October 26, 2011

Spooky Glow-in-the-Dark Drinks

I originally posted this idea this summer, but it's absolutely perfect for Halloween parties, so I'm reposting it.  (with the added adjective "Spooky"  ;)  ) 

Pretty awesome (and spooky) isn't it?

Because the glow sticks never touch the actual beverage, they're perfectly safe to drink (and perfectly cool to look at!)

Here's what you need:

  • glowsticks (I used the kind with connectors to make bracelets)
  • clear plastic tumbler cups
  • larger opaque cups (I used red keg cups)
  • your beverage (clear or mostly clear drinks work best ~ we used Sprite)

Here's what you do:

Activate your glow sticks and bend them to fit in the bottom of your larger cup.  ( If your glowsticks have the connector piece to make them into a bracelet, it's helpful to make it into a circle so it stays in place and doesn't push up on the clear cup). Nestle the clear cup inside the larger cup and fill with your drink.  

That's it!  Serve to your amazed kids ( or fill with an adult beverage and serve to some amazed adults!)  


  1. I love this and I'm going to pin it! Those glow sticks are all over the stores now for Halloween. Thanks for reposting - I missed it this summer!

  2. fabulously brilliant - definitely doing this for Halloween night!!!

  3. Awesome idea! Don't do halloween but will be using it for late summer night BBQ's at race meetings!

  4. LOVE it! very clever & those drinks look AWESOME!! My kids would LOVE those!
    I would love for you to link up http://livinglifeintentionally.blogspot.com/search/label/Linkey%20Parties

  5. What a fun idea, I also missed reading your earlier post - so glad you reposted. I'll have to get some of those glow sticks!

  6. Wow - very cool. If found your blog through Living Life Intentionally Linky Party.

  7. NEATO! I am going to pick some up at the grocery store & make some cool drinks myself. I am hopping over from Living Life Intentionally Linky Party =-)

  8. I LOVE this! I'm sharing it via FB, if that's okay! If it's not, let me know and I'll take it off. ;)

    Carla @ Whole Child Creative Curriculum

  9. What a clever idea to get your drinks to glow! Thanks for your comment on my Best 40th Gift Ever! I appreciate you stopping by. I think I should have titled the post---Best Birthday Ever! I really don't think my husband will ever be able to top this birthday.

  10. I saw this the first time you posted and have wanted to do it ever since! Now I guess I'd better. ;)

  11. Right up my alley! Love this idea... glad you posted it again so I could see it! Off to the dollar store...

  12. Ahhh! Those are so awsesome! Darn I wish my daughter was having her birthday in the evening now. We have hired a magician and these would have been perfect for the party. But it's during daylight hours. Thanks for sharing, so fun!

  13. Sooo fun and creative :)))...I would LOVE for you to please share this awesome post at my 6Wicked Days of Halloween party today pweeease... http://theartsygirlconnection.blogspot.com/2011/10/flash-back-halloween-6-wicked-days-of.html ..wishing u a spootacular day :))

  14. Awesome idea- I just pinned it on Pinterest! Thank you for sharing this with us on The Sunday Showcase

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