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Perfect Party Lighting – Tips to Make Your Party Sparkle

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

Party lighting has great significance in decoration of the venue, especially during evenings. Whether it is a small birthday celebration or a big wedding event, perfect lighting can enhance the beauty of the venue significantly. Good knowledge of lighting with a simple touch of creativity is what all required to make an impressive party lighting. Below are few tips that may help you while setting up the party lighting.

Match the color of lighting with the party theme: Many of the parties organized these days are based on a specific theme. In contrary to regular parties, these themed parties follow a similar pattern in every aspect, be it decoration, costumes, food or party favors. Hence, lighting in these parties should be in accordance with the theme. To make the party more attractive, pick the prominent colors of the theme (it can be a single or a combination of colors) and use them in lighting various areas of the venue.

Proper combinations for dance floor: The dancing area in the party needs high attention while decorating the venue. Differential lighting which uses various colors in proper combination is the perfect option for highlighting the dance floor. Few lighting objects like disco balls, strobe lights, back lights and glow strings can be used to illuminate the dance floor. These kinds of lighting items create a disco inspired atmosphere, which lifts-up the mood of the dancers.

Special attention to center piece lighting: Center piece is the most highlighted area of a party. It can be a table to place the cake or can be a buffet table. Since, these pieces are the center of everyone’s attraction, they need special illumination. The intensity of light used in lighting these pieces should be more and the colors used should be different from the remaining area. Use battery-powered lights, LEDs or glow sticks to add elegance to the center piece. You can also highlight this area with candles to give an ethnic look.

Sparkling lights on trees and bushes: If you are celebrating the event outdoors, use natural things like trees and bushes in making up the lighting. Use long glow sticks to wrap around the trees to make them look beautiful. You can also use small glow sticks or glow necklaces to make trees or bushes look beautiful.

Glowing barware: You don’t need any extra decoration for your food court, if you use glow barware. Just get a couple of varieties like glowing jars, glasses, straws, stirrers, trays, ice cubes, wine glasses, beer mugs, etc. and make sure that the light they emit matches the color of your entire decoration. Food and drinks when served in glow barware looks special and attractive.

Proper selection of lighting sources not only matches well with the party theme, but also helps in cutting down the party expenses. With some innovative ideas and inexpensive lighting sources, such as glow sticks, you can definitely create a special environment in your party.

Tips to Decorate Your Outdoor Night Parties

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

Organizing a night party outdoors in a garden or a backyard or on a beach is a great idea. Decorating the party venue is one of the important things you need to keep in mind while planning to host a night party. Unique decorative ideas upgrade the appeal of parties arranged in open air, that too in dark. Read further to know some tips to decorate your outdoor night parties.

Select a cool party theme
A cool and refreshing theme is perfect for outdoor night events. Each feature of the party, including the decoration, reflects the theme. A theme pulls all the aspects of the party together. More often, celebrations in dark use glow theme to make the event delightful and fascinating. Elegant glow products, throughout the outdoor venue, not only illuminate the party but also make it attractive.

Highlight the entry and walkways
An attractive entrance is the focus point for any occasion. Its striking appearance with creative decoration impresses your guests. Beautiful and colorful balloons, flowers, etc. are the prominent decorative means for an entrance. Popular balloon twisters of different shapes and glow balloons are the popular decorative items for twilight and dark night parties.

Colorful lighting units including glow sticks, string lights and strobe lights can highlight the entryway. Also, other creative fixtures like glow balls, mirror pieces, etc. can be installed to further beautify the entrance. LED candles or glow sticks of different sizes placed along the walkway brings it an attractive appeal. They also assure the path visibility and allow you to walk safely in dark.

Decorate tables and chairs according to party theme
Each and every element of the venue should reflect the party theme. Even pieces of furniture including chairs and tables can be enhanced to attract the attention of your guests. For instance, longer glow sticks and glow necklaces wrapped around staircases, coat stands or chair legs and arms upgrade your party decor. Your guests will be fascinated to occupy the chairs and tables decorated with glow necklaces along the edges.

