A science party has been on our list of must do parties for a long time so when my daughter turned nine it seemed like the perfect age for some crazy experiments, mad food and just a few explosions.
For this party I called in the experts to help. Buttons Childrens Parties has some of the best children's party entertainers around who have tons of experience working with children (in fact most of their entertainers are also primary teachers). They wowed the young guests with non-stop experiments all of which the children were able to get involved in, they had a wonderful time making smoke signals with dry ice, creating an enormous bubble and getting messy with slime. I also called in my friends from Phoebes Kitchen (details below) whom I have used many times for their fabulous catering skills. They whipped up science themed party food which was such a hit with the kids I literally had to prize them away from the party table.
All information and DIY's are at the end of the post.
How this party was created:
DIY's and points of interest:
Hanging Balloon Centrepiece: To create the large Atom balloon I used 11" White Balloons and tied them to form a big atom shape, I attached neon modelling balloons although it would still look great without them.
Lab Coats: You can buy childrens lab coats online but at around £10 each however I always prefer a little DIY. I used secondhand large school shirts and cut off and hemmed the cuffs. I then printed out the guests names from my PC onto inkjet transfer paper (this is widely available for both inkjet or laserjet printers) and ironed onto the shirts. (the kids loved this far more than I expected and each wore them home)
Balloon Chain: The chain of silver balloons is made by linking our 'O' letter balloons together (they are designed to do this and simply slip together)
Medicine cabinets: I emptied our glass kitchen cabinets and refilled them with bottles and jars filled with water and a drop of food colouring, it really helped to turn our kitchen into a lab.
Party Favors: We used plastic test tubes with skittles (sweets) as party favours for the kids to take home.
I love our black marble balloons so made a great big bunch of them, we also used bunches of our neon balloons too.
On The Tables:
The grid tablecloth is in fact dressmakers pattern paper (widely available online and very inexpensive).
Glassware: I bought small science conical flasks (Erlenmeyer Flasks) to use as drinking glasses with black paper straws and also used two large Erlenmeyer Flasks as jugs for the juice.
We added our Green Silly Glasses which the children adored and these were an extra party favor to take home.
The Party Food:
Phobe's Pantry (Sutton, Surrey) created our party food. It included:
- Crazy Professor Wraps
- Frozen Grapes (i will serve these at every party in the future they so cool)
- Marshmallow Neurons
- Mathmatical Cookies
- Traffic light Jellies (served with a plastc syringe instead of a spoon)
- Fruit Sticks
- Birthday Sprinkle Cake