Glow Stick Summer Party Ideas

We've rounded up some amazing glow stick party ideas that are perfect for a nighttime summer soiree!


Summer is the perfect time to host a fun outdoor soiree! When it comes to throwing a memorable bash, we say the more creative the better.

We’ve collected some amazingly unique summer party ideas using glow sticks. Glow sticks are a fun and inexpensive way to spruce up any party. Kids and adults will love the fun effect of glow sticks.

Once the sun goes down your glow sticks are sure to make a statement.

Glow Stick Ice Bucket

Spruce up your refreshment table by having a glowing ice bucket! Glow sticks shine gorgeously in ice and this creative detail will make your party guests excited to dive in for a cool refreshment.

Glow Stick Drink Display
Image via Active Dark

Glow Stick Cups

Mommy Savers uses glow stick cups as a simple way to jazz up beverages! Using a regular opaque solo cup and a smaller clear cup you can create this fun glowing affect!

Glow Stick Cups

Red solo cups are the perfect size for a glow stick bracelet to wedge right into the bottom. Once you place your glowstick bracelet in the bottom, place a clear smaller plastic cup into the red solo cup. This is such a quick and fun way to add pizzazz to your party.

Glowsticks in Cotton Candy

Cotton candy is a delicious and special treat. You can make your cotton candy even more memorable by sliding glow sticks into the cotton candy paper cones. This is a great after dinner treat that will have your guests talking!

Glow Sticks in Cotton Candy Image via Adrian Sangalang at Tiki Sweetz

Glow Stick Lanterns

Light up your entire party with these simple glow stick lanterns. A Trucker Wife made these lanterns in a snap! She made them by cutting open glow sticks and pouring the fluid into small jars. This is a quick and inexpensive way to light up the night.

Glow Stick Lantern

We think these lanterns are great to line the sidewalk or driveway of your home to make a statement as guests arrive.

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