|Glo Bingo Night|
The most important prop for a glo party is a black light, and in our case we needed multiple black lights to make sure the whole cafeteria glowed. Thankfully, between a few parents, we had about a dozen black lights that we scattered around the perimeter of the gym propped up on ladders. We also bought a couple of these high powered black lights from Amazon and they were perfect for a large area.
Since the school already had white laminated bingo cards, we figured that we could use highlighters to mark the cards since they glow under black lights. We placed a small pack of baby wipes on each table and these were used to wipe the boards clean once a bingo game was completed.
On the bingo flyer we asked everyone to bring a highlighter, but we also had about a 100 to give out in case people forgot. Which they did. And as another back up plan, we had bingo chips ready to hand out.
As with any school event, there is a lot of work that goes into making it a success. Parents, teachers, and staff all helped in coordinating volunteers, finding prizes, setting up, and working the event. I had the fun job of decorating the cafeteria, making centerpieces, and putting the Glo Shop together.
|We asked everyone to wear neon or white so they would glow.|
I wanted to have a fun photo spot for the kids to take pictures and one creative mom went to work and helped create this awesome back drop. This was all done with the neon reflective tape.
My girls and I made the hanging decor. I put them to work making paper chains out of neon paper and used crepe paper that I mixed in and tied to hula hoops.
|Glo Bingo 2020|
My biggest concern with this event was that the tables wouldn't be brighter enough for people to see. Thankfully they were and every thing turned out great!
I picked up neon poster board from the Dollar Tree and cute each sheet into fours to make a neon place mat. On top of each place mat was a centerpiece of either these super cool, battery operated fiber optic centerpieces. These were only $4.99 from Save On Crafts.
Or the balloon centerpieces. I used tall cylinder vases wrapped in the neon reactive tape and filled them with glow sticks. I also used neon balloons from the Dollar Tree and a LED light balloon for each centerpiece. This provided more than enough light for each table. Plus, each person who bought a bingo card also received a glow bracelet. And many people purchased more glow items from the Glo Shop.
I would have to say Glo Bingo was a huge success! Pizza, snacks, beverages and candy were available for purchase and we had over a dozen bingo winners leave with great prizes donated by parents and local businesses.
A big thank you to the 5th grade students, amazing parent volunteers, 5th grade teachers, PTA, the principal, and all the school families that came out to support these kids!!!
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