Wednesday, May 21

Perfect Parties Theme Eight: The Science Party!

My friend Krista is back with a brand-new party idea, perfect for the little scientist in your house - male or female! She did this one for her younger daughter's 7th birthday.




There were a few stations set up outside as the kids arrived, such as quicksand, magnets/electricity, specimens in jars, and magic goo.


When the "scientists" entered the basement "lab", their names were typed into the computer and their eyes "scanned" with a glowstick as they placed their hand on the hand scanner (the computer would say “Scientist Frannie, you have been approved to enter the Lab!”)


Each kid received a lab coat (a white t-shirt cut in half), name tag, safety goggles and lab duotang.

Here are some photos of the lab setup:


















There were approximately 10 experiments, and while Krista warns that there was a lot of prep work, it was also a lot of fun for the kids...and educational too! (Have I mentioned she's a fellow teacher?)

  • bubbling lava lamps
  • floating m and m’s
  • elephants toothpaste
  • dissecting a worm (gummy worm with tweezers)
  • exploding Ivory soap in microwave
  • diffusion of food colouring in test tubes
  • dancing colours (milk, food colouring and dish soap)
  • making snow (Steve Spangler kit)
  • big finish: outside on the lawn - egg drop (Newton's law) and of course the diet coke and mentos eruption, which was a huge favourite

No party of Krista's would be complete without some themed food. In this case, the cake was made in the shape of a beaker...





...and one of the drink options was 7-Up with Pop Rocks poured on top...which the kids loved! 

To finish things off, the little scientists left with with a loot bag (shown below, containing a book about Science, grow your own Crystal kit, pop rocks, silly straw, and a grow animal), to continue the fun and learning at home. 













Krista credits the blog "Come Together Kids" for a lot of her inspiration for this party, which you can check out at: http://www.cometogetherkids.com/2012/02/super-science-birthday-party.html

Thanks for another fun and creative party theme, Krista! If you missed them, you can catch up on all of Krista's ideas (plus a couple of mine - I'm not totally useless as a party-planner) at the link below.

Perfect Party Roundup (polkadots, pajamas, rock stars, butterflies...you'll find tons of themes here!)

Stay tuned...another "amazing" (hint, hint) party theme coming soon!


1 comments:

Amanda said...

As a science nerd, I can totally appreciate the time that went into prepping this party but what a cool alternative to the gymnastics club or laser tag etc. if you have the energy and interest in setting it up. Kids would totally remember this kind of party for a long time! Thanks for a great idea! I will be filing this one for sure!