Use glow sticks instead of sand to electrify your unity ceremony

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Glowstick Unity Light

When it came time for their unity ceremony, Jodi and Kim jazzed it up and pulled out glow sticks instead of sand. We love the daytime glow, and think this would be equally rad at an evening ceremony! Here's how they pulled it off:

We opened a trajillion glow sticks and separated the two fluids into hot pink glass vases, and then poured them into one glass vase and watched it instantly light up and glow!

Glowstick Unity Light

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Comments on Use glow sticks instead of sand to electrify your unity ceremony

  1. Are glowsticks toxic? I know it has been hotly debated. But do since you weren’t eating the stuff or anything, this is pretty sweet!

    • Depending on what’s in them, they’re not particularly great for you. But pouring the liquid from one glass vessel to another shouldn’t pose a problem. Just make sure no kids / pets / overexcited drunks have access to it.

  2. You can achieve the same effect with other ingredients/chemicals without wasting all the plastic of glow sticks. Lots of instructions available online.

  3. Too cool! This is absolutely amazing, and I love that people have scared up links to less expensive alternatives (theoretically, anyway; I imagine all those premade glowsticks added up quick!)

  4. Be careful breaking glow sticks apart! Most store-bought ones have glass inside, so you’ll be dealing with glass shards when you cut them open.

  5. Does anyone know if all the glow sticks used for this were the same color or different ones all mixed together? Did you use additional hydrogen peroxide?

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