My friends and I threw a Halloween UV Glow in the Dark party this year. In the video above you can see some clips from our party. Since people often ask me for blacklight party ideas, I thought I'd put a blog together with my top 15 Halloween blacklight party ideas! Enjoy!
1. UV Glow in the Dark Jello
One of my favourite glow food recipes that works especially well for Halloween is glow jello/jelly! I made these with vitamin B2 (Riboflavin), blue icing colours, lemon syrup and gelatine sheets. The full recipe you can find here.
2. Edible UV Glow in the Dark blood in drinks
Chlorophyll is a green pigment you can find in green plants. It glows red in blacklight. You can extract chlorophyll from Chlorella supplements for example, with oil. Drop a tiny bit of the mixture in a drink (I used milk), and you have edible floating glow blood!
3. Blue UV Glow in the Dark drinks
Tonic is UV reactive, and glows blue in blacklight due to the quinine in it. You can serve it as is, or mixed with lemon syrup and some water since Tonic is very bitter. When you dilute Tonic, the glow effect of the drink will slowly fade, so prepare your drinks in blacklight so you can 'manage' the glow!
4. Edible UV Glow in the Dark spider eggs
Fake edible glow caviar (made without fish!) can represent spider eggs! Put them on top of cupcakes, in drinks, on food, etc!
5. Edible UV Glow in the Dark Worms
Noodles that glow are not just cool as UV glow food. During Halloween you can use them as worms! You can include them in sensory activities. Fill a pot with glow noodles, and hide things between the noodles. The recipe for these UV glow noodles you can find here.
6. Yellow UV Glow in the Dark Drinks
Vitamin B2 (also known as Riboflavin) glows yellow in blacklight. Mix some in your favourite (semi) translucent drink, filter the drink, and you get yellow glow drinks! Since vitamin B2 is very bitter, I recommend to mix it with sweet drinks.
7. UV Glow in the Dark Slime
Halloween means monsters. Monsters means slime. With UV face paint, detergent and kids glue you can create awesome glow slime. The recipe you can find here!
8. Green and Yellow UV Glow in the Dark Cupcakes
Monster green cupcakes or yellow like sunshine! Wait, that's doesn't make sense for Halloween.. Anyway, decorate them with the fake edible caviar (spider eggs?) I mentioned earlier for more awesomeness!
9. Ghost balloons
Drape white tule over white balloons to create spooky ghosts. Hang them on a string all around the room. In my Halloween vlog video at the beginning of this blog you can see some of our ghosts at our blacklight party! Don't forget to draw creepy faces on the balloons with a black marker.
10. Edible UV Glow in the Dark Slime
Glow slime you can eat! It tastes like lemon, it's deliciously nasty for Halloween. The recipe you can find here. You can make green glow slime by simply adding blue icing colour like I did in the green glow cupcakes recipe.
11. Glow potions
Mix some UV face paint with water (I like to use PaintGlow) to create glow potions for decoration! Find some nice glass bottles for your witch' closet.
12. UV Glow in the Dark Foam
Turn yourself into a monster with UV glow foam! This foam is also cool for a bunch of sensory play activities.
13. A bowl of UV face paint
Leave a bowl of UV face paint and brushes on a table so your guests can paint themselves if they haven't already. PaintGlow is a UV make-up brand that creates ready to use paints (no need to add water) in a variety of colours. They sell big tubes, but also small ones: perfect if you're only going to use the paint once and don't want to spend a lot of money.
White spiderwebs will glow in UV light (check the video!). You can get them at a Halloween store or sometimes in supermarkets during the season.
15. UV Glow in the dark cookies
Who doesn't like cookies? Especially when they glow in the dark in ultraviolet light! This cookie icing recipe will tell you how to make them. Draw spiders or skulls on your cookies for Halloween, or other random patterns during a 'normal' blacklight party!