Light up the dance floor
Dance floors can be illuminated using lighting fixtures such as LED and disco lights to set perfect mood that keeps the guests dancing. However, unique ideas of hanging flashing items and light-up wands raise the interest and enjoyment at night parties.

Make use of trees for hanging lights
Use the elements of nature including trees and shrubs for decoration in an outdoor party held at night. Hanging colorful lighting fixtures, paper lanterns, etc. over trees brighten the areas below them. They also give a striking appearance to the greenery. Be innovative and hang glow sticks over them for a glowing charm. Smaller shrubs and Christmas trees decorated with glow sticks, bracelets and necklaces look very attractive in the dark.

Use the space properly
An outdoor party venue provides a larger space for decoration. Be creative and make effective use of the space. Spreading the party over the available space, makes the guests feel comfortable and free. Consider adding attractive features for decks, porches, patios, garden, etc., when arranging a party in your front yard. Open areas of the lawn, garden and additive features like trellises, garden arches, etc. can be decorated when your party venue is a garden.

Excellent décor with right theme creates a memorable and long-lasting impression of your party in your guests. Remember to implement the above mentioned tips to decorate your outdoor night party to make it memorable.

Factors that Affect the Durability of Glow Sticks

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

Glow sticks are commonly used light sources in night party decorations, night camps and emergency situations. Since, they are the single use translucent tubes and are required to stay functioning till the need is fulfilled; the durability of the light emitted by them becomes an important consideration while using them. Also durability of a product speaks for its quality. Hence, in order to buy good quality ones, factors affecting the durability of the product should also be considered.

In case of glow sticks, the light is emitted through a chemical reaction and not due to any external energy sources. Hence, the durability is associated with various factors of the stick and chemical used. Here are few factors which affect the durability of a glow stick.

Quality and amount of the chemical: Glow sticks work on the phenomenon of chemiluminescence, which involves couple of chemical reactions between the chemicals present in the stick. Hence, the quality of the chemical used in glow sticks is the primary factor on which the lifetime and the brightness of the light depend. The better the quality of chemical, the brighter and longer the glow stick glows. So, it’s always better to buy them from a well-known store.

Color and size: Of the various colored glow sticks, colors like green and yellow last for longer time and are hence used for emergency purposes. These are also considered as brightest colors followed by pink and red. Colors like aqua, blue, white and orange glow for shorter time.

Size also influences the durability of the light emitted. The longer the glow stick, the higher is the amount of chemical present and the longer it glows. Though the size matters, quality of the chemical is more important in deciding the durability.

Age of the stick: The older the glow stick gets, the dimmer will be its glow. And the colors which are originally dim become dimmer if their shelf life is increased.

Environmental conditions: The temperature of the surroundings definitely affects the durability of the glow sticks. Heat makes the chemical reaction faster and hence increases the brightness of the light. However, the brighter it glows, the shorter will be its glowing time.

In contrast to above situation, colder climate decreases the speed of chemical reaction, thus making the glow stick glow dimmer. But the dimmer glow sticks last long. So, if you want your glow stick to give light for longer period, simply freeze it.

Recycled plastic: Many glow stick manufacturers use recycled plastic, as it is less expensive. Thus they increase their profits even by selling them at cheaper rates. But usage of recycled plastic affects the durability of a glow stick. They can easily break and crack, which result in the leakage of the chemical. So, high quality branded glow sticks are always recommended.

These are the factors which affect the durability of glow sticks. Opt for high quality glow sticks from reputed manufacturers as they will be durable.

Choosing the Right Party Theme

Thursday, July 14th, 2011

Choosing a theme is probably the most important decision you’ll make while planning a party. A perfect theme not only sets tone to celebrate the event but also makes it easy to plan for the party. It determines the overall look and feel of the event or party.

Theme for a party is important

Any party can have a theme, no matter how simple the occasion is. A party theme makes it easy for you to choose party supplies, decorations, food, favors, etc. A wisely chosen party theme makes it easy for your guests to get involved in the party.

An appropriate theme reflects its scope throughout the party. It links with each and every component in the party. Even if all the components of the party are good but if they do not gel together they destroy the fun at the party. Theme is a common thread that flows through various constituents like party invitations, favors, décor, food and many others.

