32 TRENDING Neon Party Ideas!

by Jillian Leslie on

Neon parties are so much fun and so popular on our site. If you are planning a tween birthday party, or a teen birthday party like a Sweet 16 or a quinceanera, and you want a cool glow-in-the dark vibe, don’t miss these 32 trending neon party ideas!

Create a visually spectacular neon party by either using products that are designed to glow in the dark, such as glow sticks or use neon fluorescent colors in a dark room with UV lighting or black light bulbs.

Either way, your guests will be totally blown away and your party will definitely be one to remember!

We’ve got ideas for glow in the dark party supplies and neon party ideas for invitations, party decoration, party food and lots, lots more!


32 Trending Neon Glow Party Ideas!

1: Let’s Glow Party Invitation

Your party starts the second you send out those party invitations and invite everyone to your birthday celebration.

This glow-in-the-dark-inspired invitation is a great way to kick off your fabulous party!

2: Digital Neon Party Invitation

Digital party invitations are great because you get them out to everyone with a simple click.

The neon design looks fantastic on a screen and brings the invitation to life!

3: Glow in the Dark Sleepover

Sleepover birthday parties are really popular on our site at the moment.

There’s nothing better than spending a night in with your closest friends chatting the night away, with a movie and delicious snacks.

A neon-themed sleepover is such a fun choice because you can go all out with glow-in-the-dark party decorations!

Glow in the Dark Sleepover

4: Neon Backdrop

Check out these fun and colorful neon/fluorescent party decorations.

They’ll look incredible as soon as you switch on the UV black lights!

Make your own with some florescent colored card stock.

Neon Backdrop

5: Neon Hip-Hop Graffiti Party

If you love hip-hop and graffiti how about throwing a retro neon hip hop party?

Use fluorescent paint to create your own graffitis and treat everyone to some hip tunes they can dance to.

Neon Hip-Hop Graffiti Party

6: Pastel Neon Dessert Table

On the other hand, you may simply want to use lighter neon colors and not have to use a black light to make your party glow.

Florescent pastel parties look amazing! Use lots of white to show off all the beautiful colors.

7: Neon Balloon Garland

Dazzle your guests with a party full of bright colors, and impress them by framing your dessert table with a garland made of glow in the dark balloons.

Make sure your backdrop is black so your colored decorations will pop.

8: Tiered Neon Cake

This black-tiered birthday cake with neon geometric shapes is so cool and has such a retro vibe!

It’s definitely the show stopper you’ll want at your party to blow your guests away.

If you’re looking for more awesome teen cakes, we’ve got those too!

9: Polka Dot Neon Cake

Another fun idea for a neon birthday cake is to decorate a regular black-tiered one with some cute colored polka dots.

Get creative and form pretty designs with your dots, and don’t forget to top your cake with some neon candles.

Polka Dot Neon Cake

10: Neon Cake Topper

If you want a quick and easy way to transform a regular store-bought cake into a neon-themed one, check out this wonderful topper.

This personalized UV reflective topper “glows” under black light, and is just what you need to create a show-stopping birthday cake with no effort!

Neon Cake Topper

11: Neon Cupcakes

Treat your guests to some neon cupcakes by decorating yours with some brightly colored frosting.

They’ll look incredible on a plate and are totally on theme!

12: Glow in the Dark Cookies

These bright and delicious sugar cookies are the perfect addition to any birthday party!

The cookies come in a variety of designs and are decorated with colorful royal icing.

Or if you’d like to make your own neon cookies, we’ve got a recipe just for you!

13: Neon Cake Pops

Kids love cake pop and these fluorescent ones are no exception.

They too will look amazing under the UV blacklight!

14: Chocolate Neon Pretzels

Decorate some chocolate-covered pretzel sticks with a mix of neon colors and serve them at your party.

They look fantastic alongside your other party food.

15: Glow in the Dark Drink

Serve up this fizzy blacklight lemonade for some glow-in-the-dark effect.

Use tonic water in your lemonade to create a gorgeous glow that will stop everyone in their tracks!

Glow in the Dark Drink

16: Glow in the Dark Table Setting

A simple way to decorate a table at a neon party is to use a bunch of colorful glow sticks.

Use glow necklaces to circle around your plates and place a bunch in some glass vases for centerpieces.

Glow in the Dark Table Settings

17: Neon Retro Arcade Table Setting

Check out the fun table settings at this neon arcade party!

The florescent party decorations will make everyone feel like they are in an actual game.

18: Neon Cutlery

If you are throwing a neon party then you really need to have this florescent cutlery set!

Imagine just how fabulous they’ll look under the UV blacklight.

Neon Cutlery

19: Neon Party Welcome Poster 

Greet the guests at your neon party with a colorful welcome poster.

