My 8 year old is very interested in how things work. He loves watching videos on science experiments. So I thought a science party would be the perfect theme for his birthday this year. We spent the party doing lots of different kid friendly science experiments. They all LOVED it! There were smiles plastered on all of their faces. Watch for my next post including all of the step by step details for our activities. Setting up decor for this party was one of my favorites yet! It was so colorful and I loved using different science elements. Don’t forget to check out the bottom of the post for a list of where I got everything!
The balloon garland was the biggest focal point of the space. The curly white balloons mimicked an explosion and gave a fun contrast.
We had lots of fun science party food including worms and frogs for dissection, rock candy, dipped pretzel rods, petri dish jello, and cupcakes.
Printable cupcake toppers dressed up store bought cupcakes featuring tons of science images. Beakers filled with colored water added fun to tables throughout the space.
Each guest received a lab coat, goggles and a name badge. They made such cute little scientists. They all loved dressing the part. This made great favors to send home.
We lucked out to have nice weather for the party and were able to host it on my back porch. I had 4 tables. One for all of the treats, one for their coats which later became my station for experiment items, one for the kids to do experiments at and finally the last one was for eating. It was nice to have a separate space for each thing without having to clear the table for each part of the party.
The party table where kids sat to eat was a fun space to create. I started with double sided science centerpieces using elements from my printable party package. Everything was glued to lollipop sticks and layered in a container (floral foam is used inside) to create these great centerpieces. I added a printable warning sign, and several science party tableware items like the beaker cups. It was colorful and inviting for them to all gather.
Another favor were these cute test tubes filled with jelly beans. I attached a printable science favor tag to each one and placed them at each place setting.
When the kids arrived we had activity sheets to work on while waiting. Later at this table each child received a large foil pan to contain all of their experiment fun.
The table you saw earlier with lab coats transformed into my science lab station. I had trays with ingredients for each experiment we were doing. I measured out each item before the party which made the party go SO MUCH faster. I was able to hand out items to all 8 kids in no time and everyone was ready to start.
When choosing kid science experiments for the party I started small and built with bigger and more fun activities as the party went on. This kept their attention the whole time. Our first activity was to create molecules using toothpicks, marshmallows and gum drops. I gave every set of 2 kids a sheet of examples to build. They created shapes over and over and of
Next we made exploding colorful bubbles. This was a simple reaction of baking soda, vinegar and food coloring.
We also used baking soda and vinegar to blow up a balloon building on the above reaction.
Next was every parents favorite activity (haha) SLIME! They each picked their own colors and add ins. I found great containers that it our slime recipe perfectly. Each slime jar was personalized with each child’s name.
Our big finale was Elephant Toothpaste. This was a HUGE hit. (See my notes on this experiment in my next post for making it touch friendly)
Overall we filled the 2.5 hrs completely and the kids had a blast. All of the little scientists went home with tons of goodies and favors. They each took home a lab coat, goggles, name badge, slime, activity sheet, favor tube and rock candy. I love parties where the activity lends itself to things the guests can take home. I hope you enjoyed our science party and can use some ideas for your little scientists birthday party. See below for a list of supplies we used. The next post will have all of the experiment details.
Printable Decor- 5M Creations
Lab Coats – Amazon (AD) (I cannot recommend the company I got ours from as we had many issues but I ordered an alternative on Amazon that was great quality.)
Aprons – Amazon (AD) Much cheaper option than lab coats.
Goggles – Amazon (AD)
Party Shirt – Etsy
Shirt Alternative – Amazon (AD)
Test Tubes/Science Kit – Amazon (AD)
Petri Dishes – Amazon (AD)
Lanyards – Amazon (AD)
Slime Containers – Amazon (AD)
Experiment Cups – Amazon (AD) (Tons of size options)
Balloon Pump – Amazon (AD)
White Balloons – Amazon (AD)
Gloves – Amazon (AD) (Adult but run SUPER small. Perfect for kids.)
White Fitted Table Cloths – Amazon (AD)
Science Paper Plates/Napkins – Amazon (AD)
Beaker Cups, Candy Test Tubes – Oriental Trading Co.
5M Creations June 23rd, 2022
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Flowers are blooming and the sun is shining. Ok so it’s only March but it has been gorgeous here and making me long for summer days. If you are a planner like me you are already thinking ahead to summer birthdays. I am sharing a few of my most popular themes great for those summer birthdays. None of my kids actually have summer birthdays. I am always so envious of friends who get to have warm, water filled backyard parties. I hope you enjoy some of the ideas below.
Do you have a mermaid lover? This party has such gorgeous colors that scream mermaid. It’s a beautiful mix of classic party décor, balloons, treats, etc and backyard fun. This would be a great theme for a birthday party hosted at a pool as well.
Sand buckets are the perfect container for a party favor. Guests will get lots of use from it all summer long.
Water guns, sprinklers, a pool. Any water play is the perfect activity. Beach towels double as mermaid tails. A perfect mix of function and fun!You can see more mermaid party photo details here.
Next up is a PIRATE party theme. This is a great theme for boys and girls as shown in this party for 3 siblings. They utilized their trampoline to create the sea. kiddy pool as walk the plank, party games, and an amazing pirate ship made by mom.
Check out all of the pirate party fun here. There are lots more pirate party tips including a tattoo station and lots of great pirate party food ideas.
This next party is a personal favorite. I threw a camping themed birthday for my twins. This actually wasn’t in the summer. We battled rain, but it was so worth it. A camping theme can be done in the backyard or at an actual campground. The most important thing is, Don’t Forget the Smores!
We had a scavenger hunt in the forest behind our house. This was a big hit.
Hotdogs and smores over the fire was the party themed party food. Easy and delicious. We also had a create your own trail mix bar. Lots of yummy snacks to mix and match.
These smores kits were just one of the party favors the boys took home. Check out more details here.
LEMONADE STAND PARTY
A lemonade stand is such a classic memory of a childhood summer day. If your kid has not done one, I am sure they have probably asked to at some point. I know mine have. We have never lived in a great place to have a real lemonade stand. This party brought all of the fun with a beautiful tea party feel right in our backyard.
Sweet treats and party favors around the lemon theme were such a great addition to this lemonade stand. The girls took turns serving each other at the stand and enjoyed a beautiful table to eat their treats.
See more lemonade party details here!
Last is this cute dolphin party. A warm summer day lends itself well to any theme under the sea. Tissue poms and simple streamers create a perfect watery backdrop.
A fun photo booth with props from your summer activities is a great way to capture silly moments with your party guests.
Add any water activity to this theme and you have your party activity done! The kids played for hours.
This is another theme where sand buckets work perfectly for party favors. They are inexpensive and easy to find at your local dollar store.
Printable party decor is such an easy way to dress up any party and season of the year.
Here are a few more summer themes available in my shop.
Happy summer party planning!
5M Creations March 5th, 2020
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This week I am sharing another customer party. This party package was a custom request by the mom and I love how it turned out. A mix of gray chevron, red and navy, with cute vintage airplanes.
This is a perfect example of how banners can be used in so many ways. I love the use of it to dress up the food table.
How sweet is this airplane cake? The smash cake is always the best part of the first birthday.
This printable airplane party package includes a high chair banner. They are the perfect addition for those great cake photos.
A sweet red toy plane and balloons make a cute centerpiece. Add some coloring pages for the party guests to keep them occupied during the slower times of the party.
Custom signs are always available to match any of our party themes.
Personalized favor tags saying thank you from the birthday boy are a great way to send your guests off.
You can find the matching printable airplane birthday party package and invitation in my etsy shop.
5M Creations February 20th, 2017
Posted In: Boy Birthday Party