Fall is my favorite time of the year and has been for as long as I can remember. As a kid, fall meant bonfires, S’mores, going on camping trips to fish, and camping in the backyard! As I hit my preteen and early teen years I was still taking part in these activities, at least most of them, with my family but I also had a lot more friends and was social.
I was a soccer player and volleyball player and that meant that weekend after weekend we had “team building” events at each other’s houses and that meant a lot of bonfires, camp outs, and some serious S’mores! Now, when I was growing up we did not have cellphones, Wi-Fi, gaming consoles, or cable television to pass the time so we had to use our imaginations and come up with other ways to have fun. Let me note that I am only 33 but still, times were A LOT different.
One of our favorites was Glow in the Dark Hide & Seek!
There were normally fifteen to twenty of us at each camp out and that meant a lot of glow sticks were needed; thank goodness they were cheap! Take a moment, close your eyes, and imagine a bunch of kids running around a huge backyard, and trying to hide while wearing glow sticks. It was absolutely, positively freaking awesome!
So that was then and this is now, right? NO WAY! I have a twelve-year-old niece and she just happens to be a volleyball player as well. Her birthday was two weeks ago and she had a camp out to celebrate the event. She invited her whole volleyball team plus a few friends from the neighborhood, including my daughter (never leave family out!), and fun ensued.
Now, when I was younger we used to wrap the glow sticks on our arms and legs as bracelets and anklets. Maybe we lacked imagination but we were so busy laughing and having a good time that we just never really branched out. Kids today … a completely different story! These little girls … they were wrapping the glow sticks in their hair, around their heads, in their hoop earrings. One girl made a belt and hooked it through her jean loops and another one made glasses out of them. It was pretty much an accessory party and I was the old woman sitting back taking notes.
The party was a hit, the S’mores were delicious, and we burned through some serious glow sticks. Fun was had by ALL!
As you know, Halloween was on October 31st and we had a few glow sticks left so we broke them out for the evening. I think the kids totally rocked them out! What do you think?
I love the glow sticks that we received because as the company states, the sticks were ultra-bright and long lasting. Each time we used the glow sticks the kids had them on for hours and they held their “juice”. The company also gets props for creating a durable product as the glow sticks underwent some serious user testing thanks to two four-year-olds on Halloween and a ton of kids at my niece’s party.
This is a great product and a cheap way to create fun and lasting memories.
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- Non-toxic and CPSIA Compliant
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- Includes 100 units and each one is 8” long
Did you ever play with glow sticks? What did you make out of them?
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