Welcome! I am a mom to two wonderful kids, a lovely retired greyhound, and a wife to a great husband. Needless to say, there are a lot of daily messes to clean up around our house. Daily Messes is my blog to share ideas on things to do with your kids, snack and meal ideas, crafts, and holiday fun. I hope you find something to enjoy!

Monday, October 21, 2013

It's A Spooky Glow Party!

I wanted to try something new this year instead of our regular Halloween cookie decorating. I thought it would be fun to have a glow-in-the-dark party!

First, I set up the black light in the living room. (DM Tip: Don't use black light string lights unless you know they work. A lot of them will just glow purple and will not cause things to glow under their light.) Next, I hid pieces of a glow-in-the dark skeleton around the room and had the boys find them. Even though I set the pieces out in the sun for several days in advance, they did not glow very much in the dark until the black light was turned on. We put the pieces together and hung it on the wall. I also placed a couple of glow in the dark Halloween themed gel clings on the sliding door for them to have fun with.
Cookies, bowl of glowing buttercream icing, lemonade made
with tonic water, glow in the dark skeleton pieces, soap, gel clings
This year, we made sugar cookies for our Halloween cookies. While they were baking, I made buttercream icing out of tonic water. Tonic water has quinine, which glows under black lights. We had different kinds of candy and Halloween themed sprinkles to decorate the icing.

  • Wear glow-in-the-dark clothing or have white clothing for black lights.
  • Make crafts with glow-in-the-dark paintduct tape, or stickers.
  • Decorate with glow-in-the-dark soap. (Dial sells a soap in a glow-in-the-dark container. I found the ghost one glows the best in the dark.)
  • Make glow-in-the-dark lemonade with tonic water. Some people don't like the taste, so try half regular water and half tonic water. 
  • Have fun with glow bracelets and necklaces. Check out my Why I Love Glow Sticks post for ideas!
  • Wear glow-in-the-dark glasses, bracelets, ect..
  • Bob for gummy worms buried in ReddiWhip or Cool Whip.
  • Make Ghastly Soap. It's like the Dinosaur Soap we made earlier, but we used snakes and spiders to make it spooky for Halloween. Spider rings work really well.

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