9 Unique Neon Party Invitation Ideas
by Ann Mifsud
If you’re planning a neon party for your kid’s next birthday, you sure want to surprise your guests with an awesome party invitation that sets the mood and expectations for a super cool glow in the dark party.
So read on to see how to make an impactful first impression on your guests. Below are 9 unique neon party invitation ideas that will blow your guests away!
Click on the interested invitation title to be taken straight to one of the ideas.
- VIP Pass Glow Party Invite
- Video Neon Glow Party Invitation
- Ticket Glow In The Dark Invitation
- Retro 80’s Cassette Tape Party Invite
- Neon Bowling Ball Party Invitation
- Bracket-shaped Neon Party Invitation
- Electronic Glow Party Invitation
- DIY Glow In The Dark Party Invite
- Two Free Neon Party Invitation Templates
At the end of this article we have also included some important details that are a must in a neon party invite.
Pro Tip: Send out the invitations well ahead of time, some 3 to 4 weeks before the glow party event. By this, you will ensure that the people you’ll be inviting wouldn’t have made any other plans for the day.
Before deciding which of these 9 unique neon party invitation ideas to go for, make sure that the black light party you’ll be organizing matches the expectations set by your invitation.
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A significant milestone in your kid’s life may be approaching, and you’re eager to leave a lasting impression on them and their friends. Undoubtedly, hosting a kids glow party to celebrate in style is the perfect choice!
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1. VIP Pass Glow Party Invite
What makes most of the neon party invite ideas we’re suggesting here stand out, is that they are unique and nothing like what one would usually expect of a party invitation. It goes without saying that for a unique party such as a black light one, you would also want to impress with an original invite.
A very creative idea which will certainly be a hit with teens or tweens is the VIP pass glow party invite. It is a very appealing concept for young adults too.
The one we discovered at Zazzle.com looks awesome and it is totally customizable. The invite is so cool that it can also be attached to a lanyard, a metal clip or a retractable. The idea is that the invitees are encouraged to bring the pass to the neon party and present it at the door.
2. Video Neon Glow Party Invitation
Another great idea, especially if you’re pressed for time, is a music video invite.
The one, we found at Etsy, ticks all the boxes. It is very cool, attractive and original. All you have to do to have it customized, is to send all details you want to feature on the invite and choose the desired music from a video on Youtube.
Your invitation will then be professionally customized for you in less than 48 hours, following which you can forward it to your guests.
3. Ticket Glow In The Dark Party Invitation
This ticket glow in the dark invite follows pretty much the same concept as the VIP pass ticket. It is very stylish and appealing to kids and teenagers.
Apart from having your personal details fully customized, you also have the luxury of choosing from between different sizes that range from 3.5″ by 5″ to 6.5″ by 8.75″. You can further personalize your design by going for rounded edges, as well as selecting your preferred type of paper from a number of options.
4. Retro 80’s Cassette Tape Party Invite
Though not a real cassette tape from the 80’s, the idea is super original and has a retro feel to it. Party details can be printed all around the cassette label. You can also order these invites in various sizes and choose from an array of different paper material.
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5. Neon Bowling Ball Party Invitation
The shape of this invite is what makes it unusual and unique. This neon bowling ball design is more fitting if the glow in the dark party you’re organizing is going to be held at a bowling venue. Alternatively, make sure bowling games or activities are going to feature at your kid’s party.
As with some other invitations, these cool neon bowling ball ones come in various sizes as well and can be printed on a selection of different paper to suit your liking.
6. Bracket-Shaped Neon Party Invitation
We particularly like these bracket-shaped neon party invitations, especially when the event is in honor of a girl. They are really cute and are sure to be loved by all your guests.
There is a variety of different shapes to choose from – scalloped, ticket and tag. Explore to see which ones best fit who you are and the kind of glow in the dark party you want to throw.
7. Electronic Glow Party Invitation
What is cool about this option is its versatility. Once downloaded, you can edit the template yourself. Even cooler, is the fact that you can do so from a mobile phone, making this Electronic glow party invite a double winner, especially if you’re pressed for time.
It is important to note though, that to edit this invite, like many other items found on Etsy.com, you need to use Corjl.com. Advanced edits could only be done on a desktop computer or a laptop.
8. DIY Glow In The Dark Party Invite
If you’re super creative and have your own ideas on what you would want your invitation to your kid’s neon party look like, you can always come up with your own unique invite using design software like canva.com.
Canva is free and very easy to use, even if you’re a first time user. You do need more time at hand, though, when compared to ordering one online and getting it customized for you.
Browse high quality neon party invitation templates from Canva here.
9. Two Free Neon Party Invitation Templates
For good measure we’d like to share with you an open card neon party invitation and a glow in the dark birthday party invitation for free. You can download them and make only personal use of any of both.
What shall I include in a neon party invite?
When writing an invitation to a neon party, make sure you include all the necessary details like the venue, date, time and RSVP.
Even more important however, your invitations to a glow in the dark party should help your guests prepare for the event. No, they won’t be asked to get food or drinks with them. That wouldn’t be polite, in our opinion.
But your neon party invitation must clearly indicate what your guests are to wear for the glow party since not all colors and fabrics glow when exposed to black light. Which brings us straight to the next point.
What do you wear at a glow in the dark party?
Any clothes that your guests are comfortable in, that are white or sport highlighter colors – fluorescent yellow, green, pink and orange, will work wonders at a glow in the dark party.
White clothing and the other mentioned fluorescent colors glow in the dark when they are exposed to black light. The more vivid the colors, the more they glow when UV light is thrown in their direction.
Other fluorescent accessories can be worn at a neon glow party, such as wigs, ties, shoe laces, bracelets, necklaces and glasses. If you want your guests to come dressed in any of these apparel, you need to make it super clear on the invite.
If you’ll be providing the accessories yourself, then let your guests know that they only need to show up in clothes that are in the colors mentioned above. Don’t take it for granted that everyone knows which colors glow under black light. Making it clear will ensure that nobody feels confused, stressed or excluded before or at the party.
Pro Tip: If you do go for a customizable invitation, be it digital or a physical product, it should be easy to include an instruction like, “Please wear clothing and sneakers in white and/or fluorescent pink, orange, green or yellow. Accessories will be provided.”
If, on the other hand, you choose to send ready-made card invites, be sure to attach a note highlighting what your guests are to wear.
You may also want to send a neon accessory or two with the invitation. Sending fluorescent shoe laces with the invitation is a cue to your guests to come in sneakers.
In any case, write it clearly on the invite that they are to have them on for the party, especially if you plan to divide your guests into groups according to the different colored laces for games and activities during the party.
If you want to impress the guests you’re inviting to your kid’s neon party, start with the invitations. Make sure that they receive an invite that shouts “cool” and sets up the expectations to a memorable event.
We have highlighted 9 unique neon party invitations that are amazing for any glow in the dark party. First impressions do count. So if you’re up for success, take some time to explore our ideas before taking the right step to choosing a neon party invitation.
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