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Night Visions

Martha Stewart Living, October 2008

Why should kids have all the fun on Halloween? This year, flip the switch on a grown-up gathering with these singularly spooky glow-in-the-dark party pleasers.

An assortment of easy-to-find items, including fluorescent paint, bright-white fabric, Vaseline glass, and even tonic water, becomes luminously eerie in a spectrum of hues when exposed to the ghostly glow of black light.

With these clever tricks, adding a glimmer to the refreshments table, treat bags, and holiday vignettes is frighteningly simple.

Here's how to haunt your house radiantly.

How-Tos
Black Light Basics
Glowing Cups and Candlesticks
Lustrous Wreath
Haunted Portrait
Luminous Cake Stand
Skeleton Treat-Bag Labels
Spiderweb Tablecloth
Cocktail Clip-Art Labels

Comments (2)

  • 1Toffy 1 Nov, 2008

    Thanks lizmerry, I just put Woolite on my shopping list. Next year I am using some of Martha's ideas and your contribution of Woolite will be fun to play with.

  • lizmerry 27 Sep, 2008

    Woolite is blacklight responsive. With lights on, let your kids paint the walls, do handprints or just fling it. Then, turn on the blacklight and turn out the lights. It's inexpensive and a little goes a long way.