Invitations:

Themed invitations convey the guests that the party is going to be unique and interesting. The invitations should be designed in such a way that they directly relate to the theme of the party. For instance, funny images or cartoon characters can be printed on your kid’s birthday party invitation.

Decorations:

Decoration of the venue plays an important role in driving your party theme. Make sure that all items used in decorating the venue are matching the party theme. For instance, if you are planning for a glow-themed night party, choose glow sticks or other glow products like glow balloons, glow balls, etc.

Favors:

Choosing party favors can be quite confusing. Since your party already has a theme, party favors can simply be chosen based on it. This makes your guests more engaged with the party and its theme. Let’s consider a glow-themed night party again; you can give glow sticks, glow jewelry or other flashing novelties as party favors to suit the theme.

Food:

Delicious food takes party to the next level. If yours is an Indian themed party, you can include Biryani, Samosas, Rotis, etc. If it is a Hawaiian themed party, you can include pine apples and coconut food. However, if you are not able to make the menu unique, you can at least make your theme reflect in the utensils you serve food and drinks, costumes of the serving crew, decoration of the food court, etc.

No limit for themes

The list of ideas for party themes is endless. They can be cultural, humorous, colored, venue-inspired, glow themes and a lot more. They may differ for wedding parties, birthday parties, school parties, Halloween parties and so on. However, make sure that you choose a theme that is apt to the occasion. You can add any number of arrangements to the party as long as they are in sync with the theme.

Create a perfect party theme

Choosing from routine themes may not make your party interesting. Use your creativity to design your own party theme, which is original and unique. Design a theme putting yourself in your guest’s shoes to please and inspire them.

A good party theme need not necessarily be expensive. Choose a theme that you can best manage within your budget. It’s now your turn to host a party, make it memorable using a creative and attractive theme.

Hosting a Great Party – How to be a Good Host

Friday, July 8th, 2011

Many people have an intention of hosting a memorable party but they are clueless about how to make it a reality. Here are few things which you need to consider while planning for hosting a great party.

Require excellent organizational skills

Any party is characterized by the way it is organized. Successful parties involve careful preparation, planning and execution. So, take care of everything in advance, so that there is no last minute rush.

Take time to figure out everyone to invite

Make a list of all the people you want to invite. Remember, if you forget someone, they will not forgive you. Send the invitations two weeks in advance so that the guests will have enough time to plan and block the day for your event. The guests who need to travel long distances should be informed much earlier. Also remind them few days prior to the occasion so that they don’t forget the party.

Figure out the food and the drinks

Foods and drinks, after all, are the important factors for the success of the party. Prepare the list of food items according to your party theme and your guests’ preferences. If you are planning to hire a caterer, make sure that you book in advance as many of the good ones are often booked months in advance. Discuss about your menu and the number of guests you are expecting with them.

When it comes to drinks, make sure that you are clear on the number of people drinking and what is being served. Serve appropriate and responsible quantities of alcoholic beverages. Little alcohol can make people relax and have a good time at the party. Remember not to force guests to drink if they are not interested.

Music – an important element of the party

Many people overlook the importance of music in their parties. Music helps to set and maintain the right mood of the party. Music takes away the silence during the early stages of a party. Select the music which syncs with your party theme. It helps your guests enjoy the party.

Plan to accommodate your guests’ preferences

As a good host, you should know what it takes to make your guests feel comfortable, happy and special. Know their favorite food, drinks, music, etc. to make them feel comfortable. Try to accommodate as many of your guests’ preferences as you can in everything you do for the event. If not everything, at least include as much as you can. If you are not aware of their preferences, call your guests in advance to know about their likes. It may require little extra effort but it will really make your guests happy. Remember, if you like the party and none of your guests do. It is no fun.

You can come up with new ideas like handing them their favorite colored glow sticks or glow products as party favors.

Relax and sleep well the night before

You will need all the energy you have for the party; hence it is better to sleep well through the night before the party. Remember, you need to have relaxed mind to host a great party.

