Disco Party Decoration Ideas Using Glow Sticks
Glow sticks are one of our favourite disco party essentials here at Kids Disco Parties. They will not only light up the dance floor, they are super FUN and not to mention cheap. If you have crafty kids or are simply looking for ways to get the kids involved in some pre-party disco party decorating we think you will LOVE some of our nifty disco party decoration ideas using glow sticks. They are all super affordable and simple enough for the kids to make so they’ll be entertained for hours.
1. Glow Stick Balloons
Filling balloons with glow sticks is a pretty fancy disco party decoration idea for your kid’s birthday party. We suggest using white or light coloured balloons so they glow extra bright! Once the balloons are half filled with air, crack a glow stick or two and carefully insert, then finish blowing up. Scatter on the table or with an adults help why not hang them upside down from the roof for some extra WOW factor
2. Glow Stick Coke Bottles
To create these colourful masterpieces, carefully cut the top off a glow stick and pour the contents into an empty coke bottle. If possible we suggest using glass bottles but plastic ones will shine just as bright! Secure the lid, shake it about and voila, glow in the dark bottles! For safety we recommend you get an adult to help you with this one and DO NOT DRINK from these bottles.
3. Glow Stick Chandelier
If you love getting crafty, you’ll love this one!
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4. Glow Stick Wall Art
This is such a FUN idea to welcome guests to your child’s disco party! Using packets of glow sticks get the kids to create messages and pictures of their choice! Once you’re happy with your layout use some clear scotchguard to stick it to the wall.
** Parents – we recommend you hang up a black plastic sheet (grab one from your local hardware store for $10) on the wall before the messages get stuck on. This will not only help the glow sticks stand out but you’ll avoid any paint stripping disasters!
5. Neon/Glow Table Setting
This one is super easy and such a clever way to jazz up your snacks table! Put glow sticks around plates and cups for your party guests. Stick glow sticks to clear cutlery and create coasters for your cups. You can also put glow sticks under ice in the drinks bucket for some extra glow!
6. Glow Stick Wreath
Wreaths are not just for Christmas. Make one for your disco party decoration too!
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7. Glow Stick Centerpiece
We just LOVE this one! It’s super cheap but looks a million bucks!
Pop down to the Reject Shop or Spotlight and pick up a pack of 50 Glow Sticks (should set you back $5) and also some large polystyrene ball halves.
Crack the glow sticks and push them into the polystyrene. Ta-Da! A super quick centerpiece that will impress everyone at your party!
What crafty glow stick ideas have you done at home?
Tips For Hosting The Ultimate Disco Party For Kids
We’ve been to our fair share of disco parties for kids over the past six years and have literally seen it all! We decided to put our heads together and bring you our top 6 hot tips for hosting the ultimate disco party for kids so you and your party guests will be set to have the best party ever. After all the last thing you want is your child's disco party to be a disco flop!
Tip 1: Host your disco party inside
Nothing clears a dance floor faster than gale force winds and thunderstorms! With Melbourne being… well Melbourne, the weather is so unpredictable, if possible we recommend you host your child’s disco party inside. It will not only keep your party guests warm and dry but a more confined space acts as extra crowd control, our beats will sound way better and you’ll get the full effect of the super bright LED disco lights!
Tip 2: Keep food and sugary drinks for the scheduled break
It's not a party unless there is party food, however we’ve noticed food is a big distraction for your party rockers, especially the shy kids! To give us the best shot at engaging your party guests we recommend keeping food, lollies and snacks to the scheduled break time.
Tip 3: Keep chairs off the dancefloor
Ditch those chairs! We’re all here to P-A-R-T-Y! Where possible remove as many chairs from the space as possible. Nowhere to sit means your party guests will get their dancing shoes on and engage in all the activities your DJ has in stall.
Tip 4: Less Decorations is More!
Balloons, streamers, themed decorations, it’s a party right? Wrong! We go by the mantra less is more when it comes to throwing a kids disco party. Our DJs come to every kids disco fully equipped with sound and lighting so you really don’t need to do much more! The darker the space the brighter the lights so if you’re itching to hang something up we recommend popping down to your local hardware store and grabbing yourself a large black plastic sheet for 10 bucks. Once the house lights go down and the disco lights shine everyone will be ready to hit the d-floor! PLUS…Less decorations also means less things to pack up! #winning
Tip 5: Avoid Balloons
As we’re all about safety first here at Kids Disco Parties we’ve come to notice balloons usually cause more harm than good! While we all have a giggle at the first person to speak with a helium voice, its actually very dangerous! Also, too many balloons on a dance floor full of energetic dancers is a recipe for disaster! We want to keep you and all your party guests free from injury so ditch the balloons and let the disco lights be the star of the show!
Tip 6: Keep it Simple
Candy tables, face painting, photo booths, petting zoos…You get the jist! Too many elements can easily backfire on your birthday party extravaganza. By inviting Kids Disco Parties into your home we make sure you get bang for your buck. If there are too many things happening at the one time your party guests will be so overwhelmed and this will impact our engagement with the kids at the disco party. If you do want to include some extras at your child’s party we recommend having them prior to the disco commencing!
Disco Party Success Checklist
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