Are you looking for something different to do this Halloween? Have you considered a night hunt using Harvest black light plastic eggs from N.E.T. Egg? In today’s blog, we are going to serve up some great ideas on ways to make your fall party be the glowing event of the year.
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How Black Light Works
Our eyes can see visible light in a spectrum ranging from red through orange, yellow, green, blue, and violet. Above violet is ultraviolet light, which we cannot see. A harvest egg is colored with phosphors. A phosphor is any substance that emits visible light in response to some sort of radiation (good radiation, not harmful). Most laundry detergents contain phosphor.
A phosphor converts the energy in the small amounts of ultraviolet radiation from a black light into visible light. That’s why we don’t notice the glow with the naked eye. But when a black light is turned on the phosphorus material, it is converted into something our eye can see. Viola! The harvest egg.
Black light flashlights and light bulbs can be found at most retail and craft stores.
Fun Ways to Use Your Black Light Harvest Egg
Now that you understand how black light works, the next question is how to use it. No worries! We have some super creative ways to use your harvest eggs this fall that will create new fun for every age.
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Treetop Hunt. For older kids or adults, this can be a new way to hunt for goodies. Simply hang the filled eggs from branches throughout your yard. Arm each player with a black light flashlight and set them out. The one who finds the most eggs wins. For younger kids, a night hunt on the ground is an “egg-cellent” alternative.
Night Scavenger Hunt. Divide the kids into teams. Give each team a list of things they have to find, along with a black light flashlight. Hide the eggs with the proper clues in the right places and release the teams to scavenge. The team who returns with the most clues marked off the list wins.
Use for decoration on your buffet/drinks. Replace the light bulbs around the buffet with blacklight bulbs. Then nest eggs around the food to create a warm and festive atmosphere. If you’re serving punch, throw a few eggs in the punch bowl and let them cast a glow as they float round the bowl.
Serving cocktails or spooky drinks? Fill eggs halfway with water and place in the freezer until water turns to ice. Place one egg in the bottom of the glass and pour the drink over. This adds a wonderful glow to the night that your guests will be talking about until the next party.
Egg Toss Competition. Divide the guests into groups of two. One person holds an empty basket while the other moves across from them, with a basket of glowing eggs. With a black light bulb on, the player with the basket full of eggs tosses one egg at a time to their teammate who has to catch the egg in their basket. Get several teams going at once and all you will see is glowing eggs flying through the air, creating so much fun and laughter. The team to get all their eggs successfully in the opposing basket, wins! Try turning off all of the other lights to make this game even more fun!
Harvest Eggs From N.E.T. Egg
Now that we’ve given you a few ideas, we’re sure your own creative juices are flowing with new ways to use our black light harvest eggs.
Our Harvest Eggs are the hit of every fall party. Because we often run out fast, we recommend you order early. Have questions? Contact N.E.T. Egg online or call toll-free 1-800-458-4116 for more information.