Neon Glow-in-the-Dark Sweet 16 Party Theme Ideas!

Are you looking for a really cool theme for a Sweet 16 party? What about one that takes a neon color palette up several notches with a glow-in-the-dark spin! The teen guests will love it—plus you’ll have a blast with all the creative ways you can decorate with those hot hues. Come take a look at the truly eye-catching ideas we found for this theme, including links to some pretty neat neon party supplies. (*this post contains affiliate links)

Ready. Set. Glow! Neon Party Theme Ideas!

Neon Glow in the Dark Sweet 16 Party Ideas | as featured on the Party Suite at Bellenza

Venue Decor with Glow-in-the Dark Decorations

Think multi-colored ‘graffiti’ on a solid black background (1) and there you have the perfect inspiration for a neon party backdrop. Hand-written/painted messages, doodles, and graphics work perfectly for a teen occasion—while glow-in-the-dark chalk (DIY recipe here) or glow-in-the-dark gel (*affiliate link) from Michaels, can allow guests to add their own fun greetings!

An entire neon party printables package (2) is an easy and affordable way to get a high-impact effect in key areas, like the welcome table, a candy buffet, or your favors display.

Centerpieces made with LED orbs (4) would be really striking! You could recreate a similar look with glow-in-the-dark balloons fitted with special LED lights designed for this purpose.

Neon Paper Products and Party Ware

Thanks to special inks, your party girl’s invitations (5) can be perfectly in theme—and can have coordinated place cards, menu cards, and favor tags, too. Even party ware, props, and accessories (6) now come in ‘glowing’ versions, so they become decorations in themselves!

Sweet Treats with a Sugary Glow

A ‘paint splatter’ cake (3) would fit right in with the entire neon party look. Plus we learned that there is even a way to make your own glow-in-the-dark buttercream icing. And to really wow the young guests, imagine handing out cotton candy party favors on multi-colored glow cones (7)!

Don’t these amazing neon party ideas make you wish you were turning 16 again, too?

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Image credits:

1 – chalkboard ‘graffiti’ walls via Revelry Event Designers
2 – neon party printables package by Lillian Hope Designs on etsy
3 – cake by Cakes by Raychel, via My Creative Way
4 – LED orbs centerpiece by Flashing Blinky Lights
5 – invitation from Minted
6 – glow in the dark party ware from Night Club Shop
7 – LED cotton candy cone from Glow Source


This party theme is so much fun that we couldn’t resist coming back to add a whole stash of ideas and product picks! Check out our finds of neon, glow in the dark, and paint splash-inspired invitations, attire ideas, games and activities, and favors. (*these new sections contain affiliate links)

Glow in the Dark Sweet 16 Party Invitations

Guests are sure to save the date for your birthday bash when they receive your Sweet 16 party invitations all aglow with neon colors—like these!

Glow in the Dark Sweet 16 Party Invitations from Neon Splatter to Tickets

1 – Neon Paint Splatter Sweet 16 Birthday Invitation – from Purple Trail

Via Zazzle:

2 – Sweet 16 Neon Glow Confetti Birthday Invitation

3 – Sweet 16, Glow Party/Laser Lights Invitation

4 – Sweet 16 Glow Party Invitations

5 – Glow in the Dark Sweet 16 Party Invitations

6 – Sweet 16 Cool on Black Birthday Party Invitation

7 – Girl Power Bright Sweet Sixteen Invitation

Glow in the Dark and Neon Attire Ideas

The Sweet 16-er and her party guests are sure to be all excited about dressing up “in theme.” Make dressing up fun by adding an 80s flair. See what we found for them to get all gussied up and glowing! All finds are via Amazon.

Glow in the Dark and Neon Attire Ideas with 80s Flair

1 – Glow in Dark Paint Splash T-Shirt

2 – Neon Flower Party Dress

3 – UV Glow Blacklight Face and Body Paint (Set of 6 tubes – neon fluorescent)

4 – Gold Sneakers

5 – Mini Skater Skirt  (in neon fuchsia)

6 – Neon Fanny Party Pack

7 – Neon Leggings

Games and Activities Ideas: Glow in the Dark Sweet 16 Party

Sure-hit party activities for this theme would be dancing amidst neon lights, or a make-up, nail art, and tattoo session for instagram-able pics. Group games for adults and teens, girls and guys alike would be huge fun, too—with special glow-in-the-dark accessories, of course! All finds are via Amazon.

Need supplies for these? We found them!

Glow in the Dark Sweet 16 Party Games and Activities from Dance to Tattoos

1 – Disco Ball Party Lights

2 – Capture the Flag REDUX (Nighttime Outdoor Game)

3 – Glow in The Dark Paint (Face, Body & Fabric Paint)

4 – UV Temporary Tattoos

5 – Assorted Blacklight Color Powder (12 Pcs 70 gram)

6 – GLOWPONG Glowing Game Set

Glowing Party Favor Ideas for Sweet 16 Party Guests

Just for fun, send the party guests off with colorful loot bags filled with novelty items that light up, glow, change color or what have you! Perfect for a glow bar/station where guests can pick and choose what they want to take home!

Glow Sweet 16 Favors from Nail Polish to Candy

1 – Flashing LED Bumpy Jelly Ring (12 Pack) – from Amazon

2 – LED Glow in the Dark Nail Polish – from Amazon

3 – Neon Luggage Tag (hot pink) – from Personalization Mall

4 – Sweet 16 Neon Glow Confetti Lip Balm – from Zazzle

5 – Neon, Paint Splatter, Sweet 16 Round Sticker – from Zazzle

6 – Pop Rocks Grape Flavor – from Amazon

7 – Large Bright Neon Color Paper Gift Bags – from Amazon

8 – Sweet 16 Glow in the Dark Neon Keychain – from Zazzle

9 – Halloween Hershey’s Candies (glow in the dark wrapping)


  1. But I’m wondering when you guys are opened (if you still are) times and days, that way I can plan ahead on everything. I always plan my birthday throughout the year that was when my month comes around, i have an idea of what i want

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  2. My Sweet 16 is in March. And I’m doing an 80s themed, this will be perfect!

  3. hey , i’m turning 16 in march and i’m planning ahead bc my birthday is in spring break . are y’all opened that weekend ? or the next ? i don’t know how many people are coming but i know it’s a lot , lol . i need to know what time y’all opened and when y’all are and what time y’all close . please contact me whenever you can , thank you !

  4. I really like all these party ideas, and with my party being on September the 10th I would like to get in contact with you guys so I can very well use these party favors. If there is someone you all can contact me at my email before The last wee of July it would be great! Thank you all for your time.

  5. I love this. I might use it for my sweet 16 in the summer.

    • What a sweet comment! Thanks for stopping by!

    • Definitely a lovely idea! Thanks!

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