Light Up Your Evenings!

Nothing says summer to me more than being outside.  It was a big deal for my family to be outside during the summer especially at night.  We would find whatever clean jars we could find in the house, poke a few holes in them and catch lightning bugs.  We called them lightning bugs but they are also called fireflies.  We did that for hours.  Nowadays it doesn’t seem like there are as many lightning bugs outside so we need to find other ways to have fun in the dark.  Here are some great ways to light up your evenings:

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Fun ways to Light Up your Evenings

Capture the Flag REDUX – The Complete Kit – Transport yourself into the future with this fun outdoor game. It’s ideal for large groups — up to 20 people can play. (affiliate link)

Glow Stick Lightning bugs – You don’t need real bugs to light up a jar.  Here’s a way to use glow sticks to imitate bugs.

Glow Stick ring toss – If you want to play games outside, a simple ring toss game is fun.

Glow in the Dark bowling – Or you could play bowling in the dark.  Just drop a few glow sticks in some two liter bottles and know them over.

Glow in the Dark Twister -Twister is another fun game to play outside.  And here’s a way to light up the twister board.

Glow in the Dark Tic Tac Glow – This is something you can play inside or out!

Glowing Fairy Jar – Every kid dreams of fairies — here’s a way to make your own glow in the dark fairy jar.

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Glow in the Dark Party – Plan your own glow in the dark party this is cool table set-up.  I want to go to this party!

Glow in the Dark water balloons -This is a really cool way to light up water balloons or any kind of balloon.

Glow in the Dark chalk recipe – What kid doesn’t like chalk — now they can draw outside with this glow in the dark chalk recipe.

25 Glow in the Dark Hacks – Here are a bunch more ideas on how to have fun with items that glow in the dark.

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What you need to get started: (affiliate links)

Glow sticks

Glow stick bracelets 

Plastic glow in the dark glasses

Glow in the dark shoelaces

LED light up balloons

Glow in the dark tattoos 

LED finger lights

Glow in the dark mustaches 

LED Flashflight flying disc

Mosquito glow in the dark bracelets (deet free)

What do you like to do outside during the summer?  We would love to hear your ideas!