Throw An Epic 4th Of July Party

Milena Kukurekovic

Cotton Candy On A Glow Stick


I have always loved cotton candy.  But these, well come on!  They kick them up a few hundred notches.  After all, they GLOW!

Americans all around the world cherish and relish the glory of freedom and indulge in fun-filled activities to celebrate the independence of their homeland. Let’s make this year’s 4th of July celebrations special by organizing an awesome glow in the dark party!  

Smarty has prepared for all you Smarties a fabulous Glow Cotton Candy idea to beautify your 4th July party! These are nothing like those so-greasy-that-they-actually-look-glow-in-the-dark potatoes you used to get with your hot meal in the school caf… This is pure sugar, melt-in-your-mouth, light-up cotton candy goodness elegantly placed in our very own cocktail glasses.


Here's what you'll need:

  • cocktail glasses (We recommend tall glasses with stems that can be filled.)
  • pink and blue cotton candy (best fresh and fluffy)
  • red and blue glow sticks (2-3 per glass)


How to make them:

  1. Wrap a handful of pink and/or blue cotton candy around 2-3 glow sticks. Be very gentle so as not to mold the cotton candy and make it stiff.
  2. Place one cotton candied glow stick in each cocktail glass.
  3. Arrange the cotton candy so that it completely fills the glass and loosely forms an ice-cream shaped top.
  4. Serve and enjoy.


Smarty Tips:

Bagged cotton candy would work, but fresh cotton candy is much easier to wrap around the glow sticks and looks a lot more delicious. So, we went to Dylan's Candy Bar for ours and had it made on the spot.
The glow sticks you buy must be the right height for your cocktail glasses. We used 5" glow sticks, however, a shorter length would still give off the same glow effect and would be easier to work with.
At your upcoming 4th of July party, put one cotton candy cocktail next to each person's plate, switching off between pink and blue. Or turn out the lights and surprise your guests by bringing them out on a tray at the end of the meal for dessert.

If you can get your hands on your own cotton candy machine, use glow sticks in place of the paper cones when spinning the sugar. SO cool.



Fireworks have got nothing on these! ;) Make sure to post your pics on the Smarty Facebook page.

Party on, Smarties! With love Smarty had a Party!

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