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#1 Monket

Posted 10 April 2012 - 10:10 PM

I am organising a Mad Scientist party for DD in a couple of weeks.  I have booked a scientist to take care of the entertainment and am looking for related food ideas, decorations, etc.  I have bought some Petrie dishes as I have seen some pretty interesting things done in these with jelly but that's it, that is all I have.

I have found a few ideas via Google, but given they are mostly 4 year olds, I think some of the food ideas would kind of freak them out!

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers

#2 follies

Posted 10 April 2012 - 10:34 PM

Check out the chocolate shop Happy Lab online store for ideas. They sell smartie like lollies in test tubes and beakers. It is a little over priced but you could easily replicate them as lab supplies are really cheap online.

#3 bubaburns

Posted 10 April 2012 - 10:37 PM

http://chemistry.about.com/od/chemistryact...entistparty.htm

Hi try this site it has some good ideas. I remember when my nephew was little my sister did something similar, and we had white science coats that my mum had. Drinks that were in funny shaped bottles. Most of the drinks were just water with added food colouring. Like the website you can make fizzy stuff with water, bi carb and vinegar. Food wise i just remember everything was normal food, ie cup cakes, biscuits but they were bright colours like green. Hope this helps biggrin.gif Sounds like it will be so much fun!!!

#4 Chelli

Posted 10 April 2012 - 10:41 PM

Sounds like a great theme for a birthday!

Just moving this to the parties forum so that those looking for ideas can find it easily original.gif

Have a great time!

#5 bumbo

Posted 10 April 2012 - 10:52 PM

I second the test tube favors, what a cool idea original.gif

you can buy them at ah-tissue.com.au

Here's a link to a mad scientist party, that also shows where you can get some  cool scientist party printables on Etsy (love the slime station idea)

http://catchmyparty.com/parties/science-birthday-party

Edited by bumbo, 10 April 2012 - 11:02 PM.


#6 bumbo

Posted 10 April 2012 - 11:17 PM

Oh Dear, now you've got me hooked....I do love a themed party biggrin.gif

Here's some ideas for experiments you could do, I always loved that egg experiment.


Acid & Base: Before the science birthday party, boil 1 cup of shredded red cabbage until water is dark. Dilute it with water until medium purple. The purple water will show if something is an acid or a base. If the water turns light green or yellow color (after adding the substance), then the substance is an acid. And if it turns dark green or blue - it is a base.

Divide this liquid solution in several glasses. Have the kids guess what color the water will turn. Add baking soda (turns green), bleach (turns yellow), sprite (turns light purple), etc. Get litmus paper to check the acidity levels.

*Static Electricity: Give each mad scientist party guest a balloon and an empty soda can. Have them blow up their balloons and rub them on their heads.

Put soda can on flat surface, and applying the balloon, see if the can moves. Next, get the kids to stick their balloons on the wall.

Suck the Egg into the Bottle: [/b]First, hard boil an egg. Next, get a glass bottle that has an opening smaller than the egg.  (Starbucks' Frappuccino bottle will do the job.) Show the kids that the egg will not go inside the bottle on its own.

Pour boiling water into the bottle. Place the egg back on the opening of the bottle. The air pressure created by the hot water sucks the egg into the bottle.

Edited by bumbo, 10 April 2012 - 11:20 PM.


#7 Monket

Posted 11 April 2012 - 07:47 AM

Thanks ladies some great ideas there.  Not too sure about the volcano cake...could be a bit messy!

Love the test tube favors and have found lots of test tubes on eBay so I can make up my own.  I have found some kids disposable lab coats also.

Keep the ideas coming!

#8 cakey

Posted 15 May 2012 - 11:50 AM

This is a great idea. If you have any lava lamps... you could sit those around

#9 madmother

Posted 15 May 2012 - 11:55 AM

Hmmm... wonder if this is too geeky for the 15 year old boy next year?

Love it!

#10 Jess1

Posted 15 May 2012 - 11:57 AM

Fake glasses?  I think you can get them from the birthday favours isle in Woolworths.  



#11 niggles

Posted 15 May 2012 - 12:04 PM

Get some dry ice. It will make their drinks smoke and it's perfectly safe. Best drunk through a straw.

Cornflour and water mixture with a little food colouring makes the best slime. Hard when you squeeze it into a ball and then liquifies as you let it go.




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