Chances are if you have an elementary aged school kid, you’re all aboard the S.T.E.M. (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) train. Schools, television shows, toy companies and everything in between are encouraging these educational skills in your child as they grow. Give your future professor a science birthday party they’ll never forget! Fill their bellies with delicious treats to look like robotic engineers, have them test their hypothesis when completing scientific experiments, and send them home counting the revolutions in their fun party favors!
This post was written, styled and shot by Tara at Spot of Tea Designs. See all the ways she keeps her kids’ gears going over on her blog!
If you plan to invite all your classmates, skip the old invite in an envelope routine and try out a 3D version!
Slip a printed invitation inside a test tube and hand deliver it to your friends.
Guests will enter your party space and be wowed by the science lab that you brought into your home!
Paper plates can easily be cut to create gears and get your space in that engineering vibe! Learn more tips on creating this fun and budget friendly backdrop.
A black backdrop on your table will help to make the colorful food and tableware pop.
Food and Drink
A special birthday theme deserves a special birthday cake!
Pull out all the stops and whip up a cake reminiscent of you’re the main robot from your party décor! See how to turn a plain sheet cake, a pack of donuts and some other delicious accessories into a robot cake for your future scientist or engineer!
Bring on the science vibes with snacks that resemble parts of matter! Snack on edible molecules made of toothpicks and gumdrops or nibble on rock candy sticks similar to minerals found in the earth!
Gum drops and candy eyes can help turn plain marshmallow into new robotic friends.
Turn clear plastic cups into beakers from the science lab with the help of a Sharpie marker. Fill with colorful JELLO and go the extra mile with some gummy worms to act as parasites!
Make sure they can wash it all down with a nice bottle of H2O, aka water, decorated with an appropriate bottle wrap.
Now is the time to send your little scientists to the lab to work on some experiments. Make sure they each don their lab coats and goggles. Metal trays allow each child to handle their own experiments and help contain the mess.
- Learn how to put different ingredients together to make slime!
- Watch the effects of carbonation and crunchy candy when pouring some Pop Rocks into a bottle of soda.
- Make colors dance in a plate of milk
- Set up your stand up robot and coordinating cardboard props for a fun photo booth station
Here are a few fun ways to learn about science at home!
After your fellow mad scientists are done with their cake and experiments, send them home with a gift to remember their fun day. Turn plain favor boxes into cute robots with the help of pipe cleaners and googly eyes. Slip in some candy, treats and whirly trinkets to occupy their idle hands.
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