Science Theme for Birthday party
Science Party Ideas
Celebrate the love of science for your child at its next birthday party! If your little one likes to postulate, explore, and then follow up with clever assessments, it’s time to get out of your daily party table and start planning to spice up some fun! In addition to an invitation to a science party, entertainment, food and fun, we have assembled a list of popular science experiments that will appreciate children of all ages.
Planning & Invitations
What Do I Need For the Party?
Besides Basic parties like plates, cups, napkins, and decorations, you may want to consider purchasing, borrowing, or renting the following science equipment for your science party:
· Beakers, flasks, and test tubes
· Lab coats
· Safety goggles
· Magnifying Glasses
· Various rocks such as quartz, pyrite, galena, magnetite, and agates
Science Party Invitation Ideas
If you have time , making your birthday party invitations is always fun, especially when you may be working on your kid. Here are some crafty ideas for your science party that will get your party guests excited:· Cut a piece of construction paper into the shape of a flask. At the bottom of the bottle, cover the area with glue and sprinkle green glitter over the surface. At the top of the container, write the party details.
· Attach your invitation to a vial of touchable bubbles, which come in a neon test tube and don’t pop. You can also include safety goggles, a child-sized lab coat, or a cold rock with your invitation.
· Buy mini plastic clipboards and write your party details in a list format on an index card. Clip the index card to the clipboard and deliver it to your party guests.
· Print an illustration of the periodic table of elements by coin. Write down the following poem on the back of the illustration.
Layer on your safety goggles and get ready to explore … a true science lover’s birthday party! Evan’s happy to play with beakers and tubes, so come and enter our class!
Decorating & Food Ideas
Science Party Decoration Ideas
For balloons, streamers, partyware, and cutlery, we suggest using the colors lime green, orange, and bright blue. Here are some more creative ways you can turn your home into a science lab:
· If your child has completed any science projects recently, be sure to display them around the room.
· Grow rock crystals several weeks before the party and display them in the party area.
· Label a table “weird science” and place putty and goopy or odd toys on the table. You can also place rulers, a clipboard, pens, beakers with water, and food coloring on the table. See what weird things your guests make!
· Place a giant periodic table of elements on the wall or cut squares out of construction paper and write a different item on each and tape them to the walls.
· Set up plastic microscopes and slides away from the food area. Prepare some slides with things the children can look at, such as grass, a leaf, candy, a fingernail, fabric, or other interesting items.
· Drape a child-sized lab coat on the back of each chair at the party table. If the lab coats have pockets, you can put a pen and pencil in each one.
· Hang a yellow sign that reads “Safety Glasses Must Be Worn at All Times.” You can also hang a banner at your front door that reads “Caution, Mad Scientists at Work.”
Science Party Food Ideas
In addition to party favorites like chicken fingers, hamburgers, or hotdogs, here’s how to add some scientific fun to the food table:
· Molecular Fruit: Using a melon baller to scoop fruit like watermelon, honeydew and cantaloupe into balls. Connect them with toothpicks so they appear like chains in the molecules. You can also use the blueberries and grapes.
· Elemental Sandwiches: Cut grilled cheese, or turkey and cheese sandwiches into fourths. On each sandwich square, write an element’s periodic table abbreviation (Ar, He, H, Pb, Au, etc.) with Kraft Easy Cheese.
· Pizza Science: Cooking is science too! Allow the children to create their pizza by providing them an assortment of toppings and small pizza dough. In addition to standard pizza toppings, you can give some more unusual choices such as shredded cheese, pineapple, grilled chicken, Alfredo sauce, and hot dog slices.
· Beaker Soda: Serve fizzy drinks in clean, new beakers. Green soda like Mountain Dew or lemon-lime fruit juice would look perfect with a gummy worm draped over the side of the beaker!
· Test Tube Jell-O: Prepare green or blue Jell-O according to the package and serve in test tubes.
Science Cupcake Idea
Make cupcakes for your little scientists that use their initials as the decorations. Follow the directions below and use our picture as your reference.
1. First, bake the cupcakes.
2. Prepare buttercream or vanilla frosting and separate evenly into six bowls.
3. In each bowl of frosting, add 3-5 drops of food coloring. Each container of coating should be red, blue, orange, yellow, green, or purple.
4. Frost the cupcakes in different colors.
5. Using the black piped icing to write initials on a cake for any guest. The first letter should be capitalized, and lowercase should be the second one. For instance, if the name of a child is John Smith, you ‘d write “Js” on the cupcake. Thus the cakes can look like abbreviations of the periodic elements!
6. Arrange all the cupcakes in groups by color in the shape of the periodic table and serve.
Party Favor Ideas
Science Party Favor Ideas
Send your guests home from the lab with all sorts of goopy, gloppy, and gooey favors such as:
· Bounce Putty
· Noise Putty
· Space Ice Cream
· Bath Color Tablets
· Crystal Rock Candy
· Touchable Bubbles
· Slingshot Rockets _________________________________________________________________________