Take care of your guests – all the guests not only a few

As a good host, it is your responsibility to take care of all the guests who are invited. Greet your guests at the entrance as they arrive and welcome them in. Be very hospitable and take time for everyone. Some may need more attention and others less, but don’t ignore any one. Ask them if they are having good time. If you are distributing party favors such as glow sticks, glow necklaces, bracelets, etc. make sure that everyone gets at least one and none of them is deprived of them.

Plan for the socialization of the guests

Socialization is a good way to keep the party interesting for your guests. Remember, the more they interact with people, the more they will enjoy your party. Once they get started in the party mood, they are all set. All they need is someone who has been thoughtful and can be the catalyst. Introduce people who would like to meet each other or get the people together who are interested in a same topic or share the same experience.

Enjoy the party!

You should enjoy keeping your guests happy. This is a pre-requisite for others to enjoy your event. Your pleasant appearance and behavior sets the tone of the party. Be presentable and cheerful from beginning to end of the party.

Hosting a party can be difficult and stressful task. But if you are well prepared, the event will most likely go as per plan and your guests will remember it for a long time.

Using Custom Imprinted Glow Products to Promote Your Business

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

Businesses generally use cups, key chains, pens, etc. as promotional products in their advertising campaigns. Though these products are useful, many people may not like them as they lack creativity and entertaining nature. Custom imprinted glow sticks on the other hand are becoming popular promotional products as they are cheap and attractive.

Glow sticks have wide variety of applications

Since glow sticks are waterproof, windproof, generate negligible heat, inexpensive and easily disposable, they are often used in a variety of applications. They are not only used as party favors in nighttime parties or celebrations. They are also used as:

  • Decorative items in nighttime parties
  • Dancing aids in raves and night clubs
  • Light sources by military forces, divers and campers
  • Fishing lures
  • Preferred light sources during emergencies such as blackouts, earthquakes, tornados, hurricanes, etc.
  • Incentives in fund raising events

Isn’t it really amazing to know that these little light-ups can have such a wide range of applications? These glow products probably might be the only items which are useful for such diverse nighttime activities.

Can be used to promote your business

Apart from the various applications of glow sticks mentioned above, they can also be used as marketing tools to promote your business. Custom imprinted glow sticks or glow products are quickly gaining popularity compared to traditional marketing channels, such as ads in newspapers, magazines, TV, radio, etc.

You can print your company’s logo, name, address and phone number on glow products and use them as promotional products for your business. By distributing these imprinted products among the target audience, you can educate them about your company’s existence and the kind of business you are in. This is one of the innovative ways of promoting your business.

Great for trade show presentations, or any other event at night

Glow products are great hand–outs to distribute at trade show presentations or any other professional events. Glowing in the dark, these products catch the attention of the people at trade shows or any other event at night. Hence, you can utilize this opportunity to promote your business by capturing the attention of attendees.

Light emitting capability leaves strong impression

Unlike the traditional marketing tools, glow products leave a long lasting impression on the potential customers due to their light emitting nature. Glowing products look very attractive, and when your company’s logo or name gets highlighted with this glow, it will certainly catch the attention of people easily.

Available in different sizes and colors

Glow products are available in different designs, colors, sizes and shapes. You can select a product suitable for your business as a promotional tool. Commonly used glow products for marketing campaigns are glow sticks, necklaces, bracelets, badges, hearts, cups, and balls.

Cost effective method

Business promotional strategies usually involve high budget, but if you choose custom imprinted glow products, you can save a lot. Generally, pricing depends on the product you choose and quantity you order. As business promoting tools are needed in bulk, it is always better to buy them from online stores, as they offer discounts on bulk purchase.

Because of the above mentioned advantages, glow products are becoming popular promotional tools. Hence, we can conclude that these light products are cost effective and efficient marketing channels for your business.

Different Occasions in Which Glow Sticks are Used

Monday, June 6th, 2011

Glow sticks are amazing party accessories which bring life to the party. They lift up the spirits of the party, bringing in more fun and entertainment. These hand-outs stand up to their name, adding glow to various kinds of celebrations, festivals and events.

Glow items are surely a hit among all groups of people partying. The wide range of designs, shapes, sizes and colors, available in glow sticks, make them easily customizable for any party. Some of the biggest celebrations have glow sticks as compulsory additions. Let us know about any events, where glow sticks are favorite accessories.

