Knowing it was going to be a low-key New Years Eve in Charlotte with our “framily”, I decided to make our in house party a little “extra”! Our friends just moved and while I hadn’t seen their new house yet, I knew there was a large basement that would host us ringing in the new year. So I let them know I would be transforming it into a glow-in-the-dark party zone. Our four kids are ages 11, 9, 7 and 6 and this was a fun (and easy) way to make things feel festive for everyone.
|| Glow in the Dark Party ||
I ordered some items from Amazon and then snagged a few more from Party City before we left for Charlotte. I wanted things that would make the most bang for the buck since I didn’t want to spend a ton of money. We are all used to staying home at this point, and so anything to make it feel special and above and beyond is always a welcome change. (Although honestly I don’t think I have been out on New Years Eve in about a decade so staying home wasn’t a big change for us.)
The kids hung out upstairs while we made our glow zone so it was a big surprise for them when we revealed it. We pumped up some tunes, handed everyone a glow necklace and the glow in the dark party was on!
This was such an easy way to make our at home gathering feel more special. I bought two disco balls and I think those were the most effective in really transforming the space. We just used flashlights to give it the sparkle and hung one from the fan and the other from the pool table. The other big hit was the LED light up balloons- they were lots of fun and the kids ended up playing with those the most. I have a disco light projector (linked below) but of course left it at home but this would have also made things lots of fun!
Glow in the Dark Party Supplies:
- Disco Ball
- LED Light Up Balloons (these marble ones are fun too!)
- Glow Necklace/Bracelet
- Disco Light Projector
- Party Sunglasses
We set a big countdown on the TV… for 10pm! 😉 When the clock struck- we all cheered Happy New Year!
Who says you can’t have an epic party with 8 people in a basement? 🙂
Farwell to 2020. Here’s to a new year full of hope.
Happy New Year. Xoxo-