Alright my friends, I organized this party well, real well. So I will write out a detailed post in case there is another mom out there trying to plan a science party for their kid. This party will be good for the boys or girls out there, this is not a gender specific party!
Kid Science Party
I’ll link to the places on Etsy where I got the cute posters, the shop owners customize them for you with your child’s name and age. The black backdrop below is from Sugar Sweet Printables shop on Etsy. The backdrop we used during the science demonstration below is from the is from Crackers Art shop on Etsy. We used some of her other products throughout the party as well.
I bought some beakers from Amazon and filled them with warm water, dry ice, and food coloring. The tables were covered in a science print paper and I bought some “retro” science posters online to put different places. The plates,napkins, and glasses are from The Land of Nod.
A huge science cake to feed all that we invited and sugar cookies that they each took home as a party favor. We also had the pizza man stop by for lunch.
Well not really costumes but my brothers who were the “scientists” I got their lab coats and wigs off of Oriental Trading. Abby’s lab coat was from there as well. The girls, I don’t know if you can see in the pictures had these super cute science shirts on. I found those at the NonFiction Tees Etsy shop.
Party Favors are my favorite part of the party. This year we did glasses from Oriental Trading, disposable lab coats from Amazon, and scientist badges. Aren’t they adorable? They also went home with a party bag (bags from The Land of Nod) with a rock candy lollipop and sugar cookie. They also could take their lab coats, glasses, AND best part…their scientist badges & lanyard home.
That was the back of the badges
So my sweet daughter Abby has a lot of friends and she is over worried of leaving anyone out. With her parties I have to divide the guests up into teams. The badges they had were divided into 5 different colors of the fingerprints. That is the group they were in. Two years in a row I have asked our favorite babysitters to come help me with the parties. Each of them run a station. This year I picked very inexpensive science experiments. I had the helpers come early so they could practice outloud a few times the experiment and explaining a short “science” behind it. Then I also had them ready with a back up game if they finished early. Anything from bubble gum bubble gum in a dish to charades. All free things that no supplies were needed. But things that would keep the girls in place and not get them loud. These are the stations we did…
#1 Static Electricity with a Balloon & Gelatin aka Electric Gelatin
#4 Your Tastebuds & Smell! Potatoes vs Apples
With these large groups I like to do the stations and then one big “demonstration” assembly style. My brothers came over the week before and we practiced these experiments for them to do in front of the kids. The five experiments I had them do, none of them made a mess and make me lose a deposit on the room we rented. Steve Spangler is a perfect place to get ideas for experiments and buy some kits. I also had printouts of my brothers to read to explain a bit of the science behind every experiment.
#2 Cloud in a Bottle (the stopper was a tough one to find so I ended up buying this kit which is priced very fairly)
#4 Fitting an Egg Into a Small Bottle magically.
#5 Film Canister, this is a fun one! Steve did it on the Ellen show. The girls as you can see from this picture loved the result…
It just was such a fun fun party! Thank you to all those that helped me out.