Glow-in-the-dark birthday parties

Glow sticks are valued additions to night parties. They make glow-in-the-dark parties colorful with their glow. They not only act as fun accessories, but they can also be used as decorative items in glow-in-the-dark birthday parties. Glow accessories like glow balloons, horns, headbands, flashing space guns, glasses, necklaces, bracelets, cheer sticks, blinking hand clappers, etc. can be used. Games with glow sticks are also great fun and can be conducted in kids’ birthday parties. Glow sticks glowing in different colors in the dark give an entirely new and energetic feel to the party.

Wedding and reception parties

Wedding and reception parties are grand events. White glow sticks are mostly used for weddings. The bride and the groom can also have some pink colored glow wear, such as glow necklaces or bracelets, to look different. Glow items of different shapes can be used as center pieces. At night receptions, glow barware can be a huge attraction. Using glow candles, glow flowers and glow sticks inside pools can enhance the decoration of wedding parties.

Fourth of July

Glow sticks are part of celebrations on the 4th of July. Blue, white and red glow sticks are mostly used on this day. Children, instead of using sparklers, can use blinking glow sticks. Fireworks, which may prove unsafe, can be replaced by different colored, shaped, sized, flashing glow items, which make the event even brighter.

Halloween parties

Halloween parties without glow sticks are very dull. Among the various color glow sticks, orange colored glow sticks are used traditionally at Halloween parties. Various glow novelties such as glow t-shirts, specific body lights, glow skull glasses, flashing hats, glow pins on dresses, devil horns, glow skeletal dress, etc. can just double your fun.

Fundraising

Fundraising events are conducted for a good cause. Hence, the fund raising products used in these events should be popular yet cheap. And what can be more popular and highly attractive than glow sticks. In some fundraising rallies, glow sticks are also used as luminaries. Yellow colored glow sticks are mostly used in school fundraising parties.

Glow sticks themed parties are becoming very popular these days. Especially in night time parties, glow sticks are great sources of colored light. So the next time you are planning to arrange a party, make sure that you have glow sticks on hand.

Make Your Birthday Party Delightful Using Glow Sticks

Friday, May 20th, 2011

Everybody wants to make their birthday, an unforgettable occasion. Wouldn’t you like that kind of a birthday party with friends, guests, food, pleasure, fun and entertainment? Certainly yes! For this purpose, there are certain unique and creative ideas with lights that can enhance the fun and entertainment in your birthday party, especially if it is at night. Consider glow sticks the moment you think about lights at night. Glow sticks (or glow products) are refreshingly simple tools to make your birthday party sing. Throwing the party with glow sticks is a great idea making it more delightful. They are great pieces to entertain your guests, kids in particular, during the party.

Not sure where to start and how to use them at your birthday party? Relax! Glow stick can be used just about anywhere. Here are some ideas of using glow sticks in your birthday party to make it a pleasant and memorable event.

Different glow products used in birthday parties

Birthday parties are one of the entertaining events where glow sticks and different glow products are used for adding fun and enjoyment. The choice is unlimited but you can get assorted pieces of your choice form an online store. You can also receive discounts on bulk purchases.

Your friends (especially kids) will love to play with different colored glow sticks. Glow necklaces and bracelets are the common glow stick products used at night parties. They come in different colors like orange, purple, pink, red, blue, green and yellow. You can even get them in assorted colors. Everyone likes to wear colorful glow necklaces either around their necks or as hair bands. Even, matching glow earrings and rings are perfect party favors.

Kids love to wear glow bunny ears and glow eyeglasses for fun. Glow bunny ears are available in different individual colors and also in various combinations of tri-colors. Glow eyeglasses are also the preferred glow items for boys and girls. Special glow products like glow cups and LED light up glasses are novel pieces for serving drinks to your guests.

Best decorative items

Glow sticks serve best for decoration purposes. The party venue can be made more elegant with colorful glow sticks. You can make balloons – commonly used decorative items, more attractive by filling them with desirable colored glow bracelets. Having floating glow balloons around the party adds beauty to the venue. Also, multicolor glow necklaces arranged in a glass vase gives a pleasing effect.

