Ever the romantics at Glowtopia, we’ve put our heads together and come-up with some ideas to use glow stuff to make this Valentine’s day special. Bet you never knew that a few glow sticks and a tube of UV body paint could be THIS romantic.
As February the 14th approaches, those of you who are single are likely to already be avoiding smug couples, having stockpiled enough food to last you until you can visit the supermarket again, without having to pass by a sea of sickly cards and fluffy gifts.
The loved-up amongst you, clogging up the supermarket aisles at this time of year, are likely to be spending this Valentine’s Day with a new date, with a partner, a wife, a husband or even a plethora of cats. Whoever you happen to be in a relationship with, now is the time to plan the Valentine’s to beat all Valentine’s.
Forget flowers, or chocolates, teddy bears or mix CDs. What you need is a glow in-the-dark Valentine’s. It may have never crossed your mind, but after you read our glow-in-the-dark Valentine’s suggestions, you’ll wonder why you never did it before! There’s never been a better reason to turn the lights off and whip out a glow stick…
1. Glow Stick Hide & Seek
Hide and seek is a playful game, which brings out the inner child in all of us. You could play it in the daytime, but it is much more fun to play it in the dark at home. Using UV body paint, have fun painting each other before you turn the lights off and one of you runs off to hide whilst the other counts to 30, then play glow in the dark hide and seek! Clothes – optional….
2. Glow In The Dark Bath
Ditch the candles and opt for a romantic bath with glow sticks, which actually create quite a nice lighting effect for a Valentine’s Day couples bath.
3. A Glow In The Dark Valentine’s Party
Perhaps you want to enjoy a Valentine’s Day with your friends this year. In which case, romantic music and flowers could be a bit weird. Instead of weeping over a chick-flick or moaning about past exes, go for something unique and cool, like a glow in the dark party. Use glow sticks to light up the entire table, get hold of some of our glow stick straws, and maybe give a pot of UV paint out with the invites so all your guests can glow for it with their outfits. Check-out these glow-in-the-dark party ideas for more inspiration.
4. Glow Stick Chandelier
If you want to swing from the chandeliers in a completely unique way this year, why not gift your partner with a unique chandelier they will never forget. Hook these glow stick lanyards onto a hoop and hang from the ceiling. Here’s an easy tutorial on how to make your own glow in the dark chandelier.
5. Neon Love Note
If you have written a lot of love notes for your significant other over the years, you need to give them an extra reason to be excited about your glorious love-laced scribblings this February 14th. Why not scrap the paper, and write a cute message in glow sticks like this one by Smile and Wave DIY. You could do this on the living room floor, or even stick the glow sticks to the wall outside to proclaim your love to all.
6. Choose Life, Choose A Private Rave
Did you meet in the 90’s? Are you both fans of the original Trainspotting soundtrack? Do you both like to nod your head, blow your whistle and wave your arms about to the same beat for hours? Start your own glow stick war at home and have a private rave together, for nostalgia and an excuse to listen to ‘so awful they are great’ 90’s acid house tracks.
7. Body Painting Class For Couples
It’s alright getting some UV body paint and making each other look like life-size versions of your kids’ art on the fridge, but if you can look more arty, why not? Many places offer paint in the dark body painting classes for couples, which not only gives your painting a sense of occasion, but provides a shared experience which is always a good thing.
8. A Private Festival
If you met at a festival, or maybe you both like going to festivals together, and the wet and windy weather is getting you both down, the perfect solution for Valentine’s Day is a festival! It could be themed around your relationship, and you can host a glow stick war to your favourite festival anthem, you could decorate wellies together, create a little VIP area in the living room, make flower garlands, drink beer, UV paint each other – what’s not to love about a private festival?
9. You’re Turning Neon, Body Art
Why not make some body paint art together? Get some large pieces of paper and put them on the wall or on the floor, and get making the next masterpiece!
10. Find The Glow Stick
To encourage some playful physical contact, why not play find the glow stick? Where you hide it of course, is up to you – in your armpit, under your back on the floor, etc etc…. the trick is that the person finding the glow stick is not allowed to look for the glow stick with their hands or feet.
11. Glow In The Dark Charades With Rewards
Write notes that are rewards for him and put them in a jar, then make a jar of her rewards and a third jar of sports actions you can translate, then play glow in the dark charades with glasses, sticks and other accessories. When a charade is correctly guessed, the player gets their reward. Clearly, as it is Valentine’s Day, rewards are romantically themed…
12. Sexy Glow In The Dark After Work Surprise
If you are planning on investing in some sexy underwear to surprise your partner when they come home from work, why not light the path upstairs with glow sticks? Or, you could tell them to leave all the lights off when they come home, and use only a glow stick to find their surprise.
13. Photo Glow Stick
Together, make cute glow stick photos, waving them around in the dark to create a pattern in the air. Or, why not make your own photo with a friend outlining your partner’s first initial, or a heart, and frame it as a cute valentines day gift.
14. Glow In The Dark Path To Al Fresco Dining
If you are making the effort to cook your beau a special Valentine’s dinner, why not set up some chairs, blankets, hot chocolates and other treats outside. Let your lover find this beautiful spot under the stars via a glow in the dark path made from glow sticks.
We hope that our glowing recommendations for neon activities have set your mind alight with ideas for this upcoming Valentine’s. Happy February 14th!