glow in the dark balloons.
OK, now that we have discussed about creating an entrance arch, decorating the walls and tables, let’s focus on the remainder of the glow in the dark party decorations. You may want to optimize the use of party room space as much as possible as guests would prefer to roam around and enjoy the glow in the dark party without bumping into decorative items.
Glow balloons and streamers are ideal for this purpose. Let’s explore some glow in the dark party decorations ideas for each category.
Decorating with Glow in the Dark Balloons
Glow balloons is crucial to glow in the dark party decorations. Given the variety of things you can do with glow in the dark balloons, I have written a separate blog on this topic that you can refer to here
Let’s now focus on decorating with glow balloons. Actually, you can create some amazing neon decorations using glow in the dark balloons. Remember to choose balloons with the right shape depending on the structure you want to make.
Making balloon flowers is a fun exercise! You can create some amazing flower shapes and bring out the creative side in you. Once the glow balloon flowers are ready, you can stick them on the wall or place them strategically to cover any gaps or corners.
Glow balloon columns can be created at regular intervals to fill any white space in the room. However, do avoid over-decorating the room. The last thing you want is people feeling cramped for space because of all the balloons flying around. You want your guests to enjoy the neon party decorations!
If you are looking for a princess theme party for your little angel, you can consider building a Balloon castle wall. Although it takes a bit of time to build one up, the kids are bound to love the decoration.
If you do have some space, consider building a wall with glow in the dark balloons. The color and glow effect will be evident to everyone. Also, it’s a great way to cover any imperfections on the walls if you need to!
Finally, how about some Pokemon Go Balloon Bracelets! The ultimate game is in town and you want everyone to have a pie of the cake. These neon decorations are bound to amaze your young guests!
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Decorating with Glow in the Dark Streamers
You can make some amazing neon decorations with glow in the dark streamers. The easiest way to do so is to take some glow streamers, creating some twisters and hanging them from the ceilings as walls. Here is a video for how to hang streamers.
Creating a chandelier with glow streamers is also a neat idea. The following video will give you an idea how to create a chandelier with streamers. Simply use glow streamers for your purpose.
If you have windows in your party venue, you can also consider making some streamer curtains. The only trick will be place neon lighting in the background to generate an amazing glow impact.
In summary, don’t be overwhelmed with all the different glow in the dark party decorations ideas. Come up with a game plan and stick to it. It is easy to get carried away with the neon party decorations. Simply remember to buy the right components and enjoy the experience for decorating the party room. Visit our Glow Party Decorations page to explore some amazing products that will help you create some amazing neon party decorations!