This year we hosted our 2nd Annual Glow Night for Teens. With a bit of planning, you can too! We invited participants to come dressed for the black light.


  • Glow-in-the-dark Streamers
  • Glow-in-the-dark Paint
  • Glow-in-the-dark Tape
  • Black Light Adhesive Lights
  • Glow Sticks
  • LED Beach Ball
  • Disco Light
  • Black Cardstock
  • Recycled Tablecloths
  • Plastic Cups
  • Paint Brushes
  • Clear Plastic Craft Pieces/Coasters
  • Table Top Black Lights (2 to a package)


We found using four blacklights gave us the perfect amount of ambient light to make clothing and accessories glow. We placed two on tables and used adhesive blacklights to create an art wall. Volunteers placed streamers throughout the room. On a large flatscreen TV, we streamed K-pop music and ran a lava lamp background with lots of movement. We placed streamers, tape, and fluorescent dots on the floor to create gaming stations.


  • Juggling Towers – Painted with reactive paint.
  • Zombie Bowling – Painted with reactive paint.
  • Tic Tac Toe – Neon Dots, Tape, Streamers
  • Dance Floor – Neon Dots
  • Mummy Game – Who could wrap their mummy the fastest?
  • Hula Hoops – Wrapped with glow-in-the-dark tape.


  • Art Wall – Teens made designs using the glow-in-the-dark tape.
  • Craft Table – Teens decorated coaster and black cardstock.
  • Glow Sticks – Make jewelry/accessories and see who can make the longest chain.

For the first 45 minutes, we let the teens explore the space and socialize. When things started to slow down, we introduced the mummy game. Toward the end, we had a large group of teens gathered around, making the largest glow stick chain possible. Having two teen volunteers and allowing extra time for setting up was really helpful in making this program a success. Be prepared to spend a few hours moving furniture and setting up the decorations and stations. If you have volunteers, this is an excellent way for them to get involved.