Neon Tween Birthday Party Theme

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I’ve been having some fun lately, coming up with and executing party ideas. First up: a birthday party featuring a whole lot of neon.

Neon Birthday Party Theme

I think it would be perfect for older kids and trend-conscious tweens because it isn’t pastel or overly cutesy, but it’s still fun and colorful. Something like a rainbow party might feel too young because you know, they’re soooo grown up at that age (can you hear the eye roll?), but neon is just right. Plus what’s better for tweens than a sweets table that could be left setup for midnight birthday slumber party raids?

Neon Birthday Party Theme

The paper chain was made from neon poster board, and I also punched shapes out of it to make large confetti for the table. The hot pink cake was from the local grocery store (I removed the plastic Dora the Explorer rings that were all over the top, then smoothed the icing and added some paper flags). The cookies were baked from ready-made dough and icing (I added bright pink food coloring), then I laid them out on a tray covered with neon pink polka dotted paper. The flowers and candy were all standard, easy to find stuff from the grocery store. I bought a roll of extra wide neon green ribbon from the craft store, and everything else was already on hand.

Neon Birthday Party Theme

Neon Birthday Party Theme

It’s an easy, inexpensive party to put together, and wow that neon gives some zing! It could be toned down too though. Andrea used neon brilliantly in this table setting.

Neon Birthday Party Theme

What do you think? Would you use neon for a party?

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  • Brianne Joy
    August 22, 2012 at 9:26 am

    Neon is perfect for a tween party, or really any age! This week, the two year old of my best friend has been rocking a new, neon tutu. She’s obsessed with the bright colors. It would be great for all ages – in my opinion. Thanks for the ideas.

  • Gena@BakeAllTheThings!
    August 22, 2012 at 9:52 am

    I love neon for a tween party!

    I make strawberry cake batter blondies and yellow butter cake batter blondies that have become a hit for tween and young adult birthday parties and gifts because of the neon [and the rainbow sprinkles! – and of course, they’re yummy!

    Check them out:

  • the domestic fringe
    August 22, 2012 at 10:22 am

    Love this! Very cute idea. I bet my daughter would like it.

  • bridget b.
    August 22, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    How cute! And am I the only one that wishes that I were invited to help you eat all of those treats?

  • Sarah
    August 22, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    Yes, i would definitely use neon =)

  • Miss B.
    August 22, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    A hot pink cake, so very Kate Spade-esque! I think a Tween or Teen would be thrilled to have this for their party. When we were teens we had parties all the time for no reason, but they didn’t look like this of course!

  • Lianna
    August 23, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    LOVE all the neon – such a fun festive set up!

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  • christine | The Plumed Nest
    August 28, 2012 at 10:14 am

    this looks lovely! and yes, now i would : ) i think all the big fluffy bouquets of flowers give it such a lovely softness as well as compliment it. gorgeous! and fun!

  • Brave Beltworks
    August 29, 2012 at 10:13 am

    So fun!!