The party was at AVOCA Coffee, which worked out great because they had separate areas for:
- Picking up Name Badges & Lab Coats
- “The Lab” for Experiments
- Eating Cake
- An Outdoor Area for the EXPLOSIONS
I made a “Periodic Elements” Banner for the party using my Silhouette Cameo. There are some fictitious elements used in the banner that my SIL found at http://www.lmntology.com/. On their site, you can type in a phrase and they will give you an example of elements to spell it out.
I’ll give more details on how I made the banner in another post….on to more party details.
“The Lab” area consisted of a low bar where the kids could sit our stand around primarily on one side and my brother & SIL could be on the other side to hand out the “chemicals”. The kids were able to participate in two experiments:
- Slime made out of Borax, white glue (Ex: Elmer’s), water, and food coloring mixed together in plastic cups and then placed in a zip lock bag
- Lava Lamps made out of Vegetable oil, water, food color, and Alka Seltzer tablets in a clean and clear bottle
After the hands-on experiments were done, they sat done for cake and drinks. The cake was fairly simple, but once cut open it was a swirl of green and orange! My little one enjoyed it 🙂
Next, my nephew opened presents, which allowed my brother to sneak outside to set-up the last “experiment” and test it out…the Mentos & Coke Geyser! Even though the kids were only spectators for this experiment, they still loved seeing something explode up like a geyser about 20 feet in the air.
More Mad Scientist or Halloween Party Ideas:
- Glow in the Dark Cupcake Frosting | Food Snots
- Frozen Hand in the Punchbowl | Simple Stated
- Cotton Candy on a Glow Stick | Neatorama
- Monster Goo/Slime Experiment using Clear Glue | Our Best Bites
- Elephant Toothpaste Experiment | Making Memories
- Fruit Molecules & Other Food Ideas | The Celebration Shoppe
*Note: Supplies for a party like this would be much easier to find around Halloween, so I recommend planning/shopping ahead of time!