A Mad Science Birthday Party

Dreaming up, planning and delivering a special party for my boys on their birthdays is one of my favorite things to do. I think it’s one of the ways that I try to show them how much I love them in a way that a child can appreciate and understand. 

It’s also a creative outlet for me. I can’t knit, paint or draw…am only “ok” in the kitchen. But, give me a blank canvas of a room and a reason to celebrate and I start to come alive. I gave some clues last week in this post about what I was planning.

After mixing and measuring…here is the formula for Tyler’s Mad Science birthday party!

Cake & cookies: Sweet Lisa’s
Printed items: Jac’olyn Murphy
Paper goods: Party City
Beakers and safety glasses: Amazon
Kids’ lab coats: Scrubshopper
What creative outlet brings out the mad scientist in you?!

Elements of a Party

What’s the formula for a great kids birthday party? Theme + planning = Chemistry!

At least that’s what I’m counting on for my son’s Mad Science Party this weekend. He’s turning 9 and thinks he wants to be a scientist when he grows up, so with the help of Alexis Murphy of Jac’olyn Murphy, I’ve started the party prep.

After working with Alexis on various ideas, she put together stickers for the favor bags, wrappers for the water bottles, a sign for the Cake and stickers for real petri dishes that I’ll fill with candy. She made up “elements” from the periodic table and used the actual age and date of his birthday to customize them. 
 The perfect candy for budding scientist? Nerds and Smarties, of course!
 “Syringe” pens for the favor bags
Each guest will also receive a real lab coat & safety glasses for the experiments so they can get messy.

Next week, I’ll share photos of the actual party and how it all comes together. Hopefully, I’ve got the formula right!