Lil Sprout’s 6th Birthday – Science Party

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Colours:

White with hints of nuclear orange & glowing green!

Location:

This year, in order to do all the fun science activities, we decided to rent our condo party room. Lots of room to spread out and it allowed designated play and eating areas.

Food:

Since we would be running different science activities, food needed to be super simple.

  • Pizza
  • Vegetable Tray
  • Fruit

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Cake? Of course! And Cupcakes Too!

I always trust Tianna of Coco Cake Co to design a cake. I provide her with the theme, colours, and an inspiration picture … “et voila!” … a delicious masterpiece.

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Decorations – Purchased:

  • Glowing “atom” – purchased from Dollar Store with More
  • Science decorations meant for a classroom wall – purchased from DollarTree
  • Science Beakers  – purchased from Target (part of Halloween decorations!)
  • Cloud and Sun pillows on couch – purchased from Ikea
  • GAP t-shirt with a ‘Science Girl’ image for the birthday girl to wear.

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Decorations – Homemade:

  • Experiment Station Signs – Required cardstock and printed signs
  • Picture of Different Clouds – Created by hubby/daddy and originally part of the nursery!

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Activities:

  • Different Consistencies – Make Jello
  • Archeology – Gemstone Dig
  • Absorption – White carnations in different coloured water located in a test tube vase!
  • Absorption & Dissolving – Sponge creatures in a gel capsule
  • Atoms – Make your own marshmallow toothpick atom
  • Sound Waves – Milk bottles with different water levels
  • Weather – Make it Rain (Shaving foam, water, food colouring)
  • Small Things – Microscope and Slides
  • Electric contact – glow in the dark ice cubes added to water before lunch started!

Loot Bags:

  • Name Tag (seen in first photo) – tag designed by hubby/daddy and placed in Staples name tags
  • Plain pencil – purchased from Dollarama
  • Activity Book – designed by us!
  • Jello (made during activity) was poured into individual cups to take home
  • Test Tube filled with candy – tube purchased from Target and candy from Bulk Barn
  • Glow in the Dark Ice Cube – purchased from Factory Direct
  • Glow in the Dark Twisty Straw – purchased from Target

Highs/Lows:

LOW – I prepped a full vegetable tray the day before and stored it in the party room fridge. Which froze it! I was terribly disappointed at the waste but learned my lesson to always check an unfamiliar fridge’s temperature!

HIGH – Seeing which stations kept the interest of each child.

Other things we might have done?

  • Special outfits. We had explored making lab coats for each child, using white shirts. But we didn’t due to time and cost.
  • It would have been nice if it was more structured … but we had a big group of 2-6 year olds. Of course it was chaos!
  • There was a request for a volcano being built and exploded during the party. Um … no. That’s a mess that is not meant for a condo. Especially a rented party room with a damage deposit.
  • Check out my Pinterest board for more ideas!

Looking for birthday party ideas?!?

What would you have added to our Science theme? Themed food? Different crafts or stations? Comment below or SPROUT a conversation on Twitter – @sproutbalance – or Facebook!
SPROUTING [P]INSPIRATION:
Looking for some ideas on recipes, organization or things to do with your Lil Sprout? Come check out my Pinterest page and the things that inspire me to become more balanced.

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