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Bathtub Rave Party

recently I have been into the blog Play At Home Mom, so many many awesome ideas. This idea was shared on their blog awhile back. I picked up these submersible LED lights at Jo-Ann’s in the floral section. I think they sell them at most craft stores, they are for adding to the water in floral arrangements. I thought I was purchasing just white lights and I was presently surprised to find that they are color changing rainbow LEDs. This was a HUGE hit with the kids. We also added in a package of glow stick bracelets, I loaded up on them the last time I was at Michael’s ยข.99 for a package of 15! There are so many things you can do with them.

The only downside to the submersible LEDs (or at least the ones I purchased) is that once turned on and submerged is that you can’t turn them off. I guess the moisture causes a continuous connection with their batteries. The package says that they are good for 100 hours so I guess we will be having bathtub rave parties every night this week until they die ๐Ÿ™‚ I don’t know if the batteries can be replaced or not (it looks like you would have to break into the plastic to do so.) It’s not lost on me that white LEDs would be AWESOME during a night time water birth. I’m going to go purchase some and keep them with my birth bag just for that purpose (just think of those photos!) Tomorrow night I would like to try our bathtub rave party with lots of bubbles. We don’t normally do bubble bath for many reasons (mainly I’m super paranoid about the ingredients in soap ) so I have no idea how to make lots and lots of bubbles. Any suggestions?

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  1. Jessica L.

    Hi! I saw you post this to the PAHM facebook page. How much fun does that look like! I may have to look for these lights. About the bubble bath… I am cautious about which bath products to use too. California Baby makes a “natural” bubble bath that has no sulfates or parabens. The ingredient list looks like natural stuff, mostly, if not completely. I’ve also used the Burt’s Bees baby wash to make bubbles. If you just pour it in the stream of water as you fill the tup, and agitate the water rigorously to get it started, you’ll gets lots of good bubbles. Have fun!

  2. I second California Baby! They have yummy-smelling bubble bath with essential oils, but I believe they make a sensitive/fragrance-free version, as well. Agitation while the water is running is definitely key. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. I saw the post at Play at Home Mom also and bought mine at Walmart. They are FloraCraft Submersible LED lights. My girls are having fun with them right now in the tub. My only concern is that when I read the package far down it says:WARNING: This product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.

    I didn’t see this warning when I bought them. There is another warning about not using them as a toy or near any food products.

    They are an inclosed plastic ball so I’m hoping that as long as they are not ingesting the water that it’s okay? Does yours have warnings like that?

    They are so fun ๐Ÿ™‚

    • admin

      mine didn’t have any warning on them but they do contain a battery – and a battery contains all sorts of corrosive chemicals that you shouldn’t eat! That being said many things in our home contain batteries and I am ok with that. We just won’t be cooking with them or putting them in our food!