You can even decorate the tables and chairs with garlands made by connecting colorful glow necklaces. Arranging glow necklaces and bracelets on shrubs and trees of your garden is a better way of decoration when you plan the party outdoors. Also, placing glow sticks alongside the path of the garden gives beauty (it can also act as a safety feature). Lighting your pool area with glow sticks and throwing some into the pool gets the attention of your guests.

Games using glow sticks

How good are you with surprises? You can do this for any age group (both for kids and adults) by conducting games. The surprise can be intensified by sending them on a scavenger hunt to pick up hidden glow sticks around the house in dark or in your yard. One who collects the most is the winner. Creating new games and enhancing some existing games with glow sticks brings much enjoyment. Arrange games like ring toss and Frisbee using glow sticks or glow bracelets.

Gives a memorable feel to the party

The theme of a glow party itself includes a new style and design. Enhancing the theme for your birthday party with glow sticks provides a memorable feel and experience to you as well as your guests. It really is exciting to hear cool comments from your guests regarding the party.

Glow sticks are, therefore, the best novel items spicing up your birthday party. Have a blast using colorful glow sticks and glow products in your twilight or night party. Purchasing standard, premium quality glow sticks, necklaces, bracelets or other glow products from a reputed provider is a wise and affordable option to plan and arrange your birthday party.

How to use Glow Sticks as Decorations for Parties

Thursday, May 19th, 2011

Glow sticks are one of the most popular play items. They also add up to be captivating decorative pieces for parties. Especially in night parties, they bring a positive feel and excitement. They are available in various designs, shapes and colors, which make them the best decoration choices for a night party. Let us discuss a few advantages of using glow sticks as decorative pieces in parties.

Give a mesmerizing feel to the party

Light always creates a positive energy in the party. Glow lights enhance the celebration mood in the guests. Any party without appropriate lighting and decoration looks dull and grave. Light doubles the fun and entertainment in the party. Glow sticks provide appealing and attractive light. Various colors and attractive designs of glow sticks (or glow products) spread their charm throughout the party area, giving a mesmerizing feel to the party.

Help in overall decoration of the party

Glow items serve almost all the decorative needs of the party. These glow sticks are available in different designs and colors which actually ease the effort of decoration. Glow products such as light up balloons, glow candles, glow glasses, glow rings and so on, can be used to decorate the overall area of the party. You can add up glow necklaces or glow bracelets to make a long string and decorate the furniture. You can use glow products to decorate the trees or pathways in outdoors parties.

Highlight dance areas

Dance areas are the ones which catch everybody’s attention. They attract people from every age group. Proper attention should be given while decorating this area. Lighting is the most important aspect of decorating a dance area. Glow products like spinning glow balls, flashing cheer sticks, disco ball swords, blinking hand clappers, LED batons can be used to decorate the areas. These can be hung over the dance floor to lift up the spirits of the people partying.

Help in creative display of food areas

Among all the other aspects of the party, it is the food served in the party that is remembered by the guests. Apart from the varieties of foods served, it is also the decoration of food areas that impress the guests. Decoration of food areas is unusual and difficult, but can be made easy and creative using glow items as decorative pieces. The food tables and areas can be decorated using flashing beer mugs, light up shot glasses, light up martini, light up cola cups, light up wine and champagne, light up ice cubes, and many more. These items give a whole new appeal to the food areas and create interest in the guests.

Cost effective means of decoration

Glow sticks are easily available and are very cheap. When compared to the other decorative products these are very effective in setting up the right mood required for the party. One need not juggle with expensive varieties of decorative pieces to bring feel to their party, as glow sticks can cheer up a jubilant mood among guests, all at relatively low cost. There are many online stores which sell these glow products exclusively for the purpose of decoration in parties. They have different party packages at discounted rates.

These days the glow theme parties are becoming more popular, owing to the fun and excitement that these lighting products add. These glow products are uncontrollable in spreading their charm in the party when used as decorative items. Therefore, the very next time you are planning for a party, don’t miss adding them in your decoration check list.

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.