When number one son asked if he could have a science party for his 6th birthday, it was hard to say no as it was such a unique idea.
DIY Science Party for Kids
Immediately, I let my fingers do the walking and got straight on the internet to get some inspiration.
Within minutes, perhaps seconds, I had found that the ideas and suggestions were endless.
Of course, itís easy to get carried away with these things and, as all parents know, the bar has been raised on the traditional kidís birthday party.
So, I decided to keep it simple.
After looking at the cost of hunting around and buying the equipment needed for the kids to do their own experiments, I stumbled across Einsteinís Top Secret Science Party Perth who offer a choice of four DIY science party packs for up to 30 kids. A much more affordable option and, better still, they made the kit age appropriate.
The kit arrived at my Melbourne home about a week before the party. It came with enough equipment for each child to do 4-6 experiments each (depending on time) and an easy to follow guide on how to do each experiment.
The kit also included disposable lab coats for every kid. I added a notepad and pen, as well as a lanyard with each childís name on it. I also printed and laminated a free science party placemat. I wrote each kidís name on the placemat and put them out before the party started.
My husband, who has a keen interest in science, took the reins and added his own science twist to the party and channelled his inner mad scientist for the morning!
The kids were captivated from the start and their excitement levels didnít wane.
From shaking cream to make butter, making their own hot and cold packs, balloon rockets, tea bag rockets and making slime Ė the kids were engaged and really enjoyed themselves.
The finale was taking the kids outside to make their own mentos/diet coke rocket. Of course, the mad scientist showed his students how it was supposed to be done. He had the kids in awe as the spray of coke shot metres into the air. A crowd pleaser for kids and adults alike!
I kept food simple with party pies, sausage rolls, hot dogs and the usual party fare. The little scientists devoured it all in seconds!
The kids all took their homemade slime and butter home. Instead of a party bag of lollies, each child was given a DIY High bounce ball Ė Make Your Own and a test tube of jelly beans.
I was delighted to receive messages of thanks from parents saying how much their kids enjoyed the party and that they had carried on their love of science as soon as they got home.
Mr C of course was thrilled with it all and was given some fabulous science gifts from his friends. The science fest continues! After all, who doesnít like a bit of science?