How to Write Invitations for a Glow in the Dark Party

by Emma Rensch
Make creative invitations for your glow in the dark party.

Make creative invitations for your glow in the dark party.

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If you're throwing a glow in the dark party, you'll want your invitations to match your theme. Use glow in the dark materials to make the cards and get your guests excited about attending. The personal touch you put into each glow in the dark party invitation is likely to result in plenty of RSVPs.

Items you will need

  • Blank invitations
  • Glow in the dark paint pen
  • Glow in the dark stickers
  • Glow sticks
  • Markers
  • Hole punch
  • String
Step 1

Choose wording for your glow in the dark party invitations. Use phrases that mirror the theme. For example: "When the sun goes down this Saturday night, You're invited to a party that's sure to be bright. With glowing props to ban darkness and fright, We'll compete with the stars and the moon's night light."

Step 2

Write the wording and details for your party on the inside of your blank invitations using a glow in the dark paint pen. Glow in the dark pens leave a thin, raised trail of ink with a texture similar to plastic. Allow the ink on the cards to dry completely before closing or handling them.

Step 3

Decorate the front cover of your invitations with regular markers. Use this space to ask guests to leave their cards open in a well-lit area for several minutes and then read them in a dark space. What looks like a blank card will be revealed as a glow in the dark surprise.

Step 4

Place glow in the dark stickers on the invitations as desired. These will serve as an extra surprise when your guests view the cards in the dark.

Step 5

Punch a hole in the corners of the invitations and attach the glow sticks with string.

Step 6

Hand deliver or mail your invitations and enjoy your party.


  • "Snooze A Palooza"; American Girl and Carol Yoshizuma; 2005

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