My son loves science, so for his birthday we hypothesized it might be fun to have a Mad Scientist party!
With Halloween coming up, I thought it was the perfect time to share the "ingredients" we used to mix together the perfect mad scientist party:
The big reveal
My son greeted his friends at the door and each got his own lab coat. Then they walked into the "lab." We cut a shower curtain liner and hung it in the entrance to define its location.
The photo booth
We set up a simple photo booth with homemade props, like a hand-drawn flask, and an atom made from styrofoam balls, hula hoops, and balloons.
The guests made their own "molecules" with toothpicks and gumdrops. Then everyone got their safety glasses and gloves on for our science experiments! We made snow, rainbow milk, dancing worms, and baking soda balloons.
To keep with our theme, we got some dry ice to add fun to the punch and we served cupcakes that were iced and displayed to look like scientist flasks. (Be sure you know how to use dry ice safely before you try it.)
The gift bags
When saying goodbye, we gave each of my son's friends a gift bag that included instructions on how to do the Ivory Soap microwave experiment at home. The bags also included vials filled with candy. They also took home their lab coats and goggles.
Our hypothesis definitely proved true: a science party had all the ingredients for a memorable and fun celebration!