Archive for March, 2011

Glowing Easter Egg Hunt

Thursday, March 24th, 2011

Tired of planning the same community Easter egg hunt year after year? Surprise the children with a night time Easter egg hunt using glow sticks! Popularity of nighttime Easter egg hunts has been increasing over the past few years as glow sticks have become cheaper.

Supplies needed for a glowing Easter egg hunt

Easter egg assembly

Assembling the glowing Easter eggs is simple. Remember the light intensity of glow sticks fade over time. If you are planning a large nighttime Easter egg hunt, make sure to have some volunteers on hand to help with stuffing the eggs, assembly line fashion works best. We recommend activating the glow sticks (stuffing the eggs) as close to the event as possible.

  1. Stuff the egg with candy.
  2. Take the glow bracelet coil it up as small as possible. Once the glow bracelet is coiled up as small as possible insert it into the egg.
  3. Tape the egg shut, this step might be optional depending on the egg. Some eggs are made to cheaply and tape is necessary to keep the egg from popping open.

Safety first If this is your first time planning a nighttime Easter egg hunt, make sure you have plenty of supervision. Giving a glow necklace or bracelet to each participant is a great idea that helps you keep a visual on all the kids.  You can find links to all the glow sticks used on this article below:

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Emergency Glow Sticks

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

Glow sticks can be used in a variety of ways whether it’s simple to add a little excitement to a special occasion, a game of night golf or just about any other reason you might be out in the dark. Glow sticks make perfect addition for any holiday or special event. They come in a wide assortment of colors and sizes.

When you first think of glow sticks, you envision children playing. They are more than just a fun toy or decorations for a party. Glow sticks are also used as a safety device. They are perfect for many emergencies such as blackouts. These single use glow sticks offer enough light for 8 to 12 hours. While most glow sticks are designed for a single use, you can find reusable ones in the market.

It would be in your best interest to stock up on glow sticks instead of flashlights since they require no batteries or electricity. All that you need to do is activate them by simply bending the stick and shaking the chemicals. The 360-degree light that these small sticks offer is all the light that you need for any type of emergency whether it’s a blackout or a dark walk along the streets if your car breaks down. They are very affordable, and small enough to take up minimal space in your car or home.

It’s important to be prepared for the unexpected emergencies in life. While you may not be able to be fully prepared for every situation, at least you can be for most. Light is often the one thing that you’ll need. Walking along the streets to get to the gas station on a dark road without light can be scary and dangerous, or a blackout with a flashlight that has no batteries can create a scary home for the kids. So create your emergency kit for your car or home, and don’t forget to fill them with glow sticks.

There are some things that you’ll want to know before you buy the first glow stick that you find that seems to be the best price. Selecting the right glow stick is important depending on what you’ll be using them for. They come in a variety of intensities, visibility and duration of glow. The longest duration of glow is 12 hours. These would be the best choice for situations such as emergencies and even camping. 12-hour glow sticks often come in red, green, orange and yellow.

You can find a ton of places to purchase glow sticks online. You’ll be amazed at the huge selections and options that you have to choose from. Just be sure that before you go shopping online for your sticks that you know the specific use – whether it’s to add to your emergency kit in your home or car, the camping trip that you go on every year, decorating for that special occasion, or just some simple fun for the kids.

Glow stick parties

Friday, March 4th, 2011

Glow stick parties aka glow parties & blackouts!
Never heard of a glow stick party? Over the past few months glow stick parties have grown from a small idea into a national explosion. Kids all around the country wanting to have or attend a glow stick party. The popularity of glow parties and blackouts grew from the glow stick man costumes kids have worn for Halloween the past few years. The basic idea is simple, turn out the lights and make everything glow.

What types of glow sticks are needed?
To have a glow party you can use any glow stick, some of the most common glow sticks used are glow necklaces, glow bracelets, eye glasses, glow sticks, and more! Make sure to decorate everything using glow sticks, the tables, chairs, walls, and even the attendees. Budge withstanding you can even expand beyond glow sticks and add light up toys as well. Use light up sun glasses, necklaces, wands, and hats accessorizing the experience even more.

Glow stick party venues
If you don’t want to go to the expense of planning, and prepping for a glow party, it’s easy to attend one near you. Check with your local skating rinks, and bowling alleys, often times they throw a glow stick party once a month. Generally the skating rinks and bowling alleys charge and extra dollar or two for admission to cover some free glow sticks for the partiers.