Personalize it with a name and age, and place it at the entrance of your venue.

20: Neon “Happy Birthday”  Banner

Hang this personalized florescent “Happy Birthday” garland on a wall or on your dessert table at your neon party.

Once you turn on the UV blacklight just look at it shine!

Neon "Happy Birthday"  Banner

21: Personalized Neon Sign

A neon sign with the birthday girl or boy’s name lights up the party with their own unique flair, adding that extra pop of personality to the festivities.

It’s like their own personal spotlight, making them feel totally rad and ready to party in style at their neon-themed bash!

Personalized Neon Sign

22: Neon Pennant Banner

This neon banner is another great decoration that will add so much vibrance to your party!

Hang it around your venue, or use it to create a backdrop for your dessert table or photo booth.

Neon Pennant Banner

23: Neon Star Party Decorations

Just as much fun are these neon paper garland circles that you can hang from the ceiling or on a wall at your party just like neon streamers.

They too will look amazing once the UV blacklight is turned on.

24: Neon Dance Floor

A neon party is a great excuse to throw a dazzling disco with great music and bright colors.

Blacklights were really popular in the ’70s, so how about throwing a 70’s-themed disco with a retro music playlist?

This florescent-colored dance floor is just what you need at your party to add to the disco vibe!

25: “Let’s Glow” T-Shirt

We’ve found a cool outfit for the birthday girl or boy to wear on their special day!

This ‘Let’s Glow’ t-shirt is the perfect attire for a neon party!

'Let's Glow' T-Shirt

26: Neon Photo Booth Props 

Everyone always has so much fun at a photo booth, and it’s always a great excuse for a laugh.

There’s nothing better than fooling around with some awesome fluorescent photo booth props, like these, while having your photo taken.

27: Neon Face Paint 

Here’s another way for your guests to express themselves. Put out neon face paint and let them get creative!

Wait until you see how these neon paints transforms your party guests!

28. Light Up Hula Hoops

Looking for fun party games? How about having some light-up hula hoops on hand and watch your guests have a blast!

29: Neon Hair Ties

You can never have too many neon accessories like hair ties, right?

So, treat your guests to these awesome neon ones that they can either wear in their hair or simply around their wrist, as a bracelet.

Neon Hair Ties

30: Glow Bracelets

These long-lasting glow bracelets are ideal for neon parties, discos, and sleepovers, and are a wonderful party favor too.

Made from glow sticks, the bracelets come in a bunch of different colors that your guests will love!

31: Neon Party Favor Bag

Send your guests home with a bunch of goodies and a smile on their faces.

They’ll be so happy to be going home with one of these brightly colored neon party favor bags.

Get a bunch in different colors and have your guests help themselves.

32: Glow Crazy Party Favor Tag

Finish off your party favors with a ‘glow crazy’ tag.

Add one to each party favor bag to thank your guests for coming to your amazing celebration.

Neon Party Ideas FAQs

What do I need to set up a neon party?

Ensure you have blacklights to enhance neon decorations, plenty of glow sticks and UV-reactive paint for creative fun, and choose a venue with dimmable lighting to set the perfect atmosphere.

Are backlights expensive to rent?

The cost of renting blacklights can vary, but they are generally affordable for short-term rentals and small quantities.

I can’t afford to rent backlights what alternatives do I have?

Alternatives include using UV LED strip lights, fluorescent light fixtures with UV bulbs, or even portable blacklight lamps. Additionally, maximizing natural light during the day and incorporating glow-in-the-dark decorations and accessories can still create a vibrant neon atmosphere.

Any suggestions for neon party games?

Kick the energy levels up a notch with glow stick limbo, where guests test their flexibility under neon lights, organize a neon treasure hunt with hidden UV-reactive clues, or set up a UV-reactive ring toss game for some friendly competition.

What about neon-themed snacks and drinks?

Keep guests fueled and glowing with colorful glow-in-the-dark cocktails served in neon glasses, neon cupcakes adorned with fluorescent frosting, and vibrant cotton candy that glows under blacklights.

What attire should guests wear to a neon party?

Encourage guests to dress in their brightest neon clothing, accessorize with glow-in-the-dark jewelry and neon hats, and don’t forget to provide UV-reactive body paint for those who want to stand out even more under the blacklights.

How can I create a neon-themed playlist?

Compile a playlist of upbeat songs with neon or glow-related themes, such as “Electric Avenue” by Eddy Grant or “Neon Lights” by Demi Lovato, mixed with classic dance hits that are sure to keep the energy high and the party going all night long.

For more awesome neon glow-in-the-dark inspiration, check out these amazing neon parties!

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30 Cool Neon Party Ideas for Your Fab Birthday!

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