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Recipe for a Black light Party

August 12, 2011

Sam and I have a word, or actually, a person that we need to talk about, but you have to promise to not stop reading when you see it. Promise? Okay. Keep reading.


Yes, we know what you’re going to say. She’s not as hot as she thinks she is. She is the face of ditziness in America. She has a strangely sexual relationship with animals in her music videos.


That’s not what we want to discuss.  What we need to talk about is black lights. So, if you haven’t yet seen the original music video for Ke$ha’s Your Love is My Drug, go watch it before you read any further.

Okay, right around minute 2:15 did you see that black light body paint? That’s what Sam and I are giving you today: the ultimate black light party. What could be cooler than hanging out with your friends and drawing “tattoos” on each other that glow in mesmerizingly neon colors? Nothing.

Black light parties are fun because they bring out the Ke$ha in all of us–even the boys can’t resist doodling with highlighters once we turn on the black lights. The other bonus is that they don’t require much planning or money.

First, you call your friend with black lights. (Everyone has a friend who owns black lights, so this part shouldn’t cost you anything.)

Next, run around your house and have your friends run around their houses collecting everything bright white or neon. We suggest things like this:

  • Neon gel pens (great for intricate tattoo designs)
  • Highlighters
  • White t shirts
  • Glow-in-the-dark beads
  • Glow-in-the dark nail polish
  • Glow sticks

Next gather your party drinks. May we suggest:

NOTE: Drinks that glow are probably not healthy.

  • Gin and tonic (tonic water glows)
  • Gatorade or Mountain Dew mixers (Buy the light-colored, neon Gatorade flavors)

Make sure someone has a camera that works well in low light so you can take sweet pictures. Now, all you have to do is find a dark room and turn on the black lights.  We trust that you can take it from there…

Also, if you feel you must subtract a little of the Ke$ha factor from your BL party, try remixing it as an Avatar black light party. Imagine creating the glow-in-the dark nighttime landscapes of Pandora and getting in your Na’vi groove by throwing on a pile of beads around your neck and painting on some neon war paint!

These are our best ideas for BL parties; anyone else have something better? If so, please share. Now, glow have fun.

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