Frugal Sleepover Fun: Glow-in-the-Dark Cups

glow in the dark drink cups

Glow sticks just never get old, even for “grown up kids” like myself!  I recently purchased a pack of glow bracelets at Target’s Dollar Spot.  Turning them into these super-fun glow-in-the-dark cups is so simple, and would be perfect for your child’s sleepover or an outdoor party some evening.  Here’s how:

glow cups using glow bracelets sticksYou’ll Need:

  • Glow bracelets
  • Solid-color plastic cups (such as Red Solo Cups)
  • Clear plastic cups, the same size as the solid-color cups for stacking


How to Make Your Glow Cups:

Crack the glow bracelet to activate it.  Insert it in the bottom of the solid color plastic cup.  These Red Solo Cups are great because the glow bracelet fits nicely into the groove at the bottom.  It takes some adjusting, but isn’t too hard.

glow cups using glow bracelets sticksNext, put the clear cup over the glow bracelet to push it down.  Add ice cubes and a clear drink, such as 7-Up or Sprite.  Your guest won’t notice the “glow” factor until its is dark… so they’re in for a fun surprise!

glow cups using glow bracelets sticks

Thanks to Come Together Kids for the inspiration!

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12 Responses to Frugal Sleepover Fun: Glow-in-the-Dark Cups

  1. Ellen S says:

    I tried to make the glow cups but the glowstick bracelets are too big they won’t stay in the bottom of the

  2. Dawn says:

    Oh my gosh – this sounds like the cutest thing! I can’t wait to try this on my grandkids…and I think I will also do this when I have family over for a picnic! Thank you – I need to go see what other goodies I can find on your website. Dawn : )

  3. Fran says:

    cant wait to try this

  4. Ashley says:

    Couldn’t you also use two clear cups, so they glow from the outside as well. I think that could be really fun! =)

  5. April Morrison says:

    Cool idea! Now where to buy the bracelets for the best price!

    • Kimberly Danger says:

      They have them at Michaels craft store, The Dollar Tree and Target’s Dollar Spot for just a buck.

  6. cynthia corrales says:

    I love the idea, how do the cups stay together?

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  8. I love this trick! You should check out the free neon printable party invitations I made.
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