The Science themed birthday party I planned last month was sensational! With lots of surprises and a healthy dose of messiness, the Junior Scientists split their time giggling and gasping, while tasting colorful fizzy concoctions, creating goopy cupcake designs, and performing astounding experiments.
Invitations were modified Periodic Tables (the elements were relabeled to read the party information) inserted into plastic test tubes. We researched some great science-related organizations and asked guests to donate items off the supply list of a new after-school science club in Massachusetts.
The party venue was a Children’s Science Museum so there were plenty of hands-on activities provided to keep the kids busy and happy. (Most venues that cater to birthday parties will include things in their “packages” like paper products, goody bags, basic room decor and even a cake. Do not be afraid to ask if you can bring in your own decor and party supplies. We opted to forgo the standard Happy Birthday items provided by the venue and bring in all our own stuff.).
Party Guests loved their own lab coats (men’s white dress shirts-check Goodwill), goggles and lab gloves (Dollar Store). Colored apple juice served in test tubes, lots of dry ice, food coloring, and science materials from a teaching supply store makes this party easy to recreate!
And since no Science-related event is complete without the obligatory Mentos-in-the-Coke-bottle experience (use diet soda; it makes the mess less sticky), the grand finale was to take the party outside where we drew a crowd with lots of “oohs and ahhs”.
Birthday Girl’s parting words: “Best Party EVER“.
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