How to Light Up a Party!

How To Light Up a Party - Lighten Up A Dark Party

NOTE: I originally wrote this during the summer, when it’s light for approximately 28 hours of the day and no one is Googling “How to light up a party?”.

Like I said, approximately.

Summer evenings make for a great party atmosphere. Even on the hottest days, it’s cool enough to be outside, relaxing and socialising. Light is never an issue in summer.

Winter, on the other hand, is a different matter.

How To Light Up a Party - Dark Party

Occasionally, you may need some help lightening up your party venue.

You have a few options with this.

The boring, easy way is to upgrade all of your bulbs to 3,000 watts and hope that your wedding guests don’t mind upping their tanning game.

How To Light Up a Party - Very Bad Suburn

Another way is to be a bit more creative and come up with some novel ideas on how to light up a party, in a way that will not only light up your space, but your guests too (geddit? Lighten up…because the room will be lighter…and to “lighten up” means to…forget it).

Enhance entertainment have put their creative heads together and come up with some ways you can incorporate some fun lighting ideas into your party.

Once you’ve read a few of their practical and great solutions, I’ll add a few impractical and not-so-great solutions of my own.

Here’s the infographic (from their website at Enhance Entertainment):

How To Light Up A Party

Great Ways To Light Up A Party

Illuminated Costumes

Everyone loves a costume, right?

OK, maybe not, but, if you’re going to have a costume, why not go for a glow in the dark or light up one?

How To Light Up a Party - Illuminated Party Costume - Entertainment

If you’re not going to go the trouble of an illuminated costume, why not book a party entertainer that does wear one? There are plenty of acts that could be used to illuminate a party venue, such as:

  • Fire performers
  • LED dancers
  • Musicians who use lasers
  • OK, now I’m struggling a bit…
  • Bedside lamp juggling? (that may not be an actual thing)

Anyway, the point is, there ARE entertainers who use light as part of their act who can light up a party AND give you that WOW factor at the same time, so why not kill two birds with one stone?


(“Bring Your Own Fridge”)

If every guest brings their own fridge to the party and leaves the doors open, not only will you have a well-lit party, but you’ll have plenty of space to store all of the food and drink!


Lightsaber party

An extension of the “performer-in-costume” idea above would be to tell everyone to bring their own lightsabers (we all have one somewhere, don’t we?) and use the eye burning fluorescent light from those to keep everything illuminated at your party.

The downside is that everyone will be making those darn light sabres “swooshing” noises all night.

Have no light at all!

This is not as stupid as it sounds.

Actually, I take that back, it IS as silly as it sounds, but it could be a fun idea anyway.

If you can’t have light, why not kit everyone out in night vision goggles, so that, no matter how dark it gets, people can see all they need to see?

Actually, no, you’re right. It’s a stupid idea.

Move the Party venue

By “move the party” venue, I don’t just mean to your mum’s house or a village hall, I mean REALLY move it, to like Finland.

If you’re worried about light, don’t be, because, by moving your party to Finland, where it’s constantly daytime for 60 days at a time, you’re guaranteed a light party (and some pretty incredible disrupted sleep patterns that will probably ruin your body but, you know…swings and roundabouts…).

If you’re having a party in the near future, you’re probably looking for ways you can “light up” your guests faces with fun and laughter (is that the most tenuous link you’ve ever seen in a blog post or what?).

There’s no point in having a gorgeously well-lit party venue if all of your guests look like sad sacks, bored out of the minds.

I can help you.


I’m a magician and comedian who specialises in putting smiles on party guests faces.

I can get your guests laughing and having a fabulous time at YOUR party, allowing you to relax and enjoy yourself!

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“He was hugely entertaining, with a real sense of mischievous fun! Our guests loved him!

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Tell me all about your party and I’ll tell you how I can make YOUR life easier by entertaining the heck out of your guests!