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Brooklynn's Science Birthday Experiment
Every year I have an idea in my head for my darling daughter’s birthday party and most years she decides she wants something completely different once it comes time to start planning. Last year was no exception. I came up with ideas for a relaxing spa party and she decided she wanted to have a science party with all sorts of messy experiments! She loves watching Project Mc2 on Netflix and I’m not one to turn down anything STEM related! We went with the science party and I’m so impressed with how it turned out!
Upon arrival all the girls were given a lab coat, safety goggles, and a name badge to keep, as well as disposable gloves keep them safe and clean throughout the experiments! They worked on a word search while we waited for all of the guests to arrive.
Etsy is your friend! I love supporting other small businesses, so I purchased a package that included all sorts of science printouts from posters to name badges, wall décor, invitations and more! Part of the birthday girl’s gift was a real microscope with slides, test tubes, and beakers which doubled as décor! I made my very own piñata as I couldn’t find one to purchase that was in my price range. It was not nearly as much work as I thought it would be and it turned out fantastic! Our local grocery store carries dry ice and I highly recommend dropping a few pieces in colored water to really make it come to life!
Sticking with the science theme I made a bubbling beaker cake! Since the party was between lunch and dinner we didn’t serve a meal, but instead had experimental gelatin worm petri dishes, fruit molecules, chemical punch, atom cookies, and marshmallow neutrons!
The majority of the party was spent doing science experiments! The girls created mason jar lava lamps, elephant toothpaste, and turned black cardstock into rainbow paper! I measured out all the ingredients before the party began which was a life saver as I was the only adult at the party! I purchased the aluminum individual trays at our local Dollar Tree although I wish they had the ones that were slightly deeper as the elephant toothpaste erupted quite a bit!
What People Ate
Since the part was between lunch and dinner we didn't serve a meal, but rather had cake and treats!
What People Drank
Chemical Punch: Fruit Punch, Lemonade, Sprite!
Sticking with the science theme I made a bubbling beaker cake!! Guests also enjoyed experimental gelatin worm petri dishes, fruit molecules, atom cookies, and marshmallow neutrons!
Guests went home with lab coats, safety goggles, name badges, mason jar lava lamps, and diet coke and mentos so they could continue experimenting at home!
Activities / Games
Science Experiments! We stuck with three: mason jar lava lamps, elephant toothpaste, and rainbow cardstock!
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