Friday, 5 July 2013

Mad Science Party


We had such a good time at my son's Mad Science Party a few weeks back I had to do a post on it.  It doesn't strictly fit with my art theme here, however I do believe planning and organising a themed birthday party requires a lot of creativity.  I just love it!  Decorated cakes and cookies is edible art work.  Researching for the party was so much fun as was testing all the experiments!

So here a few pictures and key things that we did:

THE DECORATIONS
  • We put a sign on the front door saying "Scan to enter" with a hand print on it
  • I cut up green plastic table clothes and put them on either door in our laundry to make it look like it was a sanitation area
  • We put signs on the Laboratory door (my studio) saying you are now entering Professor Leo's Laboratory
  • The kids decorated our blackboard wall under the stairs with a science theme
  • My mum lent me some huge glass bottles which we filled with coloured water and placed around the "lab"
The Lab in action
  • I also filled some small jars with fake animals, cauliflower (brains) and coloured water
  • I got out all my old science books (I have a science degree), plasma ball and lava lamps and put them around the rooms
THE DRESS
  • All the children had a finger scan (Iphone app) to enter the sanitation area
  • Then they had an antibiotic (jellybean)
  • Washed their hands (squirt of antibacterial gel), 
  • Put on a Lab coat (shirt from op shop with name tag on it) and safety goggles ($2 shop).  
  • Clip board and pencil to mark off experiments as we did them

THE EXPERIMENTS
  • Jelly Marbles 
  • Baking Soda and Vinegar Fizzes
  • Baking Soda and Vinegar Balloons
  • Slime

  • Elephants Toothpaste

  • Instant Snow
  • Mentos and Diet Coke Geysers

  • Air Rockets
*I have a list of all experiments (how to and explanations) if anyone wants me to email it to them

THE FOOD & CAKE
  • Petri Dish & Test Tube Jellies 
  • Science Cookies
  • Fruit
  • Sushi
  • Cupcake Experimentation's Station (decorate your own cupcake and experiment with toppings)

  • The Cake - A flask with purple potion bubbling out (exactly what my son asked for...)


 TAKE HOME BAGS
  • Test tube with the jelly marbles
  • Test tube with instant snow powder
  • Popping Candy
  • Homemade Science Biscuit
  • Slime made at the party
It was SO much fun!  A great theme for a child's birthday party.  Leo grinned the entire party.  Thanks to all the wonderful bloggers and pinners out there whom I got ideas from.

Cheers
Fiona

5 comments:

  1. Hi there! I love all your ideas here--found your site from artful parent. Would you be able to email me your instructions info if you still have it available? My almost 6 year old daughter wants a science bday party too! thanks! juliesmith345@gmail.com

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  2. Hello, thanks for sharing this amazing birthday party, it is the coolest i have ever seen. Is not yiur field? It looks like you know a lot about it!
    Well done! I can see how much you live your son by the time you spent preparing the birthday party , all planned well in advance ...
    Thanks I will try few things with mine ;)

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    1. Thanks Maria - I actually did study science at Uni. I just love experimenting. I now run Science Art Holiday workshops as well as Art workshops. Happy to send you my notes from this party if you need some instructions. Just email me at sunnysidearthouse@gmail.com. Cheers Fiona

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  3. How adorable, well done. I would like a list of you experiments for my daughters up coming birthday party, especially elephant toothpaste and jelly marbles! My3crowes at gmail dot com

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  4. What an amazing party for kids! The kids look captivated! My son would like a science party..could you please send me a list of the experiments..bishops2006@gmail.com. Thanks for sharing this!

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